Fastest way to Unlock the Bootlader

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LilBlinx

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Redmi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Poco F3
Recently I bought this phone and I've gone through all problems, error and struggles to unlock the bootloader. This tutorial will solve:

  • 86012 error
  • 10008 error
  • Cannot connect to network
  • Not receiving confirmation SMS
  • Stuck at 50%
  • Stuck at 99%
  • Current account is not bound to this device
  • Couldn't verify device

Requirements:

  • Mobile
  • PC
  • USB Cable
  • Internet connection

Let's start with the tutorial, the main advantage is that you don't need Developer ROM, it will work on Official builds also:

  • Setup your MIUI account by going to Settings -> Mi Account
  • Open the MIUI Browser from your phone, don't use PC on this step
  • Apply for permission here
  • Use your phone number with your country prefix to log in (ex. +38970123456 is for Macedonia)
  • Write a genuine reason, 2-3 sentences
  • After some time you will receive a confirmation SMS (it may take a few days, but with this method I got the SMS in 2 hours on 4 different Xiaomi devices)
  • Download Mi Unlocker from here
  • Enable developer options by going to Settings -> About phone and tap 7 times on MIUI version
  • Go to Settings -> Additional Settings -> Developer Settings and tick OEM Unlocking and USB debugging
  • Go to Settings -> Additional Settings -> Developer Settings -> Mi Unlock Status and press Unlock
  • Turn your Mobile data, Sync , WiFi and GPS on and wait for 5 minutes and don't turn them off afterwards
  • Go to Mi Cloud by clicking here
  • Login with your phone number
  • Click on Find device and locate your phone
  • In the folder where you've extracted the Mi Unlock tool, you will find a program called MiUsbDriver, open it and press Install
  • Log in to Mi Unlock by opening miflash_unlock on PC with the same phone number you used in obtaining the unlock permission
  • Switch off your phone and go into Fastboot by pressing Volume down and Power simultaneously and connect your phone to the PC
  • Once it shows a handset in Mi Unlock click on Unlock button
  • Wait for a minute and you are done
  • Your phone's bootloader is now UNLOCKED

NOTE: Some users may see something like this

xuLTbYC.png

It's not a big deal, just wait the amount of hours that are shown there and then try unlocking the phone again. By using this tutorial you will get only 48 hours.
 
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Felix Siahaan

Senior Member
Aug 1, 2017
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Jakarta
Good tutorial.
Thanks!

Maybe I can a little requirement.
It will be easier and faster to get SMS approval if you are at least Diamond Member at MIUI forum.
 

Akki

Senior Member
Nov 10, 2015
72
10
Pune
Got the permission yesterday but not able to unlock with lastest tool as it shows ''current account is not bound to this device'' error even though I added my account in dev option also the find my device is on
 

triplec0re

Member
Jun 22, 2014
11
1
I can't even register my account and device in the Mi Unlock tab. Always getting the error "Couldn't verify, wait a minute or two and try again.". Any tips? Got my unlock permission about a week ago.
 

athreyu1

New member
Nov 2, 2017
2
0
am not able to click on apply option at the bottom of page.. have tried it both on miui device as well as the computer
 
Jul 22, 2016
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1
Recently I bought this phone and I've gone through all problems, error and struggles to unlock the bootloader. This tutorial will solve:

  • 86012 error
  • 10008 error
  • Cannot connect to network
  • Not receiving confirmation SMS
  • Stuck at 50%
  • Stuck at 99%
  • Current account is not bound to this device
  • Couldn't verify device

Requirements:

  • Mobile
  • PC
  • USB Cable
  • Internet connection

Let's start with the tutorial, the main advantage is that you don't need Developer ROM, it will work on Official builds also:

  • Setup your MIUI account by going to Settings -> Mi Account
  • Open the MIUI Browser from your phone, don't use PC on this step
  • Apply for permission here
  • Use your phone number with your country prefix to log in (ex. +38970123456 is for Macedonia)
  • Write a genuine reason, 2-3 sentences
  • After some time you will receive a confirmation SMS (it may take a few days, but with this method I got the SMS in 2 hours on 4 different Xiaomi devices)
  • Download Mi Unlocker from here
  • Enable developer options by going to Settings -> About phone and tap 7 times on MIUI version
  • Go to Settings -> Additional Settings -> Developer Settings and tick OEM Unlocking and USB debugging
  • Go to Settings -> Additional Settings -> Developer Settings -> Mi Unlock Status and press Unlock
  • Turn your Mobile data, Sync , WiFi and GPS on and wait for 5 minutes and don't turn them off afterwards
  • Go to Mi Cloud by clicking here
  • Login with your phone number
  • Click on Find device and locate your phone
  • In the folder where you've extracted the Mi Unlock tool, you will find a program called MiUsbDriver, open it and press Install
  • Log in to Mi Unlock by opening miflash_unlock on PC with the same phone number you used in obtaining the unlock permission
  • Switch off your phone and go into Fastboot by pressing Volume down and Power simultaneously and connect your phone to the PC
  • Once it shows a handset in Mi Unlock click on Unlock button
  • Wait for a minute and you are done
  • Your phone's bootloader is now UNLOCKED

NOTE: Some users may see something like this

xuLTbYC.png

It's not a big deal, just wait the amount of hours that are shown there and then try unlocking the phone again. By using this tutorial you will get only 48 hours.
Still not able to unlock the bootloader.....Even after following the same procedure, am getting the following exception:

Current account is not bound with this device.

Please help me on this. Either we could try with fastboot commands.
 

nilanko

Senior Member
Jun 2, 2014
950
266
New Delhi
Still not able to unlock the bootloader.....Even after following the same procedure, am getting the following exception:

Current account is not bound with this device.

Please help me on this. Either we could try with fastboot commands.
Resetting the phone helped me with this problem instantly.

Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk
 

ram1MB

Senior Member
Jul 11, 2016
91
14
Xiaomi Poco F3
I haven't had a problem unlocking my Bootloader. After an approved request from Xiaomi, I have unlocked it in just a minute or two. Plus, when my bootloader accidentally got locked, I can do it again and again without bothering to request an approval.
 

milogen

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2011
184
22
just found out that the china set is able to unlock without trouble, the global set is on trouble now, before Oct was okay, now xiaomi changed something and caused unknown error.
 

aser_elhbayeb

Senior Member
Sep 13, 2012
162
37
I have ordered my device recently and it is yet to be received, and to buy some time I made an unlock request with mi account, the first time it didn't send an SMS to my phone number, so I tried a virtual US number to receive the confirmation SMS and after the permission, The question is:
Will I be able to unlock my device without my phone number being the same as the one in the request form?
 

axolotl98

Senior Member
Nov 6, 2016
109
15
Hello there. I seem to be stuck in the permission request. I complete the form but it does not accept my name, it writes in red lettering "Please input correct name". I have tried using my email address, my Mi account name, my Mi account number, my real name ...nothing works.
Any ideas are more than welcome
 

Charismagic

Member
Nov 25, 2011
31
3
Something that everyone missess

Something that everyone missess....Xiaomi server tries to locate you first before unlocking.

Different numbers wont work. You need the same number. Turn on your WiFi and GPS as well as data, just in case.

If you dont have a FB account create one. Link it to phone and number. Go to locate my phone and let Xiaomi server locate you on the map.

Try unlocking now and voila!
 

aser_elhbayeb

Senior Member
Sep 13, 2012
162
37
Something that everyone missess....Xiaomi server tries to locate you first before unlocking.

Different numbers wont work. You need the same number. Turn on your WiFi and GPS as well as data, just in case.

If you dont have a FB account create one. Link it to phone and number. Go to locate my phone and let Xiaomi server locate you on the map.

Try unlocking now and voila!

I have got the permission after 7 hours of the request without even having the device yet, and asked about the different numbers on Xiaomi forums and a moderators replied that I still can unlock it the regular say. Just waiting for the device to test.
 

e2vinay

Senior Member
Oct 28, 2011
570
243
I have ordered my device recently and it is yet to be received, and to buy some time I made an unlock request with mi account, the first time it didn't send an SMS to my phone number, so I tried a virtual US number to receive the confirmation SMS and after the permission, The question is:
Will I be able to unlock my device without my phone number being the same as the one in the request form?

Yes, You can unlock your device without any SIM inserted on device. Only thing is your account should be verified with valid number.

---------- Post added at 01:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:44 PM ----------

Got the permission yesterday but not able to unlock with lastest tool as it shows ''current account is not bound to this device'' error even though I added my account in dev option also the find my device is on

This error does not matter for unlocking. Try unlocking after 3 days
The reason which you mentioned during asking for unlock permissions matters on how fast you can unlock.
I have given reason like " I am android developer and I want to take advantage of root access", I was able to unlock in 2 days after getting permissions

PS : even I had same error " current account is not bound to device" but I was able to unlock it!
 
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    Recently I bought this phone and I've gone through all problems, error and struggles to unlock the bootloader. This tutorial will solve:

    • 86012 error
    • 10008 error
    • Cannot connect to network
    • Not receiving confirmation SMS
    • Stuck at 50%
    • Stuck at 99%
    • Current account is not bound to this device
    • Couldn't verify device

    Requirements:

    • Mobile
    • PC
    • USB Cable
    • Internet connection

    Let's start with the tutorial, the main advantage is that you don't need Developer ROM, it will work on Official builds also:

    • Setup your MIUI account by going to Settings -> Mi Account
    • Open the MIUI Browser from your phone, don't use PC on this step
    • Apply for permission here
    • Use your phone number with your country prefix to log in (ex. +38970123456 is for Macedonia)
    • Write a genuine reason, 2-3 sentences
    • After some time you will receive a confirmation SMS (it may take a few days, but with this method I got the SMS in 2 hours on 4 different Xiaomi devices)
    • Download Mi Unlocker from here
    • Enable developer options by going to Settings -> About phone and tap 7 times on MIUI version
    • Go to Settings -> Additional Settings -> Developer Settings and tick OEM Unlocking and USB debugging
    • Go to Settings -> Additional Settings -> Developer Settings -> Mi Unlock Status and press Unlock
    • Turn your Mobile data, Sync , WiFi and GPS on and wait for 5 minutes and don't turn them off afterwards
    • Go to Mi Cloud by clicking here
    • Login with your phone number
    • Click on Find device and locate your phone
    • In the folder where you've extracted the Mi Unlock tool, you will find a program called MiUsbDriver, open it and press Install
    • Log in to Mi Unlock by opening miflash_unlock on PC with the same phone number you used in obtaining the unlock permission
    • Switch off your phone and go into Fastboot by pressing Volume down and Power simultaneously and connect your phone to the PC
    • Once it shows a handset in Mi Unlock click on Unlock button
    • Wait for a minute and you are done
    • Your phone's bootloader is now UNLOCKED

    NOTE: Some users may see something like this

    xuLTbYC.png

    It's not a big deal, just wait the amount of hours that are shown there and then try unlocking the phone again. By using this tutorial you will get only 48 hours.
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    Unlocking bootloader factory reset my Nexus 7 grouper and Moto G falcon instantly.Are u sure that isn't the case with Xiaomi?

    Am quite sure my man, it won't wipe data on mi devices.
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    I have ordered my device recently and it is yet to be received, and to buy some time I made an unlock request with mi account, the first time it didn't send an SMS to my phone number, so I tried a virtual US number to receive the confirmation SMS and after the permission, The question is:
    Will I be able to unlock my device without my phone number being the same as the one in the request form?

    Yes, You can unlock your device without any SIM inserted on device. Only thing is your account should be verified with valid number.

    ---------- Post added at 01:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:44 PM ----------

    Got the permission yesterday but not able to unlock with lastest tool as it shows ''current account is not bound to this device'' error even though I added my account in dev option also the find my device is on

    This error does not matter for unlocking. Try unlocking after 3 days
    The reason which you mentioned during asking for unlock permissions matters on how fast you can unlock.
    I have given reason like " I am android developer and I want to take advantage of root access", I was able to unlock in 2 days after getting permissions

    PS : even I had same error " current account is not bound to device" but I was able to unlock it!
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    • Setup your MIUI account by going to Settings -> Mi Account
    • Open the MIUI Browser from your phone, don't use PC on this step
    • Apply for permission here
    • Use your phone number with your country prefix to log in (ex. +38970123456 is for Macedonia)
    • Write a genuine reason, 2-3 sentences

    At first I was stuck, because My full Name wasn't accepted. It seems like you are not allowed to use a Space in your Name ;). with prename and first name in one line it is accepted, but then:

    Now I am completely stuck, cause it seems my IP is blocked.
    I already here: ( en.miui.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=720854&page=1#pid14803028 ) that only IPs from china are allowed?
    The problem of "您所在的IP申请次数超标" is there probably because China is censoring the internet on a national level. The easiest way is to use a Chinese proxy server (list at spys.ru/free-proxy-list/CN/).
    ...
    and you only have 10 tries per day to let you send a message

    I alread tried two several networks and also a VPN i have to use different IPs. I get an SMS, but I but always the same message.

    Also I could not find a Proxy in China that is running.

    I found this then: en.miui.com/thread-719126-1-1.html

    I try now to circumvent this with chrome on my desktop with the chrome extension *Unblock Youku* ( chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/unblock-youku/pdnfnkhpgegpcingjbfihlkjeighnddk ) seems to work: ipcim.com/en/?p=where shows me a place in china :)

    But then I got the message '短信发送达到上限' which means "SMS LImit reached" ;(

    ... I waited 24h and tried it again, but it seems like the VPN chrome-plugin doesn't really mimicate that you are from china.
    I also tried www.plexvpn.pro directly installed on my phone, but no luck either.

    Finally:
    ---------
    I installed the *Unblock Youku* App from Play Store on my Phone, created an account there at monkeyfanfan.com, started the VPN and tried the Unlock form again (on the Phone and in Chrome) This worked!!! :fingers-crossed:
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    Yes, I first did that after receiving the SMS and then only tried to unlock. I succeeded in the first attempt.
    my problem is that I can't BIND the device to my account, I always get the error in Developer Options/MI Unlock Status
    "Couldn't verify, wait one minute or two and try again"
    Then when I try to use MI Unlock Tool it says "Current account is not bound to the device, go to Developer Options/MI Unlock Status.... bla bla"