Hello, Mi Fans!
MIUI has been one of the user-centric ROM from the early days of development. In a scenario where user has lost the device, to protect users' data and prevent unauthorized access to device by flashing another ROM, Mi devices now come with locked bootloader. Adding to that, another reason for this protection mechanism is to serve you the best user experience and to preserve the best flawless MIUI experience from third party sellers reflashing Mi devices with altered ROMs.
We do understand your need for unlocking bootloader and due to a technical glitch, users weren't able tounlock the bootloader on Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones. The issue has since been fixed and users should be able to unlock the bootloader on their Redmi Note 5Pro normally.
Here's the procedure on how to unlock the bootloader:
1. Apply for Bootloader Unlocking Permission
How to Apply for Bootloader Unlocking Permission
After receiving the approval SMS,
2. Unlock the bootloader using Mi Unlock tool
Bootloader Unlocking Procedure
Let the process complete and you will have your bootloader unlocked
How long does it take to receive the SMS from Xiaomi?
Check what is showing on the webpage here occasionally. Once the download Mi Unlock Tool webpage is shown means you’ve been approved. Currently only supported on Windows OS.
Can I re-apply if my application gets rejected?
If your application is rejected then tap on the 'Re-apply' option shown on the web page or apply again here
How to check whether the bootloader is locked/unlocked?
How can I relock my bootloader?
While flashing MIUI with Mi Flash tool, select the ‘clean all & lock’ option from below and it will relock the bootloader.
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