Hey what’s up guys, it’s me Shahid and I’m back with another tutorial. Every time when a new Rom is released we just get excited to try that out on our devices and in doing so sometimes we bricked our devices or devices also get bricked while rooting and flashing any mod zip file and the truth is that most of the users don’t know how to unbrick them. So in this tutorial I’m going to teach you two different methods to unbrick your Xiaomi devices. This tutorial is specifically for Xiaomi users. So without any further I do let’s get started.
Let’s start with the first method this method will work when your device gets bricked but you are able to boot into recovery mode which can be a custom recovery like TWRP or stock MI recovery. If you have a TWRP recovery then you can skip the steps for TWRP installation but if you have a stock MI recovery then in the first step in order to unbrick your device install Mr. Installer TWRP recovery.
So let’s start the process:
Step 1: First download the TWRP recovery (Link below). Then find recovery for your specific Xiaomi device. Now make a new folder in the desktop and put this image file in it. Then rename the image file to TWRP.
Step 2: Download and Install ADB drivers on your pc so that your device get detected while installing the recovery. I leave the link of the ADB drivers below. You can download it from there.
Step 3: Switch off your device and boot into fast boot mode by pressing and holding the volume down plus power button for a few seconds then connect your device with pc via USB cable.
Step 4: Open the folder in which you put the TWRP image file. Now hold shift and press right click of the mouse to open command prompt type “fastboot devices” and press ENTER to see your device is detected or not if your device is not detected it means the drivers are not installed properly so then install the ADB drivers for your device and reboot your PC.
Step 5: When you device gets detected then type a command “fastboot flash recovery twrp.img” and press Enter. Now you can see that TWRP image is successfully installed so just boot into recovery mode by pressing and holding volume up the power button for a few seconds until you see the MI logo. Now you can see TWRP recovery is installed properly.
Step 6: Now while booting into TWRP Recovery connect your device with pc and put the ROM file into the internal memory of the device which you want to flash.
Step 7: Remove the USB cable and click on wipe to wipe the system data and partition then go back and click install and navigate your ROM file then selected and flash it when the flash is completed reboot your device now you had successfully unbrick your Xiaomi device.
Now let’s talk about the second method which is called the Fastboot method and i guess some of you aware of this method but do you know that this method can also be used to unbrick your device. If you don’t know then read the tutorial till the end. So basically when your device gets bricked it means there is no OS installed in the device that’s why you are not able to put your device but you can boot into fastboot mode in order to unbrick your device so let’s start the second method.
First download the MIUI Fastboot Rom zip file for your particular device. I will leave the link for that in the end of tutorial. When the download is finished extract the zip file 2 times until you get the image folder after extracting the image folder copy and paste the folder in C Drive. Remember do not place this folder inside any other folder of C Drive otherwise the flashing won’t work. When you’re done with this just open the MI Flash Tool. Now put your device into fastboot mode by pressing and holding the holding down the power button for few seconds until you see the MI logo. After booting into fastboot mode connect your device with pc via usb cable and click the Refresh button to enlist your device. This will basically show that your device is connected or not. If your device is not showing it means the ADB drivers are not installed properly so we installed ADB drivers and repeat the procedure.
Now we need to open flash tool and you will find an option called Browse just click on that and navigate the image folder which we put in the C Drive earlier. After that go to advance and browse the first option which is called fastboot script and navigate the image folder. Then select flash all except data storage now you’re almost done just click on the flash button and leave your device. The flashing will take only one minute and most importantly do not unplug your device otherwise your device will get hard bricked .After the flashing is complete it will automatically reboot your device. Just unplug your device and wait till it’s good up now your device is unbricked.
FASTBOOT ROM LINK : http://en.miui.com/a-234.html
ADB DRIVER LINK: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2317790
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