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[Tips] UNBRICK MI5 with LOCKED BL beyond MIUI v7.3

2016-07-14 04:25:04
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Edited by paramgagan at 2016-07-15 02:18 PM


There are a lot of problems with regards to flashing Mi5 due to Xiaomi persistently trying to secure the handset as of lately.

We have learned that EDL mode is no longer available to Mi5 when you are already using MIUI V7.3 and later versions.

There are many cases where buyers fall victim to resellers who sells Mi5 and other Xiaomi phones with a tampered unofficial ROM which you cannot update anymore and forever stucked to one version only.

Now let me walk you thru how to flash/recover your bricked Mi5 when your already messed up, meaning, Bricked.

Step 1: Files needed to be downloaded:

China Version Mi PC Suite -

OTA Rom -

Step 2: Turn off your phone and boot into recovery mode by pressing Power + Volume Up button, the screen should look like this

Step 3: Connect the USB-C to your MI5. Take note it is better to use a USB 2.0 Port than a USB 3.0 Port for this purpose.

Step 4: Hold the SHIFT Button on your keyboard and click on 刷机 found in the Mi PC Suite (it means FLASH)

Step 5: Select the OTA rom file and let it flash till 100%, normally it takes up to 30 to 45 minutes.

Step 6: Unplug and bootup your phone.


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sharing en forum links here are not allowed .... Bro please change to the Indian community download section.
2016-07-14 04:49:16

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mitch002 Author |


Dear Mod,

kindly help me edit it as i am not familiar with your site yet.
Im doing my best to share.

2016-07-15 04:28:22
Edited by paramgagan at 2016-07-15 02:18 PM
mitch002 replied at 2016-07-15 01:58 PM
Dear Mod,

kindly help me edit it as i am not familiar with your site yet.

thanks Brother, I have done the editing and formatting on your behalf, hope you dont mind.regards
2016-07-15 04:43:56

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i dont mind :)
2016-07-18 20:15:56
Nice Info Shared.......
2016-07-19 12:33:36

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I need one more code @poweratlast
2016-09-10 21:43:38
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