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[SOLVED] Bricked after an UPDATE or HARD RESET (can not get into recovery mode)

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NikoWulf

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UPDATE: The issue was resolved and here is the [SOLUTION]​
first of all lets start with the problem, it doesn't matter if it's just hard reset loop or update loop problem, I actually did both, here's a thing this main issue comes with updates but somehow this time recovery mode was completely destroyed, so there is no escape you can only access fastboot which is a good thing in a way, follow the steps to unbrick your phone.
-if you can access recovery mode just download modified miflashpro and flash downloaded rom using it.
REQUIRMENTS: PC,USB CABLE,INTERNET CONNECTION.


SOLUTION:​

1. Install ADB on your PC with all the necessary drivers for your phone
2. Turn off your phone completely, press and hold volume down and power button together to go into fastboot mode
3. once you are in fastboot mode connect usb to phone and open cmd from adb directory and type in: fastboot devices (if device serial number is shown in fastboot mode everything is good so far... if not go to DEVICE MANAGER in your pc and check if driver is installed properly if anything ADB drivers and ANDROID USB drivers will come handy to install them manually)
4. now type in: fastboot continue
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5. your device will boot into system if it fails try going into fastboot mode and going with fastboot continue command again try until it boot ups into safe mode
6. eventually it will boot into safe mode system without your files being touched because nor update nor hard reset was completed fully, phone will be in airplane mode.
7. DO NOT TURN ON WIFI OR MOBILE DATA it will crash your phone, if your phone storage is full remove some stuff plus the apps.
8. Turn on USB DEBUGGING,OEM UNLOCK MODE. open file transfers and download apk of MIUI updater from pc to your phone ( LATEST VERSION ) and install it.
9. now DEACTIVATE AIRPLANE MODE and turn on WIFI FROM SETTINGS
10. once you got internet connection wait a little bit for all of the notifications and stuff to pop up be careful, once it's all good go to settings about phone and system update and CHECK FOR UPDATES
11. let your phone download the update it should be around 1.7GB depends honestly let it decrypt and once you are ready click on INSTALL NOW.
12. it will take time to install and reboot will happen many time you might think that it gets stuck at 90.49% but let it finish be patient it happens it just needs time, once everything is done you are good to go
WELCOME TO MIUI 12
SIDE NOTE:
I - MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE IS CHARGED
II - I DID TRY EDL TEST POINTS BUT YOU DO NOT NEED TO OPEN UP YOUR PHONE NOR TO DO IT.
III - BE PATIENT
 
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Unless you're willing to do a test point boot, take it to a Xiaomi service center, take a receipt with you or some proof of purchase.
You can try buying an EDL cable and testing your luck, I highly doubt tho since Xiaomi locks it's EDL mode.
 

NikoWulf

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got good news I managed to actually get in the system
using fastboot continue command it lags as hell but usb debugging is on
so from the looks of it recovery is gone
I am in phone adb devices are visible
anything that you might suggest ?
 

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Unless you're willing to do a test point boot, take it to a Xiaomi service center, take a receipt with you or some proof of purchase.
You can try buying an EDL cable and testing your luck, I highly doubt tho since Xiaomi locks it's EDL mode.
anyways phone is on and going well charging but is in airplane mode trying to flash rom using miflash but not working... recovery is most likely gone... any ideas guys what to do?
 

NikoWulf

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Update:turning wifi makes it crash
UPDATE II: WHATEVER HAPPENS DO NOT TURN ON WIFI IT WILL CRASH AND KEEP ON CRASHING UNTIL YOU GET LUCKY AND TURN IT OFF YOURSELF

UPDATE THREE: I NEED A WAY TO FLASH RECOVERY WITHOUT FASTBOOT AND BOOTLOADER IS LOCKED
 
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You can't force flash TWRP. You'll have to wait those days with MI Unlock, that's the only way.
There is this thread about an unofficial method of unlocking, I didn't bother looking tbh since I'm very sure you can't unlock it unofficially, but if you do find something then do it on your own risk.
 

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good news managed to get wifi to work now trying to download update from the phone it's slowly going lets see if it installs safely this time boyz will update
Well that's good, I've never heard a Xiaomi update bricking a phone except MI A3 recent Android 11 update. So most likely it will work fine. Make sure you have enough charge in the battery.
Gotta ask, how did you fix it? Did you do a test point?
 

NikoWulf

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well it's not over yet my dude,lets see how it's going to update this one hopefully everything will work fine
well I did had to use test points for nothing lmao, plus tweaking with right drivers from device manager and stuff...
well lets hope it works out... it was a nightmare bud
 
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NikoWulf

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Well that's good, I've never heard a Xiaomi update bricking a phone except MI A3 recent Android 11 update. So most likely it will work fine. Make sure you have enough charge in the battery.
Gotta ask, how did you fix it? Did you do a test point?
well I can't leave it like that until the update cause I can see it's buggy plus I removed SIM
so airplane mode was deactivated
activated Wifi it works pretty decent rn laggy a bit but at least I am able to download so lets see where will this update take me
 

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well I can't leave it like that until the update cause I can see it's buggy plus I removed SIM
so airplane mode was deactivated
activated Wifi it works pretty decent rn laggy a bit but at least I am able to download so lets see where will this update take me
Well I know I'd want a way out of this fast, so if you're still looking for a way to flash another ROM I think Hydra tool can unlock bootloader through EDL mode.

BOYS phone turned on without a problem ladies and gentleman
PROBLEM IS SOLVED
Although if everything is working fine then I advice against it.
 
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    UPDATE: The issue was resolved and here is the [SOLUTION]​
    first of all lets start with the problem, it doesn't matter if it's just hard reset loop or update loop problem, I actually did both, here's a thing this main issue comes with updates but somehow this time recovery mode was completely destroyed, so there is no escape you can only access fastboot which is a good thing in a way, follow the steps to unbrick your phone.
    -if you can access recovery mode just download modified miflashpro and flash downloaded rom using it.
    REQUIRMENTS: PC,USB CABLE,INTERNET CONNECTION.


    SOLUTION:​

    1. Install ADB on your PC with all the necessary drivers for your phone
    2. Turn off your phone completely, press and hold volume down and power button together to go into fastboot mode
    3. once you are in fastboot mode connect usb to phone and open cmd from adb directory and type in: fastboot devices (if device serial number is shown in fastboot mode everything is good so far... if not go to DEVICE MANAGER in your pc and check if driver is installed properly if anything ADB drivers and ANDROID USB drivers will come handy to install them manually)
    4. now type in: fastboot continue
    1615699500400.png

    5. your device will boot into system if it fails try going into fastboot mode and going with fastboot continue command again try until it boot ups into safe mode
    6. eventually it will boot into safe mode system without your files being touched because nor update nor hard reset was completed fully, phone will be in airplane mode.
    7. DO NOT TURN ON WIFI OR MOBILE DATA it will crash your phone, if your phone storage is full remove some stuff plus the apps.
    8. Turn on USB DEBUGGING,OEM UNLOCK MODE. open file transfers and download apk of MIUI updater from pc to your phone ( LATEST VERSION ) and install it.
    9. now DEACTIVATE AIRPLANE MODE and turn on WIFI FROM SETTINGS
    10. once you got internet connection wait a little bit for all of the notifications and stuff to pop up be careful, once it's all good go to settings about phone and system update and CHECK FOR UPDATES
    11. let your phone download the update it should be around 1.7GB depends honestly let it decrypt and once you are ready click on INSTALL NOW.
    12. it will take time to install and reboot will happen many time you might think that it gets stuck at 90.49% but let it finish be patient it happens it just needs time, once everything is done you are good to go
    WELCOME TO MIUI 12
    SIDE NOTE:
    I - MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE IS CHARGED
    II - I DID TRY EDL TEST POINTS BUT YOU DO NOT NEED TO OPEN UP YOUR PHONE NOR TO DO IT.
    III - BE PATIENT
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    well I can't leave it like that until the update cause I can see it's buggy plus I removed SIM
    so airplane mode was deactivated
    activated Wifi it works pretty decent rn laggy a bit but at least I am able to download so lets see where will this update take me
    Well I know I'd want a way out of this fast, so if you're still looking for a way to flash another ROM I think Hydra tool can unlock bootloader through EDL mode.

    BOYS phone turned on without a problem ladies and gentleman
    PROBLEM IS SOLVED
    Although if everything is working fine then I advice against it.
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    AThanks might try it out if this one gets funky again but so far everything is going smooth
    Almost forgot about it, please add "[SOLVED]" to the beginning of the thread title and edit the first post with your exact issue and as detailed as possible steps about how you solved it. So you can help others who may come here in the future.
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    Almost forgot about it, please add "[SOLVED]" to the beginning of the thread title and edit the first post with your exact issue and as detailed as possible steps about how you solved it. So you can help others who may come here in the future.
    Just woke up will do in 20 minutes lad