SOLVED: Seems to be dead Mi2A

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Mi 2A' started by thecryof, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. thecryof

    thecryofMembers

    Aug 29, 2013
    109
    8
    28
    Male
    Belgium
    The only activity I can get from it is when the battery is out and under USB power the LED will blink red after holding Power for a few seconds. Nothing on the screen and no sounds. This was working perfectly since a few months and is indeed a "real" one.

    ADB will not recognize it and Windows 7 doesn't see it either.

    There isn't much info online for this model, can anyone offer assistance to further diagnose and hopefully repair? There is a "fix" for a similar situation regarding the Mi2 where pins are shorted, but this model is a different configuration.
     
  2. Baaaax

    BaaaaxMembers

    Oct 21, 2013
    2
    2
    23
    Male
    Methven, New Zealand
    Alex1967 and thecryof like this.
  3. thecryof

    thecryofMembers

    Aug 29, 2013
    109
    8
    28
    Male
    Belgium
    #3thecryof,Oct 21, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013
    f**k yes! Your suggestion worked even though I could get NOTHING on the screen and no LED indicator. I just went ahead and put it in fastboot mode blindly, and after plugging it in USB the program only showed COM1 instead of the device id number. I went ahead and hit flash anyway (using flash_all_wipe.bat) and it looked to be working so I left it alone and after 3-4 minutes it said Completed Successfully. I disconnected the phone and held power and it powered on!

    P.s. I used the latest developer version of the fastboot package (see link), dunno if that made a difference or not.

    Edit (23/10/13): So of course this developer version of the fastboot package was the Chinese version. To fix that I grabbed the latest EU MIUI zip and put it on the sdcard, then from the updater app I selected this zip and installed. Guess I could have installed this via the recovery as well.

    @Baaaax: If you are ever in Belgium I will buy you a beer mate!
     
    Baaaax likes this.
  4. qbert456

    qbert456Members

    Feb 20, 2013
    517
    36
    65
    Well done!
     
    thecryof likes this.

Share Our Site