How to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Devices


Steps to unlocking Bootloader

Follow the steps below to unlock your Xiaomi device normally.


  • You must have a fully running Xiaomi Mi device with Mi account signed in.
  • Also, ensure your PC has the necessary USB drivers.
  • Your device should be running the latest official MIUI ROM before proceeding.
  • Download MI Unlock Tool from Here


  1. Enable Developer Option by heading to the Settings>About Phone>MIUI.
  2. Enable USB Debugging and bind your Mi account under Mi Unlock Status by heading to Settings> Additional Settings>Developer Options.
  3. Now login to your Mi account by heading to the Settings > Mi account > Mi Cloud > Enable Sync and Find Device. (If other devices are in sync with the same account, we suggest to disable Sync on them temporarily.)
  4. Download and Extract the Mi Flash Unlock tool on the PC.
  5. Upon extracting, open the MiFlashUnlock.exe file from the folder and click Agree on the disclaimer page.
  6. Enter the login details of the same Mi account you logged-in on the Mi 9.
  7. Now boot the device into the Fastboot/Bootloader mode by pressing and holding the volume keys + Power key for about 10 seconds.
  8. After booting into fastboot mode, now connect it to your PC via the USB cable.
  9. The Mi Flash Tool will show the Mi device as successfully connected.
  10. Once connected, then click on the Unlock button.
  11. Sometimes Xiaomi will make you wait for 48-72 hours to unlock a phone when it is at 90%. Otherwise, it will complete to 100%, and you will get ‘Unlocked Successfully’ notification.
  12. After acquiring the unlock permissions, Turn off your device, press the Power button and Volume – button at the same time to enter bootloader mode.
  13.  Log into the unlocking tool on PC with the same Mi account. Connect the device to the PC using a USB cable
  14. Press ‘Unlock’ and follow the timer/ waiting period shown in Mi Unlock Tool to unlock successfully.

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