Flashing Guide

[Guide] Flash Fastboot ROM through Command Prompt.

2016-06-14 23:38:23

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Edited by Shuhail Basheer at 2016-06-16 03:15 AM

Ola Mi Fans

I have seen many people saying they are not able to fastboot flash their devices through Mi Flash Tools saying they are getting errors while trying to flash.
So I got a 100% solution for those guys. Fastboot Flash Through CMD-Prompt.

  • A Mi/Redmi Device Obviously . :P
  • USB Data Cable.
  • Specific Fastboot ROM for your Device. You can get it from here : - http://en.miui.com/a-234.html
  • A Windows PC.
  • Drivers for your Device. Just install Mi PC Suite for it. You can get it from here : - http://pcsuite.mi.com/
  • Minimal ADB and Fastboot Installed in your PC. You can get it from here : - minimal_adb_fastboot_v1.1.3_setup.zip (2.09 MB, Downloads: 870)
  • Winrar or 7zip for extraction. (My Preference Winrar)

  • Please do not forget to take a backup of your device and save it in the computer or an external device.
  • Keep your device at least 50% charged.
  • Follow the given below instructions carefully.

Okay all set now Lets Start Flashing


  • Install Minimal ADB and Fastboot.
  • Extract the .tar file of fastboot rom you downloaded. Again Extract the file you extracted until you get folder as shown in the image below. Screenshot (60).png
  • Open the images folder and select all and copy paste the files to Minimal ADB and Fastboot Folder in C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot (This is to make it more easier you can delete the files after flashing).
  • Switch off your device.
  • Put your device in Fastboot Mode by Pressing Volume Down + Power button at the same time.
  • Plug in the USB.
  • Now Shift + Right click in minimal ADB & Fastboot Folder --> Open Command window here. Screenshot (62).png
  • Type fastboot devices   to check the devices is connected properly. If it is it will show like this. Screenshot (32).png
  • Then Execute in the following commands one by one.
fastboot flash system system.img

Press Enter

fastboot flash boot boot.img

Press Enter

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Press Enter

fastboot flash cache cache.img

Press Enter

10. If you wanna completely erase user data and make your device as a newly bought device excute the following commands after the above four commands.
fastboot erase userdata

fastboot flash userdata userdata.img

11. All done now reboot by executing the following command.
fastboot reboot

Your device will now reboot and should be completely back to stock as well as be unrooted.

If you have any queries I am here to help.



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2016-06-14 23:38:23
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Sudeep P Nambiar | from mobile


Great tutorial! This will help a lot of people. Especially for the ones who have less knowledge about command prompt flashing.
2016-06-14 23:52:39
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Great tutorial
2016-06-15 08:12:35
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Happy To Help

Semi Pro Bunny

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Never tried
2016-06-15 08:47:59
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Great Tutorial.
2016-06-15 13:02:37
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Very informative . Thanks for the sharing the knowledge.
2016-06-15 14:07:07
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Shuhail Basheer Author | from mobile


Never tried

Try it out then. No flashing error will pop up.. 101% sure flashing.. :)
2016-06-15 15:03:16
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nice info bro
2016-06-15 15:11:06
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Great Tutorial.
2016-06-15 16:43:36
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Good tutorial
2016-06-16 16:44:49
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Anish |


When saving files like recovery image and flash application, try to avoid spaces between words in folder names.

Used C:\adb\ instead of C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot\

2016-06-16 17:32:30
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