It was really disappointing to find out that there's absolutely no support for Linux users! The Xiaomi tools seem to be oriented exclusively on Windows users. I'd perfectly do without Xiaomi software to be honest, if not for unlocking bootloader (as I used to do with my devices). I've spent a couple of hours yesterday setting up a virtual windows machine just to be able to unlock my phone. Unfortunately it didn't work out for me (wasn't able to make it see my device). I've tried unofficial unlock tool as well (the only one in existence, Xiaomitool, I believe) out of desperation, but got 20041 error (Upper unlock limit reached). It is a shame that a user has to go through all of this just to be able to get their bootloader unlocked. I wish there were more support, transparency and information provided by Xiaomi.|
As many, I'm impatiently waiting for Mi Unlock Linux release. I wonder though whether it's going to happen before I'll get a new phone, which won't be a Xiaomi one, that's for sure.
Is there at least a way to know my unlock status (how many hours I have to wait, whether I'm allowed to do it at all, etc) WITHOUT installing Mi Unlock, because I'm unable to (obviously). In order to know whether it's going to be worth the hassle to try to get Windows somewhere and get it finally done
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