My Christmas surprise for the MIUIers...
Wow, I actually succeeded in UNLOCKING the BOOTLOADER,without even thinking of the risk of Bricking my Redmi Note 3 at all. For this one you can do without all those applying on the unlocking website procedurewith take ages to return you a code. What I did was using MiFlashUnlock on my Stable ROM v18.104.22.168.LHNCNCJ (MIUI7) which it gave me an error message and I proceeded with the Dev v5.12.24 (MIUI7) which was successfully done to unlock the bootloader.
Updated Jan 10, 2016: As of a day or two, the Mi Flash Unblock was able to Unblock when you are using Stable or Developer ROM....
And for those who are not sure of their status whether they have or not the permission to unlock, please use this link to find out:-
If you do qualify, then go ahead with this.
And install, as shown below:-
Updated: Jan 10, 2015
Translated to English:
DISCLAIMER: FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY.
Launch MiFlashUnlock_1.0.1225.2, as shown below:-
Next, key in your Mi Account number, preferably your UID, as shown below:-
When you get this message, do retry again, normally it is due to server congestion, as shown below:-
If you come across the following screen, you cannot unlock, so head over to the link below:
This screen appear when you account has been given the permission to Unlock the bootloader, so just follow thru accordingly, as shown below:-
Switch-off your device, and Press and Hold, Vol Down button and Power button simultaneously to enter Fastboot mode, and plug-in via USB to your laptop/PC when you see the image, as shown below:-
The following screenshot will failed verification at 50%, this is because I purposely sign-out of my Mi Account on my Redmi Note 3 device, so you need to sign-in into your Mi Account on your device properly, as shown below:-
IMPORTANT: Updated 0200 Jan 15, 2016 – Tested and recommended by @rudi66 Credit & Thanks to his contribution.
- Swipe up on your Home screen, and key GPS on the search bar, and goto GPS satellites, select High accuracy, make sure it looks like the screenshot below.
- Launch your browser, goto i.mi.com on the URL bar and hit enter, sign-in, as shown below, until you get to see “Find device” and launch it.
- Re-run the Mi Flash Unlock tool again and see whether you get thru.
UPDATED: Jan 14, 2016 - Now, sign-in into https://i.mi.com/ to find out, whether your device is properly connected and detected by the system, all the variables are correlated which is Find Device, Fingerprint, Mi Account and the device you sign-in into, if any of these variables is not properly done then most probably you are not going to make it. So let's run the acid test, this procedure will locate your device accordingly and will detect whether your device is online, as shown below:-
Once you got the Verifying Device Information, it will proceed with Unlocking process, as shown below:-
After it is Done, as shown above, press restart button to reboot to system, or press and hold your POWER button for 10 second to exit Fastboot mode.
NOTICE: This is for those who are using DEV ROM...
Switch your device. Goto Security > Permissions > Root access, and check "I understand the risks of root access" and click Root Access. It will automatically download "miui-ota-hennessy-5.12.24-5.12.24.root-5668142ffa-5.0" for you and update by itself accordingly, as shown below:-
After the installation and reboot, your device will have root access, as shown below:-
I have installed Root checker, SuperSU & Flashify, to verify root, and give further access to (Rooted Required Apps) using SuperSU, as shown below:-
Now your Redmi Note 3 is ROOTED...
Disclaimer: DO IT AT YOUR RISK. Flashing can potentially bricked or bootloop your device.