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By 1emrys1, Senior Member on 31st August 2018, 10:49 PM
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So Xiaomi has started implementing a new policy whereby you need to wait 1440 hours before unlocking your bootloader. That translates to a massive 2 months. This is just ridiculous.

Many people with Poco F1 have reported this issue. Some people tried a different version of Mi unlock tool and their time was halved to 720 hours(1 month) but even that is ridiculous. I don't recommend this because spamming mi servers may lead to further problems.

How has your experience been with the bootloader unlock process. How many hours is the waiting period? If someone discovers any un official method, do post that as well.

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There was a lot of furore over this issue. A few tech websites published this issue, reddit roasted them over it and Twitter users also kept asking questions from Jai Mani and Manu Kumar Jain.

They listened. You should be able to unlock Poco F1 in 3 days now. But other Xiaomi phones may face upto 2 months waiting time and thats pathetic.

https://twitter.com/jaimani/status/1036913185737998337
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1st September 2018, 03:03 AM |#2  
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This waiting period shaningan by Xiaomi is going to affect Custom ROM/Kernel development. 30/60 days are enough for any developer to move on and same applies for any flashaholic user.
1st September 2018, 03:25 AM |#3  
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Same problem

I used an old id it was 1440

Then a newnly created one it became 720

I dont know why the **** they are playing with us
1st September 2018, 03:54 AM |#4  
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What you can't do fastboot oem unlock on the phone?
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1st September 2018, 04:12 AM |#5  
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What you can't do fastboot oem unlock on the phone?

Apparently, the phones can only be unlocked using the codes provided by Xiaomi. I remember Sony doing something like this as well.
1st September 2018, 04:24 AM |#6  
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Apparently, the phones can only be unlocked using the codes provided by Xiaomi. I remember Sony doing something like this as well.

That's a load of BS! Xiaomi needs to knock this off!

I was looking at buying one of these, but I will no longer if this is how Xiaomi treats it's customers...
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1st September 2018, 04:26 AM |#7  
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Mine got increased from 360 hours to 720 hours after several tries
1st September 2018, 06:08 AM |#8  
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Mine got increased from 360 hours to 720 hours after several tries

This should be a warning to users. 360 hours seems like a blessing now. If you get 360 hours, be happy and wait it out. Don't keep trying and get it 'upgraded' to 720 hours or 1440 hours.
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The issue has been raised by XDA. Hoping to get an answer from Xiaomi soon.
https://www.xda-developers.com/xiaom...ck-bootloader/
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1st September 2018, 08:04 AM |#10  
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got 720 hours with the latest mi unlock
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the only thing i hate about xiaomi. oh yes and the miui.
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