How to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi 6? MI Unlock TOOL!


In this article, I will demonstrate how to unlock the bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi 6 smartphone. So, the company will launch this mid-range smartphone and we are one of the early websites to demonstrate this. Now, let us directly jump to step by step guide on how to unlock the bootloader.


About Xiaomi Redmi 6

Here are some of the key features and specifications of the newly launched Xiaomi Redmi 6 smartphone.

  • Firstly, it has 5.45 inches IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 by 1440 pixels. A total of 295 pixels per inch.
  • And Redmi 6 also comes with Android 8.1 OREO.
  • And under the hood, the phone has a MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 chipset.
  • The Phone also comes with 4GB/3GB Ram and 64GB/32GB Storage. 
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor on Redmi 6- 12 MP + 5 MP dual rear camera and 5 MP front shooter.
  • Finally, the battery on the Redmi 6 is a non-removable 3000 mAh.

Also, Read – Various Issues on the phone & How to Fix Them.


What is Unlock Bootloader? Unlocking bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi 6?

Unlocking Bootloader on the Redmi 6 smartphone means accessing the way for installing custom recoveries such as TWRP or CWM recovery. Also, rooting your device and installing custom ROMS. Many manufacturers provide smartphones with a locked bootloader and as a result, one need to unlock it before proceeding.  So, Unlocking bootloader is the first step before one can further customize their smartphone.

Unlock Bootloader Redmi 6


What are the Pro’s or Advantages of Unlocking Bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi 6?

Here are some benefits of unlocking the bootloader on the Redmi 6:

  • 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 smartphone, the warranty will be void.

Related Article. How to Root this phone.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi 6?

Let’s unlock the bootloader on the Redmi 6:

    • First of all, charge the phone fully.
    • Next, enable USB Debugging on Redmi 6 by going to Setting>About>Software>Build Number and Tap on 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 OEM unlock option then enable that option.
  • And now go to 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 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 to appear.  “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 Xiaomi Redmi 6.
  • Also, it may take several days for the confirmation message to arrive.
  • 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 Xiaomi Redmi 6.
  • And now hold Power + Volume Down button simultaneously. Xiaomi Redmi 6 will boot into the Fastboot mode. 
  • The last step, click on “UNLOCK” after the application shows the Xiaomi Redmi 6.
  • And if asked, click on Unlock Anyway and proceed.
  • Finally, wait for the MI Flash Unlock Tool says Unlocked Successfully.
  • Congratulations, you have successfully unlocked the bootloader on the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Android Smartphone. 
  • Finally, you have successfully unlocked the bootloader on the Redmi 6.

Related. How to Install Custom ROM on this phone. 

In conclusion, Android versions later than lollipop come with an option of OEM Unlock in the developer options. So, its quite easy to unlock the bootloader on any latest smartphone devices. And Still, some of the smartphones may not come with this option. Hence, in order to unlock the bootloader, you need to manually do it via PC. Xiaomi in the case is a different manufacturer with a different unlocking method so I hope the above steps on unlocking the bootloader on Redmi 6 is clear.

Related article. How to unroot this phone and go back to stock ROM.

If you are encountering any issues regarding bootloader unlocking on Xiaomi Redmi 6 then do let me know in the comment section below. Furthermore, I will be happy to assist you 😀


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One thought on “How to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi 6? MI Unlock TOOL!”

  1. Ritik Jain
    CoZak says:

    The Mi Unlock on my PC doesn’t detect that the phone is in fastboot (bootloader) thus the unlock button cannot be pressed.

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