Stuck On Bootloop, Help Please!


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Hey everyone, I'm feeling quite foolish. I've bricked my new Mi 5, just hours after I got my bootloader unlocked. I wanted to install TWRP and read on the XDA forums that Flashify worked. I installed Flashify, gave it root access, and moved the TWRP recovery onto my phone. Flashify successfully flashed TWRP recovery, but when I rebooted into TWRP, there were some complications.

1. It asked me for a password, which I didn't know. I believe it needed the password to decrypt the storage or something.
2. I read here http://www.stechguide.com/root-and-install-twrp-recovery-on-xiaomi-mi-5/ that Wipe --> Format Data would decrypt the storage and everything would be fine. But after Format Data and rebooting the phone I'm stuck on bootloop.

I'm not sure how to proceed. I've been following this guide "If your device brick when flashing ROM or maybe bootloop, follow this :" http://en.miui.com/thread-248333-1-1.html but when I try to enter edl mode (fastboot oem edl) the screen goes dark and the phone appears off. I don't know what to do when it says "6. Open Device Manager and Phone will be detected as "QHUSB_BULK". Right Click on it and Click "Update driver software".

Also, I tried to install the Miflash program. I think I installed it properly, but I couldn't figure out how to open the program. When I click the icon it just opens the installer again.

Thanks guys, I'm desperate to fix this Mi 5!
 
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Thanks for the advice. I'm stuck again though.

I've installed Mi PC Suite but I cannot connect it to my phone. I'm following this guide: http://www.technobuzz.net/use-mi-pc-suite-to-flash-fastboot-rom-on-bricked-xiaomi-phones/

My phone is in Fastboot mode, and I connect it to the computer with the micro USB, it says "Try connect in normal mode first then switch" . But my phone is stuck in a bootloop and I can't "connect in normal mode first." I also can't connect when the phone is in recovery mode either. Any ideas?


edit: I guess what I'm looking for is a good guide for using Mi PC Suite to flash the fastboot rom. It doesn't work right now because it can't detect my phone in Fastboot mode, and it can't detect my phone in "normal mode" because I can't turn the phone on in normal mode because it gets stuck in a bootloop.
 
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Cecco

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First install fastboot drivers then put your phone in fastboot then connect it to pc with mipc suite opened
 
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Can you access TWRP? if so, then just use adb to sideload the xiaomi.eu ROM.

I did exactly what you did by formatting data using TWRP due to wanting a password and once that was done i then wiped cache/system/data and then used adb which auto installed the ROM.
 

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Can you access TWRP? if so, then just use adb to sideload the xiaomi.eu ROM.

I did exactly what you did by formatting data using TWRP due to wanting a password and once that was done i then wiped cache/system/data and then used adb which auto installed the ROM.
Did the same and it works
 
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First install fastboot drivers then put your phone in fastboot then connect it to pc with mipc suite opened
I installed adb fastboot drivers following this tutorial: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2317790 but my computer still can't detect my phone in fastboot mode.

I type "adb devices" in the cmd terminal but under "List of devices attached" it's blank, it seems my phone isn't detected by the computer.

What I'm really worried about is lots of guides are saying I need to enter (on my phone) Settings --> Developer options --> enable USB debugging. But my phone is bricked and I can't get to Settings let along turn the phone on.
 
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When you type adb devices is the phone in TWRP? If so then your device won't show until you hit the adb option in TWRP.

This activates adb and waits for the adb command from the PC. Not sure if not have USB debugging activated on phone will stop it from working!!

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Fastboot and adb are 2 different things.

You need to be in TWRP recovery (power phone on holding down volume up as well) and once in TWRP there is an option for adb.
 
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Just read a reply to a post on android exchange that having a custom recovery like TWRP will run adb even if USB debugging is disabled on the phone itself. Cannot confirm if this is true or not.

Put the Xiaomi.eu ROM in the same folder you have the adb.exe file and run cmd from that folder.

Enter TWRP on the phone (switch phone off then switch back on holder power & volume up) and once in TWRP there is an option in the menu for 'adb sideload'. Choose this option and the phone will then be waiting for the file to be transferred.

On your pc in cmd type 'adb sideload rom.filename.zip' where rom.filename is the actual name of the ROM :)

There may be a pause before anything happens but if it works you will see the transfer progress in cmd.