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[GUIDE] How to skip & avoid EDL auth bypass and FLASH in DOWNLOAD MODE for MERLIN (Redmi Note 9 / Redmi 10X 4G)

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Jun 21, 2012
LG K10
Samsung Galaxy J7
If you want to AVOID bypassing authentication in EDL mode, everything you need to do is flash the Preloader Binary V12.0.4.0.QJOMIXM.
If you flash the Preloader Binary V12.0.4.0.QJOMIXM, you can flash in DOWNLOAD MODE using SP FLASH TOOL and you do NOT need to bypass auth on EDL mode.

What devices does this work on?​

- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
- Xiaomi Redmi 10X 4G

What versions does this work on?​

This works on ANY MIUI versions.

What versions does this work on?​

This has been tested on ALL MIUI versions.

Can this brick my device?​

Absolutely NOT.
ANY preloader of ANY version works on ANY MIUI version.
Safely and securely.

Does this require unlocked bootloader?​

NO. You can flash it even with locked bootloader.


- Preloader Binary V12.0.4.0.QJOMIXM: https://forum.xda-developers.com/at...20200917-0000-00_10-0_global-bin-zip.5189107/

How to flash it using fastboot?​

fastboot flash preloader preloader_merlin--V12.0.4.0.QJOMIXM_20200917.0000.00_10.0_global.bin

:unsure: Do you need help with your MERLIN device ?
Read this FAQ: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...for-merlin-redmi-note-9-redmi-10x-4g.4225163/