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Unlocking XIAOMI bootloaders
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Important information! Read first.
The theme is common for ALL Xiaomi phone models that require unlocking the bootloader. Having come to this highly specialized branch, you already know why you need unlocking, have a mi account (or you can create it without problems), you can install the firmware and deal with the drivers for the phone (on the computer), you know how to use the command line.

For the official unlock bootloader need fully working phone (tablet) without any reservations.

If the search by topic and header did not give any results:
  • clearly and correctly indicate the model Xiaomi, because on different models different nuances
  • specify the firmware version, as well as localization (official, Miui Pro, multorom, etc.)
  • Questions regarding the firmware (as well as TWRP and root) are discussed in the topic of the firmware of your model.


Models with pre-installed MIUI are unlocked only with the MiFlashUnlock program. Models with a pre-installed android are unlocked only via the command line.

When using the tool, you get a message"Binding time is too short, Less than XX hours"or"After XX hours of trying to unlock the device". This is not a bug (72/720/1440 hours or less), it is now standard counter and can not do and do not accelerate. Just wait. All phones are unlocked right now only the third version of the utility.

From 13.11.2017 models Mi5x, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi 5a get the maximum counter in360hours From the end of December, Redmi 5 / 5plus, Mi Max were added. All subsequent models will also receive such a counter.

From 08/30/2018, the maximum unlock standby counter is set to 720/1440 hours (for fresh models and models that previously had a 360 hour counter). Older models and Pokofon have a maximum counter of 72 hours.

Users of Redmi 5+ (and similar bodies) that have a "Chinese" body with the Vietnamese installed need to install Chinese firmware through a TP (test point), and only after that unlock the bootloader. You can try to change the firmware by Instructions .

As the release of new models, the previous shift in the niche of "old" with a corresponding reduction in the maximum count. Clear boundaries and no deadlines.

In this topic, it is forbidden to discuss issues related to the transfer of an account to unlock (demand, supply, etc.)! Especially since after linking a new account, you get a 72/720/1440 hour counter.

On which devices the bootloader is locked
List of devices with factory loader locking:
all models from November 2015 to the current moment. This refers to the release date of the model on the market, not the date of purchase (by you). Starting with the models Redmi 3, Redmi Note 3, Mi4s and further, more recent.

The list of devices that do not have factory lock, but can also be blocked:
As a result of random / forced firmware data devices on the official firmware, blocking the bootloader.
- Mi Note Pro
- Mi Pad 2
- Mi4c

Mi4c, Mi Note Pro is now officially not unlock. Support vehicles stopped and disconnected from the server.

Sellers, most often, patch the bootloader and install reassembled firmware (to be Russian), but there are devices that are officially unlocked (by the seller’s account).

Drivers and Utilities
Since October 2019 the minimum working version3.3.418.37and it is also recommended at the moment (least of all the problems and bugs with it).


Instructions and other useful information
Official boot loader unlocking is done only on official firmware with stock boot loader and recovery, no patched boot loaders and TWRP, no AOSP and their clones.

Starting with models2018It was regional division models loader level. "Chinese" version of the phone can be locked bootloader firmware only Chinese on board. "Flip Flops" do not take into account. When unlocked, the boot loader can be any firmware. Lock the bootloader on the "Chinese" body established under the global (Russian) insertion is impossible.


Unlock mechanism



FAQ (question-answer)
- What is a bootloader and what is it for?
- The loader is responsible for starting the system, as well as for launching the recovery.

- What is the boot loader unlock for?
- To install custom recovery, which in turn allows you to quickly install and reinstall the system, install various patches, add-ons that improve the performance of the system, add new features, as well as to create and subsequently restore backups.

- Why did Xiaomi block it?
- This is a requirement of Google, as well as for the safety of your data in case of loss of the device.

- Does unlocking bootloader affect warranty?
- Not. More detailed answerhere. But there is a nuance. If you, for example, brought the phone firmware to the bootlap, then it is not covered by the warranty. Those. The warranty is only for hardware. The software part and everything connected with it falls out of warranty.

- howto blockloader back
Method 1. Method 2.

- How to check the status of the bootloader on your phone
Wayvia fastboot, the most reliable option.Check under Linux.

- what firmware you need to pre-install to unlock
WITHthe beginning of 2017 unlock successfully passes and on stable firmware.
Previously, it was necessary to install developer (weekly) firmware for unlock.
ForMi4c and Mi Note Pro , having an unlocked bootloader from the factory, you only need to sew the last ones (starting from April 2016) China Developer Version blocking the bootloader, and only after that unlock it.
Installing official firmware locked boot does not interfere!

- When unlocking occurs hard reset? (factory reset, or data reset)
no, unlike HTC, Motorola unlocking ... unlocking occurs without data loss. Starting with Mi6, Mi Note 3, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2s and more recent models - a complete reset occurs. The program will necessarily show a warning if the data will be deleted.

- What does the "factory unlock" item in the menu for developers mean?
- Opens or closes access to the bootloader, an additional security measure. This is NOT an unlock.

- Is it possible to unlock a new (other) phone, if an unlock has already been made from the m-account?
- Can. The number of unlocks is unlimited. But each new phone will have its own time counter. AND
for 1 account ->1 phone per calendar month, i.e. From the 1st of each month you can unlock the next device.

- If you lock the bootloader, then when you re-unlock, wait for the counter again?
- The same phone on the same mi account, after the first unlock, you can unlock at least every 5 minutes. But after leaving the account and changing the firmware, most likely, there will be a counter again.

- When I launch Mi Unlock, I get the message "Not connected to Mi Phone"
- Not installed (or not those) drivers for fastboot (adb).

- When unblocking, I see a message that a part of the functions, including "Finger scanner", "Device search", will be unavailable.
A little misinterpretation (the fault of the translation from Chinese into English and beyond). Functionality will remain and will work. Its PROTECTIVE properties will become weaker, since There will be access to the system and the ability to disable this functionality.

- The bootloader unlocked, but when I try to enter the recovery, I also see the phone with the cable.
This is normal. The type of recovery does not change (there is a recovery with a closed external entrance). This does not interfere with flashing official firmware. Also, you can flash TWRP and use it. Instructions for flashing, TWRP and firmware are looking for in the theme of the firmware of your device.

- Can I get OTA updates after unlocking the bootloader?
- Unlocking the bootloader does not affect the mechanism of OTA updates. As it was with the locked, it will be the same with the unlocked.

- My phone does not load and I cannot unlock the bootloader.
- If you have a "brick", then you must first "pick up" the phone, and only after that unlock the bootloader. And not the other way around.

- I forgot to enter the pattern and can not log in.
- Unlocking the bootloader does not relate to a forgotten pattern key set on the phone’s entrance and to the activated “anti-theft”. First, deal with these problems, and then unlock the bootloader (if you still need to). And not the other way around.

- For how long is permission to unlock the bootloader?
- Permission to unlock the bootloader is given forever. You can use it at any time, not necessarily immediately. Autumn (2016) and February (2017) collapse of Xiaomi databases is a force majeure, not a real revocation of permissions.

- Is it possible to block the bootloader if I have localized firmware and TWRP?
- Locking the bootloader is possible only on the official firmware and native recovery (full flow).

- Is windows important when unlocking?
- Not important. You can unlock on both 32 and 64-bit system. Bitness is sometimes important when flashing.

- When you log into your account gives an error.
- You can try to enter in the login field not a phone number, but an account ID.

- Error "Network Error"
- The problem is in the xiaomi server, the Chinese wall (firewall). You can try to clean the cookies in the browser, use the anonymizer (VPN gateway), for example, some here used TunnelBear, but others can also. For some, this problem occurs on the provider Beeline and helps to enter through another provider.

- When you try to add your phone to the database (via the developer’s menu), we get an error10008
- The problem is in the router / provider / Chinese firewall. You can try to use VPN, for example,So, orSo, orSo.

- When I try to bind the phone through the Mi Unlock status menu (in the developer menu), an error pops up86006
- This sometimes happens on stable firmware. If nothing helps, then put the developer (through the system update).

- When I try to bind the phone through the Mi Unlock status menu (in the developer menu), an error pops up20091
- You can try to makeSoanda continuation. And furthervariation. ANDwarning. an option forRedmi Note 3 Pro SE

- Problems with IP and exceeding the number of requests.
- Oneoption.Secondoption.Thirdoption.Fourthoption.Fifthoption.

- I bought a phone, and he ended up with an unlocked bootloader. How so?
- on the phone, going to the factory with Chinese firmware, sellers often patchatsya bootloader to install a global firmware. But there are also some with unlocked bootloader officially (via the service account).

- When I try to bind the phone in the developer menu, I get the message "connect to the network and try again."
- Sometimes it helps to disable the search location of the phone.

- Unlocked the bootloader, installed TWRP, root. And now the phone shows that the bootloader is locked.
- If magisk is used as root, it hides the real state of the bootloader from the system.

- Constantly in the "press any key to shutdown" fastboot
- Most often, the problem is the unfriendly yusb-ports. Slow, "oak" yusb - the best option. Or look for another computer, or try yusb-hub, better yusb 2.0.

- When unlocking, the program shows an errorдЅїз”Ё жњЄ иѕѕе€° жЊ‡е®љ ж—¶й—ґ пјЊ ж— жі• и§Јй”Ѓ
- Try other versions of MiFlashUnlock

- When you try to link your phone to the Developer menu pops up "Error Code 1"
- Get off the phone from E-Account, restart your phone and re-enter E-Account.

- On a computer processor Ryzen in 99.5% of cases, not be able to unlock the boot loader due to poor compatibility with adb mode.

Unofficial ways to bypass the loader lock
Unofficial bypass of the locked bootloader is not an unlock. Upon subsequent installation of the official or unprepared firmware, you will receive a locked bootloader or bootlap.
Each phone model has its own peculiarities of the detour (if a detour is possible) and its own files necessary for the procedure, therefore it is not possible to use instructions from one model to another. All questions on the firmware ask in the firmware branch of your device. There you will find instructions for installing the firmware, and the necessary firmware.
If your phone model is not here, it means that it is not yet possible to bypass the locked bootloader unofficially or even no one to share such information.
Xiaomi MiPad 2 (latte)
Unlocking the bootloader Xiaomi MiPad 2. It works only on MiPad 2, since it runs on an intel processor.

Redmi Note 3 Pro (kenzo)

Mi4c (libra). Suitable for Mi Note Pro (leo), adjusted for the corresponding firmware
Rollbackon an unlocked bootloader. There are many similar, but many instructions in the network in which it is written that this is “unofficial unlocking”. This is from the ignorance of the authors.
Mi4c and Mi Note Pro, unlike other models, can have 3 bootloader states. More inFAQ.

Redmi 4 Pro (markw)

Redmi 4 Prime (MARKW)

Redmi Note 3 Pro SE (KATE)

Mi4s (aqua)

Redmi 3/3 Pro (ido)

Redmi 3S / 3X (land)

Mi Max (hydrogen)

Redmi Note 5A Lite

Redmi Note 5A Prime

Redmi note 7

Redmi S2 (YSL)

Mi 6

Redmi Note 6 Pro (Tulip)



At the moment, get permission to unlock the bootloader is required. It is given to all by default. Immediately unlocker downloading and start to unlock procedure (counter remains). COUNTER BYPASS NO!

On 30/08/2018 the maximum possible waiting unlock counter is set 720/1440 hours. In reality, more often, sometimes less.

The curator of the topic is scsichnik

Post has been editedscsichnik - 02.06.20, 16:01
Reason for editing: Redmi Note 6 Pro



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Unlocked the bootloader by this instruction, put the recovery and ... enjoy AOSP v1.53

someone tried this post from garamond flash

I understand that this turned out for Xiaomi Mi Note (in the signature of the author of the post it is this device in the latter).
So on it will naturally turn out to put the TVRP - there the boot is unlocked from the box!
On RMN3 it is unreal ...

Post has been editedaltghost85 - 01.02.16, 13:56



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* altghost85,
he has redmi note 3 everywhere on the screenshots. As he said that he managed to cut the signature verification in Uboot. It is quite real, and I think it is not particularly hard. If I had the necessary knowledge on the device of the boot, what order in which to fill, etc., I would disassemble it myself and patch it, and there is not enough time for it.



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he has redmi note 3 everywhere on screenshots

at the author himself - yes, I see that PHM3. Only here I do not see the screen with bootloader lock. Anyway...
but what phone unlockedgaramond ? He, as I understand from the signature, Xiaomi Mi Note in stock.



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Tell me, like I read that someone was given a refusal they say they write somewhere in their forum, so here you can write there that I want a bootloader



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But which phone did garamond unlock? He, as I understand from the signature, Xiaomi Mi Note in stock.


Redmi Note 3 Body (2/16)
Not everything was so easy withthisunlocking ...
I managed to flash AOSP through TWRP, but! after I decided to flash CM 12.1 and cleaned the data / system / date / davlik - the device was defined ashermes (not hennessy)
I had to install the “normal” Material Play TWRP 2.8.7.0 by MiFlash by cloud ...

While I understand and experiment, I do not advise!



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Tell me, like I read that someone was given a refusal they say they write somewhere in their forum, so here you can write there that I want a bootloader

http://en.miui.com/thread-202290-1-1.htmlIt is necessary to answer this topic, but I would not hope for an early answer - there are already 86 pages of people suffering.

how to understand written?
above "applied for unlock privileges"

Above it says "apply for privileges to unlock", so, unfortunately, it indicates only the general purpose of this page, and not to obtain rights.

Post has been editedkerth - 01.02.16, 14:48



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Russian version of Mi Unlock
for EN made and a new version rolled out unlockerAttached fileMiFlashUnlock_1.1.0121.1-en.zip(1.93 MB)


Post has been editedSIN_BAD - 01.02.16, 14:57



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And there is no permission for the accounts, and the sense of this new version and the English site is exactly 0, as before. Bullying ...
At the very 1st acc filed on January 8 - the numbers 15-16, somewhere before the mass refusal came the SMS saying everything was resolved, go swing. In fact failure. Registered on January 15, another 2 acca, on both while Waiting for a pier.



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Now in MiFlashUnlock_1.1.0121.1-en already produces such a picture after authorization, check someone on your own.
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It gives me this on all accounts. As I understand it, they translated that mistake they said it was not allowed.
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Post has been editedHedya - 01.02.16, 15:01



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Interestingly, almost everyone who had a phone attached to their account while waiting for a response was refused.

Posted 02/01/2016, 15:11:

All except two



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* Hedya,
I have the same on the proxy



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* Hedya,
Download the latest version of the utility off site



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I just today and use MiFlashUnlock_1.1.0121.1-en, which is newer?
In the old, translated fans, the error text was different. And this came the official English, along with the site, as I understood.

Post has been editedHedya - 01.02.16, 16:31



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It gives me this on all accounts. As I understand it, they translated that mistake they said it was not allowed.

The same is written "your device isn't supported"



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The same is written "your device isn't supported"

Go to the resources and look:
<string name = "unlock_rights_deny">Your device isn't supported by Mi Unlock</ string>

This means that you have not yet been given the right to unlock. Curve translation, that's all.



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This means that you have not yet been given the right to unlock. Curve translation, that's all.

Agree with* loncaster67, , specifically looked Chinese client:
<string name = "unlock_rights_deny">当前 的 账号 暂 无 解锁 资格</ string>

What translates as "Your account does not have rights to unlock"



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Here is how it looks on different versions of MiFlashUnlock:
Renouncement
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Blocks antivirus
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Has anyone tried the latest version of today?
judging by the euroforum mass of happy ...

Attached fileMiFlashUnlock_1.1.0121.1-en.zip(1.93 MB)



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Yes, there is not a single happy one, thanks just put the left people who have run past, the rest are making office for bullying. Everyone is waiting for permission to unlock, and they saytik translated, and even that is crooked.
Well, I, at least with a working phone, the people there caught the bricks, because of their updates, and I have been sitting with them for three weeks.
And diamonds and ordinary, at all do not care.


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