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How to Unlock Bootloader Xiaomi Smartphone and Tablet

Unlock Bootloader Xiaomi

Xiaomi lock the bootloader of their devices so that only wants you to stick to their Android MIUI version that specifically designed for the device. With a locked bootloader on Xiaomi devices, it is impossible to flash a Fastboot & Custom ROM, install mods, install TWRP recovery or root your Xiaomi device. Bootloader is basically a security layer which helps to avoid any external program to change some parts of the system which may cause harm to the Xiaomi device.

But Xiaomi provides a mi unlocking tool that will allow you to easily unlock the bootloader on ANY Xiaomi Android smartphone & tablet. so in this tutorial will help you to Unlock bootloader of Xiaomi smartphone quickly and easily.

- You can RE-LOCK your Xiaomi bootloader again by select Clean all and lock
option when you flash official rom via Mi Flash Tool
- Unlocking your Xiaomi bootloader voids its warranty. It also Will
completely Erase Everything on your device. So MAKE A BACKUP
(applications, contacts, SMS and MMS messages ...)

How to Unlock Bootloader Xiaomi Smartphone and Tablet

  • Go to Settings => About phone => Tap 7 Times MIUI Version
  • Go back to Settings => Additional Settings => Developer Options.
  • Tab on Mi Unlock Status.

  • Tab on Add account and device and log in your Mi account with your device
    • Create a Mi account on your phone if you don’t have one at MIUI.com

  • Go back to Settings => Additional Settings => Developer Options.
  • Enable OEM Unlocking and USB debugging.
  • Go to Mi Cloud en.miui.com/unlock
  • Request an authorization to unlock the bootloader.
  • Click on Unlock Now.

  • Log into your Mi account then click on Sing in.

  • Press Unlock Now again.

  • Fill in the boxes below:
    • your name, your number, and write simply (I want to Update my Xiaomi)
    • Check the confirmation box.
  • Click on Apply now to submit your request.

  • Xiaomi will send you a code on your phone that must be entered to confirm the request.
  • Enter the code received by SMS in the box, then press Next.

  • Your request has been registered. Your request has been taken into account and all you have to do is wait. You will soon receive a message from Xiaomi telling you whether or not you accept the bootloader.
  • Once your request is accepted, download the miflash_unlock Tool and install it on your PC/Laptop.

  • Run the miflash_unlock.exe unlock app.

  • Click on I Agree.

  • Restart your Xiaomi mobile in Fastboot mode.

    • Power off your device.
    • Press and hold The Power button + Volume Down key together for a few seconds.
    • Then Connect your Xiaomi to your PC/laptop via USB cable.
  • Sign in with your Mi account.

  • Once your Xiaomi smartphone or tablet correctly recognized by Mi Unlock, click on Unlock to unlock its Bootloader.

  • Wait for a minute and you are done, This process will take 2-4 Minutes to complete Unlocking of your Xiaomi smartphone or tablet.

  • Congratulations Your Xiaomi phone bootloader is now UNLOCKED

Now you can easily install TWRP recovery and root your Xiaomi device, Flash Fastboot Flash custom ROMS, Flash Custom Recovery, change your boot image, use custom kernels, use Titanium Backup, enable Camera 2api…


  1. Can someone help?
    I’m trying to root my Redmi 2 Pro but I’m unsure if I have to unlock bootloader or not; my device wasn’t supposed to have a locked bootloader, since that was implemented after Redmi 2 realease, but my device does have the “Unlock OEM” option under developers settings.

    Problem is, it does NOT have the “Mi Unlock Status” and trying to unlock it through pc didn’t work either, error at 99% says “Can’t verify basic files….”

    So I’m lost with that and don’t know how to proceed. I’ve saw videos skipping bootloader completely and others unlocking it, but those had the mi status option, and the first didn’t had any of the options at all… Any thoughts?

    Could I just proceed with TWRP and magisk?


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