Detailed Guide To Unlock Bootloader Of Redmi Note 7 PRO

Unlock Bootloader Of Redmi Note 7 PRO

Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the best smartphone one can buy under INR 15,000. It is powered by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor and it do comes with a Dual Rear camera setup equipped with Sony’s IMX 586 sensor that is capable to produce some excellent photos.

Unlocking a bootloader allows us to install a custom recovery like twrp that can be used to flash custom zips, firmwares and patches either available online or build by developers to spice up your phone with additional functions that might be absent from your stock/factory firmware. So let’s just start the process step by step.

*Technoister is not responsible for any damage to your device by doing the process to unlock the bootloader, if you are a complete newbie then I would suggest to not indulge in the process and take the help of an experienced geek*

Requirements

  1. Proper ADB Drivers installed on a Windows based computer.
  2. Install Xiaomi Drivers – most important as fastboot drivers were not working properly in my case without these drivers.
  3. In case Xiaomi drivers fails to load then I request you to disable driver signature enforcement.
  4. A Windows based computer.
  5. Original Xiaomi USB cable.
  6. Redmi Note 7 PRO….isn’t it obvious? :P.

Charge your phone’s battery to a sufficient level in order to avoid sudden shutdown during the unlocking process.

If no driver working for you then you might try the list available at Xiaomi Advices.

Steps To Unlock Bootloader Of Redmi Note 7 Pro

  • Enable “OEM unlocking” and “USB debugging” in your device.– Settings >> About Phone >> MiUi Version >> Tap several times to enable developer options.
    – Once you have enabled developer option head to Settings >> Additional Settings >> Developer options and check “OEM unlocking” and “USB debugging”
USB Debugging settings - Redmi Note Pro 7
USB Debugging settings – Redmi Note Pro 7
  • Connect your phone to your PC via Xiaomi’s USB Cable.- Go to installed folder of ADB, typically it should be C:\adb
    – Shift + right click >> powershell window >> Type adb devices. If every step has been followed till now carefully you should see your device listed else go through steps again 🙂
Powershell Window - Unlock Bootloader Of Redmi Note 7 PRO
Powershell Window
  • Check If your Bootloader is Locked- Type adb reboot bootloader to boot into fastboot mode.
    – If above method did not work then first power off your device >> vol.down + power button >> fastboot mode.
    – Now again go to that adb folder C:\adb.
    – Shift + right click >> powershell window >> type fastboot devices to confirm that your device has been detected successfuly.
    – now type the code: fastboot oem device-info

Final Steps To Unlock Bootloader

  • Create a Mi Account.
  • Connect your Mi Account to your device.Settings>>Additional Settings>>Developer Options>>Mi Unlock status>>check Add account and device” and add the Mi account that you just created.* You won’t be able to perform the process unless you remove all the devices associated with that same mi account so remove all other devices *
  • You must enable “OEM unlocking” and “USB debugging”
  • You must connect your Mi Account with your device
  • Download the Mi Unlock Tool.
  • Install and open Mi unlock tool then sign in using the same phone number that you used to create the mi account.
  • Enter the fastboot mode by holding together “Volume Down + Power” and connect your device to your computer via USB cable.
  • Start the Unlock process. Unlock will erase user data.
MI Unlock - Unlock Bootloader Of Redmi Note 7 PRO
MI Unlock
  • Follow all the instructions carefully until the unlocking process is finished.
  • It may ask you to wait 72 hours or more. So please be patient and apply the process after that given time frame.
  • Reboot your device.

Note – If you get error: your device is not supported by Mi Unlock then don’t worry just click on the Go button on the screen and you will be directed to a link that help you to apply for unlocking process.

  • Click the Unlock Now button.
  • Fill required details carefully and submit.
  • Enter your phone number and OTP.
  • You need to wait until your application is accepted for unlocking bootloader.
  • You will get a message saying ”You are now eligible to unlock the bootloader of your Redmi Note 7 Pro.”
  • Now perform above steps again from Mi Unlock Tool.

Check if it is Really Unlocked

  • Go to Adb Folder C://adb
  • – Shift + right click >> powershell window >> type fastboot devices to confirm that your device has been detected successfuly.
    – now type the code: fastboot oem device-info

Final Word

So, now you’ve unlocked the bootloader, its time to go for TWRP Recovery and root the Redmi Note 7 PRO.

Tanmay

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