Tutorial Unlock Bootloader All Xiaomi smartphones

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Tutorial Unlock Bootloader All Xiaomi smartphones

How to unlock bootloader in all Xiaomi smartphones - In this article, I will share information about UBL on Xiaomi smartphones. If you want to do things that change the system, of course, you have to unlock the bootloader first.

Of course, some changes happened from last year about this bootloader unlock were now no longer need to request UBL first. But if your MI account detected a new account, then you will be instructed to wait for a few hours before doing the UBL.

What is Bootloader Unlock

Unlock bootloader is where the bootloader position is locked so the user cannot change the system or anything on that smartphone. Usually, people who want to do the bootloader unlock would wish to make a system change such as installing TWRP or installing a Custom ROM.

By doing this also the security of your smartphone is not assured that your system will be easily unlocked at any time even if you key. Because anyone this smartphone user will easily access your smartphone if the smartphone is already in the condition of unlocking bootloader.

Pros and cons Unlock bootloader

There are some advantages and disadvantages if you have unlocked the bootloader on your smartphone. If I think there are some advantages that I do need and for the drawback is not too fatal for me.

Excess Unlock Bootloader

  • Can install Google Camera.
  • Can install TWRP or Team Win Recovery Project.
  • Can install Custom ROM or Firmware easily.
  • It can also improve smartphone performance by using Tweak, Xposed module, and others.
  • You can get Root access as well.

Disadvantages Unlock Bootloader

  • The warranty on the smartphone will disappear.
  • Smartphone security is more vulnerable, but I don't think it's too prominent.
  • There may be some devices that can not receive MIUI system updates anymore.

Unlock Bootloader All Xiaomi Smartphones

To perform the bootloader unlock has also been made easy now that you first need to make a UBL request and wait for the permission confirmation of UBL.

But now there is a change of regulation in the case of UBL where UBL request rules are no longer valid. You can directly use the software Mi Unlock Tool when you want to do a bootloader Unlock, but some devices and MI accounts will be given time requirements.

Now try your check-in advance if your Xiaomi device can do the bootloader unlock. Here is a list of Xiaomi smartphones that can perform bootloader unlock.

Device Codename
MI 4i Ferrari
MI 4c Libra
MI 4s Aqua
MI 5 Gemini
MI Note Virgo
MI Note Pro Leo
MI Note 2 Scorpio
MI Note 3 Jason
MI Max Hydrogen
MI Max Pro Helium
MI Max 2 Oxygen
MI Max 3 Nitrogen
MI Mix Lithium
MI Mix 2 Chiron
MI Mix 2S Polaris
MI Mix 3 Perseus
MI 5s Capricorn
MI 5s Plus Natrium
MI 6 Sagit
MI 6X Wayne
MI 8 Dipper
MI 8 SE Sirius
MI 8 Pro Equuleus
MI 8 Lite Platina
MI 5X Tiffany
MI 5C Song/Meri
MI A1 Tissot
MI A2 Jasmine
MI A2 Lite Daisy
MI Pad Mocha
MI Pad 2 Latte
MI Pad 3 Capu
MI Play Lotus
Blackshark Nile
Redmi 3 Lido
Redmi 3S/X Land
Redmi Note 3 MTK Hennesy
Redmi Note 3 Qualqomm Kenzo
Redmi Note 3 Special Kate
Redmi Note 4 Nikel
Redmi Note 4X Mido
Redmi 4A Rolex
Redmi 4X Santoni
Redmi 4 Prada
Redmi 4 Pro Markw
Redmi 5 Rosy
Redmi Note 5A Ugg
Redmi Note 5/5 Plus Vince
Redmi Note 5 Pro Whyred
Redmi 6 Cereus
Redmi 6A Cactus
Redmi 6 Pro Sakura
Redmi S2/Y2 YSL
Redmi Note 6 Pro Tulip
Redmi Note 7 Lavender
Redmi Note 7 Pro Violet
Pocophone F1 Berylium

How to Unlock Bootloader all Xiaomi smartphones

To perform a bootloader unlock, you have to follow some requirements for this tutorial to be done successfully in your device. Here I use Xiaomi Redmi 5A device & Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. Here's the need for your smartphone to succeed in unlock the bootloader.

  • You must have an MI account and have logged in on your device if you have not read how to make an MI account quickly.
  • Set up a PC/laptop at least using Windows 7 64-bit and also set up a USB cable (recommended Original USB cable).

After you have followed these two requirements, now you can download the software to do the bootloader unlock below.

Mi Unlock Tools Download
ADB Driver Download

Xiaomi Unlock Bootloader Steps

  1. First make sure you have enabled USB Debugging in advance if not, read the How to allow Xiaomi to USB Debugging article.
  2. After that do the Binding Account in developer options then Mi Unlock Status, then click on Add account and device. If the notification will appear "successfully added. The MI account linked to this device now ".

  3. Then activate also OEM Unlock that is in developer options.

  4. Next Extract first ADB Driver and Mi Unlock Tools and install the driver.
  5. Then open the Mi Unlock Tools folder, run miflash_unlock.exe by right click and then click Run as Administrator.

  6. The next step is to allow a disclaimer from the Mi Unlock software and input the MI account that is logged on your Xiaomi smartphone.

  7. Then turn off your Xiaomi smartphone and press the volume down key + power in a secure order to enter FastBoot mode. Then connect your smartphone to your PC using a USB cable.
  8. Next, if the status in Mi Unlock is already Phone Connected, now you can click Unlock then wait 5 seconds and click Unlock Anyway.

  9. Wait for the unlock bootloader to finish, and it doesn't take a long time.
  10. Usually, some accounts will experience the issue  "Couldn't unlock. After 72 hours of trying to unlock the device," It means you have to wait three days until you can do unlock the bootloader.
  11. If the notifications appear Unlocked successfully, it's a sign your smartphone has succeeded in unlocking the bootloader. Now you can click Reboot Phone.

Once your smartphone has succeeded in unlocking the bootloader, later on, the first boot will appear Unlocked status under the MI logo.

That's how to unlock the bootloader on all Xiaomi smartphones.  Hopefully, this tutorial is useful for all Xiaomi smartphones.
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