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Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro

The first and foremost thing to do before rooting any Android phone is to unlock bootloader. Yes, your mobile’s bootloader must be unlocked before you enter the Android’s unofficial customization world. For Xiaomi phones like the recently launched Redmi Note 8 Pro, the process to unlock bootloader is very simple and not at all complicated. The company’s Mi unlock tool makes it quite easy to unlock bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC screenshot
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a locked bootloader from the manufacturer. The bootloader is locked since the manufacturer wants the users to stick to their official Android operating system. However, unlocking the bootloader allows you to perform various tasks like gaining root access, flashing TWRP custom recovery, installing custom ROM, custom kernels, mods, taking nandroid backup, increasing internal memory and removing bloatware etc.

In this easy steps guide, we’ll unlock bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone. This handset is the successor to last year’s Redmi Note 7 Pro. Talking about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro specs, it runs on Octa-core Mediatek Helio G90T processor with Android 9.0 Pie MIUI 10 operating system. As far as the cameras are concerned, it offers 64MP of primary wide camera, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP dedicated macro camera and 2MP depth sensor.

Moreover, it features 6.53 inches of display with 1080 x 2340 pixels of resolution. On the front, it sports 20 megapixel of selfie camera. Talking about the battery life, it comes with 4500 mAh battery, which is 500mAh more than Redmi Note 8. With such battery capacity, it lasts for more than 48 hours easily. Do you want to root Redmi Note 8 Pro? Do you want to flash custom ROM on Redmi Note 8 Pro? Then proceed to our guide to unlock bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Disclaimer:

Move ahead at your own risk. If your phone gets bricked by using this guide, then we’ll not be held liable for that. Moreover, do not implement anything by your own.

Pre-Requisites:

  • To avoid interruption during the process, charge the phone to at least 50%.
  • Install Xiaomi USB drivers on PC so as to recognize your phone when connected through USB cable. Refer our guide:
  1. Download Redmi Note 8 Pro USB drivers.
  • Even install latest ADB drivers. Refer our guide:
  1. Download ADB drivers for Redmi Note 8 Pro.
  • Backup your contacts, apps, messages, notes etc before going ahead.

After performing all the steps as mentioned above, let’s begin Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro bootloader unlock process.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro:

Step 1: Go to Settings of your mobile.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Step 2: Then open the Mi Account.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Step 3: Create a new Mi account OR sign in if you already have Mi account.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Step 4: After signing in, enable Sync and Find device options from Mi Cloud.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Note: You may have different user interface as compared to the image above.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Step 5: Go back and click on About Phone.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Step 6: Tap on the MIUI version 7 times. A message saying, “You’re 4,3,2,1 steps away from being a Developer” will appear.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without waiting

Tap on the MIUI until a message saying, ”You are now a developer” appears.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without waiting

Note: This will enable the hidden Developer options in your device settings.

Step 7: Again go back to settings and click on Additional Settings.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without waiting

Step 8: Scroll down and click on Developer options.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without waiting

Step 9: On the next screen, enable OEM Unlocking option.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Step 10: Also enable USB debugging option.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Step 11: Then click on Mi Unlock Status. You’ll be asked for permission to view your device ID, IMEI number etc. in a pop-up dialog. Click on Agree.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without waiting

Note: Make sure you have a SIM card inserted in your phone. Without it, you’ll not be able to go ahead.

Step 12: Click on Add account and device option.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without waiting

A message saying, “Added successfully. Mi Account is associated with this device now” will appear on the screen.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro without waiting

Step 13: Switch off your phone completely.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro without waiting

Then you need to restart your phone into Fastboot mode.

Step 14: For that, press and hold Volume Down key + Power button simultaneously.

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Leave all the keys if you see the fastboot logo as given below.
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This is how you can boot Redmi Note 8 Pro into Fastboot mode.

Step 15: Through USB cable, connect your mobile to PC.

Step 16: Download Mi Unlock Tool.

Note: Do NOT download Mi Unlock tool from official Mi website as it’ll take 15-30 days to unlock bootloader using that.

Step 17: Extract the Mi tool on your PC. You’ll see the below files in the extracted folder:

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Step 18: Open miflash_unlock.exe file.

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Note: Run it as Administrator.

Step 19: A disclaimer window will appear. Just click on Agree button.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Next, a Sign in window will appear on the screen.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Step 20: Simply type your Username and Password to login Mi Account.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Note: Sign in using the same account which you’ve on your device (Refer Step 3).

Now the Mi tool will verify whether your Mi Account have permissions or not. Hence be patient.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Upon successful connection, the below window will be shown.How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Note: If Mi Unlock Tool shows error connection, then re-install Xiaomi USB drivers as well as the ADB drivers. If the problem still persists, change USB cable or USB port.

Step 21: Let’s initiate Redmi Note 8 Pro bootloader unlock process now. For that, click on Unlock option.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

A warning unlock countdown will appear on the screen.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Step 22: Simply click on Unlock anyway button to start the Redmi Note 8 Pro unlock bootloader process,

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Wait until the process finishes.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

As soon as it completes, a message saying Unlocked successfully will appear as shown below.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Step 23: In order to restart your mobile, click on Reboot Phone button.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without PC

Note: When your phone restarts, an Unlocked message will show up under the Redmi Note 8 Pro logo.

Finally! You’ve successfully unlocked bootloader of Redmi Note 8 Pro without waiting for Xiaomi permissions or without wiping or losing data. To verify the same, navigate to the Settings » Additional settings » Developer options » Mi Unlock Status. If you have questions related to this guide, then contact us through the comments section.

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Abhijeet Bharekar

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