How to Unlock Bootloader on Redmi K20/ Pro

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Xiaomi’s subsidiary brand Redmi announced its two new flagship devices dubbed Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro in China and soon the company will announce it in the Indian market. As always Xiaomi allows a user to Unlock the bootloader and let them play with the device as they want. In this post, I will show you how you can unlock bootloader on Redmi K20 Pro.

The process to unlock bootloader on Redmi K20 Pro is quite simple if you follow the steps perfectly as I have mentioned below and the whole process will take maximum 5-10 minutes. Also, you can use the same process to unlock bootloader on Redmi K20 as well. So, let’s dive into the steps.

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Also, I want to just remind you, if you want to install TWRP, you can follow our guide attached below:

Pre-requisites:

Before you begin the process you must have to follow some necessary steps to avoid accidents.

  • The bootloader unlocking process will erase all of your data. So, take a full backup of your device. Just in case if you don’t want to know how to take backup or upload files on your mi cloud, simply move all files to your computer. That also works.
  • Make sure your device has a minimum charge of 60%.
  • Remember the device PIN or Password which you use to unlock your device.

Let’s Unlock Bootloader on Redmi K20 Pro

01. First things first, you need to enable the developer options. To do that Go to Device Settings> About Phone> Tap 7 times rapidly on MIUI version until you get the message on the screen says ‘You are now Developer!‘.

02. Now, Go to Settings> Additional Settings> Developer Options.

03. Enable the USB Debugging first.

04. Now, in Developer Options settings all you have to do is enable the ‘OEM Unlocking‘ toggle as shown in the image below. You will get a pop-up. Tap on Enable button.

05. Here you will find an option says ‘Mi Unlock Status‘. Tap on it. On the next screen, it will show that your device has been locked. Down below, you will see a button says ‘Add Account and Device‘. Simply tap on it and sign in with your Mi Account.

06. Now, all you have to do is make sure that your device synchronization option and find device option is enabled.

07. To check the Sync option:
Settings> Sync> Turn on toggle next to Auto-sync data

08. To check to Find device option:
Settings> Security status> Find device

09. Now that you have followed all the steps mentioned above it’s time to move on your computer to unlock the bootloader of your device.

PC Steps to Continue to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi K20 Pro

01. First, download Mi Unlock Tool on your device from the attached button below. Now, that you say, the unlocking tool is officially available on Mi website so why you will download from our site. Well, a valid reason is the latest version of Mi Unlocking tool cannot unlock the bootloader. It shows error while unlocking process. So, this is the older version of Mi Unlock tool that I found from Mi Forum to unlock the bootloader of Poco F1.

Download Mi Unlock Tool v3.3.525.2

02. Simply extract the ZIP file anywhere on your computer. You will see an extracted folder named ‘MI TOOL‘.

03. Go into that folder and simply open the ‘miflash_unlock.exe‘ file.

04. Once opened, it will ask to log in your Mi account. So, simply log in with your Mi account.

05. Now, you have to connect your device via Fastboot mode. To do so, first turn off your device and once it turned off, tap and hold on the power key and volume down key simultaneously.

Now, connect your device to your computer via USB cable.

06. You should get the message on Mi Unlock Tool says ‘Phone connected‘. To unlock the device all you have to do is simply tap on the ‘Unlock‘ button located below. The unlock tool will start verifying your device.


Couldn’t Unlock?

If you get a message says ‘Couldn’t unlock – After 72 hours of trying to unlock your device.‘ then relax. You have successfully submitted the request to unlock the bootloader of your device. And you will be able to unlock bootloader after 72 hours. You just have to follow the same steps while you unlock bootloader again. Make sure you bookmark this page. So, you don’t lose it.

After 72 Hours

01. Follow the same process. But now, you should get the message says ‘Unlocked Successfully‘. Simply click on ‘reboot phone‘ to reboot your device.

02. The device will take a few minutes to reboot.

03. Awesome! you have now successfully unlocked the bootloader of your device

If you are facing any problem please feel free to leave a comment down below. I will surely answer you.

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