Hello everyone and all rockers of Xiaomi Redmi note 3 prime special edition, i will be showing you how to unlock your redmi note 3 prime bootloader. If you are a kind of Android smartphone user like me who can’t use Android phone without root, custom recovery installed and custom roms, then this guide will be very helpful to you concerning your Redmi note 3 prime.
Before we begin, lets quickly take a look at Xiaomi note 3 prime special edition specs. Xiaomi redmi Note 3 prime special edition is a beastly midrange Android phone developed by Xiaomi Ince. Redmi note 3 prime is the big brother to Xiaomi redmi note 3 pro with slide difference in specs but both is powered by 64bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa Core 1.8GHz, awesome smartphone.
Thanks to its highend hardware specifications including 2SIM/Multi-Bands, 64bit Qualcomm snapdrahon 650 chipset, hexer core 1.8 GHz, Miui 8.1 OS (marshmallow), 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with 72.4% screen-to-body ratio, 16MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and Li-Po 4000 mAh battery, 4G LTE B20 B28, fingerprint scanner and good finishing metal body design which comes in different colors, etc..
Having talked about quick specs of Xiaom redmi note 3 prime, lets quickly go to the subject matter on how to unlock bootloader of redmi note 3 prime, how to install twrp recovery and root redmi note 3 prime. Before you proceed, please note that Xiaomi unlocked their phone’s bootloader for reasons. Therefore, if you don’t know much about Android, don’t intend to unlock bootloader, root, install custom recobery and flash custom ROM, etc., then it is very not recommended for you to unlock it. For the geeks who knows what’s up, please proceed as usual
There are two ways to unlock redmi note 3 prime bootloader which is the official method and unofficial method. However, the official method takes time as Xiaomi has to approve your request to unlock the bootloader. Unlocking the bootloader unofficial way voids your warranty and may be a risky process but not risky if you know what you are doing and it takes up to 30mins top. So, have a back-up before attempting it. However, you can flash the stock ROM easily in a few steps if your device has been bricked. Worth taking the risk, right?
Follow the below steps to successfully unlock the bootloader.
- Enable USB Debugging on phone
- Enable OEM unlocking on phone
- PC running windows
- Working USB cable
- Xiaomi USB drivers → See easy method on how to install Xiaomi usb drivers to your PC
- Latest version Mi Flashtools → Download
- Miui 8.1 MM Global developer fastboot rom → Download
- ADB & Fastboot MM → Download
- Fastboot EDL → Download
- Redmi note 3 prime Unlocked bootloader → Download
How To Enable USB Debugging And OEM Unlocking On Your Phone
- Simply goto settings on your phone. Then click on About Phone and
tap MIUI version seven times. This will enable Developer Options on your
- Now go back to Main settings Menu, click on Additional Settings → Developer Settings → Enable Usb Debugging.
- Now, still in developer setting, locate OEM Unlocking and toggle it ON
That’s it, you have successfully enabled USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking. Keep reading
How To Setup ADB And FASTBOOT On PC
very easy to do so, instead of downloading Android SDK of about 400mb,
simply download redmi note 3 prime AnF.zip file for marshmallow OS from download section and then
extract all its content. We will be using it later.
How To Disable Driver Signature Enforecement
On windows Xp its not required. But on Windows 7 and above, do the following:
- While the PC starts Booting, PRESS F8; this will Show a Menu while
booting windows, Select “Disable Driver signature enforement” and press
ENTER. Windows Would boot with it Disabled. If you are having trouble
there are other ways as well. Google it.
you have downloaded all the required files from below, lets proceed to
unlocking Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 pro bootloader the easy way
How To Easily Unlock Redmi Note 3 Prime Bootloader
Download Latest Mi Flash tool, unzip and install to your PC. If driver
installation prompts, select “INSTALL” and complete Mi Flashtool
2.) Download Fastboot rom and extract it
using 7zip extractor to your PC desktop. After proper extraction, you
will be having files as seen from screenshot.
3.) Now, move all the files seen on given screenshot to “images” folder of fastboot rom
4.) Now, extract Unlocked Bootloader you downloaded and copy “emmc_appsboot.mbn” to “images” folder in fastboot rom. If it prompts to replace existing file, proceed to replace.
Now, extract Fastboot EDL to another folder in your PC. Fastboot EDL
will enable you to easily boot your phone to Download Mode instead of
going through stress.
6.) After extracting Fastboot EDL, open fastboot edl folder and double-click on “Reboot”, a window will pop up.
Now, simply turn off your phone and then boot to Fastboot Mode. To boot
to fastboot mode, press and hold Volume Down + Power Button for 5
seconds. Release keys when you see fastboot
8.) After that, plug your phone to PC and go back Fastboot EDL window and hit ENTER.
9.) After that, your phone will reboot to Download Mode and you’ll see your LED light blinking red. Keep reading..
Now, launch Mi Flash tool click on “SELECT”. A small window will pop
up, use it to navigate to where your Fasboot rom is, select it and
select “Image” folder and click OK
Click on “Refresh” and then click on “FLASH”, sit and relax for
flashing process to complete. After completion, you will see success.
12.) Now unplug your phone and boot it to fastboot mode again, its time to unlock redmi note 3 pro bootloader
Now, plug phone to PC and open AnF folder and double click on CMD to
open command window as seen from below screenshot. Do not clear writeups
in that command window, leave it as it is
15.) In command window, type fastboot oem device-info and hit ENTER. That command will show your device info
16.) Now again, type fastboot oem unlock-go and hit ENTER which will now unlock your phone bootloader and then reboot your phone
it, you have successfully unlocked your Redmi Note 3 pro bootloader and
can now proceed to install custom recovery to flash and enjoy custom
roms on redmi note 3 pro snapdragon
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