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How to install the official Xiaomi ROM with MI Flash Tool

In this guide we show you the process for install the official Xiaomi ROM with MI Flash Tool on any Xiaomi smartphone and tablet. As we have said, for this procedure the Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool application is used, an official Xiaomi tool to install the MIUI Fastboot ROM package on all the devices produced by the company. The Mi Flash tool is very useful in case your device is in a bricked state (blocked and does not restart). But be careful, because it is intended to install only Fastboot ROM (Fasboot a protocol that is used to flash a partition, usually System, in bootloader mode). It is not possible to use the flash tool to file OTA.

If you want to install the official Xiaomi ROM with Xiaomi MI Flash Tool you must keep in mind that this tool works with the following devices: Xiaomi: Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3 / Pro, Mi5, Mi4C, Mi4S, Mi4i, Redmi Note 4, Mi Pad 2, Mi Note / Pro Mi5 Mi5S Mi Mix, Mi Max and other Mi. Flash the MIUI ROM with the Fastboot method the best solution if you have a messed up or blocked device. After installing the ROM using the fastboot method the phone will be completely restored losing your data, therefore, you must first create a complete backup of all your important data.

The tool already includes the built-in USB drivers like Google ADB Tool and Drivers, Microsoft MTP, RNDIS Driver and Qualcomm USB Serial Driver. Therefore, it is not necessary to install the drivers separately in order to have the device recognized by the computer while installing the fastboot firmware. The tool also includes three different options for flashing the firmware:

  • Flash All
  • Flash All except Storage (default)
  • Flash All except data and Storage

Requirements:

Attention, because Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool only works on Xiaomi devices running the Qualcomm processor. Therefore, there is no point in trying to execute this procedure on Xiaomi devices that do not have a different processor running.

How to install the official Xiaomi ROM with MI Flash Tool

First of all, of course you have to download (use the link below) Mi Flash Tool and then save it on your computer. The Mi Flash Tool application based on Windows, so make sure your PC or laptop is running Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10.

Step 1: Download Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool in the position you have chosen, and extract it on your computer. After extracting Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool, you will be able to see the following files:

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Step 2: Do not install it. First you need disable signature verification of Windows drivers. Now you can open the installation file to install Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool on your computer.

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Step 3: Download and extract Xiaomi's stock firmware (fastboot file) on your computer. After extracting the Xiaomi firmware, you will be able to see these files:

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Step 4: Now, you need to install the Xiaomi USB driver on your computer (you can also download the Xiaomi USB drivers separately).

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Step 5: Turn off the Xiaomi device.

Step 6: First you need to activate the Debug Usb from phone settings: go to Settings Additional Settings Developer Options Debug Usb. Now you will need to start the Xiaomi device in mode Download (Fastboot mode). To start the device in download mode: press and hold the Power Button + Volume Down for 6-8 seconds.

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Step 7: Once the download system is started, you can see the following screen on your device:

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Step 8: Connect the Xiaomi device to the computer using the USB cable. Now, open Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool from the start menu.

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Step 9: Once you launch Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool you will see the following screen:

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Step 10: Now, click on the button select and locate the folder Firmware containing the files you downloaded and select it. Make sure you check the box down Clean All.

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Step 11: Now you have to click on the button Flash to start the installation process.

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Step 12: Once the installation process is completed, you will be able to view the message that the procedure has been successful in Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool.

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Wait a few minutes, once the operation is completed the phone will avvier. If it doesn't happen (wait about 15 minutes first), when you will see Flash Done in the application, unplug the phone from the PC and press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds in order to start the smartphone.

How did you see this a simple procedure to install the official Xiaomi ROM with MI Flash Tool and also safe, because the tool released by Xiaomi itself.