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How To Easily Unlock Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 prime Special Edition Bootloader

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Hello everyone and all rockers of Xiaomi Redmi note 3 prime special edition, i will be showing you how to unlock your redmi note 3 prime bootloader. If you are a kind of Android smartphone user like me who can’t use Android phone without root, custom recovery installed and custom roms, then this guide will be very helpful to you concerning your Redmi note 3 prime.

Before we begin, lets quickly take a look at Xiaomi note 3 prime special edition specs. Xiaomi redmi Note 3 prime special edition is a beastly midrange Android phone developed by Xiaomi Ince. Redmi note 3 prime is the big brother to Xiaomi redmi note 3 pro with slide difference in specs but both is powered by 64bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa Core 1.8GHz, awesome smartphone.

Thanks to its highend hardware specifications including 2SIM/Multi-Bands, 64bit Qualcomm snapdrahon 650 chipset, hexer core 1.8 GHz, Miui 8.1 OS (marshmallow), 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with 72.4% screen-to-body ratio, 16MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and Li-Po 4000 mAh battery, 4G LTE B20 B28, fingerprint scanner and good finishing metal body design which comes in different colors, etc..

Having talked about quick specs of Xiaom redmi note 3 prime, lets quickly go to the subject matter on how to unlock bootloader of redmi note 3 prime, how to install twrp recovery and root redmi note 3 prime. Before you proceed, please note that Xiaomi unlocked their phone’s bootloader for reasons. Therefore, if you don’t know much about Android, don’t intend to unlock bootloader, root, install custom recobery and flash custom ROM, etc., then it is very not recommended for you to unlock it. For the geeks who knows what’s up, please proceed as usual

There are two ways to unlock redmi note 3 prime bootloader which is the official method and unofficial method. However, the official method takes time as Xiaomi has to approve your request to unlock the bootloader. Unlocking the bootloader unofficial way voids your warranty and may be a risky process but not risky if you know what you are doing and it takes up to 30mins top. So, have a back-up before attempting it. However, you can flash the stock ROM easily in a few steps if your device has been bricked. Worth taking the risk, right?

Follow the below steps to successfully unlock the bootloader.



How To Enable USB Debugging And OEM Unlocking On Your Phone

  1. Simply goto settings on your phone. Then click on About Phone and
    tap MIUI version seven times. This will enable Developer Options on your
  2. Now go back to Main settings Menu, click on Additional Settings → Developer Settings → Enable Usb Debugging.
  3. Now, still in developer setting, locate OEM Unlocking and toggle it ON

That’s it, you have successfully enabled USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking. Keep reading


very easy to do so, instead of downloading Android SDK of about 400mb,
simply download redmi note 3 prime file for marshmallow OS from download section  and then
extract all its content. We will be using it later.

How To Disable Driver Signature Enforecement

On windows Xp its not required. But on Windows 7 and above, do the following:

  • While the PC starts Booting, PRESS F8; this will Show a Menu while
    booting windows, Select “Disable Driver signature enforement” and press
    ENTER. Windows Would boot with it Disabled. If you are having trouble
    there are other ways as well. Google it.

you have downloaded all the required files from below, lets proceed to
unlocking Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 pro bootloader the easy way

How To Easily Unlock Redmi Note 3 Prime Bootloader

Download Latest Mi Flash tool, unzip and install to your PC. If driver
installation prompts, select “INSTALL” and complete Mi Flashtool

2.)  Download Fastboot rom and extract it
using 7zip extractor to your PC desktop. After proper extraction, you
will be having files as seen from screenshot.

3.)  Now, move all the files seen on given screenshot to “images” folder of fastboot rom

4.)  Now, extract Unlocked Bootloader you downloaded and copy “emmc_appsboot.mbn” to “images” folder in fastboot rom. If it prompts to replace existing file, proceed to replace.

Now, extract Fastboot EDL to another folder in your PC. Fastboot EDL
will enable you to easily boot your phone to Download Mode instead of
going through stress.

6.)  After extracting Fastboot EDL, open fastboot edl folder and double-click on “Reboot”, a window will pop up.

Now, simply turn off your phone and then boot to Fastboot Mode. To boot
to fastboot mode, press and hold Volume Down + Power Button for 5
seconds. Release keys when you see fastboot

8.)  After that, plug your phone to PC and go back Fastboot EDL window and hit ENTER.
9.)  After that, your phone will reboot to Download Mode and you’ll see your LED light blinking red. Keep reading..

Now, launch Mi Flash tool click on “SELECT”. A small window will pop
up, use it to navigate to where your Fasboot rom is, select it and
select “Image” folder and click OK

Click on “Refresh” and then click on “FLASH”, sit and relax for
flashing process to complete. After completion, you will see success.

12.)  Now unplug your phone and boot it to fastboot mode again, its time to unlock redmi note 3 pro bootloader

Now, plug phone to PC and open AnF folder and double click on CMD to
open command window as seen from below screenshot. Do not clear writeups
in that command window, leave it as it is

15.)  In command window, type fastboot oem device-info and hit ENTER. That command will show your device info

16.)  Now again, type fastboot oem unlock-go and hit ENTER which will now unlock your phone bootloader and then reboot your phone

it, you have successfully unlocked your Redmi Note 3 pro bootloader and
can now proceed to install custom recovery to flash and enjoy custom
roms on redmi note 3 pro snapdragon

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  1. Anonymous says

    Where is the download section…….file for marshmallow OS from "download section" and then extract all i………….

    1. admin says

      Check requirements to download all needed files

  2. Anonymous says

    Download Fastboot rom and extract it using 7zip extractor to your PC desktop. After proper extraction, you will be having files as seen from screenshot.

    "Fastboot EDL" and "Latest version Mi Flashtools" are the same files?!?!?!?!?

    1. admin says

      Fastboot EDL and Mi flashtool are not the same. Fastboot EDL enables you boot your Xiaomi to download mode easily. Mi flashtool is the tool used to install fastboot roms

  3. Anonymous says

    Yes u are right, but when i download the EDL i get the miflash tool, not that edl stuff like the picture shows 🙁

    1. admin says

      Sorry, Please check link again. I'v correct it

  4. Anonymous says

    Hm, thanks for your help 🙂

    If u say "2.) Download Fastboot rom and extract it using…." U mean the "fastboot edl" from the download section? If i download and extract it i get only four files: adbwinapi.dll; adbwinusbapi.dll; fastboot.exe and reboot.bat. that are not thwe files, from ur picture and there is no images folder to put the files in…im i doing something wrong?

    1. Jeremiah Michaels says

      Please download fastboot rom and use 7zip to extract it. After extracting it, use 7zip again to extract what you have extracted to find image folders and other files

  5. Anonymous says

    Also: "3.)Now, move all the files seen on given screenshot to "images" folder of fastboot rom." Where do i get the files and the "images" folder from? Can you help me with this Miah Michaels?

    1. Jeremiah Michaels says

      Extract fastboot rom twice. i.e after first extraction, extract the outcome of fastboot rom again you will see images folder and other files

  6. Anonymous says

    Thank you for your help again.

    Now im at step 16. If i type "fastboot oem unlock-go" i get the answer "oem unlock is not allowed". but im very sure i have checked this Option in the developer Options.
    i tried this steps three times, everytime i get the same anser

    1. admin says

      Did you extract unlocked bootloader and move emmc_appsboot.mbn to fastboot images folder before flashing

  7. Anonymous says

    yes, i unzipped "Redmi note 3 prime Unlocked bootloader" and moved "emmc_appsboot.mbn" (595KB) to the images folder of "Miui 8.1 MM Global developer fastboot rom".(and i got the overwrite window) and i moved the other seven files to the images folder too.

    1. admin says

      Ok, put on the phone and goto settings and toggle usb debugging and also toggle unlock oem and then reboot again to to fastboot mode and redo fastboot unlocking proceedure

  8. Anonymous says

    Same error 🙁 Tried "usb Debugging" only and both -> "usb Debugging" and "oem" 🙁

  9. Mohammad Tajul Islam says

    Well, something isn’t written in the post and I’ve had trouble because of it (at least I think that it’s the problem. still working on it.) Note that I’m totally new at this.

    Well, after flashing the older Marshmallow version in the earlier steps, you won’t be able to unlock the bootloader without changing the settings which will allow you to do OEM (or whatever that is) in Developers Mode. Because after flashing, all of the settings you changed earlier just reverts back.

    This boot after the installation took me over 15 minutes and it’s still loading apps. I tried to use the commands in AnF folder to unlock bootloader without going through the hassle and it gave me a straight-forward reply regarding OEM not being enabled. Even though I did it in the very beginning…

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