How to Unlock Bootloader of Mi 5 or Redmi Note 3

When you are attempting to root your device its very important to unlock the bootloader or unlock the device. Normally android manufacturer keeps it lock the bootloader for security and some other purpose. Now if you want to root your Mi 5 then you need to unlock the bootloader. In this tutorial, I am going to tell you how to unlock the bootloader of Mi 5, the recent flagship of Xiaomi. Unlocking bootloader is quite easy for Xiaomi Mi 5. Here I am going to show you how to unlock the bootloader of Mi 5 or Redmi Note 3 in case if you want to root your device.
How to Unlock Bootloader Mi 5

 

How to Unlock Bootloader of Mi 5 or Redmi Note 3

NOTE: Before doing this make a backup of your device and keep the backup on your PC.

  1. Go to http://en.miui.com/unlock/
  2. Click on Unlock and login with your MI account, if you don’t have then make one first
  3. Now fill up this form, make sure be honest as why you want to unlock bootloader and make it lengthy not very short.
  4. Now tick the checkbox and hit Apply now
  5. You will receive an OTP on your mobile, just enter it and proceed
  6. Now you need to wait till you get confirmation via SMS
  7. Once you get it confirmation, download this tool MiFlashUnlock_1.1.0315.1_en.zip and unzip it
  8. You will a file MiFlashUnlock.exe, just run it
  9. Now login with your Mi account, it will check the account has permission to unlock ( Don’t close this tool)
  10. Switch off your phone then press and hold both Vol Down and Power button to go fastboot mode
  11. If  it’s in fastboot mode connect your Phone to PC via USB cable
  12. Wait 10-15 seconds, you will get like thisScreenshot (196)
  13. Hit on Unlock, it will take some time to unlock. Once done it will show like thisScreenshot (199)
  14. Now your device is unlocked

How to check if Bootloader is unlocked or not?

  1. Switch off your device
  2. Press and hold Vol Down and Power button to go Fastboot mode
  3. Now open command prompt and type this command
     fastboot devices
  4. It will show your device if driver properly installed, now again enter this command
     fastboot oem device-info
  5. It will return device unlocked: true mean its bootloader unlocked

So go and unlock your Mi 5 or Redmi Note 3. Just keep it mind that unlocking bootloader may void your warranty so read the term and condition before doing this.

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How to Unlock Bootloader of Mi 5 or Redmi Note 3 [100% Working]
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How to Unlock Bootloader of Mi 5 or Redmi Note 3 [100% Working]
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How to Unlock Bootloader of Mi 5 or Redmi Note 3 to root your device. You need to get permission via Mi account then unlock it via MiFlash Unlock tool. This Bootloader unlock method applicable for any Xiaomi device.
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