Bound/associated account to the device


Aug 3, 2018
I have mi 8, with unlocked bootloader from the seller. I know that if the bootloader is being accidentally locked it is very important to have the account that it has been unlocked with in the first place - smth like bound to the device trough developer options. Well I have never been able to enter my account from the developer options because the phone came unlocked but when I flashed the phone recently it was written: device is associated with existing mi account, and I unlocked with my acc. Does this mean that my account is associated/bound to the device? Or is there difference between bound and associated? Or differences between bounding phone and bounding bootloader?

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