How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi A1

How to unlock the bootloader of mi a1

Everyone is talking about Xiaomi’s flagship camera phone Mi A1 so I think I should also share some useful information about this device, so in today's post I will be showing you that how to unlock bootloader of Mi A1 device,

Note : After May Security patch update on xiaomi mi a1, unlocking bootloader will erase all your data, so keep in mind to make a whole device backup, including music, videos, images, and other stuff.

if you have ever tried to unlock the bootloader on any Xiaomi Device, You might have faced many problems like, on MIUI you had to first request to Xiaomi by explaining why you need to unlock the bootloader of your device, and then they review your application manually and then if you are lucky enough, they used to send you a message to your mobile no. that you can now unlock it, and after that you had to use their mi unlock tool, and that too had many issue, like it got stopped at 50%.

But with this New Device Mi A1, you have to just follow a simple process to Unlock the Boot Loader of the device. just follow the article and get it done in minutes.

5 Best Features of Mi A1

Before we get started to unlocking the bootloader of Mi A1 device I would like to tell you that the process will wipe all your internal storage data, so please make a backup of all of your data like, images, music, videos and other data,
there is no such backup and reset tool which we was getting on Xioami’s other devices because all that previous devices was running on its own customized MIUI and the recent Xiaomi Mi A1 runs on stock Android with an exclusive partnership with Google under the Android one program,
Capture screenshot on Mi A1

You have to take backup of your apps and data like I have told earlier images, videos, movies, music etc manually.

So after taking the backup let's get started

How to unlock bootloader of Xiaomi Mi A1


First of All Download & install ADB & Fastboot Drivers on Your PC/Laptop

1-  Download the Minimal ADB and Fastboot on Your Laptop/PC and install it, it will be installed on the following folder by default : (C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot) whenever you need to use any ADB or Fastboot Command You can head over the this folder and Just Press & Hold Shift Key And Right click somewhere in the empty space and it will ask you to Open command window here or open powershell window here, just click on that and it will open a command window, or powershell windows, i would suggest you to Create a Desktop icon of Minimal ADB & Fastboot app, so that you can easily open that app and execute some comman commands like oem unlocking and some other commands.

Please let me know in the comment section below if you have any query related to ADB and Fastboot.

Note: Open Command window will be appear on Windows 7 and 8 Devices where Open Powershell window will open on Updated windows 10 devices.

2- You Laptop/PC must have Android drivers installed on it.

Now Just Open the Minimal ADB app by clicking the App shortcut or go into the installed folder which would be C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot and Press and Hold shift key and right click at the same time somewhere in the empty space to open the prompt and click on open command window here or Open Powershell window here, as i have told earlier.

After this it will open a command window.

Now Take Your Xiaomi Mi A1 and Go to Settings >> About Phone then tap on Build Number 7 times and it will enable the Developer Option on Your Mi A1, now go back and open the developer option and Enable the OEM Unlocking and switch of your device.

Now you have to boot your Mi A1 into fastboot mode,  just press and hold volume down + power button simultaneously for up to 5 seconds and it will show you a bunny and also you will find fastboot mode written over there, it means that your Xiaomi Mi A1 has been booted into fastboot mode, now you have to connect your Mi A1 Using your original Mi A1 data cable, and follow the below instructions which is commands actually, to unlock the bootloader of Mi A1

the first command would be to identify that weather your Mi A1 device is recognized by your laptop/PC or not

the command will be:

fastboot devices

Now when you hit enter, after writing the above command it will show you some random string it means that your device has been recognized by your laptop or PC, now move on to the next step which is the final part of unlocking the bootloader of Mi A1 device.

now run the following command

fastboot oem unlock 

and hit enter.

Now it will wipe all your data as I have told earlier, and when you Boot your device it will take a bit time and also it will show a warning message that - your device software can’t be checked for corruption, please lock the bootloader bla bla bla, just ignore that.

So as your bootloader has been unlocked on your Xiaomi Mi A1 device, now you might be looking for rooting your Mi A1, so please keep visiting as I will post as soon as possible when I get the right supersu zip file and also the correct version of TWRP recovery for Mi A1 device and also don't forget to subscribe Android on YouTube.


Naman Dwivedi

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