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Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Written by Hassan Abbas

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is the new member of the company with a new processor and premium design. It comes with quad-camera setup and redesigned-user interface

In our guide, we’ll Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 smartphone. If we talk about the design, the Redmi Note 8 is quite similar to Redmi Note 7. However, when we talk about specifications, Redmi Note 8 wins in all aspects. Looking at the Xiaomi Redmi 8 specifications, it offers 6.3 inches of screen with a waterproof notch.


  • sports Octa-core Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 processor
  • quad-camera setup
  • 13 MP front camera for selfies
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • refreshed design and display
  • incredible hardware
  • fast processor

Now let’s come and check our guide to unlock the bootloader of Redmi Note 8 first:


Proceed at your own risk. We will not be responsible for any damage caused to your Redmi Note 8 by using this guide.


  • Charge your phone to at least 50%.
  • Install Xiaomi USB drivers on PC to recognize your phone when connected via USB data cable.

Download Redmi 8 USB drivers.

  • Also, install the latest ADB and fastboot drivers on your PC.

Download ADB drivers for Redmi 8.

  • Backup your contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes, etc.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi Note 8:

Step 1:

Go to your mobile Settings and open it.

Step 2:

Then go to Mi Account.

Step 3:

Create a new Mi account OR sign in if you already have a Mi account.

Step 4:

After you sign in, enable Sync and Find device options from Mi Cloud.

Step 5:

Open About Phone section.

Step 6:

Now click on the MIUI version 7 times. You’ll see a countdown message saying, “You’re 4,3,2,1 steps away from being a Developer”. Click on the MIUI version until a message saying, ”You are now a developer” appears.

Note: It’ll enable the hidden developers’ option in the settings.

Step 7:

Then again go back to Settings and open the Additional Settings section.

Step 8:

Here, scroll down and open Developer options.

Step 9:

Then enable the OEM Unlocking option and USB Debugging option.

Step 10:

Now, open the Mi Unlock Status option. You’ll be asked for permission so simply click on Agree.

Note: Make sure that a SIM card is inserted in your mobile. As without it, you won’t be able to go further.

Next, the following screen will popup.

Step 11:

Click on Add account and device option.

Wait until a message saying, Added successfully. Mi Account is associated with this device now shows.

Step 12:

Now close everything and power off your Redmi Note 8.

Note: Boot Redmi Note 8 into Fastboot mode.

Step 13:

Press and hold the Volume Down key + Power button simultaneously. Then leave both the keys when the fastboot logo appears.

Step 14:
Now Connect it to PC through USB cable.

Step 15:

Download Mi Unlock Tool

Note: Do NOT download the latest Mi Unlock Tool from the official Mi website as it’ll take few days to unlock the bootloader.

Step 16:

Now extract the downloaded Mi Unlock Tool on your PC. You’ll see the below files in the extracted folder:

Step 17:

Open miflash_unlock.exe file.

Note: Run it as Administrator.

Step 18:

A disclaimer window will appear. Click on the Agree button. Next, a Sign in the window will popup.

Step 19:

Type in your Username and Password to login to the Mi Account.

Note: Make sure to Sign in using the same account. If Mi Unlock Tool shows error connection, then again install Xiaomi USB drivers as well as ADB drivers on your PC.

Step 20:

Now let’s begin Redmi Note 8 bootloader unlock process. To do so, simply click on the Unlock option. A warning unlock countdown will show on the screen.

Step 21:

To start the Redmi Note 8 unlock bootloader process, click on the red-colored Unlock anyway option. This will start the actual Xiaomi Redmi 8 bootloader unlocking process.

Calm down and wait until the process completes. When it completes, a message saying Unlocked successfully will show on the Mi Unlock Tool.

Step 22:

Now click on Reboot Phone to restart your mobile.

Note: After completion, an Unlocked message shows up under your Note 8 logo.


All done! This is how you can unlock the bootloader of Redmi Note 8. To confirm whether your phone bootloader is successfully unlocked or not, navigate to:

Settings » Additional settings » Developer options » Mi Unlock Status

For further queries and questions let us know in the comment section below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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