Full Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Bootloader Unlock Tutorial

This is the new smartphone from Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 10, and in today’s tutorial, I show you how to officially unlock the bootloader.

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I wanted to get this tutorial out at the end of last month but received a “can’t unlock bootloader this month” type error in the Mi Unlock tool. I’m guessing this was because I had already unlocked multiple Redmi smartphones last month and they have a limit.

Either way, today we can begin the process by making sure you have all of the requirements. This includes a Xiaomi Mi account, a SIM card with a mobile data connection, and the Mi Unlock tool mentioned above.

Let’s enable Developer Mode so that we can toggle the OEM Unlocking toggle to the on position. This is a security measure to prevent thieves from stealing the phone and unlocking it themselves.

Now we can add your Xiaomi Mi account to the Redmi Note 10 Pro from within the Settings as instructed. Be sure to enable both the “sync” as well as the “find my device” options when prompted (we can disable them after the bootloader is unlocked).

If you haven’t done so already, go ahead and insert your SIM card into the phone too. Now Disable your WiFi connection and go back into the Settings app so you can go back into the hidden Developer Options menu.

In there, you’ll find an option called “Mi Unlock Status” that gives you details on your bootloader status. You’ll also be prompted to grant phone permissions here so go ahead and agree to this as well.

At the bottom of the screen, you should see an “Add Account” button. Tapping this will associate your Xiaomi Mi account with the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. This is required in order to complete Xiaomi’s official bootloader unlock process.

Pay attention to the toast messages (you should get two of them) that appear at the bottom of the screen when you press this button.

The first message tells you that it’s attempting to connect the account to the hardware. The second message will either tell you it will through successfully or the attempt had failed.

The failed message is common for my network while I have the Pihole active (as shown in the video). So if you get a failed message find out why (could be a connection issue, maybe you forgot to add your Mi account to the phone, etc) and then try again until you get a success message.

Once we get that success message we then need to boot the Redmi Note 10 into Fastboot Mode so we can actually unlock the bootloader. See, what we have done so far is simply tied our account to the phone and that’s just part one of what we need to do.

Now we need to connect the phone to the PC with a USB cable (once you see the Fastboot screen) and then open up the Mi Unlock program on the computer. And yes, a computer is required here.

Click the bit Unlock button at the bottom and confirm your action at the two pop-up dialog boxes. It will then attempt to unlock the bootloader for you.

Mentioned Links
Xiaomi Mi Account Page – https://account.xiaomi.com/
Mi Unlock Tool – https://unlock.update.miui.com/
Developer Mode – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AHZH2tfGEU
Fastboot Mode – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nitc67do-4

Full Tutorial
1. Intro [00:00]
2. Enable Developer Mode [01:58[
3. Go into the new Developer Options menu
4. Then enable the OEM Unlocking toggle [02:33]
5. Add your Xiaomi Mi account [03:18]
6. Insert your SIM card
7. Disable WiFi
8. Go back into the Developer Options Menu
9. Then tap the “Mi Unlock Status” option [03:52]
10. Agree to the Permission request
11. Tap the “Add Account and Device” button at the bottom [04:37]
12. Make sure you get a “success” toast message at the bottom [05:32]
13. Boot the Redmi Note 10 into Fastboot Mode [06:01]
14. And connect it to the PC with a USB cable
15. Open the Xiaomi Mi Unlock tool on the PC [06:30]
16. Click the Agree button at the bottom
17. And then log into the same Mi account as before
18. When ready, click the “Unlock” button at the bottom [07:35]
19. And confirm this is what you want to do (twice)
20. Wait for the Mi Unlock tool to send the initial request to Xiaomi’s servers [08:32]
21. And make note of how many hours you’ll have to wait (if you have to wait at all)
22. You can force the phone to reboot here [10:08]

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