How to flash Xiaomi devices using MI Flash Tool

If you have fully bricked or soft bricked Xiaomi device, you will need to use fastboot to flash the device. Most people don’t really know
how to use windows command console and enter fastboot commands to flash these devices, so it’s a good thing Xiaomi created the MI flash tool which is easy to use to flash or upgrade Xiaomi devices when they are in fastboot mode.

MI Flash Tool v20160830




The installer is small, lite and easy to use. The following
below shows how to use MI Flash Tool



Battery of device should be about

Backup your personal files
(contacts, pictures, videos etc) using Moborobo, Mobile Go etc

Do this at your own risk!


If you are upgrading your device with this tool it is good
to create a local backup of your device.
Go to backup Settings
> Additional Settings > Backup & Reset > Local Backup > Backup

When the backup is done, it will be stored inside internal storage > MIUI > Backup > All backup


Copy out this backup file to your PC. You might need it if
you like to downgrade.

Download and install the latest version of MI Flash Tool (This
installer will install all the drivers needed for flashing any Xiaomi device)


Download the fastboot ROM of your device (If the extension
of the ROM is .gz, rename it to .tgz)


Extract the file to an easy location on your PC using Winrar.


Once extracted you will see a folder containing all the
files needed for the flashing process.

Put device into fastboot mode by holding volume down + Power button.



When its in fastboot mode, connect to PC with USB


Launch MI Flash Tool


Click Select button


Navigate and select the folder containing the ROM of the
device you want to flash then click OK


A pop up will appear, click Browse button on Fastboot
Script line


Again, navigate to the ROM folder and select Flash_all.bat then click OK.

Now click Refresh
 on MI Flash Tool so as to detect device connected.


At the bottom of the flash tool select the option that you
want to perform after the flash or upgrade process is complete

*Clean all
wipes all data in the phone after flash (recommended)

*Save user
 keeps the current user data on the device after flash


When you have selected the option, click the Flash button for the process to begin


When you see “The
operation completed successfully”. (0x00000000)
 know that the


process is

Device will reboot. Note that first boot after this process
takes longer than usual.

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