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[Tips] HOW TO FLASH MI5 FROM CHINA TO GLOBAL LOCKED/UNLOCKED

2016-07-06 21:18:11
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Edited by mitch002 at 2016-07-07 07:13 AM

HOW TO FLASH MI5 FROM CHINA ROM TO STABLE ROM ON LOCKED / UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER

by mitch002



Have you ever been wondering how to flash your Mi5 from China Stable to Global Stable Rom? There are basically two method to do this. Locked Bootloader and Unlocked bootloader. Lets proceed:


Things to do before proceeding to either method:
  • Be sure to Enable USB Debugging:
- Go to About phone > tap MIUI version at least 7 times to activate the Developer options. Go to Additional settings > Developer options > USB debugging > Enable it.
  • USB Data cable from your set.
  • Battery is charged at least 50%.





UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER


First things first, every Mi5 comes with a locked bootloader, you will need to unlock its bootloader first, use this guide of mine to unlock the bootloader:


[MIUI DEVICE TEAM] How to Unlock Bootloader of Mi5
http://en.miui.com/thread-267361-1-1.html
(Source: Xiaomi MIUI Official Forum)



As soon as your bootloader is unlocked, you will need these drivers:


Download:



Installation of Proper Drivers & Mi Flash Tool:

Download all the Zip files and unzipped accordingly, install "minimal_adb_fastboot_v1.4_setup.exe" and "MiFlashSetup-Beta.msi" as the following image:



Installation of Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008:

First, double-click on the "Minimal ADB and Fastboot" desktop shortcut, and type the following:
  • adb version
  • adb devices

Make sure that your device is connected properly and your device will be recognized by ADB like this


After successfull installation, the Device Manager should show USB Devices: ADB Interface


Right click on the ADB Device and Update driver using the downloaded Qualcomm Drivers.

Put your Mi5 to Fastboot mode by holding power and vol down together and you will see fastboot icon appear.

Connect your phone to the USB on your PC, preferably the one at the back of the PC so its direct to the motherboard.
you will see your phone detected like this

Load, Mi Flash Beta and select the extracted folder which looks like this D:\gemini_global_images_6.5.30_20160516.0000.22_6.0_global

Select Clean All at the bottom right

Then Click refresh icon and see if your phone has been connected,

Then Click FLASH to proceed

It will look like this upon flnished flashing


Reboot and enjoy your Global Rom.



LOCKED BOOTLOADER

Download:


Special Tools:
Mi5 Engineering Flash Cable


Installation of Proper Drivers & Mi Flash Tool:

Download all the Zip files and unzipped accordingly, install "minimal_adb_fastboot_v1.4_setup.exe" and "MiFlashSetup-Beta.msi" as the following image:


Installation of Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008:

First, double-click on the "Minimal ADB and Fastboot" desktop shortcut, and type the following:
  • adb version
  • adb devices


Make sure that your device is connected properly and your device will be recognized by ADB like this

After successfull installation, the Device Manager should show USB Devices: ADB Interface


Right click on the ADB Device and Update driver using the downloaded Qualcomm Drivers.

Turn on Mi Flash Beta

Turn off your phone

Use the special engineering flash cable, hold the button on the cable and plug to Mi5, then wait for 3 seconds then release the button.


This disables the phone from charging, because natural reaction of phone when plugged to a USB port while off is to charge.

Remember to use the USB port at the back of the PC so that its directly connected to the motherboard.

Your phone will be detected as COM3 or COM4


Load, Mi Flash Beta and select the extracted folder which looks like this D:\gemini_global_images_6.5.30_20160516.0000.22_6.0_global

Select Clean All at the bottom right

Then Click refresh icon and see if your phone has been connected,

Then Click FLASH to proceed



It will look like this upon flnished flashing


Reboot and enjoy your Global Rom.




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2016-07-06 21:18:11
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hi Mitch and thanks for sharing
2016-07-07 01:31:15

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Aty |

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awesome
2016-07-08 02:40:07
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very helpful thread
2016-07-08 02:48:22
Awesome Post!
2016-07-08 04:39:06
Thanks for sharing
2016-07-08 16:25:55
androsamace

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raahul_21 | from mobile

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Will be really helpful for Mi5 Users,  Thanks for sharing bro
2016-07-08 22:01:36
thanks for this hread really helpful
2016-07-14 02:02:12
Excellent! I have successfully used many times Engineering Flash Cable.
2016-08-18 08:00:55

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nikhil950 | from app

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okaygot it
2016-09-11 02:22:39

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Apurva Rana | from app

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Thank you for sharing this information
2016-09-11 15:01:04
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