Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi MIX using Mi Flash Tool (2018)

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It’s been a long time since Xiaomi has launched its first device in the MIX-series i-e the Mi MIX. The device came into headlines because of its unique design, it was probably the first flagship handset with a true bezel-less design. Today, we A short time ago Xiaomi has presented the third installment in MIX-series as the MIX 2S but the original Mi MIX is still owned by a lot of people all over the world. Our today’s article is for those who are just starting with unlocking and rooting. Let’s see how to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi MIX using Mi Flash Tool (2018).

Xiaomi Mi Mix side

If you own a Mi MIX handset and want to achieve next level customization on the device then you must have to root your device and install a custom ROM. But to initiate all these processes your device’s bootloader should be unlocked otherwise nothing will work for you. We know that most users don’t even know what bootloader is? So here we will be giving you the easiest way to unlock bootloader of Mi MIX handset.

Before unlocking the bootloader on Mi MIX, you need to understand what bootloader is ? So let’s start

What is unlock Bootloader?

A bootloader is a code which comes preloaded on a device by the brand. This code contains those instructions which are provided by brand and are necessary to boot the device. Basically, a bootloader is essential to boot up your phone. If you want to install any third party custom recovery then first you need to eliminate this code as it acts as a barrier in this process. Locked Bootloader can only load the pre installed kernel and ROM. To run any of the custom ROM your device’s bootloader needs to be unlocked. Almost every handset on this planet can be unlocked and here we will be sharing the way to unlock the bootloader of the Xiaomi Mi MIX.

Prerequisites:

1.) Your device should have a minimum charge of 50-60%.
2.) This process requires a PC/Laptop.
3.) A USB cable to connect your device to PC.
4.) Be safe and backup your entire data in advance.
5.) Mi Flash Tool for PC.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Mi MIX?

  1. Firstly download Mi Flash tool on your PC/Laptop.
  2. After downloading successfully extract the Mi Flash tool.zip file.
  3. Now open Mi Flash tool from the folder where you have extracted it and click on the “Agree” option.
  4. A user will now have to log in with his/her Mi Account here.
  5. After the successful login, a validation process will start and a message will be displayed on the screen “Your device is not supported”. There is nothing to worry about it as following below steps you will be able to run it.
  6. Click on the Go option here and it will direct you to the following link: http://en.miui.com/unlock/
  7. An Unlock your Mi Device screen will appear here and you just have to click on the “Unlock Now”.
  8. This will take you to the browser and here you have to log in with your Mia Account and fill the required fields.
  9. Now an OTP will arrive on your device, enter that OTP in the browser to verify your device.
  10. As your unlocking application will get approved you will receive another OTP on the device.
  11. This OTP needs to be confirmed on the unlocking screen.
  12. Simply open the Mi Flash tool in your PC and connect your device using a USB Cable.
  13. Once it detects your phone the Unlock button becomes active.
  14. Just click on the unlock button to trigger the unlocking process and you’re done.

This is the easiest process to unlock the bootloader of your Xiaomi Mi MIX. For more Android news stay tuned to GoAndroid.

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