How To Guide [CLOSED] Unbrick your phone with EDL mode (no access to fastboot)

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raminta

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Hello guys

Today I'm going to tell you about how to bring your phone back to life when it is bricked and also you don't have access to fastboot.

few days ago when I wanted to turn back to Xiaomi EU weekly ROM from HOS, the fastboot script which is provided by Xiaomi EU team in order to flash the ROM gave me to many errors when it was trying to flash "super" partition and mistakenly I had rebooted my phone and then I realized the the phone is dead, it didn't show any sign of life (I mean no vibration, no fastboot and no screen light, literary nothing at all).
After some research I found out that Qualcomm powered devices have something called EDL which is stand for (Emergency Download mode) and it is there to flash fastboot ROMs when you don't have access to fastboot (as matter of fact EDL mode is one level lower than fastboot and let you to access the phone when it is dead and also it cannot be erased with fastboot).

Important: with this tutorial you can fix your phone by yourself and also there will be no need to pay anyone with authorized xiaomi account to connect to your personal computer and do the flash for you.

Lets head to tutorial:

Requirements:
1- A windows system
2- EDL drivers which can be found here
3- Original USB cable
4- Xiaomi pro tool which can be found here <Moderator Edit>: warning, comes up as Trojan:Script/Wacatac.B!ml in Windows Defender.
5- Fastboot ROM for your phone which can be found here

method:
1- first you need to boot your phone into EDL mode (you can do this by holding volume up button and connect your phone with its USB cable and check "device manager" on windows to check if your PC recognized your phone or not. you should see "Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008" under "ports" section (look at below picture)
Install-Qualcomm-HS-USB-QDLoader-9008-Drivers-Manual-Method-06.jpg


If it didn't showed up follow this tutorial to install drivers

2- then open the Xiaomi pro tool,register on it then change the "select model" to your phone model (in this case POCO F3(Alioth)) and next change port to EDL booted device (should be like this: Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008)
tool_img2.jpg


3- <Moderator Edit>: not allowed

4- go to "xiaomi firmware flasher" page on xiaomi pro tool app and locate the downloaded ROM (you should locate "image" folder (downloaded ROM/images)) after that you will see that it loaded files correctly.
Screenshot 2022-02-26 185809.jpg


5- Disconnect your phone and hold power button for 15 second then press and hold volume up button and connect your phone with its USB cable to boot to EDL mode again and check thee "ports" on the tool app again (it should be same as step 2)

6- Click on flash device which is on the bottom right of the xiaomi pro tool app then it will ask for using your credits in order to flash device that you should click on "yes" button and after that you will see that flash processing is going on.

7- The tool will reboot your phone automatically but if you find your phone completely dead after the flashing process(not responding to anything and not going to EDL mode again (which was my case))
just don't panic, your phone maybe out of charge so just connect your phone to a charger and wait, after some minutes you will see the battery icon on your device.

8- hooray, you made it. you can enjoy your phone now ;):love:
 
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roshansai

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Hello guys

Today I'm going to tell you about how to bring your phone back to life when it is bricked and also you don't have access to fastboot.

few days ago when I wanted to turn back to Xiaomi EU weekly ROM from HOS, the fastboot script which is provided by Xiaomi EU team in order to flash the ROM gave me to many errors when it was trying to flash "super" partition and mistakenly I had rebooted my phone and then I realized the the phone is dead, it didn't show any sign of life (I mean no vibration, no fastboot and no screen light, literary nothing at all).
After some research I found out that Qualcomm powered devices have something called EDL which is stand for (Emergency Download mode) and it is there to flash fastboot ROMs when you don't have access to fastboot (as matter of fact EDL mode is one level lower than fastboot and let you to access the phone when it is dead and also it cannot be erased with fastboot).

Important: with this tutorial you can fix your phone by yourself and also there will be no need to pay anyone with authorized xiaomi account to connect to your personal computer and do the flash for you.

Lets head to tutorial:

Requirements:
1- A windows system
2- EDL drivers which can be found here
3- Original USB cable
4- Xiaomi pro tool which can be found here
5- Fastboot ROM for your phone which can be found here

method:
1- first you need to boot your phone into EDL mode (you can do this by holding volume up button and connect your phone with its USB cable and check "device manager" on windows to check if your PC recognized your phone or not. you should see "Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008" under "ports" section (look at below picture)
View attachment 5547309

If it didn't showed up follow this tutorial to install drivers

2- then open the Xiaomi pro tool,register on it then change the "select model" to your phone model (in this case POCO F3(Alioth)) and next change port to EDL booted device (should be like this: Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008)
View attachment 5547333

3- You need to buy at least 5 credits in order to flash ROM on your device you can buy it on the internet just google "credits for xiaomi pro tool" (Iranian users can use this site to buy credits)

4- go to "xiaomi firmware flasher" page on xiaomi pro tool app and locate the downloaded ROM (you should locate "image" folder (downloaded ROM/images)) after that you will see that it loaded files correctly.
View attachment 5547349

5- Disconnect your phone and hold power button for 15 second then press and hold volume up button and connect your phone with its USB cable to boot to EDL mode again and check thee "ports" on the tool app again (it should be same as step 2)

6- Click on flash device which is on the bottom right of the xiaomi pro tool app then it will ask for using your credits in order to flash device that you should click on "yes" button and after that you will see that flash processing is going on.

7- The tool will reboot your phone automatically but if you find your phone completely dead after the flashing process(not responding to anything and not going to EDL mode again (which was my case))
just don't panic, your phone maybe out of charge so just connect your phone to a charger and wait, after some minutes you will see the battery icon on your device.

8- hooray, you made it. you can enjoy your phone now ;):love:
that's absolutely i done but for those people who don't have access to buy credit can search patched hose but till now no one has patched for our device poco f3. for patching it requires reverse engineering skill which i don't have.
 

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why are the credits needed? this program is going to be likely used by desperate users that destroyed the phone and they even have to pay? i get the developers need money but its just bad...
The only other option is paying €25 to a random person on the net to tunnel into your PC and do the job for you.
 

lcdss

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I paid more than $30 to random person I found on youtube and I still had to disassemble my phone myself to put it on EDL mode (was it really necessary? - since my phone has an unlocked bootloader).
 

intouchapp

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WARNING! Xiaomi Tools Pro contains a backdoor virus

Win32/Bladabindi!ml - Virus​


This will allow the hacker to gain control of your computer and potentially draining your bank accounts/bitcoin.

you have been warned.


I have always bought Xiaomi Products but after reading all the trouble that you have to go through and zero customer support with most software infected by ****ty backdoors, I have to go back to some oneplus or pixel or mainstream phones.
 

duartemlourenco

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Jul 20, 2019
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Hello everyone,

I just wanted to say I followed the instructions above and it worked fine. I paid 10€ for 10 credits at <Moderator Edit>: (removed) and I used the tool and everything went smooth with my poco f3. Just like it says in the tutorial, if it does not reboot automatically, just charge your phone for a few minutes and voilá. Just wanted to leave my input in here, so if anyone is in this situation, you CAN fix your phone.
 
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    Hello guys

    Today I'm going to tell you about how to bring your phone back to life when it is bricked and also you don't have access to fastboot.

    few days ago when I wanted to turn back to Xiaomi EU weekly ROM from HOS, the fastboot script which is provided by Xiaomi EU team in order to flash the ROM gave me to many errors when it was trying to flash "super" partition and mistakenly I had rebooted my phone and then I realized the the phone is dead, it didn't show any sign of life (I mean no vibration, no fastboot and no screen light, literary nothing at all).
    After some research I found out that Qualcomm powered devices have something called EDL which is stand for (Emergency Download mode) and it is there to flash fastboot ROMs when you don't have access to fastboot (as matter of fact EDL mode is one level lower than fastboot and let you to access the phone when it is dead and also it cannot be erased with fastboot).

    Important: with this tutorial you can fix your phone by yourself and also there will be no need to pay anyone with authorized xiaomi account to connect to your personal computer and do the flash for you.

    Lets head to tutorial:

    Requirements:
    1- A windows system
    2- EDL drivers which can be found here
    3- Original USB cable
    4- Xiaomi pro tool which can be found here <Moderator Edit>: warning, comes up as Trojan:Script/Wacatac.B!ml in Windows Defender.
    5- Fastboot ROM for your phone which can be found here

    method:
    1- first you need to boot your phone into EDL mode (you can do this by holding volume up button and connect your phone with its USB cable and check "device manager" on windows to check if your PC recognized your phone or not. you should see "Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008" under "ports" section (look at below picture)
    Install-Qualcomm-HS-USB-QDLoader-9008-Drivers-Manual-Method-06.jpg


    If it didn't showed up follow this tutorial to install drivers

    2- then open the Xiaomi pro tool,register on it then change the "select model" to your phone model (in this case POCO F3(Alioth)) and next change port to EDL booted device (should be like this: Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008)
    tool_img2.jpg


    3- <Moderator Edit>: not allowed

    4- go to "xiaomi firmware flasher" page on xiaomi pro tool app and locate the downloaded ROM (you should locate "image" folder (downloaded ROM/images)) after that you will see that it loaded files correctly.
    Screenshot 2022-02-26 185809.jpg


    5- Disconnect your phone and hold power button for 15 second then press and hold volume up button and connect your phone with its USB cable to boot to EDL mode again and check thee "ports" on the tool app again (it should be same as step 2)

    6- Click on flash device which is on the bottom right of the xiaomi pro tool app then it will ask for using your credits in order to flash device that you should click on "yes" button and after that you will see that flash processing is going on.

    7- The tool will reboot your phone automatically but if you find your phone completely dead after the flashing process(not responding to anything and not going to EDL mode again (which was my case))
    just don't panic, your phone maybe out of charge so just connect your phone to a charger and wait, after some minutes you will see the battery icon on your device.

    8- hooray, you made it. you can enjoy your phone now ;):love:
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    It depends on your country but it is about 1 US dollar per credit
    That's great, much better than the €25 I had to pay.
    Thanks for the guide.
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    why are the credits needed? this program is going to be likely used by desperate users that destroyed the phone and they even have to pay? i get the developers need money but its just bad...
    2
    why are the credits needed? this program is going to be likely used by desperate users that destroyed the phone and they even have to pay? i get the developers need money but its just bad...
    The only other option is paying €25 to a random person on the net to tunnel into your PC and do the job for you.
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    This is sweet, how much are the credits?
    It depends on your country but it is about 1 US dollar per credit