How to Unlock Bootloader on Redmi K40 Gaming? Easy Step By Step Guide!

In this article, I will demonstrate how to unlock the bootloader on the K40 Gaming smartphone. So, the company launched this smartphone and we are going to demonstrate this tutorial guide. Now, let us directly jump to step by step guide on how to unlock the bootloader.


About K40 Gaming

Here are some of the key features and specifications of the newly launched K40 Gaming smartphone.

  • Firstly, it has a 6.67 inches display with a resolution of 1080 by 2440 pixels.
  • And K40 Gaming also comes with Android 11
  • And under the hood, the phone has a Dimensity chipset.
  • The Phone also comes with 6/8/12GB Ram and 128/256GB Storage. 
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor is – 64+8+2 rear camera and 16 MP front shooter.
  • Finally, the battery on the phone is a non-removable 5065 mAh.

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What Do You Mean By Unlocking bootloader on K40 Gaming?

Unlocking Bootloader on the K40 Gaming smartphone means accessing the way for installing custom recoveries such as TWRP recovery. Also, rooting your device and installing custom ROMS. Many manufacturers provide smartphones with a locked bootloader and as a result, one needs to unlock it before proceeding.  So, Unlocking the bootloader is the first step before one can further customize their smartphone.


Pro’s or Advantages of Unlocking Bootloader on K40 Gaming?

Here are some benefits of unlocking the bootloader on the K40 Gaming:

  • Firstly, one can root the smartphone after unlocking the bootloader.
  • And you can install TWRP or CWM Recovery on the phone.
  • Also, you will be able to install various custom Roms on the phone.
  • Finally, if you unlock the bootloader on your K40 Gaming smartphone, the warranty will be void.

Related Article. Root K40 Gaming

Let’s unlock the bootloader on the K40 Gaming

Unlock Bootloader Redmi K40 Gaming

  • First of all, charge the phone fully.
  • Next, enable USB Debugging on K40 Gaming by going to Setting>About>Software>Build Number and Tap on the build number repeatedly so that the Developer mode will turn on.
  • And then go back and click on Developer options.
  • In the developer options, there is an OEM unlock option then enable that option.
  • Furthermore, you will be asked for a full factory reset of your smartphone before unlocking, so make sure to back up your data before proceeding.
  • Tech Droid Tips is not responsible if anything goes wrong with the device. Please do it at your own risk.
    • Also, In settings > Developer Options > Mi Unlock Status > Agree.
    • And now go to the MIUI unlock website and click on “Unlock Now”. 
    • Furthermore, the website will ask for account information for MI users.
    • After login, fill the form. (Name, Country, Phone Number & proper reason for unlocking the phone’s bootloader)
    • And after you have filled in all the information, checkboxes, click on apply now.
    • Also, you need to verify the phone number, on the next page when asked, enter your phone number & OTP when it arrives on your phone.
    • Wait till this message appears.  “Application has been successfully submitted, Please be patient review“.
    • You will get a message on the phone number confirming that you are now eligible to unlock the bootloader on K40 Gaming.
    • Also, it may take several days for the confirmation message to arrive.

    Next, Unlock Procedure

    • Thereafter, download MI Fash Unlock Tool on the PC, install the application.
    • Next tap AGREE > Sign in with your MI Account > connect your phone via the original cable of the K40 Gaming.
    • And now hold the Power + Volume Down button simultaneously. K40 Gaming will boot into the Fastboot mode. 
    • In the last step, click on “UNLOCK” after the application shows the K40 Gaming.
    • And if asked, click on Unlock Anyway and proceed.
    • Finally, wait for the MI Flash Unlock Tool to say Unlocked Successfully.
  • Finally, you have successfully unlocked the bootloader on the K40 Gaming.

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In conclusion, Android versions later than lollipop come with an option of OEM Unlock in the developer options. So, it’s quite easy to unlock the bootloader on any latest smartphone device. And Still, some smartphones may not come with this option. Hence, in order to unlock the bootloader, you need to manually do it via PC.

Related article. Unroot K40 Gaming and go back to stock ROM

If you are encountering any issues regarding bootloader unlocking on K40 Gaming then do let me know in the comment section below. Furthermore, I will be happy to assist you 😀