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Redmi Note 3

[Tips] [Device Team] Flash/Unbrick Redmi Note 3 with Locked Bootloader

2016-09-25 09:12:15
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Edited by Mohammed Faisal at 2016-09-25 10:55 PM

Greeting to Mi Community Users Users,

Steps for Flashing/Unbrick Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon Version):-

Notes : a. Please be noted I will not take any responsibility for anything happened to your device.

b. Before flashing it is advised to take the backup of data and make sure that your phone battery is charged enough.

c. This Method will work with every ROM, Upgrade/Downgrade, Locked BL/Unlocked BL. Don't ask queries before reading the whole guide.

d. You need to Start your Phone in Download Mode.(Not Fastboot Mode)

If Phone is Bootloop or Total Brick Or Pattern Lock:-
Follow the guide to enter EDL mode and then follow the rest guide below
Entering EDL mode from fastboot mode
Full Credits and Thanks to@emuzychenko (Developer)

Download & Install the Flashing Tool
XiaoMi Flashing Tool
The Following tools works on 32 bit & 64 bit systems

For Normal Flashing

Turn on USB debugging, Go to Settings -- About Phone --> Touch 7 times on "MIUI version"  to Enable Developer Options.Now got to Settings - Additional Settings - Developer Options --> USB debugging.

Enable USB Debugging and Connect to PC.

Now Phone is Connected as ADB. Check Device Manager for Below:-


1. Download the ADB files from (632.01 KB, Downloads: 272)


2. Unzip the folder and go to the folder location and check for these files.

3. Type cmd and press Enter, Command Prompt will open.

4. Type these Commands

adb devices
adb reboot edl

Note: The command is in small letters "EDL"

Phone will enter in download Mode with Red Led blinking.

5.Open Device Manager and Phone will be detected as QHUSB_BULK.

Right Click and choose Update Drivers.
Note : - Driver Signature Enforcement: It's recommended to disable. Reboot your PC in Advanced Mode and Choose Disable Driver Signature.
Follow this thread Click here

7. Wait till driver installation successful.

8. The driver will be installed Sucessfully and you can see added in Ports as Qualcomm HS-USB.

Flashing Part

The ROM links below are of Fastboot Rom. Recovery ROM will not work.If you have already downloaded Fastboot ROM no need to Download again.
(File Extension with .Zip file is Recovery ROM, .tgz or .tar file is Fastboot ROM)

Go to and select Redmi Note 3 then tap on Flashing Guide and on the left side look for Fastboot update. Then look for Redmi Note 3 and select the desired Rom. Most of the times, Global Beta or Global stable are chosen.
Note : The Fastboot Roms are of 1- 1.3GB in size

If link does not work, Put Letter "o" not Zero before the Link address.

Important: - Before flashing it is advised to take the backup of data and make sure that your phone battery is charged enough.

Steps to Flash ROM: -
1. Download ROM from the above link (Which one you want to Flash) and extract it to Desktop(Use Winrar Software to extract).
(Please check if the file suffix is '.tgz'. Please rename it to '.tgz' if the suffix is '.gz or .tar')
Note: - Some users get error while extracting on Desktop Because there is space in the username of PC or the folder as shown.

The users should put the ROM In C Drive in a folder without spaces. E,g F:/ROM/MIUI
The Error is shown when using space between foldername
2. Download flashing tool from the above link and install it.
3. Once installation is complete, Run MiFlash application and allow to change the permissions if a notification appears
4. Click on browse

5. Select ROM folder from Desktop or From the location where ROM is saved)

Note:- The path of the ROM folder Should be like "F:\kenzo_global_images_6.5.19_20160509.0000.21_5.1_global" Not "F:\kenzo_global_images_6.5.19_20160509.0000.21_5.1_global\images"
The MIUI Rom folder should Contain the following files

6. Press Refresh button to see you device in flashing tool.

After pressing refresh button you will see connected device.

8. Click on Clean all and Lock or Save user data and it will start process to flash

9. Once flashing process completes

Remove the cable and keep Power Button pressed until it Vibrates.
The Device will start, wait till completion , it can take up to 10 Minutes.

Anyone facing "Reached the end of the file.(0x80070026: Receiving hello packet)"
Reboot the PC to Solve it.

Credits to @Muz_paray, Sadiq_shaikh, Arun and Fauwaz


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2016-09-25 09:12:15
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Thanks for the detail guide.
2016-09-25 09:30:13
Usefull guide for all
2016-09-25 13:10:59
2016-09-25 14:51:03

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thanx for sharing such greeting
2016-09-25 14:56:31
nice tutorial
2016-09-25 15:35:57
thank you team
2016-09-25 20:51:59
Nice Info Shared...........
2016-09-25 21:13:21
quite useful tutorial!
2016-09-26 01:31:11
thanks for the info
2016-09-26 03:38:42

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thanks.... ☺
2016-09-26 03:43:20
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