How to use Xiaomi Mi Unlock Tool- Bootloader Unlocking Tutorial

If you want to unlock your Xiaomi smartphone and need the unlocking guideline, then you are in the right place. This post will share the complete tutorial about how to unlock Redmi, Mi, or POCO using Xiaomi Mi unlock tool. As you know, Xiaomi is one of the top widespread smartphone brands in the world. It is releasing high-end to mid-range smartphones and tablets regularly. As the number of Xiaomi series increases in the market, the demand for system development is also rising. Fortunately, Xiaomi encourages other party development. So it develops and distributes various tools and drivers. Xiaomi Mi unlock tool is one of them; Mi flash tool is another one.

The company offers this tool to unlock the bootloader partition of any Mi, POCO, or Redmi smartphone. If you want to root the phone or flash the firmware on any bootloader locked Xiaomi device, you need to download the unlock tool first. However, many users may not know how to unlock the Xiaomi device using this tool. Well, from this post, you will get the complete guidelines about the user manual.

How to Unlock Bootloader in Xiaomi using Mi Unlock Tool

The bootloader is the part of the operating system of the smartphones. It instructs the OS such as Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux Kernel to boot normally. As you know, all the newest Xiaomi devices come with the locked bootloader. It means you cannot modify the main system of your Redmi, Mi, or POCO devices. However, if you can modify your phone’s bootloader, you will be able to load any supported OS on your smartphone. This modification is called an unlocked bootloader. After unlocking the bootloader, you can root or flash the Xiaomi phone. Here, we will share the full guidelines about how to use this tool to unlock your smartphone.

This unlock tool is compatible with every Windows version, including Windows XP to the latest Windows 10 (32 bit or 64 bit). ). If you want to use this tool for unlocking the Xiaomi device, check out the instructions below.


  • A fully functioning Xiaomi Mi device with Mi account signed in
  • Compatible and latest USB driver
  • The latest and official MIUI ROM running on the device

Step by Step Guidelines

Step 1: Before proceeding to the unlocking method, you have to enable the “Developer Option” on your device. To do that, go to the Settings >> About Phone >> MIUI and follow the next step.

Step 2: Now, enable the “USB Debugging” option and bind your Mi account under Mi Unlock Status by going to Settings >> Additional Settings >> Developer Options.

Step 3: After enabling the USB debugging option, log in to your Mi account by going to the Settings >> Mi account >> Mi Cloud >> Enable Sync and Find Device. However, if other devices are synced with the same account, you should disable Sync on them temporarily.

Step 4: Now, download Mi Flash Unlock Tool on the Windows computer. If you haven’t already got it on your PC, follow the link on our site and download the latest version. We have described every aspect of this tool, along with the official unlock tool.

Step 5: After downloading the unlock tool, extract the setup file from the zip file.

Step 6: After extracting the tool, open the “MiFlashUnlock.exe” setup file from the folder and click Agree on the disclaimer page.

Step 7: Now, enter your login credentials of the same Mi account you logged-in on the Mi device.

Step 8: In this phase, reboot the device into the Fastboot/ Bootloader mode by pressing and holding the volume keys + Power key for about 10 seconds or more.

Step 9: After rebooting into fastboot mode, connect your Xiaomi device to your PC via the USB cable. If you have not got the USB driver yet, download Xiaomi USB Driver from our site.

Step 10: If you download and install the USB driver correctly, the Mi Flash Tool will show the Xiaomi smartphone as successfully connected.

Step 11: When the device is connected to the PC, click on the “Unlock” button.

Step 12: Often, 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.

Step 13: After getting the unlock permissions, turn off your device >> press the Power button and Volume – button at the same time to enter bootloader mode.

Step 14: Now, log in to the unlocking tool on PC with the same Mi account. Connect the device to the PC using a USB cable.

Step 15: In this phase, the press ‘Unlock’ option follows the timer/ waiting period shown in Mi Unlock Tool to unlock successfully.

So, guys, this is all about how to unlock any Xiaomi smartphone using Mi unlock tool. We have tried to include all the necessary steps into this post. However, if we miss any step or face any issue, leave us a comment below, and we will try to resolve this issue.

Developer Credit: “Xiaomi” is the sole developer and owner of these unlock tools we provide in this post. As freeware, we are publishing them on our website. All credit goes to the original and official developer team. Thanks for sharing such a useful file.

Warning: When your Xiaomi device is unlocked, it becomes less secure and more vulnerable to malware attacks, which may lead to the disclosure and loss of your private data. Some features which require high-security level (e.g., Find device, added-value services, etc.) will no longer be available. This unlock tool is for advanced developers only. You must know what you are doing; otherwise, you may brick the device. So you should take a full back up of your device before flashing. However, MTKArena is not responsible if you brick or damage your device.

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