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 of Mi 5 or Redmi Note 3
NOTE: Before doing this make a backup of your device and keep the backup on your PC.
Go to http://en.miui.com/unlock/
Click on Unlock and login with your MI account, if you don’t have then make one first
Now fill up this form, make sure be honest as why you want to unlock bootloader and make it lengthy not very short.
Now tick the checkbox and hit Apply now
You will receive an OTP on your mobile, just enter it and proceed
Now you need to wait till you get confirmation via SMS
Now login with your Mi account, it will check the account has permission to unlock ( Don’t close this tool)
Switch off your phone then press and hold both Vol Down and Power button to go fastboot mode
If it’s in fastboot mode connect your Phone to PC via USB cable
Wait 10-15 seconds, you will get like this
Hit on Unlock, it will take some time to unlock. Once done it will show like this
Now your device is unlocked
How to check if Bootloader is unlocked or not?
Switch off your device
Press and hold Vol Down and Power button to go Fastboot mode
Now open command prompt and type this command
It will show your device if driver properly installed, now again enter this command
fastboot oem device-info
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.
How to Unlock Bootloader of Mi 5 or Redmi Note 3 [100% Working]
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.