How to Unlock Bootloader on any Xiaomi Device 2021 | No Waiting!

Hey folks, hope you are having an amazing day. Today in this guide I will show you step by step procedure to Unlock Bootloader on any Xiaomi device. The guide is super easy to implement you just have to follow the shown steps correctly.

Basically, I have shown you two methods to unlock the bootloader on Xiaomi phones. The second method is the unofficial way, in this method you do not have to wait for unlocking your device.

Now, the second method is the official way of unlocking Xiaomi phone and you have to wait 10-15 days for unlocking permissions by Xiaomi. Yes, you heard it right, this is a new method for instantly unlocking your phone bootloader. I have tried to keep this guide very simple and straightforward.

Unlock Bootloader Xiaomi Device

So, without wasting any more time let’s quickly jump into the topic.

What is Bootloader?

The Bootloader is a program which basically comprises the list of codes. These codes run every time while you boot up your android smartphone or any other device working on an operating system like Windows, Android, Linux, Ubuntu or the macOS.

It usually instructs the smartphone or all the other gadgets about the programs to run while the device’s startup. Moreover, it’s a separate operation from the Android OS and works on an independent environment while booting up the smartphone.

Well, all the manufactures lock the Bootloader while launching and providing to the Customer. But while working on the locked Bootloader, you can only experience the Stock android features and can’t flash any of the Custom ROMs or root your smartphone without unlocking it.

So for employing all the custom features which aren’t available with your device’s updates, you just need to unlock the Bootloader first, and for doing that, you can go through the unlocking steps listed below.

Advantages

  • Unlocking Bootloader will allow you to root your smartphone.
  • You can also flash Stock and Custom ROMs in your smartphone after unlocking the Bootloader.
  • You can install and use the TWRP recovery tool after unlocking it.
  • Unlocking Bootloader will help you in getting rid of those stock apps like HTC’s Sence and Samsung’s TouchWiz, which are unable to delete or uninstall.
  • After unlocking Bootloader, you can install all the user-friendly third-party OS in your smartphone like CyanogenMod, Carbon ROM, Paranoid Android.

Disadvantages

  • Unlocking Bootloader is the visiting card for bugs and viruses.
  • It can brick your device, and after that, you can’t use it again.
  • Your device’s warranty will get void, only if you flash custom ROM and root your device after unlocking Bootloader.
  • Unlocking Bootloader sometimes causes data-loss. So please, create a backup of all your essential data before unlocking the Bootloader.
  • Some Banking and Payment apps won’t work after unlocking the Bootloader.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader on any Xiaomi device without Waiting

Pre-requirements

  • You need Windows 10/7/8 running PC/Laptop.
  • Take a full backup of your android device. IMP!
  • Original USB Cable that came with your phone.
  • Fully charge your Xiaomi device to avoid errors.
  • Download Unofficial Mi Unlock Tool.
  • SIM card inserted on your phone.
  • Mi Account with same inserted SIM.
  • Furthermore, the Sim card needs to have a minimum balance for outgoing incoming calls and texts.

So, there were a lot of instructions but if you have all of this ready you are almost ready to get going. We will set up the phone first and then I will move on to the computer screen.

After that, I will show you what needs to be done on the computer part but first, let’s look at the phone.

Things to be done on the phone

  • Enable USB Debugging, OEM Unlocking, and Developer option.
    • To do this, go to SettingsAbout Phone.
    • Tap on MIUI Version 4-5 times until you see a toast message You are now a developer!.

About Phone You are a developer

    • Now go back to SettingsAdditional settings Developer options → Enable OEM unlocking as well as USB Debugging.

Xiaomi Developer Options OEM unlocking USB Debugging

  • Ensure that we are signed into the phone with a Mi Account. Now once you’ve ensured that a particular sim card is active inserted in the phone and you are signed into that account.
  • Next, you need to go to Additional settings again → Developer options → Tap on Mi Unlock status and hit agree.

Mi Unlock Status Add account and device

Note: If your wi-fi is on turn it off and the data that you need to use make sure you use the data from the sim which is connected to your mi account, now once you’ve done that.
  • Under the “Mi Unlock status” screen tap on Add account and device, you will get a toast message Added successfully. Mi Account is associated with this device now.
  • If you get this message trust me half your job is done now before we proceed there are a few things that I would like to share with you.
IMPORTANT NOTE :-

Earlier back in the day they even now those things are happening when if you create a new Mi account and you use the official unlock tool you would be asked to wait a week two weeks even a month in some cases to unlock your device.

So what I would suggest is to follow this method till the end and if you have any trouble before you try the official flashing or unlocking method.

Go ahead and follow this guide to create a new Mi account using a friends or family member sim card and you will be able to instantly unlock your Xiaomi device.

Things to be done on PC/Laptop

  • Firstly, you need to extract the files from the Mi unlock tool (Unofficial) to the desktop.

Extract Unofficial Mi unlock tool

  • Come back to your phone and Power off.
  • Once it is powered off press and hold Volume down and Volume down and Power button together until you see the Fastboot screen.

Xiaomi Fastboot Screen

  • Connect your Xiaomi device to the computer using a USB cable.
  • On your PC, head over to the extracted folder, and there you will find MiUsbDriver the file.
  • Double click on it to install the required drivers on your computer. (If your device is already detected then no need to follow this step.
  • Now a quick check, the phone is connected, all the data is backed up and we are ready to unlock.

Unlocking Procedure

  • Open the extracted folder if you haven’t already.
  • Double click on miflash_unlock.exe file and hit agree.

Double click on Mi Unlock exe file

  • Sign in with the Mi Account which is logged in to your Phone.

Unofficial Mi unlock tool Sign in

  • Click on Unlock, and agree with the conditions.

Unofficial Mi unlock tool Unlock

  • Now it will start the unlocking process immediately.
  • Once, the process completes you will a message Unlocked successfully.

Unofficial Mi unlock tool Unlocked successfully

  • Check the Mi Unlock status on your device. (Additional settings again → Developer options → Tap on Mi Unlock status)

Mi Unlock Status Bootloader Unlocked

  • That’s it!! You have successfully unlocked the bootloader on your Xiaomi device.

The method is very very simple, we just need to have a few things ready and follow the sequence step by step.

If you are having problems with one particular account do not panic just find someone who’s never had a mi account with their sim card and create a new account use this unlock tool follow the trick in this particular video and you can unlock any Xiaomi device.


Steps to Unlock Bootloader on any Xiaomi device (Official Method)

Pre-requirements

Things to be done on the phone

This step is the same as the unofficial method, so you can follow it there.

Unlocking Procedure

  • Launch the Mi Unlock Tool on your PC.
  • Boot your device into Fastboot mode.
    • Press and hold Volume down and Volume down and Power button together until you see the Fastboot screen.
  • Connect your device to your computer.
  • Sign in with your Mi Account credentials. Use the same Mi Account details which you already Login into your phone.
  • Now go ahead and click on the Unlock button. A confirmation pop-up will then appear.

  • Click on the Unlock anyway button. At this point, your device will be wiped as well. So make sure you have taken a backup beforehand.
  • Once the process completes, Tap on Reboot.

  • Furthermore, once your phone boots up, Check the Mi Unlock status on your device. (Additional settings again → Developer options → Tap on Mi Unlock status)
  • All Done! This was the official way to Unlock Bootloader on any Xiaomi smartphone.

Wrapping Up –

So, in this comprehensive unlocking guide, we have learned everything about Bootloader and how to Unlock Bootloader on any Xiaomi phones. There are lots of instruction for the unofficial method, but it’s totally worth as you do not have to wait to unlock your device.

You can instantly unlock any Xiaomi device if you follow every step carefully. Now I really really hope this guide helps you, if you are facing any problems feel free to comment down below.

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I am Milind Sahu, a Tech Blogger. I love helping peoples by providing solutions for the latest Android Bugs, Custom Roms, How to Root, TWRP Recovery, and much more!. At MyPhoneUpdate, one can find everything about Android.

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