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Install MIUI 9 on Xiaomi Devices without Unlocking Bootloader

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Xiaomi released its Global Beta MIUI 9 ROM about a while ago. In-order to install that update you had to have an unlocked bootloader on your device. Unlocking bootloader on Xiamoi devices is pretty annoying as you have to first apply for it and then wait for 72 hours before you can proceed with unlocking. But finally someone has listened to that annoyance and now you can Install MIUI 9 on Xiaomi Devices with Locked Bootloader. Follow the below step by step guide and you will have MIUI 9 running on your Xiaomi smartphone in no time.

Disclaimer: Before you proceed, do note that MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM is currently available for Mi 6, Redmi Note 4X / Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm, Mi Max, Mi Max 2, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus and Redmi 4X.

Install MIUI 9 on Xiaomi Devices without Unlocking Bootloader

Step 1: Enable Developer Options

  1. Go to Settings > About Phone and Tap MIUI version 7 times
  2. Go back
  3. Go to Additional Settings > Developer options
  4. Check USB Debugging option.

Step 2: Downloading The Software

Step 3: The Process

  1. Connect your device to your PC.
  2. Open Xiaomi Tool
  3. Click on “I Understand”.
  4. It will check for some requirements like internet connection, drivers etc and will automatically take care of it (Of course not internet connection).
  5. After the drivers are installed, you will see a Pop-up on your device asking you to trust your PC. “Always Allow” it and select OK.
  6. Xiaomi Tool with now list your device. Select it
  7. Your phone will now reboot and you will see three options. Select the third one which says “Connect to MI Assistant”. You can select using the Power button and Volume up-down buttons.
  8. After that, you will see a list of ROMs on Xiaomi Tool. Select the Global Developer ROM. If it’s not listed, your phone doesn’t support MIUI9.
  9. Confirm and let the tool do its processing. It will take several minutes depending on your Internet Connection Speed.
  10. After downloading, it will again prompt you to do the step no 7.
  11. Xiami tool will now flash MIUI 9.
  12. Done!!

Congratulations!! You have successfully installed MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM on your Xiaomi device. enjoy!!

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