Question Bricked Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (Unable to unlock or flash)

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Howerr

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Nov 28, 2022
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Hey!

I just bought a Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G. As it is a chinese phone, the seller flashed the global ROM himself and sent it to me. It was generally working, except for NFC and the blurry camera. I figured the NFC wasn't working because the device was unlocked before, and so this long journey began. I tried to lock the bootloader again, and the phone shot down immediately, then it started boot looping. All I can get to is the recovery (which displays the "this miui version can't be installed on this device" message) and fastboot pages. I've tried unlocking it again, flashing a clean stock ROM, bypassing the lock, and it all came to nothing.

It seems that MediaTek devices are hard to fiddle with. This phone has a Dimensity 900 (MT6877). I've tried tools like:

Xiaomi Official Unlock Tool (no success) as it won't let me unlock the phone.
Xiaomi Official Flashing Tool (no success) as it won't flash a lock phone.
MTK Flash Tool (no success) as it won't accept my ROM's scatter file. It says the file is invalid.
SP Flash Tool (no success) as it won't accept my ROM's scatter file. It says the version is not supported/the file is invalid.
MTK Client (no success) as I can't make it work at all. Setuptools module is missing for some ****ing reason.
MTK Bypass Utility Master (no success) as the "usb" module is missing. I don't know what to do.

Honestly, this is all my fault. Both for bricking the phone and for doing something wrong while trying the methods above. Please enlighten me. Is there any way to recover this phone? It's OEM Locked. I need a tool that bypasses the mediatek stuff or something (with a detailed guide with ALL needed requirements to install, if possible).
 

Tajil

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Dec 7, 2020
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"MTK Bypass Utility Master (no success) as the "usb" module is missing"

try installing some drivers, such as:
-mtk driver
-vcom
-xiaomi usb driver
-libusb-win

and maybe u could study these step from redmi 6A:
 

Howerr

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Nov 28, 2022
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Hey there. So...

I'm trying out your guide, but I'm already stuck. Sorry for that. When I try to add the scatter file (from the stock ROM), I keep getting the following error:

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The same happens with other flash tools. MTK Flash Tool tells me the file is invalid, while SP tells me it's not supported. Any tips?
 

Tajil

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Dec 7, 2020
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Hey there. So...

I'm trying out your guide, but I'm already stuck. Sorry for that. When I try to add the scatter file (from the stock ROM), I keep getting the following error:

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The same happens with other flash tools. MTK Flash Tool tells me the file is invalid, while SP tells me it's not supported. Any tips?
thats right, check in case your device still locked.
if it does locked, try to unlock it first.

also, you could try using another scatter files (from different spflash or else).
 

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thimprfct

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Sep 21, 2016
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Hi Howerr,

Afaik, our device is definetly a qualcomm device + not an mtk device. try it out, this will help you, or you typed the wrong device model. VEUX has a qualcomm chip.
 

apollo_81

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Jun 30, 2016
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Hi I have a Redmi Note 11 Pro+ updated to MIUI 13.0.5.0. global. Can I use the Recovery Stock to go back to MIUI 12.0.5.0? thank you
 

apollo_81

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Jun 30, 2016
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"MTK Bypass Utility Master (no success) as the "usb" module is missing"

try installing some drivers, such as:
-mtk driver
-vcom
-xiaomi usb driver
-libusb-win

and maybe u could study these step from redmi 6A:
Hello. I have the same PISSARRO Global ROM device. Mediatek. Can I flash with Miflash? Risk of blocking the device? Thank you
 

darkguy2008

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Apr 30, 2011
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Heredia
You can flash any rom on global phone, but don't lock the bootloader. Also nfc might not work in China rom.
I see, thanks for your answer, so basically there's no way to have the MIUI Dialer on the 12T with Global ROM MIUI 13 right? Only way is to use the China ROM except not blocking the bootloader. What happens if I lock it? Will it get bricked?
 

Michael P.

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Mar 12, 2020
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Xiaomi Redmi 4a
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I see, thanks for your answer, so basically there's no way to have the MIUI Dialer on the 12T with Global ROM MIUI 13 right? Only way is to use the China ROM except not blocking the bootloader. What happens if I lock it? Will it get bricked?
If you lock bootloader your phone will get bricked. But you can use miui Indonesian version if you want miui dialer. I use miui Indonesian for my redmi note 11 pro 5g without any issue.
 

pxperiano

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Sep 27, 2014
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If you lock bootloader your phone will get bricked. But you can use miui Indonesian version if you want miui dialer. I use miui Indonesian for my redmi note 11 pro 5g without any issue.
Hi Michael, I would like to buy a redmi note 11 pro 5g in Europe and then install indonesian firmware. Can I lock the bootloader after firmware upgrade? Can I then use Google Pay and NFC for payments?
 

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