We have included all the steps in this post to unlock bootloader on Xiaomi Mix Fold 2. Simply, follow this guide and you will end up unlocking the bootloader successfully.
If you get bored with the stock firmware of your smartphone and want to play around with more customization, then you will need to get your device rooted. But you can’t be able to root your device before unlocking the bootloader.
What is Bootloader?
In simple words, a bootloader is a set of instructions that are executed automatically, whenever the device is turned ON. The operating system and Kernel need bootloader instructions to start the boot process and operate the recovery mode.
By default, the bootloader of every smartphone is locked. The reason behind it is very obvious as every manufacturer wants the users to stay with their default provided skin and stock ROMs.
But as we know, Android is open-source and that gives more power and benefits to users to customize their smartphones with endless possibilities. Therefore, Android also provides users an alternate route to get a chance to customize their smartphones.
This process requires many hurdles ahead. It starts with unlocking bootloader and so on the process continues with rooting and at last, you can end up flashing the custom ROM on your device.
So, we get to know that unlocking bootloader is the permission for users to make different levels of customization from their end.
How To Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Mix Fold 2?
Note: We will be using the Mi Unlock Tool as a bootloader unlock tool in this post.
Step 1: Enable The Developer Option and OEM Unlock
To enter the process of unlocking, you are required to enable the developer option first and then USB Debugging and OEM unlock.
- Go to Settings on your phone.
- Locate the About Phone and then tap on the MIUI version several times until the Developer option gets enabled.
- Get back to the main Settings and then tap on Additional Settings->Developer Options.
- In the Developer options, enable OEM Unlocking.
- After that, enable USB Debugging.
Step 2: Time To Link Your Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 with Mi Account
- Confirm your Mi Account, if you have not registered to it yet, then simply go to settings->Mi Account. You can also visit the official Mi page for account registration.
- Make sure, that you have inserted the SIM card.
- Now, provide the required information to create and link your phone to your Mi Account.
Final Step: Unlocking Bootloader on Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Boot Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 into Fastboot mode.
Grab the original cable of your smartphone and then connect it to your PC while in fastboot mode.
If you have downloaded the Mi Unlock tool from the above pre-requisites section, then simply just extract the zip file and then run the miflash_unlock.exe file.
Also, proceed with logging into your Mi Account on the unlock tool with the right credentials.
When you get successfully logged in to your Mi Account, the tool will begin to verify whether your phone is eligible for unlocking bootloader.
After your phone gets verified, you will see the status on the tool displaying "Phone Connected".
Now, just click on the "Unlock" button available on the tool interface to start the unlocking bootloader process.
Once, you click the button, It will prompt a warning message, where you just need to ignore and click on the "Unlock Anyway" button.
When the process is complete, you will be served with a message displaying "Unlocked Successfully".
At last, click on the button, so that your phone boots up in the unlocked bootloader state.
That's it, you successfully unlocked bootloader on your Xiaomi Mix Fold 2.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Specifications
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 comes with an 8.02-inch Foldable LTPO2 OLED touchscreen display, providing a resolution of 1914 x 2160 pixels.
Moreover, the phone runs on Android 12 including MIUI Fold 13 powered by an Octa-Core processor.
The internal memory of the phone includes 256/512 GB paired with 12 GB of RAM or 1 TB with 12 GB RAM.
The camera features a Triple 50MP + 8MP + 13MP primary lens with LED flash including Leica lenses and other features. In addition, a 20MP secondary lens for selfies is available in front.
It is powered by a Li-Po 4500 mAh battery. Officially available in Black, and Gold colors.
How To Boot Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Into Fastboot Mode
- Turn your Phone Off Completely.
- Now, press and hold the Volume Down, and Power buttons simultaneously.
- Once, the fastboot interface appears on the screen, release all the buttons.
Now Your Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is in Fastboot Mode!
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