How to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi 8

Xiaomi Redmi 8 is the new member of the company with a new processor and premium design. It is an upgraded version of Redmi 8A with dual rear cameras, fingerprint and infrared sensor, 5000 mAh battery and Snapdragon 439 SoC.

In our guide, we’ll Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Redmi 8 smartphone. If we talk about the design, the Redmi 8 is quite similar to Redmi Note 7. However, when we talk about specifications, Redmi 8 wins in all aspects. Furthermore, Redmi 8 available in 4 colors include Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue, and Ruby Red. Looking at the Xiaomi Redmi 8 specifications, it offers 6.22 inches of screen with 720 x 1520 pixels of resolution.


  • sports Octa-core Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 processor
  • Comes in two variants: Redmi 8 32GB 3GB RAM and Redmi 8 64GB 4GB RAM.
  • dual-camera setup of 12 + 2 megapixel on the rear
  • 8 megapixel on the front for selfies
  • sports non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • refreshed design and display
  • incredible hardware
  • fast processor

Now let’s come and check our guide to unlock the bootloader of Redmi 8 first:


Proceed at your own risk. We will not be held responsible for any damage caused to your Redmi 8 by using this guide.


  • Charge your phone to at least 50%.
  • Install Xiaomi USB drivers on PC so as to recognize your phone when connected via USB data cable.

Download Redmi 8 USB drivers.

  • Also, install the latest ADB and fastboot drivers on your PC.

Download ADB drivers for Redmi 8.

  • Backup your contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes, etc.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Redmi 8:

Step 1:

Go to your mobile Settings and open it.

Step 2:

Here launch Mi Account.

Step 3:

Create a new Mi account OR sign in if you already have a Mi account.

Step 4:

After you sign in, enable Sync and Find device options from Mi Cloud.

Step 5:

Open About Phone section.

Step 6:

Now click on the MIUI version 7 times. You’ll see a countdown message saying, “You’re 4,3,2,1 steps away from being a Developer”. Click on the MIUI version until a message saying, ”You are now a developer” appears.

Note: This will enable the hidden developers’ option in the settings.

Step 7:

Then go back to Settings and launch the Additional Settings section.

Step 8:

Here, scroll down and open Developer options.

Step 9:

Then enable the OEM Unlocking option and USB Debugging option.

Step 10:

Now, open the Mi Unlock Status option. You’ll be asked for permission so simply click on Agree.

Note: Make sure that a SIM card is inserted in your mobile. As without it, you won’t be able to go further.

Next, the following screen will popup.

Step 11:

Click on Add account and device option.

Wait until a message saying, Added successfully. Mi Account is associated with this device now shows.

Step 12:

Now close everything and power off your Redmi 8.

Note: Boot Redmi 8 into Fastboot mode.

Step 13:

Press and hold the Volume Down key + Power button simultaneously. Then leave both the keys when the fastboot logo appears.

Step 14:
Now Connect it to PC through USB cable.

Step 15:

Download Mi Unlock Tool.

Note: Do NOT download the latest Mi Unlock Tool from the official Mi website as it’ll take 15-30 days to unlock the bootloader.

Step 16:

Extract the downloaded Mi Unlock Tool on your PC. You’ll see the below files in the extracted folder:

Step 17:

Open miflash_unlock.exe file.

Note: Run it as Administrator.

Step 18:

A disclaimer window will appear. Click on the Agree button. Next, a Sign in the window will popup.

Step 19:

Type in your Username and Password to login to the Mi Account.

Note: If Mi Unlock Tool shows error connection, then again install Xiaomi USB drivers as well as ADB drivers on your PC.

Step 20:

Now let’s begin Redmi 8 bootloader unlock process now. To do so, simply click on the Unlock option. A warning unlock countdown will show on the screen.

Step 21:

To initiate the Redmi 8 unlock bootloader process, click on the red-colored Unlock anyway option. This will start the actual Xiaomi Redmi 8 bootloader unlocking process.

Calm down and wait until the process completes. When it completes, a message saying Unlocked successfully will show on the Mi Unlock Tool.

Step 22:

Now click on Reboot Phone to restart your mobile.


All done! This is how you can unlock the bootloader of Redmi 8. To confirm whether your phone bootloader is successfully unlocked or not, navigate to:

Settings » Additional settings » Developer options » Mi Unlock Status

For further queries and questions comment us below.

Till then Spread Love and Keep Smiling.
Peace out! ✌

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