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How to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Do you wish to root your Redmi Note 8.? Or maybe you wish to flash the custom ROM and enjoy some more features which your stock ROM doesn’t provide as per your need.? Then, you need to first get the bootloader on your device unlocked. We have brought you this guide where we will guide you to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi Note 8.

In the following guide, we have made use of a Xiaomi specific unlock tool to perform the bootloader unlocking. The guide is simple to understand. It is imperative that you get the right tool and patiently go through the whole process. So, put on that developer cap and let’s get going with the bootloader unlock process for Redmi Note 8.

Device Overview

Let’s discuss the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and its features in brief. It’s a new device from Xiaomi which released in September 2019. Redmi Note 8 sports an IPS-LCD display of 6.3-inches. Its display has a pixel resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Out-of-the-box you will get Android 9.0 Pie based on MIUI 10 running on the device.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 powers up the device. Talking about memory, the Redmi Note 8 comes with 4 and 6 GB RAM variants. With the 6 GB model, you only get an in-built storage of 128 GB. However, with the base variant, ie 4 GB you get options for 64 GB and 128 GB storage options. To keep the device running efficiently for a day the Redmi note 8 comes with a Li-Po 4000mAh battery.

In the camera section, you have a quad-camera setup on the rear body. It is a combo of 64 MP(wide) + 8MP(ultrawide)+ 2MP(macro)+2MP(depth sensor). The perfect selfie aspirants also get a 13 MP front face camera on the device.

Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

What is Bootloader unlocking?

We can simply understand the bootloader as a code that directs the phone to function once it starts up. It may sound like a simple part of smartphone OS, but without a bootloader, your device is of no use. The OEM doesn’t want the user to tamper with the stock ROM and install any unauthorized firmware or some other program on the device. That’s why it is kept in a locked state. The device warranty can get void if the bootloader on the device is unlocked.

This clearly means that you need to unlock the bootloader to perform customizations like flashing custom ROMs and get root access. After the bootloader is unlocked, a user basically fulfills the first step to modify his smartphone further.

Steps to unlock bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

In the next section, we have outlined the Mi Unlock Flash tool, USB drivers and other hardware that you will require to unlock the bootloader on your device. Install them all before proceeding with the guide.

Pre-Requisites

  • Charge your device up to to 50% or more before performing the process of bootloader unlocking.
  • A PC and a USB cable
  • Always remember to take the backup of your device data.
  • Keep in mind that unlocking the bootloader will void the warranty of your device.

Warning

  GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any issue on your device if you follow and perform the steps in this guide wrongfully. Back up your device properly, understand the steps and then execute it.

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/.
unlock bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi 8
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.
unlock bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi 8
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’s the required steps you need to perform to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi Note 8. In case you have got any doubts regarding the process, feel free to reach out to us in the comment section.

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