ReUnlocking converted A2 (6X)


sz.hatef

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I have a converted A2 (+ARB 4), with UNLOCKED bootloader.
I read somewhere if you relock the BL , you will not able to UNLOCK it again ever after! (is it true?)
and other thing: If it try the MIUI BL Unlocker Official Application to unlock my device (even when it is still unlocked) what could be happen? (I've just followed the steps till the warning msg: "Unlocking Bootloader will erase user Data" ). (I read somewhere else that for unlocking miui devices you need to submit the request and you need to wait for a long time to get the code, and I was going to get the code for a case of necessity in future.)

I need to know how far I can play with these stuffs on my devices and left a practical way to recover a Bricked phone. ( I consider even TEST POINT as a practical option [tried once and it is damn easy and fun
] )
 

the4anoni

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If you don't want brick never ever lock bootloader on Mi A2 with 6x ROM.
To use EDL you need authorized account.
Without authorization it won't work for you.
 
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sz.hatef

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If you don't want brick never ever lock bootloader on Mi A2 with 6x ROM.
To use EDL you need authorized account.
Without authorization it won't work for you.

I assume this authorized account are simply obtainable by XIAOMI Service Centers, isn't it?
(becasue my account just proceed to try unlock it but just said: Device Unlocked, no need to reunlock again.)
And if I flash a custom ROM like Havoc is it safe to re-lock it? and is it re-UN-lockable after that?


Iet's assume that I've locked it, the phone will boot to Current MIUI OS? can I use the PitchBlack? or it left me merely with a Black Screen to stare at it? :D
 
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the4anoni

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NEVER EVER lock bootloader after flashing custom ROM!
Lock bootloader only after flashing Pure Stock ROM for Mi A2
Also if you want to install ROM other than miui first flash Mi A2 Stock ROM on your device.
 
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sz.hatef

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NEVER EVER lock bootloader after flashing custom ROM!
Lock bootloader only after flashing Pure Stock ROM for Mi A2
Also if you want to install ROM other than miui first flash Mi A2 Stock ROM on your device.
Since it has triggred ARB4, there is no way to flash Stock ROM, isn't it?
 

the4anoni

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You can ask on XDA Dev I read that it depends on which rom you triggered ARBv4 - Android one or MIUI
 

sz.hatef

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Seems you have no option to rollback to Adroid One :(
No, there is no way, as much as I know (and untill they release an AndroidONE with ARB4), but who cares? I like MIUI :)
BTW, you have mentioned I should try flashing STOCK ROM before moving from MIUI to e.g. Havoc! Could you explain it a bit more?
I never heard anything about that, I was thought it would be OK if flash Custom ROM like Havoc any time.

And I never heard that AndroidONE has ARB4 , isn't it simply dedicated for MIUI?
 

the4anoni

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No, there is no way, as much as I know (and untill they release an AndroidONE with ARB4), but who cares? I like MIUI :)
BTW, you have mentioned I should try flashing STOCK ROM before moving from MIUI to e.g. Havoc! Could you explain it a bit more?
I never heard anything about that, I was thought it would be OK if flash Custom ROM like Havoc any time.

And I never heard that AndroidONE has ARB4 , isn't it simply dedicated for MIUI?
That info is outdated since you cannot roll back to android one AFAIK.
Ask on xda can you roll back to android one before flashing anything.