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[News] [Locked Bootloader] Xiaomi Tool: Switch Between ROM's With Ease

2017-07-10 07:15:32
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Hey, Mi Fans!
You all might have been switching from Stable to Beta rom or vice versa and might have faced an issue or two when moving from One rom to another as you need to understand a full Tutorial and the terms in it. Sometimes you might also end up bricking your device as you did flash a ROM of a different device. To clear this confusion, a New tool - XiaoMi Tool (Unofficial) has been made by a member of xda- franztesca and his

Ingredients Needed

A Computer Running Windows 7/8/10 (With .NET Framework)
An Active Internet Connection (Faster the speed better)
USB Data Cable
Xiaomi Phone with Locked/Unlocked Bootloader
XiaoMi Tool: Click Here

Preparing the Tool

Download and Extract the Tool from the zip and Run the Installation file.Follow the instructions and Install the tool.

In Your Phone

Backup all your user data, follow this:
Go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on MIUI version 6-7 times
Next go to Settings > Additional Settings > Developer Options and Enable USB Debugging

Using XiaoMi Tool to Flash

Run the Tool and Let it do the necessary checks for installing Drivers

It will then look for Devices and connect your Phone through Data Cable to PC and let it scan. Once done it will show your Device Model, Proceed if it's correct

The tool will then proceed with some necessary checks which take nearly 10 minutes so that your phone can be flashed

Note: A Pop-up menu will come in your phone, Tick "Always allow from this Computer" and Accept.

Next, the Tool will look on the internet for latest ROM's supported for your phone and will give you a list to migrate to any one of these.
Note: As I was having a Global Beta Rom I have moved to Global Stable. Also, note that Chinese ROM's don't have Google apps and Play services in them.

Confirm your Rom Selection or you can go back and select another one.

It will now start downloading the fastboot file for your selected Rom and time taken is dependent on your internet speed (Ignore my slow speed net)

After the files are downloaded it will now start flashing via stock recovery

It will take around 5-10 minutes and will show the following screen

You can donate the creator if you wish to.

Then your phone will reboot and take around 10-15 minutes to boot up as it will set up things for the first boot and you will come to this screen. Ta - Daa!

Additional Features

1. Select Advanced Features in the Rom Selection menu and you can Root, Flash TWRP and can also Unlock your Bootloader

2. You can also install the ROM's for your Phone (Unofficial) using this tool.

3. To flash any Custom Roms you can use the option " Other Recovery file" and select the zip. It will be flashed to your phone right from PC through the Tool.


  • Don't Disconnect Phone once you have selected Rom or anytime in between, it might result in a hard brick.
  • Avoid using the phone once it is detected by the tool.
  • The tool takes around 5 minutes to detect your phone.
  • The Tool has been confirmed working on newer devices only.

Before and After

Franztesca, XiaoMi Tool, and My Buddies

Note: If anything goes wrong with the device after following this method then author or community shouldn't be held responsible.


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2017-07-10 07:15:32
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The tool just got a New update and the current latest Version is 0.4.0
To download this, Visit and select the big blue ' Download Latest (alpha)' button
2017-07-26 05:16:29

Master Bunny

Amit_ | from mobile


Nice tool. Hope that it won't give users bootloop. :P

Just Joking
2017-07-15 02:13:42


soumyajit_pal | from Redmi 3S


Thanks for sharing bro!
2017-07-15 04:33:17

MIUI Beta Tester

Ravi_ | from mobile


Nice tools . Thanx for sharing
2017-07-15 05:01:40
**I love Mi community India**
very useful tool and steps
2017-07-15 05:27:25
President of Mi Fan Club Patna & Die Hard MI Fan
My device is showing message that unauthorized device. What should I do?
2017-07-15 12:03:43

MIUI Beta Tester

Asha@63. | from Redmi Note 4


nice information
2017-07-16 05:12:00

Master Bunny

drjchatterjee | from Redmi Note 3


Thanks for sharing.
2017-07-16 05:14:12

Master Bunny

champRaku | from Redmi Note 4


useful. can we lock bootloader using this tool?
2017-07-16 05:22:57
Thank You....

Master Bunny

Sarbajit Paul | from Redmi 3S


A thread with good details
2017-07-16 05:23:47

Rookie Bunny

avirk | from Redmi 4X


My device is showing message that unauthorized device. What should I do?

you have not tick the option always allow this computer.
2017-07-16 05:26:16
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