Xiaomi Redmi 8 is the new member of the company’s affordable lineup with a new processor and premium design. As always the company has considered the mid-range target audience by launching a full-featured smartphone at a reasonable price tag.
Basically, this handset is an upgraded version of Redmi 8A with dual rear cameras, fingerprint and infrared sensor, 5000 mAh battery and Snapdragon 439 SoC. In this guide, we’ll Unlock the Bootloader of the Xiaomi Redmi 8 smartphone.
From the design perspective, the Redmi 8 is quite similar to Redmi Note 7. However, when it comes to specifications, Redmi 8 wins in all aspects. Furthermore, Redmi 8 colors include Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue, and Ruby Red.
These colors definitely give a premium look as well as feel. Looking at the Xiaomi Redmi 8 specifications, it offers 6.22 inches of screen with 720 x 1520 pixels of resolution. Moreover, it sports Octa-core Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 processor.
Besides, it comes in two variants: Redmi 8 32GB 3GB RAM and Redmi 8 64GB 4GB RAM. Talking about the Redmi 8 camera, it offers a dual-camera setup of 12 + 2 megapixels on the rear.
On the other hand, it sports 8 megapixels on the front for selfies. If you compare Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A, you’ll come across plenty of similarities. However, from our Redmi 8 review, it can be concluded that this phone gives a great performance in terms of gaming as well as clicking photos.
On the contrary, the Redmi 8 price in India starts at Rs. 8,990 onward. So if you are looking for the best phone under 10000, then Redmi 8 is the one for you. To always remain charged, it sports a non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery with fast charging support.
Additionally, it features a newly refreshed design and display, incredible hardware, good quality camera, fast processor, and impressive battery life. Thus, looking at the Redmi 8 specs, it is proved that this handset is the best Android phone of 2019 yet.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 launch date in India was November 2019. After which many online shopping websites offered the Redmi 8 sale. Do you want to root Redmi 8? Do you want to install custom ROM on Redmi 8? if yes, then unlock the bootloader of Redmi 8 first.
Proceed at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder will not be held responsible for any damage caused to your Redmi 8 by using this guide.
- Charge your phone to at least 50%.
- Install Xiaomi USB drivers on PC to recognize your phone when connected via USB data cable.
- Also, install the latest ADB and fastboot drivers on your PC.
- Backup your contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes, etc.
Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi 8:
Step 1: Open your mobile Settings.
Step 2: Under Accounts, launch Mi Account.
Step 3: Sign in if you already have a Mi account OR create a new Mi account.
Step 4: After you sign in, enable Sync and Find device options from Mi Cloud.
Step 5: Now go back and open the About Phone section.
Step 6: Under About Phone, simply click on the MIUI version 7 times. You’ll see a countdown message saying, “You’re 4,3,2,1 steps away from being a Developer”.
Tap on the MIUI version until a message saying, ”You are now a developer” appears.
Note: This will enable the hidden developer’s option in the settings.
Step 7: Then go back to Settings and launch the Additional Settings section.
Step 8: Here, scroll down and open Developer options.
Step 9: On the next page, enable the OEM Unlocking option.
Step 10: Scroll down and enable the USB debugging option.
Step 11: Now, open the Mi Unlock Status option. You’ll be asked for permission to view your device ID, IMEI number etc. in a pop-up dialog. Click on Agree.
Note: Make sure that a SIM card is inserted into your mobile. As without it, you won’t be able to go further.
Next, the following screen will popup.
Step 12: Click on the Add account and device option.
Wait until a message saying, “Added successfully. Mi Account is associated with this device now” shows.
Step 13: Close everything and power off your Redmi 8.
Note: Boot Redmi 8 into Fastboot mode.
Step 14: For that, press and hold the Volume Down key + Power button simultaneously.
Leave both the keys as soon as the fastboot logo appears.
Step 15: Keeping the phone in fastboot mode, connect it to PC through USB cable.
Step 16: Download Mi Unlock Tool.
Note: Do NOT download the latest Mi Unlock Tool from the official Mi website as it’ll take 15-30 days to unlock the bootloader.
Step 17: Extract the downloaded Mi Unlock Tool on your PC. You’ll see the below files in the extracted folder:
Step 18: Open miflash_unlock.exe file.
Note: Run it as Administrator.
Step 19: A disclaimer window will appear. Just click on the Agree button.
Next, a Sign in window will popup.
Step 20: Type in your Username and Password to login to the Mi Account.
Note: Sign-in using the same account which you have on your mobile (Refer Step 3).
Wait until the tool verify whether your Mi Account has permissions or not.
Upon successful connection, the below window will popup.
Note: If Mi Unlock Tool shows an error connection, then again install Xiaomi USB drivers as well as ADB drivers on your PC.
Step 21: Let’s start Redmi 8 bootloader unlock process now. To do so, simply tap on the Unlock option.
A warning unlock countdown will show on the screen.
Step 22: To initiate the Redmi 8 unlock bootloader process, click on the red-colored Unlock anyway option.
This will begin the actual Xiaomi Redmi 8 bootloader unlocking process.
Be patient and wait until the process completes.
As soon as it completes, a message saying Unlocked successfully will show on the Mi Unlock Tool.
Step 23: Now tap on Reboot Phone to restart your mobile.
Note: When your phone reboots, and Unlocked message will show under the Redmi 8 logo.
Finally! This is how you can unlock the bootloader of Redmi 8 without waiting for Xiaomi permissions. To confirm whether your phone bootloader is successfully unlocked or not, navigate to Settings > Additional settings > Developer options > Mi Unlock Status. As always, if you come across any difficulty during this process, then kindly comment below.