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Unlock Bootloader of Poco M2 Pro

Do you want to unlock the bootloader of Poco M2 Pro? In this tutorial, we’ll go through a detailed guide on how to unlock the bootloader of Poco M2 Pro using the Mi Unlock tool. Poco has finally released Poco M2 Pro, the first M series smartphone. After the release of Poco X2 back in February, we knew that the company was working on a rebranded version of Redmi K30 Pro, called the Poco F2 Pro.

However, the company surprised everyone with its new flagship Poco M2 Pro. This means that Poco was not only working on F2 Pro but also on its first-ever M series smartphone. Poco M2 Pro has similar features as the global version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro. It sports the same quad-camera setup on the rear end with 4K video recording, digital zoom, touch to focus, auto flash, and face detection.

Moreover, Poco M2 Pro features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Interestingly, it sports a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the power button. Besides, it comes with an IPS LCD of 1080 x 2400 pixels of resolution. Additionally, it is backed up by a non-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery with 33W of fast charging support.

Furthermore, it runs on the latest Android 10 MIUI 12 update. Poco M2 Pro price in India is expected to be Rs 13,999. As we know that each Android device comes with a locked bootloader. But, to gain root access, or to flash custom ROMs on Poco M2 Pro, it is essential to firstly unlock the bootloader. Besides, an unlocked bootloader can give you access to install TWRP without PC, take Nandroid backup and restore, etc.

Despite these benefits, the only downside of unlocking a bootloader is that it voids your phone warranty. Also, your phone will stop receiving the official OTA updates from Poco. Moreover, it impacts the security protection of the phone added by the manufacturers of the company. But, if you want to experience the unofficial customized world on your Poco handset, then proceed ahead.

Unlock Bootloader of Poco M2 Pro

Unlock Bootloader of Poco M2 Pro

How to Unlock Bootloader of Poco M2 Pro

If you follow the official bootloader unlock method, it’ll at least take 30-60 days. However, if you follow our below-mentioned guide, then you can easily unlock the bootloader of Poco M2 Pro without waiting time and without losing data. Let’s get started.

Disclaimer

Implement the steps mentioned below at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder will not be liable for any damage whatsoever. A wrong move might brick your phone.

Requirements

  • You need a Windows PC and a standard USB cable.
  • Ensure to charge your phone to a minimum of 50%.
  • Install the latest Poco USB drivers on your PC.
  • Also, install ADB and Fastboot drivers on your PC.
  • Backup your contacts, apps, messages, call logs, etc. for safety.

Steps to enable OEM unlock and USB debugging

  • Open the MI Account in Settings.
  • Sign in if you already have a MI account OR create a new Mi account.
  • Enable Sync and Find device options from Mi Cloud and tap continue.
  • Go back to the About Phone section.
  • Scroll down and tap on the MIUI version 7 times.
  • Tap on it until a message saying, ”You are now a developer” appears.
  • This will enable the hidden developer option.
  • Go to Settings > Additional Settings > Developer options.
  • Scroll down and enable the OEM Unlocking option.
  • Also, enable the USB debugging option.

Steps to Associate Mi account to your phone

  • Make sure you have a SIM card in your phone.
  • Go to Settings > Additional Settings > Developer options.
  • Click on the Mi Unlock Status option.
  • This will ask for permission to view your device ID, IMEI number, etc. in a pop-up dialog.
  • Just tap on Agree.
  • On the next screen, tap on Add account and device option.
  • A message saying, “Added successfully. Mi Account is associated with this device now” will appear.

Downloads

Mi Unlock Tool

Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Poco M2 Pro

  • Boot your Poco M2 Pro into Fastboot mode.
  • To do so, power off the phone.
  • Now, press and hold the Volume Down button + Power button simultaneously.
  • Leave both the buttons as soon as you see the Fastboot logo.
  • Keeping the phone as it is, connect it to your PC via a USB cable.
  • Extract the downloaded Mi Unlock Tool on your PC.
  • Run miflash_unlock.exe file.
  • Sign-in into the Mi account.
  • Enter the same Username and Password which you have used on your phone.
  • If the MI Unlock Tool does not detect your phone, then again install Poco USB drivers and the ADB drivers.
  • A popup window will appear on the screen. Click on the Unlock button.
  • Again a warning unlock countdown window will show up.
  • Tap on the Unlock anyway button to start the actual Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro unlock bootloader process.
  • It will take a few minutes to finish. Hence, wait and be patient.
  • As soon as it completes, a message saying Unlocked successfully will appear.
  • Tap the Reboot Phone option to restart your device.

Conclusion

Finally! This is how you can unlock the bootloader of Poco M2 Pro without waiting for permission. To verify the same, go to Settings > Additional settings > Developer options > Mi Unlock Status. If you have any questions, or suggestions related to this guide, then use the comment box below. Thank you!

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