How to Unlock Bootloader on Black Shark 2 Pro

If you happen to own a Black Shark 2 Pro and want to root it or install any custom OS of your choice, then, first of all, you have to unlock its bootloader. Usually, OEM doesn’t allow modification on the device, so it keeps the bootloader unlocked. So, we can assume that unlocking the bootloader is the first step to perform any customization on the device. Once you unlock Bootloader on Black Shark 2 Pro, the things like rooting or installing third-party ROMs will be fairly easier.

Now, you might be wondering how to do it.? Well, we have made it simple for you. We will make use of a tool called Mi Flash Unlock, which we have ut up in this guide. All you need to do is download the tool and use it to unlock Bootloader on Black Shark 2 Pro.

Device Overview

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro is a gaming smartphone released in August 2019. It comes with the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset from Qualcomm. The device has an AMOLED display of 6.3-inches with a 1080 x 2340  pixel resolution. The user will experience Android 9.0 Pie OS on the Black Shark 2 Pro. Being a gaming machine, it comes with options for 8 GB and 12 GB RAM. With the former memory option, you only get 128 GB of in-built storage. However, if you opt for the top memory variant you will have two alternatives for 128 and 256 GB ROM. There is no provision for expansion of the storage.

The Black Shark 2 Pro comes with a 4000mAh battery system with fast-charging support upto 27W. The camera section of the device packs a dual camera of 48 MP (wide)+12 MP (telephoto)on the rear which further teams up with a 20 MP of selfie camera with HDR support.

Unlock Bootloader on Black Shark 2 Pro

What is Bootloader unlocking?

It is a fragment of code that ensures your device starts or boots up correctly. We can kind of think the bootloader as an intermediary that checks that the hardware and the software are in sync to perform perfectly for the user.
A bootloader on a smartphone is locked by default by the OEM. Your device may lose its warranty when it is unlocked. It is kept locked so as to encourage people to use the device in its stock form and do no customization on it. However, people are more into rooting and trying out custom ROMs on their devices. So, to achieve that they unlock the bootloader of the device.

Steps to unlock bootloader on Black Shark 2 Pro

Before you unlock the bootloader on your device, make sure that you have the right tool for the process. Basically, we will need the Mi Flash Unlock Tool and the latest USB driver for the device.

Pre-Requisites

  • Make sure to charge your device up to 50% or more before unlocking its bootloader
  • A PC
  • A USB cable to connect the phone to the system
  • Always remember to take the backup of your device data.

Warning

  GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any hardware or software problem on your device if any issue arises while/after following this guide. Bootloader unlock may void the warranty of your device. So, follow this guide at your own risk.

Required downloads

Instructions to install

Step-1 Start by enabling developer option and USB debugging on your device.
Step-2 Next you have to unlock the OEM of your device
Step-3  Download the Mi Flash Unlock Tool and extract the content to a folder.
Step-4 Open Mi Flash Unlock tool
mi flash folder
Step-5 Click Agree to continue
mi Flash Tool
Step-6 Login into your respective Xiaomi account. In case you don’t have an account, you can sign-up for a new Xiaomi account here.
Step-7  You will see a message that your device is not supported by Mi Unlock. Nothing to worry. Simply click on the Go button to continue. You will be redirected to www.en.miui.com/unlock/.
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Step-8 A blue-colored screen mentioning Unlock Your Mi Device will show-up. Click the Unlock Now button you see on the same screen.
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Step-9 Now you have to login again into your Mi account.
Step-10 At this point, you will receive an OTP. Enter it to complete the process. However, you have to wait for your application to be accepted.
Step-11 When your application is received, You will again receive another OTP. Again out the OTP to confirm the process.
Step-12 Open the Mi Flash Unlock Tool. Now you will see the unlock option is being available.
Step-13 All you have to do is connect the phone and click on Unlock.
That sorts out how to Unlock Bootloader on Black Shark 2 Pro. Now, you can modify and install thrid-part ROMs and applications as per your requirements. We hope that this guide worked for you. If you have got queries do not hesitate to contact us in the comments section.

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