Mi 8 hard bricked but can get into EDL - What are my options?

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d3ck4rd

Senior Member
Dec 8, 2010
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I have managed to brick my Mi 8, I think due to trying to flash a Chinese rom but not sure exactly what I did, I had ultimately been trying to install LineageOS.

The phone will only go into a bootloop with the Mi symbol showing, I cannot get it into recovery or bootloader by holding the buttons as normal. I have taken the back off and I think managed to get it into EDL mode by shorting the pins as I can get it to show up in MiFlash.

However where do I go from here? I cannot use Miflash because it says my account is not authorised, and I have not been able to find a hacked elf file for this phone. I have found a supposed hacked version of Miflash that bypasses the authentication however this just comes up with a load of different errors when trying to flash with this so no progress there either.

I feel like I have run out of options. Is there anything else I cant try or is this phone a goner?
 

d3ck4rd

Senior Member
Dec 8, 2010
208
15
I ended up using a paid service on Telegram where a person with a subscription to some flashing software was able to flash my phone with a ROM from EDL mode using Teamviewer, so all good now and phone is working again. If taking this route be wary of who you use for this as I am sure there are some scams out there.
 
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