How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi A1

A detailed step by step guide on how to unlock the bootloader of M1 A1. Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 smartphone in September 2017. The phone sports a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. Xiaomi Mi A1 is priced at Rs. 14,999 in India. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone has 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. In the camera department, the Xiaomi Mi A1 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Xiaomi Mi A1 runs Android 7.1.2 and is powered by a non-removable battery. It measures 155.40 x 75.80 x 7.30 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 168.00 grams. Read ahead to know how to unlock the bootloader of Mi A1.

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Preparation and Downloads

Steps to unlock Mi A1 Bootloader

Follow the steps below carefully:

  1. Assuming that you have already installed the ADB and Fastboot tool from the above section, go to the folder where ADB and Fastboot are installed.
  2. Hold down Shift > Right Click > Select ‘Open Command Window Here’ or ‘Open CMD Here’. cmd-in-folder
  3. Connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.
  4. Execute the below command in the command window to reboot the phone into bootloader mode:
    adb reboot bootloader
  5. Once your phone is in bootloader mode, execute the below command in the command window:
    fastboot oem unlock
  6. The above command will unlock the bootloader of your Mi A1. After that, execute the below command to reboot your device:
    fastboot reboot
  7. Done! Congratulations you have successfully unlocked the bootloader of your Mi A1.

If you need any help with any of the steps above, do drop a comment below!


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