Stuck in Mi Recovery 3.0 with a stock device

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CiDsTaR

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Hello,

This morning I turned off and on my phone (RN5 Global).
Now, If I try to start it, phone goes directly to Mi-Recovery 3.0 and, no matter how hard you try to restart, it always ends there.

More info:

- The phone is completely from stock. No root, no bootloader unlock, nothing.
- Mi-Recovery only let me Wipe All Data, so this would be an unfeasible option without first having recovered the data.
- My PC Suite does not recognize the phone.
- If I connect the mobile to the pc, 'adb devices' command says "sideload".
- If I try to make a backup by 'adb shell' it says "error: closed".
- I do not know if 'debug usb' is activated. I remember i activated it in the past, but I think that MIUI10 update deactivated it again.
- I can enter fastboot mode.
- I tried to open the phone, disconnect and connect the battery, but nothing has been fixed.

What can I do? My priorities now are:
1.- Recover the data (at least photos).
2.- Revive my phone.

Thank you.
 

SubwayChamp

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If your device is Redmi Note 5 from other country but India then it´s Whyred and this Forum is for Redmi 5 Plus/Redmi Note 5 (only India) that is Vince.

In the case I´m right and your device is Whyred (two rear cameras is a simple way to note it) then as far as I know you will need an EDL authorized account to flash a rom through MiFlash Tool.

Other tool that you can use is XiaomiFlash Tool by Francesco Tescari through Mi-Recovery but you will need too have enable USB debugging (maybe you have) but the same way you can flash a rom also you´ll lose all your data.

Adb shell works only in rooted devices, you can´t backup nothing in this state and fastboot mode is limited to just few commands like list device/reboot devices and nothing more in locked bootloaders.

In this scenario you have two things in order to solve this issue:

1- Highly probable loosing all your data.
- Doing format data through recovery and try to boot (data lost for sure)
- Flashing a rom through recovery with the mentioned tool (99% data lost probabilities)
- Flashing a rom through EDL; if you have Vince you can do it but if you have Whyred I don´t think so (if you choose second option "Flash without erase userdata" in MiFlash Tool I guess your data will be preserved)

2- If you enabled before USB debugging and binded your Mi account with device wait the time to unlock bootloader and maybe booting first of all in TWRP you can recover some data from your device, if you unlocked but first of all you boot on system for sure all your data will gone.
 
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gldvs007

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I am also faced that situation.
When i tried to flash stock miui through fastboot it locked the bootloader and cant boot into rom then mi flash tool cant flash as boot loader is locked.
Worst part is in order flash another rom i need recovery, unable to reach developers option as rom not booting up.
Lost hope on the device
After all so many google searches and sleep less nights
I found application called mi pc suite china
Try to flash miui rom through mi pc suite mode
It says boot loader locked do you want to unlock
Finally it unlocked boot loader without booting into mobile.

In your case that will app will work. try it
 
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RehanSiddiqui

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I am also faced that situation.
When i tried to flash stock miui through fastboot it locked the bootloader and cant boot into rom then mi flash tool cant flash as boot loader is locked.
Worst part is in order flash another rom i need recovery, unable to reach developers option as rom not booting up.
Lost hope on the device
After all so many google searches and sleep less nights
I found application called mi pc suite china
Try to flash miui rom through mi pc suite mode
It says boot loader locked do you want to unlock
Finally it unlocked boot loader without booting into mobile.

In your case that will app will work. try it


THANK YOU THIS HELPED ME OUT A LOT

I JUST INSTALLED THE APP THROUGH THIS LINK - https://miui.blog/any-devices/china-mi-pc-suite-english-translation/
AND THEN CONNECTED MY MI4i TO THE PC. IT AUTOMATICALLY ADDED THE STOCK REQUIRED FROM THE INTERNET AND I DIDNT CLICK ANYTHING IN THE APP.
 

Namy98

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THANK YOU THIS HELPED ME OUT A LOT

I JUST INSTALLED THE APP THROUGH THIS LINK - https://miui.blog/any-devices/china-mi-pc-suite-english-translation/
AND THEN CONNECTED MY MI4i TO THE PC. IT AUTOMATICALLY ADDED THE STOCK REQUIRED FROM THE INTERNET AND I DIDNT CLICK ANYTHING IN THE APP.


BIG THANKSS, THIS HELP ME TOO

In my case my Redmi Note 7 MIUI 11.xx and had a update notification
im accidenly hold my power button my, and ALWAYS go to MI-Recovery 3.0 after several reboot

Im downloading that app and updating that app,
And copy the translate file from China to English (my pc WINDOWS 10 64x)
i chose "Connect to Mi Assistant" in phone connect to my pc and open the app, that can see my current ROM (MIUI 11.xx) can be update to "MIUI 12.xx" ,im flashing(updating) with "LEFT" option
that say "CAN SAVE UR SEVERAL FILES" than option RIGHT(DELETE ALL FILES) i guess i dont much remember
Im flashing(updating) with hope my files still in there,
The app start downloading the ROM and instaling to my phone 0% to 100%

My phone reboot and had notify "The system has been destroy"
After restarting several time, Im lossing hope on my phone,

Im trying hold my -Volume button while rebooting, then my phone booting on MIUI 12 in several minute
And "EVERYTHING ITS FINE" i have my all files,app,photos, just like my regular phone but have new MIUI 12 update Introduce changelog

I just wanna share my experience
THANK YOU A LOT
 
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mccholai

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Seeing this Stuck in Mi Recovery 3.0 with a stock device

Thanks Dude... It works for my MI Poco F1.

Steps

  1. Download chinese version of mi app (version 3 beta) from below link
  2. Replace English Translated mi_phone_assistant.res file in installation folder.
  3. Connect Mobile with PC
  4. Open the Mi App Then Click the update button which shows upon opening
Phone automatically came back to normal (No loss in Data) and Remove Cable. Don’t Flash Data.

China Mi PC Suite with English Translation | MIUI Blog
 

yasinArafat

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Apr 9, 2021
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Seeing this Stuck in Mi Recovery 3.0 with a stock device

Thanks Dude... It works for my MI Poco F1.

Steps

  1. Download chinese version of mi app (version 3 beta) from below link
  2. Replace English Translated mi_phone_assistant.res file in installation folder.
  3. Connect Mobile with PC
  4. Open the Mi App Then Click the update button which shows upon opening
Phone automatically came back to normal (No loss in Data) and Remove Cable. Don’t Flash Data.

China Mi PC Suite with English Translation | MIUI Blog
it stuck at 99%
 

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shanraviappu

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Jun 29, 2013
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Hello,

This morning I turned off and on my phone (RN5 Global).
Now, If I try to start it, phone goes directly to Mi-Recovery 3.0 and, no matter how hard you try to restart, it always ends there.

More info:

- The phone is completely from stock. No root, no bootloader unlock, nothing.
- Mi-Recovery only let me Wipe All Data, so this would be an unfeasible option without first having recovered the data.
- My PC Suite does not recognize the phone.
- If I connect the mobile to the pc, 'adb devices' command says "sideload".
- If I try to make a backup by 'adb shell' it says "error: closed".
- I do not know if 'debug usb' is activated. I remember i activated it in the past, but I think that MIUI10 update deactivated it again.
- I can enter fastboot mode.
- I tried to open the phone, disconnect and connect the battery, but nothing has been fixed.

What can I do? My priorities now are:
1.- Recover the data (at least photos).
2.- Revive my phone.

Thank you.
Just remove SD card & SIM tray from phone and restart. I work for me. try at our end. Don't flash or connect anything.
 
Hello,

This morning I turned off and on my phone (RN5 Global).
Now, If I try to start it, phone goes directly to Mi-Recovery 3.0 and, no matter how hard you try to restart, it always ends there.

More info:

- The phone is completely from stock. No root, no bootloader unlock, nothing.
- Mi-Recovery only let me Wipe All Data, so this would be an unfeasible option without first having recovered the data.
- My PC Suite does not recognize the phone.
- If I connect the mobile to the pc, 'adb devices' command says "sideload".
- If I try to make a backup by 'adb shell' it says "error: closed".
- I do not know if 'debug usb' is activated. I remember i activated it in the past, but I think that MIUI10 update deactivated it again.
- I can enter fastboot mode.
- I tried to open the phone, disconnect and connect the battery, but nothing has been fixed.

What can I do? My priorities now are:
1.- Recover the data (at least photos).
2.- Revive my phone.

Thank you.
how u solved your problem , i am stuck in same stage .. help please
 

harsimran27

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Sep 11, 2021
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I was stuck in Mi Recovery Mode 3.0 on my Mi Redmi Note 5.

Even after doing reboot to system, it wasn't going back to normal.

After scratching my head for a lot of time I decided to do the old school thing, i.e. REMOVING the SIM card and SD card and pressing the VOLUME DOWN + POWER KEY until the vibration occurred (NOTE: Mi logo will appear while you have pressed but keep the 2 buttons pressed until vibration occurred).
 

ania kw

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Nov 13, 2021
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I was stuck in Mi Recovery Mode 3.0 on my Mi Redmi Note 5.

Even after doing reboot to system, it wasn't going back to normal.

After scratching my head for a lot of time I decided to do the old school thing, i.e. REMOVING the SIM card and SD card and pressing the VOLUME DOWN + POWER KEY until the vibration occurred (NOTE: Mi logo will appear while you have pressed but keep the 2 buttons pressed until vibration occurred).
were any files deleted? and do you perhaps know if it would work on redmi note 7?
 

Suryanshu Gupta

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Sep 25, 2022
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Hi all,.

I also faced the same issue my redmi note 5 Pro which was on I believe MIUI 10 because it was never updated from the day it was purchased got stuck in bootloop and not getting ahead after recovery mode no matter how much time you reboot it was all working fine but some apps were updating such as youtube when this incident occurred I tried every solution like pressing keys pressing all three keys simultaneously or ADB method but none could work since the phone was locked also there was no USB debugging so adb method wouldn't work to also if an if ADB connected I couldn't flash because it will remove the data, in recovery mod you can see in option connect with MI Assistant but the Indian English version shown no connection so found one youtube video (channel name -" Ach Sharif ", video link-
which helped to install chinese version and and solved login issues I used Google translate translate to read the Chinese characters and understand what is going on I connected the device intending to take a backup backup but as no option was available I had to click on flash device so it downloaded upgraded recovery rom and automatically flash to MIUI 11 but still same problem then again I connected and upgraded to MIUI 12 and the phone was able to boot so the phone finally got fixed all data and all apps were intact and working as originally also all data of WhatsApp chats etc remained even the open apps at the time when problem happened were still present.

I believe guys this is the only solution to the problem because while flashing it replaces the recovery module of the rom which was corrupted earlier in my case when MIUi 12 installed not 11 I feel that it replaced recovery module due to update and it was able to work so please try once and I hope you get your files back, now lesson learned please do regular backups to live worry free life otherwise we will be spending time and energy here only.

I believe ADB methods or other methods won't work because they will flash and you won't be able to get data only flashing through recovery ROM not fastboot rom just like update package will be able to solve your problem if it is a software problem it will be can be fixed fixed this way only and saving data if it's a hardware problem such as power of all volume buttons are stucked you just get change and everything will be fine it happened in my other phone redmi Y2 so from speaking from experience thats all as I was going through trouble these things really help me so I thought to spend time in creating this guide please follow and I hope it will be solved.
 
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    I am also faced that situation.
    When i tried to flash stock miui through fastboot it locked the bootloader and cant boot into rom then mi flash tool cant flash as boot loader is locked.
    Worst part is in order flash another rom i need recovery, unable to reach developers option as rom not booting up.
    Lost hope on the device
    After all so many google searches and sleep less nights
    I found application called mi pc suite china
    Try to flash miui rom through mi pc suite mode
    It says boot loader locked do you want to unlock
    Finally it unlocked boot loader without booting into mobile.

    In your case that will app will work. try it