Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool is a great utility that provides ease in flashing stock firmware of Xiaomi i.e. MIUI on any Xiaomi Mi tablets and smartphones. This post is strictly dedicated to working, feature and download of Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool.
Special Features of Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool
Xiaomi Mi Flash tool is provided with the feature of Installer that simply means that you need to install it on your computer so that you can use it. Once you start installing the flash tool you can see the packages that come along with the flash tool like Drivers, Mi Tool and ADB Tool.
Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool has the feature of inbuilt USB drives that includes Google drivers, ADB Tool, Qualcomm USB Serial driver, Microsoft MTP and RNDIS Driver. So, you don’t need to download and install each driver separately to work with the Tool.
Multiple Flashing Options
Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool comes with 3 flashing options that include Flash All, Flash all except storage and also Flash All Except data and Storage. The second method, Flash all except storage is actually the default method of flashing the fastboot files on Xiaomi Devices.
How To Flash MIUI Fastboot ROM Using Mi Flash Tool:
Fastboot method is actually the best method to flash MIUI whenever an MI device is bricked, soft-bricked or you want to flash MIUI directly from your PC. The Fastboot MIUI ROM comes with .tz or .tgz formats. Here is a complete guide to flash MIUI fastboot ROM using Mi Flash Tool.
- A working PC running on Windows
- USB cable to connect your Phone
- Your phone must be at least 50% charged
- You must have to enable the Developer option. You can do this by navigating to Settings>> About Phones>> Tap on the MIUI Version 7 times.
- You must have to enable USB debugging. To do this you have to navigate Settings>> Developer Options>> Enable USB Debugging
Note: Before moving further, you must take backup of your phone. To have a backup of your phone you can navigate to settings>> Additional Settings>> Backup & Reset>> Local Backup >> Backup. By doing this your backup will be saved on Internal Storage>> MIUI >> Backup >> ALL backup. You can copy and store these backup files on PC. You can use this backup in case you want to go to the previous version.
Step 1: Download the latest version of Mi Flash Tool from the above link along with the ADB drivers.
Step 2: Once you are done with downloading Mi Flash Tool and ADB then you have to install both of them on your PC. Once done, restart your PC.
Step 3: Simply switch off the phone and enter into the fastboot mode by pressing the Volume down and Power buttons at the same time. Now connect your device to PC with the help of USB cable.
Step 4: Now launch the Flash tool when it is fully connected with the USB cable. You will get the screen showing your device id. Now simply click on the Browse button in the Mi flash Tools and navigate to the fastboot ROM folder which you want to flash and press OK.
Step 5: Now click on the refresh button to make sure that MI Flash Tool can recognize your device and the ROM properly. Now simply click on the FLASH button to start the flashing process. Wait till the progress bar displayed grows green and once it has completed, disconnect the phone and turn it on.
If you get any error message between the installation process the try again with selecting Flash ALL or Flash All Except data and storage option in the bottom of the Flash Tool.
All done!! You have successfully installed the MIUI fastbooot Rom on your MI device. Please share your thoughts and ask if any doubts in the comments section.