Do you know that you can easily unlock bootloader Redmi Note 3 without using the Mi Unlock tool or without getting the official permission of unlocking the device. Yes, it’s possible, and one of the fastest way to unlock the bootloader in you favorite Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 phone. Mi Flash Unlock Tool take so much time to unlock the bootloader. First, you have to apply for the unlocking permission and after that you to wait 10 to 15 days to process. And most of the time many users are facing some errors like “Stuck on 50% Process” or “Couldn’t Verify Device.”
So here in this guide, we are here to show you the unofficial way to unlock the bootloader on Redmi Note 3. This guide will work on the Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon version and don’t try this method on Mediatek version. Otherwise you will brick your phone.
The process is simple and all you need a PC and Some files. And remember this process will remove all the data form your Redmi Note 3 Phone, so do take the full backup of your phone and save it in some place, so you can easily restore after unlocking the bootloader. So let’s get started and unlock the Redmi Note 3.
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Files You need to Unlock Redmi Note 3 Bootloader
a) ADB and fastboot Drivers. Download here and install the same on your PC, and You will see the ADB folder on your C:/ Driver (C:/ADB).
b) Download Global developer Rom (6.7.21) Fastboot ROM Here. Yes, you need to flash this ROM on your phone to unlock it. After that, you can install any of your Favorite Note 3 ROM.
c) Redmi Note 3 Unlock Bootloader Zip file. Download and unzip the folder on your desktop.
d) Fastboot EDL Zip Download here. Unzip the folder rand this will help you to boot your phone into download mode from fastboot mode.
e) MI Flash Tool here. To flash the Global ROM and Unlock zip file on your phone.
f) Redmi Note 3 Battery above 70%.
Redmi Note 3 – Recommended Accessories
- Skullcandy Ringer 2XL Bluetooth Speaker
Steps to Unlock Bootloader Redmi Note 3 Without Permission
1. First, install the ADB and Fastboot drivers from the above mention link and disabled driver signature enforcement in your pc.
To disable the driver signature on your PC and open the command prompt windows in administrator mode and enter the following command.
bcdedit /set testsigning on
Now reboot the PC.
2. Now go to Phone Settings > About phone > Tap Miui version until it says Developer mode is on. Then, Go to Additional Settings > Developer options > Turn on USB debugging and OEM unlock.
3. Now Unzip the Global developer Rom (6.7.21) Fastboot ROM folder two times and you will see the Image folder. See the Screen Shot below.
4. Now unzip the Unlock Bootloader Zip file and copy the file “emmc_appsboot.mbn” and paste the file on your Global developer Rom (6.7.21) Images folder.
5. Now install the MI Flash tool from the above mention link.
6. Now boot your Redmi Note 3 in fastboot mode. And connect your phone to the PC with USB cable.
7. Once your Phone in Fastboot mode. Open the Fasbtoot edl folder that you download from the above mention link and run the “edl” file to boot your phone in download mode.
8. Now your phone will boot in download mode, and your phone screen is black.
9. Open Device Manager and Phone will be detected as QHUSB_BULK under the Com Ports section.
10. Right Click and choose Update Drivers. And Choose Browse My Computer for Driver Software. Choose the Path of Xiaomi Folder. Most of the users will find it like this.
Note: If Folder doesn’t exist, Install MI Flash to first from the above mention links. C: \ XiaoMi \ XiaoMiFlash \ Source \ ThirdParty \ Qualcomm \ Driver
11. Choose Install this Driver Software anyway. And wait for to complete the installation.
12. Once the installation is done. Open the MI Flash tool and Select ROM Images folder from Desktop (From the location where MIUI 8 Fastboot ROM is saved)
13. Now from the application, click on the Refresh Button to see the phone on the Mi Flash tool. After pressing refresh button, you will see connected device (COM 3 or COM 4)
14. Choose Clean all option and Click on Flash and it will start a process.
15. Now wait for 3-5 minutes to complete the flashing process.
16. Now enter into fastboot mode by pressing volume down + Power button at same time.
17. Open the ADB folder that you create while installing the ADB file form above and press shift and right click then click on Open command window here. Enter the following commands:
Hit Enter Key
fastboot oem unlock-go
Hit Enter Key
fastboot oem device-info
Hit Enter Key
So, You have unlocked your bootloader successfully.
Here is the video guide to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 3.
So this way you can easily unlock the bootloader of your Redmi Note 3. I hope you will be able to unlock bootloader through this guide. Foe any queries leave your comments.