Xiaomi is the trending and the best smartphone brand in 2017 and 2018. They manufacture some of the best Android phones which are both Mid-Range and flagships in budget price segment. Xiaomi uses two chipsets in their devices which are Qualcomm chipset and Media Tek chipset.
Recently Xiaomi launched a flash tool like the Samsung flashing tool ODIN. The older versions of Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool only support the device powered by Qualcomm Chipset but the latest version supports all the Xiaomi devices powered by Qualcomm and Media Tek chipset.
Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool helps you to recover your device if it is soft bricked or hard bricked. This is the only tool which can help you when your device is bricked. This tool also allows you to flash new updates, both beta and stable ROMs on your device. Read further to know more about the Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool.
What Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool?
Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool is developed by Xiaomi Inc. This tool is used for flashing firmware on the Xiaomi devices. Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool can also be used to upgrade or downgrade Firmware.
Flash tool is also used by many programmers to flash stock ROM’s and Firmware. The best use of the Flash tool is that you can recover hard/soft bricked Xiaomi device.
There are two methods for flashing the firmware, you can flash the firmware via fastboot or EDL mode, or you can manually download the ROM from the official website and flat is via fastboot or EDL mode.
- Installer – It installs Xiaomi drivers and ADB & Fastboot Tool.
- Inbuilt drivers – Includes Microsoft MTP, RNDIS Driver, Google ADB Drivers, and Qualcomm USB Serial Driver.
- Multiple flashing options – Flash all, Flash all except data and storage, and Flash all except storage.
Xiaomi’s Redmi and Mi Qualcomm and MediaTek chipset devices. Also, the Android devices which are powered by the Qualcomm chipset like the Lyf, Nubia, and ZTE etc.
- Charge your device up to 50-60% to prevent it from shutting down.
- Take a full backup of the data in the device. You can follow this link to do so.
- Disable driver enforcement on Windows 8/10 PC for EDL drivers installation.
- Install the latest/updated NET Framework to run XiaomoMiFlash.exe.
- Install ADB and Fastboot
- Install Qualcomm QDL Drivers on your PC.
- Download the Xiaomi flash tool.
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Download Xioomi Mi Flash Tool
Steps to install and use Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool
Step 1: Disable driver enforcement and read the prerequisites section for more details.
Step 2: Download the latest Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool from the download section. unzip the downloaded zip file. Run XiaoMiFlash.exe from the unzipped folder.
Step 3: Click on the Driver tab located on the left-top corner. Then click on Install > Install this driver software anyway > Ok and the required drivers will be installed.
Step 4: Download the fastboot ROM from the official Xiaomi Website. After the download is completed Extract the tar file > Unzip the fastboot ROM using 7zip.
Step 5: Go the Xiaomi flash tool. Click on Select and select the fastboot ROM folder. Once selected you can click on the save user data option located at the bottom, it will prevent the deletion of the data stored in the internal storage. or select the clean all option for complete flashing.
Step 6: Connect your device in EDL or Fastboot mode. To switch off your device,
Hold Volume Down + Power simultaneously the connect the device to PC via USB cable.
Step 7: It will show your device id on the flash tool. If it doesn’t show make sure the USB cable is working perfectly. Now, click on the flash button and the flashing process will start. Let the flashing process complete. It will prompt you to be finished if the process gets completed successfully.
Done! Now you have successfully installed Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool latest version.