How To Unbrick Any Xiaomi Device Using Fastboot

Many of our blog visitors have queried recently about their Xiaomi smartphones not booting up after installing custom ROM. So in this article, we will assist you to unbrick Xiaomi device using the fastboot method which will help fix the boot loop, bricked phones or solve some bugs/issues on your Xiaomi devices.

Using the fastboot method is easy and it does the work all by itself with a click of a button on your computer. All you have to do is download the Xiaomi drivers on your computer and install ADB Fastboot and flash the particular firmware for your device. It is easier than it seems, you can check the screenshots step by step and install the latest firmware also for your Xiami smartphone.

The Fastboot method will help you unbrick or install the latest firmware for the following devices:

  • Xiaomi Mi 1/1S
  • Xiaomi Mi 2/2S
  • Xiaomi Mi 2A
  • Xiaomi Mi 3
  • Xiaomi Mi 4
  • Xiaomi Mi 4S
  • Xiaomi Mi 4L
  • Xiaomi Mi 4C
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Xiaomi Mi 5S
  • Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus
  • Xiaomi Mi 5X
  • Xiaomi Mi 6
  • Xiaomi Mi 6X
  • Xiaomi Mi Note
  • Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
  • Xiaomi Mi Max Prime
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Pad
  • Xiaomi Mi Pad 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Pad 3
  • Redmi 1S
  • Redmi Note 4G
  • Redmi Note Prime
  • Redmi Note 2
  • Redmi Note 3 MTK/Qualcomm
  • Redmi Note 3 Special Edition
  • Redmi Note 4 MTK/Qualcomm
  • Remi Y1 Lite Prime
  • Redmi 5 Plus
  • Redmi 5
  • Redmi 5A
  • Redmi Note 5
  • Redmi Note 5A/Prime
  • Redmi Note 4X
  • Redmi 2/Prime
  • Redmi 3/Prime/3X
  • Redmi 3S/Prime
  • Redmi 4/X/Prime
  • Redmi 4A

You need to download certain drivers for your device and then the ROM file, the application we’ll be providing and this method pretty much works with any Xiaomi phones like Mi4, Mi3. Mi4i, Redmi 1s, Redmi note etc but it is a little bit longer and might take 15-20 minutes time to successfully boot your smartphone.

NOTE: We are not responsible for any loss of data. Bricked phones cannot be backed up, so please keep a note that your device has already lost the data. Performing the above method will let you boot your device just the way it came out of the box.

How To Unbrick Xiaomi Smartphones

Download the Firmware

  • Visit this page and download the fastboot ROM for your device (Please check if the ROM file suffix is ‘.tgz’. If it is ‘.gz’, please rename it to ‘.tgz’)
  • Once the ROM is downloaded, extract the files on your desktop and it will look something like this


unbrick xiaomi device

Download Fastboot Mi Flash Tool

fastboot mi flash tool

STEP 1: Switch off your Xiaomi smartphone and boot it into fastboot mode.

  • Press the Volume key and the Power button at the same time to enter Fastboot mode.

STEP 2: Connect your smartphone to the USB cable and open the MI Flash tool on your laptop/computer

STEP 3: Now open MI Flash and select the folder where you have extracted the firmware

unbrick xiaomi smartphone

STEP 4: Click on Refresh. Your device will appear in Mi Flash Tool window if it is connected.

installing stock firmware on xiaomi

STEP 5: Now you will see three options at the bottom of the Flash tool.

unbrick any xiaomi device

Choose any one option carefully as per your need

  • Flash all: Clears all the data of the built-in storage, clear all user data, please be careful! (Clean Install)
  • Flash all except storage: Will erase all user data does not clear the built-in storage data.
  • Flash all except data storage: Does not clear the built-in storage data does not clear user data

STEP 6: Click on Flash and it will start the process. Once flashing process completes, the progress bar inside MiFlash turns fully green, which means the ROM has been successfully installed. Then your device should automatically boot to the new version.

flash stock rom on xiaomi phone