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[Tools, Tips & Tutorials] [Guide] Unbrick your bricked Xiaomi Mi5! **update to Global w/locked bootloader

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This post was edited by GR33dyBlackie at 09:43, Jun-22-2016

Recently we've seen a lot of bricked Mi5 from flashing Xiaomi Mi5 in edl mode. If you're bricked and can find no way out, don't despair yet! Try this and see if it can help you!

Fortunately, the brick fix may be quite simple.

1. Download the latest English Mi PC Phone Suite (Yes, ENGLISH version)
To unbrick Xiaomi Mi5, download the latest English Mi PC Phone Suite. We’ve uploaded the exact version used successfully by users already, just in case changes are made in a future version that block this method.
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2. Boot into recovery mode
With the phone unplugged from the PC, hold VolUp+Power until you see an image of a phone with a USB cable. This is a recovery mode of sorts.

Now plug your phone into the PC. If any windows from the Xiaomi Phone Suite pop open, close them.

3. Start the recovery

****On the right side of the English Xiaomi Phone Suite, you will see “Update” and next to that a little drop down icon.
****Click the update drop down icon and you will see “Flash” and “R.Flash”. Select “R.Flash”. This is short for “Recovery Flash"

4. The SD update ROM flash initializes

You will see a circle going round and round. After 10-30 seconds you should see your current ROM version come up in the upper-left hand corner of Mi PC Phone Suite. Then about 10-30 seconds later will see an approval button show up.

5. The Xiaomi Mi5 ROM flash begins
If all goes well, the ROM should download and flash to your phone. The entire process takes quite awhile, so assuming the flash has started, give it at least an hour to complete. It will have to download the recovery ROM, which is usually more than 1GB.
Even after the bar on the phone is at 100%, give it at least half an hour or longer before deciding it’s been unsuccessful. In our user’s case it worked on the first try.


6. After unbricked, you can update to Global ROM
1. Download the SD update ROM you want from here: http://en.miui.com/download.html



S.MOD Edit

Please read http://en.miui.com/thread-230417-1-1.html , item #10.


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2. Download and start CN PC Suite: http://bigota.d.miui.com/MiFlash/MiInst.exe
3. Boot to recovery mode (VolUp+Power)
4. Hold shift while plugin the phone
5. Select ROM

If it fails with any error, keep trying.

Thank you to GizBeat.com. His originally tutorial and credit must go here:http://www.gizbeat.com/10386/xiaomi-mi5-unbrick-after-bricked-from-failed-edl-flash-method-2/

Also see their full Xiaomi Mi5 full review (they gave it top marks!):
http://www.gizbeat.com/review/xiaomi-mi5-review-3gb-64gb-1080p-xiaomi-flagship-mobile/



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Kamrul Hey! MI PC Suite works for MI5 ???  22:03, Jun-18-2016
Ultrametric GizBeat does not deserve credits for this. This method is known and old.  18:20, Jun-14-2016

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16:13, Jun-17-2016
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Hi,

First of all hello everyone, this is my first post and let you all know that I have been reading about this issue previously but couldn't find a solution.
My one month old Mi5 came with the 7.2.4.0.0 pre installed (which I belive is unofficial), the thing is the performance is really ok, really shocking after reading lots of reviews praising the performance of this phone. The device doesn't have any major bug but is sluggish, sometimes freeze and then reboot itself.
Checked in updater and always says that there is "no updates available" despite in the Miui website is 7.3.5.0. I downloaded manually and try to follow the instructions given in the website but still nothing, few times says "can't verify update" and sometimes it look is doing it but when the phone reboot it just come as it was.
The thing is I don't know if I should use this method as my phone is not bricked... any guess?

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Lets try that on my 5s Plus :-/

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OK, now it is stuck on "updating 50%", the update progress bar on the phone looks like it has completed...

Any help?

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Chinaphonearena replied at 2016-6-15 20:19
Excellent news! Glad it worked out for you. Yes, sometimes need to do try many times before finally ...

I was in 7.4.3.0.0, but in Mi PC Suite it was 7.4.3.0.
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pip13 replied at 2016-6-14 18:28
I've got this :
"Reading device information failed"

you have to wait awhile for windows to finished searching the driver for your mi5 which eventually it would failed. that's when the program start to recognize your device.

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thanks a lot . My Mi5 Phone is back

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DrXotick replied at 2016-6-14 15:33
Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It works! Thank youuuuuu.... I have tried EVERYTHI ...

i'm very glad for you brother
finally you get it

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thanks

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This is my last hope. I think Xiaomi should feel ashamed of these issues. Only because of locked bootloader is the problem. I don't want to root or make any custom ROM, just put the phone on the latest stock ROM. Xiaomi is not a some minor tiny phone company. They are International top 5 in the world. Let's act like it. Comon Xioami! Pull it together!

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Finally the english version recognizes the MI5!!
Thanks for the share.

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Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It works! Thank youuuuuu.... I have tried EVERYTHING. Honestly I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it begin to flash!!!! Incredible. After all my failures and attempts.......I couldn't even believe it would actually finish.......But it did.....I actually had to force myself to go out to the store because I was so anxious.

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