Detailed Guide to Unlock Bootloader and Flash MIUI Stable/Beta ROM

By | October 3, 2020

How are you? Hope all are doing well & in the meanwhile many are asking about to update/upgrade to MIUI 12 ROM from MIUI 11 or want to downgrade ROM from MIUI 12 to MIUI 11., but many might there who’re facing issue with unlocking bootloader & flash MIUI 11/ MIUI 12 ROM. so guys no need to worry about that, today I came with you HOW TO UNLOCK & FLASH ANY MIUI STABLE/BETA ROM!

I’ll split this thread into two parts: 1. About Unlocking Bootloader 2. Flashing MIUI 11/ MIUI 12 ROM

so let’s start with About Unlocking Bootloader Xiaomi Devices {:4_118:}

Unlocking Bootloader


1. Now the process becomes easier
{:4_118:}Now You do not have to apply for Unlocking bootloader,  Just visit http://en.miui.com/unlock for downloading Mi Unlock tool.  

Note:– After you unlock the device, it will become less secure. Your personal data might be leaked or lost. So we do not advise and encourage you to Unlock your device. So Please proceed at your own risk, and you are held responsible for your own device.”

2. Download Mi Unlock tool to your PC & Extract it

3. Go to Setting  My Device  All Specs Tap On MIUI Version 7 times  Additional Setting  Developer Options Enable USB Debugging  Enable OEM Unlocking

4. Now from Developer option  Mi Unlock status  Add account and device. Try to bind your account. In case you see an error like 86012 etc then better to wait for a week then try (Note- Trying again and again might block your account temporarily)

Detailed Guide to Unlock Bootloader and Flash MIUI Stable/Beta ROM!
If you see an error like connect to the network & try again
Detailed Guide to Unlock Bootloader and Flash MIUI Stable/Beta ROM!
then Logout the Mi Account from device & directly sign in from Add account and device page

 

then you’ll see Added successfully. Mi account is associated with the device now
Detailed Guide to Unlock Bootloader and Flash MIUI Stable/Beta ROM!


5. After that Reboot, Your device into fastboot method, For that simply turn off your device, press the Power button, and Volume down ( – ) button at the same time. Then connect the device to the Windows PC/laptop via a micro USB cable

Now launch Mi Unlock Tool via run as administrator then click AGREE

 

Login again with Mi Account ID
Detailed Guide to Unlock Bootloader and Flash MIUI Stable/Beta ROM!
6. In case you get an error like “current account is not bound” then Developer option  Mi Unlock status  Add account and device. Try to bind your account. From now on,  you’ll get Couldn’t unlock try after XX hrs, then you’ve to wait that period of time {:4_119:}
Detailed Guide to Unlock Bootloader and Flash MIUI Stable/Beta ROM!

 

7. after XX period of time try to unlock, hope you’ll get success {:4_117:}
Detailed Guide to Unlock Bootloader and Flash MIUI Stable/Beta ROM!
 
Now the Device is UNLOCKED
let’s move to the next topic,

 

Flashing MIUI ROM

Now, Let’s discuss about-
2. Flashing/Updating to latest MIUI ROM, here we can update MIUI via recovery method (Updater App) or via fastboot method.

Recovery Method- Via Updater App

About Updating to latest MIUI stable/beta ROM via updater app, you can shift from Global stable to Global Beta or China Stable to China Beta but Beta to stable might not work.
Just download the zip file & move it to internal storage ( downloaded_rom) then open updater app ~  Click on 3 dot top right corner- choose update package ~select the zip file from internal storage.   
Note- You can take a backup of the zip file before updating in case you face issue while updating ROM

Detailed Guide to Unlock Bootloader and Flash MIUI Stable/Beta ROM!

 

After selecting the file – Click OK- Reboot
Detailed Guide to Unlock Bootloader and Flash MIUI Stable/Beta ROM!

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