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

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partha_rc

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unlocking bootloader

After logging in with my MI Account (phone number based) I am being redirected to this page where the writing is all in Chinese.
I do not understand this language. What do I do?




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partha_rc

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After signing in with my MI account, I am not being taken to the "Unlock your MI Device" page.

I am being shown the page in Chinese as I mentioned above in the screenshot.

Any help would be appreciated.

Partha
 

ulremember

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When I went to the page in chinese, I right clicked and clicked translate in the menu. Second, I read that the process has change on Sept 28 2018. I have not tried because I am a noob. But it is supposed to be automatic and instant when the directions are followed. I am worried about the security aspect as I am not ready to flash rom yet and root. Want to have the whole day. LOL I hope this helps. Blessings
 

coolakshansh

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A couple of questions if anyone can kindly answer them.
1. Will Unlocking bootloader/Rooting my device void my warranty?
2. OTA updates on unlocked bootloader and rooted device?
 
OK... for better or worse I ordered a new "Global" Redmi Note 5 from Amazon yesterday, it will be here tomorrow. I've already created two different Xiaomi user accounts with completely different info, emails, etc. One is based on my mobile phone number as login, the other using a email (different email than the recovery email used in the "phone number" account.

I plan to immediately (or ASAP) install TWRP, a custom ROM, etc. I've read all of the horror stories about getting the bootloader unlocked, although it's not clear that this problem applies to all phones/countries/regions. What can I realistically expect... a 30 day wait for approval to unlock the bootloader, or is there a smarter way now? Any magic process that will allow me to get the job done easily? Thanks!
 

Vuska

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Hi..

i go to mi unlock site..
after login with my phone number and password, why there is no form, only button to download mi unlock tool.

Please help.

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Vuska

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Hiks...

The application says that i can't unlock until 720 hours..
OMG.. it's a month...

Anything i can do to make it faster please ?

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C4N5D

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I want to unlock my bootloader, but everytime it gives random error while unlocking. Sometimes gets stuck 50% and says Error (-1), sometimes goes till 99% and says Cannot Unlock/Cannot Verify/Unable To Unlock.
And sometimes it straightaway shows device is unlocked, no need to unlock again whereas the device is still locked.
I tried various solutions like using older version, updating MIUI, resetting the device but same results.
Help me please.
 

minerek

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but I have problem with it. When i use myflash_unlock i have message: Can't unlock. Your account isn't associated with a phone number. In this phone i dont have sim card because i need flash it for my mother.
Veryifing device - OK
Problem with second step - Unlocking.
 
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MikiGry

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
but I have problem with it. When i use myflash_unlock i have message: Can't unlock. Your account isn't associated with a phone number. In this phone i dont have sim card because i need flash it for my mother.
Veryifing device - OK
Problem with second step - Unlocking.

Unfortunately phone number (and SIM card) is a must. You need to add it to Mi Account. They will send you a verification code through SMS

Don't worry. They won't spam You with useless SMS messages after that. And the verification code isn't a premium SMS message either

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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!
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    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.
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    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..
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    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.

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    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....
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