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[Q&A] I'm in a bit of a pickle...

2019-10-08 00:12:46
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Hey everyone, I'm in a real state right now with my Redmi 5 Plus.

After a really bad day of failed TWRP installations, Bootloops and wrong version of a ROM installed, I can't do anything now. I don't know how to proceed. Right now, I'm trying to get a Warranty Claim on it from the seller's website, but I doubt they'll do anything about.

Thinking all the problems would go away, I tried to flash MIUI 9 and start all over again. Problems didn't stop there.

I wasn't aware that I had downloaded a ROM for Vince, but somehow not compatible for the device. And, without noticing, MiFlash had flashed it with "Clean All + Locked". Bugger. As we say in New Zealand.

OK, how do I go on from this? My Bootloader is now locked, I can't install a new ROM until it is unlocked, and I can't get past the Recovery of the phone to unlock it.

What on Earth do I do?
2019-10-08 00:12:46
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1734468512 | from Redmi 5

#1

Try test points method. Search on Google for more information
2019-10-08 02:08:34

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RMS01 Author |

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1734468512 replied at 2019-10-08 19:08:34
Try test points method. Search on Google for more information

Hi, yes I have read a little about this method. I am not prepared to modify any physical components to my device, not just because it is still in warranty, but due to the risk of making the situation worse, if I get another thing wrong.
2019-10-08 02:46:52

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1734468512 | from Redmi 5

#3

RMS01
Hi, yes I have read a little about this method. I am not prepared to modify any physical components to my device, not just because it is still in warranty, but due to the risk of making the situation worse, if I get another thing wrong.

Then try to make a reset from recovery.
2019-10-08 03:40:34

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Abycho_LG | from app

#4

Hi,
Take the phone to an authorized service center or claim the warranty.
Enter EDL mode with test points method and flash using a special authorized account, is the only solution for this case.
2019-10-08 04:27:35
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RockinBandit | from Mi 9 SE

#5

I doubt self inflicted errors will be covered by warranty. Don't know if this will help but have a look How To Flash Xiaomi Device without unlocking bootloader And without USB debugging!  https://c.mi.com/thread-2504118-1-0.html
2019-10-08 06:18:26

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RMS01 Author |

#6

Abycho_LG replied at 2019-10-08 21:27:35
Hi,
Take the phone to an authorized service center or claim the warranty.
Enter EDL mode with test points method and flash using a special authorized account, is the only solution for this case.

Here we are, 2 months later. I have successfully flashed China Stable ROM on the Redmi 5 Plus and am now in the process of unlocking and flashing Global ROM. EDL & Test Points method was the way I did it.

Thank you everyone for your contributions to this thread.
2019-12-07 22:52:11

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Abycho_LG | from app

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RMS01
Here we are, 2 months later. I have successfully flashed China Stable ROM on the Redmi 5 Plus and am now in the process of unlocking and flashing Global ROM. EDL &amp; Test Points method was the way I did it.

Thank you everyone for your contributions to this thread.

After you flash the Global version over a Chinese region phone, remember that if you lock the bootloader the device will get bricked again.

2019-12-07 23:29:06
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