How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi Max


How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi Max – Official Method Step by Step Explained

Hello Geeks, Welcome to Android Rom. Are you thinking of Unlocking Bootloader of your Mi Max? Then This Guide is for you. Lets know how you can unlock bootloader of xiaomi mi max using official method.

Mi is a Chinese mobile Company. Now one of the famous mobile company in India. 

Xiaomi Mi Max is one of the great phone of Mi company with large display of 6.4 inch. It was launched in India in May 2016.  It is dual sim 4g mobile which comes with great 16 megapixal camera. It works on qualcomm processor.

In this post i will show you How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi Max. This post is step by step procedure for unlocking bootloader. So read it till the end to understand.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi Max

How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi Max Image

Main Motive to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi Max Phone:

  • Restore Bricked Xiaomi Mi Max Device.
  • To Root Your Xiaomi Mi Max.
  • To Install Custom Recovery like CWM and Twrp on your Mi Max.
  • To install custom roms after installing custom recovery.

There are really lots of profit of unlocking bootloader.  So lets start the process of unlocking.

Step by Step Guide to unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi Max Mobile

Below is simple step by step procedure for unlocking your android’s bootloader. If you don’t understand anything in the procedure let me know by comment. I will surely help you.

Before proceeding further know one thing Xiaomi is very strict in their bootloader unlocking policy and it’s not easy to unlock the bootloader unless you get the permission from mi.


  • Android Rom Website will not be responsible in case anything happens with your device. But we will always help you.
  • You will lose your Warranty.

Above notes should not demotivate you if you really want to do something with your mobile.

There are two part in unlocking bootloader of Mi Max. First Part is Applying for Permission and Second is Unlocking Bootloader. Here are the Part to Unlock bootloader:

Part 1:- Get the Bootloader Unlocking Permission from Xiaomi Website

For getting bootloader unlocking permission for your Mi Max Mobile from Mi follow below steps:

First Step: Go to official website of MI from Here and create a MI account. If you already have a MI account skip this step.

Create Mi Account

Create Mi Account Page

Second Step: Go to official MIUI unlock Page from Here.

Unlock MI device

Unlock Mi Device Page

Third Step: Click on Unlock Button and on the next page it will ask you to login into your MI Account. Login in it simply by putting login detail which you created in Step 1 or you can also Login using Facebook Account.

Sign in Mi Account

Sign In Page of Mi

Fourth Step: Once you are logged in you will see an Unlock Application Permission Page. 

MI Unlock Permission Form

Mi Unlock Permission Page

Fifth Step: Fill your NameMobile Number and Reason why you want to unlock bootloader. And after filling everything correctly tap on button Apply Now.

Note: Do not write long reason. Just  keep it short and simple. For example: My Phone is bricked, I request you to accept my approval. Thank You.

Sixth: On the Next Page you will need to enter the Verification Code sent to you by SMS.

Mi Unlocking Permission

Mi Unlocking Permission SMS Verify Page

Note: Servers are really slow, so it may take some time to get the sms code like 10-15 minutes. Do not tap on resend multiple time. They can ban your Ip if you tap on resend so many times. If you get error try after 24 hours again.

Seventh Step: Once completed. You will see page saying “Submitted. Please wait for the review.” It will around 3-10 days for the approval and you will receive confirmation approval by SMS.

Unlock Permission Submission

Unlock Permission Submission Page

Note: If it is not approved go to Help Forum and take their support.

Eighth Step: Once you get approval confirmation message like below. You can proceed forward to step 2 for unlocking process.

Mi Unlock Confirmation Message

Mi Unlock Confirmation Message


  • You will lose all your data. So make sure to take backup of your mobile data.
  • You will void your Warranty.
  • Charge your device to atleast 50 percent.
  • Use Mi original USB cable only. 

Part 2:- Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Devices after Getting Permission

If you have successfully completed step 1 to get Approval Confirmation Message by Mi. Follow further below steps.

First Step: Enable the Developer Option of your Mi max. To do so go to Settings > About Phone and tap on MIUI Version 7-8 times.

Now go to Settings > Additional Settings > Developer Options and bind your approved Mi account under Mi Unlock Status. And Log into the Mi account which has acquired unlocking permission on your device.

Now in Developer Options enable OEM Unlocking.

Second StepDownload Mi Flash Unlock Tool App on your PC from Here. Extract it and launch Mi Unlock App. Agree to the Disclaimer.

Third: Sign in to your Mi Account.

Mi Unlock App Sign In

Mi Unlock App Sign In Page

Fourth Step: After Signing in reboot your device in Bootloader mode. To do so:

Switch off your mobile. Press the Power Button and Volume Down (-) Button at the same time. 

Fifth Step: Connect your Mi or Redmi device to PC using USB Cable.

Sixth Step: Simply Click on Unlock button. It will take 10-15 seconds for unlocking process.

MI Unlock App

MI Unlock App

Seventh Step: Congratulations you have successfully unlocked bootloader of your Xiaomi MI Max Phone.

Note for Unlocking Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi Max:
  • Make sure that your MI Account is not associated with more than one mobile. If it is so error may occur.
  • Unlocking Bootloader of Mi Max phone makes your phone less secure and more vulnerable to malware.
  • Some features of your Xiaomi mobile will stop working. Like Find your Device, Added Value Services etc.

Watch: Video on How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi Max.

Summing Up:

Keep in mind do not hurry up during doing the process. Read each and every steps carefully and then proceed step by step. Comment below if any kind of assistance needed.

That’s all I hope you like the post on how to unlock booloader of Xiaomi Mi Max mobile officially. If you have any question you can ask me below in comment section.

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