Locked Bootloader After Miui 8 Installation.

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Redmi 3S / 3X' started by ediazf, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. ediazf

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    Hey guys! My redmi 3s came with a weird version of miui 7 that wouldn't auto update or upgrade by the "upgrade package" and zip file method, so I managed to get international miui 8 global stable 8.0.3 (MALMIDG) via MIFLASH.

    Now I am trying to install the version you guys provide because I read that it is much more ram efficient and thats my only problem with the device. Can't even answer a phone call without some apps reloading.

    I was trying to install TWRP just to realize that my, previously unlocked bootloader, is now locked.

    Its been 3 to 4 weeks since I applyed with my phone number on the official xiaomi site and nothing happens. Tried multiple times...

    Any help?

    THANKS! hope my english isin't too bad.
     
  2. Jaime DLH

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    It seems flashing any official ROM with MiFlash always relocks the bootloader, is that true? Can anyone confirm?

    @ediazf , did you unlock your bootloader yourself before?
     
  3. ediazf

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    nope, it came unlocked from the seller (ebay unknown seller, not any kind of official one).
     
  4. manzing

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    Yes for me. I bought mine from geekbuying and it was unlocked (it showed unlocked in adb). I flashed official stable using Miflah and it has relocked the bootloader.
    I had to officially unlock it again to be able to install TWRP and xiaomi.eu roms.
     
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  5. Berci

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    My phone came locked,i had to aply permission to unlock ,and i unlocked for the first time without any essue!
    After flashing stock rom with MiFlashBeta tool it dasen't relock the bootloader, it remain unlocked for me ,(tried 2 times stil unlocked) .
    But don't forget flashing stock rom removes custom recovery like TWRP !
     
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  6. ediazf

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    just cant get the official unlock message. any help? been waiting almost a month now. tried several times every two days :(
     

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