How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 3

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, the latest mid-range Android smartphone from Xiaomi comes with competitive features and price tag. The device is already favourite among the list of best Android smartphone under $200. The device includes all those specifications and features which in turn takes on the various flagship devices available in the market. The Redmi Note 3 includes 5.5-inch Full HD display, MediaTek Helio X10 SoC, 3GB RAM, Android 5.1 Lollipop, 13MP camera and a massive 4000mAh battery.

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Xiaomi for the first time locked the bootloader of its smartphone. Xiaomi has clearly explained the main reasons behind locking the bootloader of Redmi Note 3 in its official forum.

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What will change after locking bootloader?

  • Locking bootloader will not affect normal OTA updates
  • ROOT will be disabled if user has enabled it before. Enabling ROOT will need to unlock bootloader
  • Recovery mode is changed. Updating via Recovery will need to use Mi PC Suite
  • Devices with locked bootloader cannot update using Miflash. Users need to unlock bootloader if they want to flash Fastboot ROMs.

But in order to flash fastboot ROMs and custom ROMs, it is quite essential that your device bootloader is unlocked. So here we shared simple guide to unlock bootloader of Redmi Note 3 using Mi Flash Unlock tool.

As the below process wipes the user data, it is important to take backup of all the data present on your device like contacts, app data, SMS, images, videos, call logs, etc. Also enable USB Debugging and charge your handset to at least 80%. Download and install USB Drivers on PC.

Disclaimer: If you are not aware of flashing custom ROMs, then don’t try to unlock the bootloader. A serious damage or even you may brick your handset. Xiaomi Advices is not responsible for any damage.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Android device

Step 1: Download Recovery zip file of Redmi Note 3 China developer ROM from HERE.

Step 2: You need to download the recovery file on your PC and then transfer the same file to device storage using micro USB cable.

Step 3: Disconnect the device from PC and launch the Updater app. Tap the three dot present on upper right corner and select ‘Choose update package’. Here you need to choose the zip file which earlier copied to phone storage in Step 2.

Step 4: Now you need to log into Mi Account which has the unlocking permission of your device.

Step 5: Power off your device. Now enter into bootloader mode by pressing the Power key and Volume key at the same time.

Step 6: Now download and install the Unlocking tool on your computer. Click HERE to download.

Step 7: Once install, log into the application with the same Mi account. Take a USB cable and connect Redmi Note 3 with computer.

Step 8: Press ‘Unlock’. The unlocking process might take upto 10 seconds to complete.

Now you have Unlock the bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. In order to lock bootloader again, users need to flash official MIUI ROMs.

Notes:

  • Users might need unlocking permission from miui website.
  • The unlocking tool for PC is currently available only in Chinese version.

Via- miui.com

  • Marian Kralovic

    What can I do, if xiaomi refused unlock my device?

    • Submit the application and wait for their reply. surely they will approve.

      • Marian Kralovic

        I submited application, after 3 weeks was answer -see below

        Apply for unlocking permissions

        Sorry, your application has been rejected.

        The more active your Mi Account is, the more likely your application will get approved.

        And on site is not possible to submit new application….any suggestion?

  • SHUBHAM GUPTA

    Hello Can anyone tell me that if i unlock my Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm version with authorized permissions then will i get New OTA updates? and another thing is can i again lock my bootloader and get the future updates?