How To Proceed, Redmi 3s Problems...

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Redmi 3S / 3X' started by Archolm, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Archolm

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    Hello all, long looong story short, I have a 3s thats locked, developer options are turned off and its in a semi dead state. I can log into fastboot and I can log into stock recovery. I can not boot up.

    How do I proceed from here?
     
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    I'm trying to flash and it goes good but then I get an error, can't find dummy.bin
     
  3. Jaime DLH

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    Hi, are you trying to flash a fastboot ROM using MiFlash? I think you need an unlocked bootloader for that...

    I think you need to use a deep flash cable and EDL mode in your situation.

    Best regards,
     
  4. Archolm

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    I have both, phone is recognized as 9008. So thats EDL. But it keeps throwing up an error that it cant find dummy.bin.
     
  5. Jaime DLH

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    I've never done an EDL flash myself, but I recall reading about this as a somewhat common problem (I remember reading that the file included in the package is actually named dummy.img instead)...

    ... Found it: http://en.miui.com/thread-422057-1-1.html

    Proceed with caution. As I said, I have never had to do this myself...
     
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    Just as an opinion: If it is really so (that the flashing software expects a dummy.bin when the package actually has a dummy.img file), that's a really sloppy mistake from Xiaomi...
     
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  7. Archolm

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    I agree it is a sloppy mistake. But in the end it worked! Came back from a very nasty bootloop without access to anything and now have a fully functioning global rom installed. Just unlocked the phone as well. Now I go off searching for a fast and save method of installing TWRP.
     
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    Glad you could make it work!

    If you unlocked your bootloader, installing TWRP from fastboot is trivial. Just ask if you need guidance.
     
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  9. Archolm

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    Installing it as we speak, this is a great community! Many thanks to various people here.
     

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