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[Q&A] [ifelixit] Unlocking the Bootloader of Mi A2/Lite

2020-02-02 11:40:44
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Hei Mi A2/Lite users,

Browsing thru the Q&As threads, it seems there are many users wanting to unlock their bootloader for the purpose of installing custom recovery in order to flash custom ROM, patches or rooting. Let's get started.

  • USB DATA cable (the one that came with your device)
  • Enable USB Debugging - Goto Settings / Additional settings / Developer options / USB Debugging & USB debugging (Security settings) - Enable (If you have not activated Developer options, then Goto Settings / About phone / tap Build number 7 times - You are now a developer)
  • Enable OEM Unlock - Goto Settings / Additional settings / Developer options / Enable OEM Unlock
  • Battery is charged at least 50%.
  • Minimal ADB and Fastboot v1.4.3 and install it on your PC/Laptop, preferably on C\:Drive and choose system-wide installation.

Steps to Unlock bootloader:
  • Hold Shift and right click on the empty desktop area  and choose “Open PowerShell window here” or “Open Command window here”.

  • Connect your device to your computer using your USB type-C cable.

  • Next, reboot your device into fastboot mode manually by press & hold the power & vol down simultaneously, or you could reboot by entering the following command:

adb reboot bootloader

  • To check your device is properly connected, type the following command:

adb devices

It should return a unique device ID, otherwise make sure yours drivers are properly installed.
  • To unlock the bootloader, enter the following command:

fastboot oem unlock

  • It will prompt you with a warning messages once the command executed.

  • Choose “Unlock the Bootloader” and press the “power” button to confirm. Thereafter your device will reboot itself and that's it, your bootloader is now unlocked.


FEEDBACK: All feedbacks and suggestions are most welcome for the betterment of the user experience.

DISCLAIMER: DO ON YOUR OWN RISK. Any system modification can potentially bricked or bootloop your device.

"Solving with simplicity"

2020-02-02 11:40:44
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DarKNessRN | from Mi A2 Lite


Official Android 10 to mi a2 lite from xiaomi
2020-02-02 12:49:47

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feds64 Author | from app


Official Android 10 to mi a2 lite from xiaomi

Irrelevant to the thread.
2020-02-02 12:51:12

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pui07 | from Redmi 5 Plus


2020-02-02 13:01:04

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Seragios | from Redmi 5


Thanks you
2020-02-02 15:17:58

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klappasaki | from Mi 9T Pro


Official Android 10 to mi a2 lite from xiaomi

Thanks for sharing this interesting article with the community, extremely informative and helpful as always. Your efforts are highly appreciated 🙏
2020-02-02 15:39:26

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Fries75 | from Mi A2 Lite


thanks for sharing
2020-02-02 16:18:39

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vrobot | from app


2020-02-02 19:08:19

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1860bodo | from Mi 9 Lite


thanks for information
2020-02-02 19:14:36


Ian Adoe | from Redmi Note 5A


nice info
2020-02-02 22:00:42

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Mohd nizar | from Mi A2 Lite


how download custom Rom for UBL
2020-02-02 23:38:40
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