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[How To] Unlock Bootloader on Your Redmi Note 5 Pro

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Senior Member
Nov 26, 2018
New to this. What if I have 36 hours before I unlock the bootloader? Will I be able to use my phone for 36 hours (nothing deleted), then use the tool again?


Senior Member
Jun 12, 2012
No, that doesnt mean it. When you actually try to unlock, only then you will know.

I tried unlocking whyred yesterday my mi account already have permission to unlock any mi phone but even at the time of unlocking kenzo it needed 265 hr of binding i.e. we bind account with device from dev ops. So waiting for 11 days.

After 265 days unlocked successfully
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New member
Jun 9, 2019
Alternate method?

Tried unlocking the bootloader after being given a waiting time of 168 hours, but the phone didn't unlock and I was given an additional 360 hours wait time.
Is there any other way to unlock the bootloader? Maybe a fastboot rom with modifications to the bootloader ".mbn" file.
Help me out.


New member
Feb 9, 2020
hi, i have problem with unlock. Stuck at 50% or 99% and it say "Couldnt unlock, Request parameter error". I tried 3 cables and all usb ports. And its same.. Any idea?


Senior Member
Apr 2, 2012
Redmi Note 9
Hi all, I hope someone can give me a hand here.
When I open the unlock site and click "unlock now", it redirects me to https://www.xiaomi.cn/.
I have the link up top to unlock which takes me back to page 1.
I've tried signing in with email and number, no success. As such, I'm stuck in the very first part of the process to request permission to unlock the phone :(
Any ideas?



New member
Mar 27, 2020
Form issue

Yo, im trying to unlock the bootloader but stuck at the first step itself when went to given site, but when I open the unlock site and click "unlock now", it redirects me to www .xiaomi. cn. back to square one no form comes up . :(
Help please.
Thank you

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    Hi everyone, This is a guide on how to unlock the bootloader on your Redmi Note 5. I have a video attached of the same process at the end. I'm going to summarize the whole process here. So let's get started.
    Caution:- Backup ALL of your phone's data somewhere and try this method at your own risk.

    1) Go to http://en.miui.com/unlock to get unlock permissions for your MIU Account. Use a Mobile Number based account and not an E-Mail ID Based account. Then you will be greeted with a form. Fill in your details and write why do you want to unlock the bootloader on your phone. Try to be as genuine as possible as they otherwise might just reject your application. Once you submit the application, It may take a few hours or days and they will notify you via an SMS saying that your account is ready for unlocking

    2) Go to the same unlock link en.miui.com/unlock and this time they will provide a link to download the MiFlash tool. Download the zip file, Unzip it. Install MI Drivers first by right clicking on the file and running it as an administrator.

    3)Now on your Redmi Note 5 Pro, Enable developer options. You can do that by tapping going to Settings>About Phone> Tap the MIUI Version 7-8 times. Then You can access Developer options by going to Settings>Additional Settings>Developer Options. Now Sign in with your MIUI Account(The same one used earlier) and also Put the SIM Card In of the same number that you made the MIUI ID with. Now you need to use a VPN to switch to China Servers. You can do that by Using PlexVPN or I have found this VPN App on some forums, which I have uploaded with this post. If you are using the latter app, select china Line 2 in server and press connect.

    4) Once it is connected, Go To Settings>Additional Settings>Developer Options, Check the OEM Unlock Option On, Then go to Device Unlock Status, Here select the option of Add Account and Device. This will bind the device with your account. Now Backup all of your data somewhere and turn the phone off.

    5)On your PC, Right click on MiFlash Tool, Run it as an administrator. Fill up your account details, The tool will check if you have permissions or not. If all goes well it will give you instructions to connect your phone in fastboot mode. So press the volume down + Power button on your phone until you see the fastboot screen. Now the Tool will ask you for your permissions, Grant them and Voila! Within 5 minutes it should unlock the bootloader on your Redmi Note 5 Pro. If you'r eunlucky, you might get a message saying try after 360 or 72 hours. So you will have to wait. I personally got that error with my email ID based account, But it worked well with my mobile number based account

    So that's how you unlock the bootloader on your Note 5 Pro. I have also rooted my phone and tried to enable Camera2API but the front camera crashes on Enabling Camera2API. But if you guys still want a tutorial about rooting this phone, let me know. I will make that too. Here is a video of the whole process, You can watch it.

    Thanks for Reading!
    Which vpn app you are using? I am getting the famous 86006 error while adding account. I have attached the screen shot

    I've attached the apk in this post. Also do you have the Note 5 or the note 5 pro as I did get the 10003 error on the note 5 pro. 86006 is usually not fixable with this method. I've gotten 86006 error on my note 5.
    give me one info.. as you wrote you have already rooted your phone & tried enabling camera2api.. please confirm if GCam mod working properly or not..
    Ohh. I wasn't able to find apk in first post. Thanks. I have note 5 pro. I am trying with this apk now. Will update shortly

    Update:no success. Same issue. Did you manage to solve your issue with note 5? I usually get over this error by flashing developer rom.... But I don't find any developer rom for note 5 pro on miui forums
    Same here. 86006.
    I guess we will have to wait for the developer ROM.

    Sent from my Redmi Note 5 Pro using Tapatalk
    Same here. 86006.
    I guess we will have to wait for the developer ROM.

    Sent from my Redmi Note 5 Pro using Tapatalk

    Yes. I have always faced this error with all my mi and redmi devices except MI3. The only solution is to flash developer rom. Let's wait for it....