How to Flash Fastboot ROM Xiaomi Phone using MiFlash

June 19, 2020 | By androidhowto@youtube | Filed in: Firmware.

How to Flash Fastboot ROM Xiaomi Phone using MiFlash. A Windows PC/laptop will be needed for flashing the xiaomi rom. Make sure that your device is fully charged or has enough power for this process. This guide will help you update your device to the latest MIUI ROM version. Flashing rom will erase all data on your device. So, make sure to backup all the important data. The data can not be recovered. You can not flashing ROM using Mi Flash tools if the bootloader are locked, make sure the bootloader are unlocked before flashing it. Do this at your own risk!

Follow these steps below correctly for flashing rom using Mi Flash Tools


STEP 2 – Download ROM ( Redmi Note 8 Pro ) and Fix Error Couldn’t find flash script

  • Download Xiaomi Fasboot ROM that suitable with your xiaomi phone. There are 2 type of ROM; Recovery ROM ( read local update without unlock bootloader ) and Fastboot ROM. You must download Fastboot ROM, if you download Recovery ROM and try to flash it, you will get error message “Couldn’t find flash script”, this error message appear because MI Flash tools can not find flash script in the Recovery rom that needed for flashing it.
  • Make sure to download Fastboot ROM with .tgz extension, if you see file extension is .zip, it means that is Recovery ROM.
  • Extract the download ROM. Extract tgz file you will get tar file then extract the tar file.

STEP 3 – Enter Fastboot mode

  • Turn power off the phone
  • Press and hold Volume down + power key, release all keys when fastboot image appears
  • Connect the phone to PC


  • Open Mi Flash tools folder
  • Run XiaoMiFlash.exe / MiFlash.exe it depends on the Mi Flash tools version
  • Click select and point to extracted tar file
  • Click Refresh to detect Device ID
  • Thick Clean All option in the Bottom bar
  • Click Flash to confirm flashing
  • When finish, you will see status is ‘flash done‘ and result is ‘success

If the flashing guide could not help you, please download Mi PC Suite here

(After Mi PC Suite is installed, make sure that your phone is in fastboot mode, connect your phone to a computer, and select the correct ROM file to flash)


Procedure flashing rom is same for other xiaomi models. Download the rom that match with your Xiaomi phone. Make sure to download Fastboot ROM not Recovery ROM. Recovery ROM is for local update rom without unlock bootloader, for more information about local update rom you can read Local Update Redmi Note 8 Pro ROM without Unlock Bootloader.





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12 comments on “How to Flash Fastboot ROM Xiaomi Phone using MiFlash

  1. James says:

    How I use 4Gb because I use now 2.3 not 4Gb how to fix to use The 4GB ROM

  2. Gurpreet Singh says:

    my phone is flashing redmi logo on screen when i try to start my phone , i just complete mi flashing setup on my phone and then these all thing happen so what i do now to start my phone if you have any video about this plz send me link thanks , my phone is redmi note 9 pro

  3. Habib says:

    Hello there,
    I have the Mi 9 Pro 5G with a chinese Rom. Where can I find the proper Fastboot ROM and the proper TWRP?
    Many thanks

  4. S.Roy says:

    Hello there,
    I have the Mi 9 Pro 5G with a chinese Rom. Where can I find the proper Fastboot ROM and the video how to do?
    Many thanks

  5. Juan Carlos Moncayo says:

    Buenas tardes estimados su ayuda, me sale que el telefono está bloqueado el bootloader y no lo puedo borrar por este método, por favor que podría hacer?

  6. Alvin says:

    Can you help me my aunt bought a xiaomi phone in china.. And then when she go back here in the Philippines her phone was blocked. And i try flashing it but its not flashing. The error say’s that errase is not allowed in lock state..i search on how to unlock it. but the option to unlock is unlocking bootloader but to unlock bootloader i must turn on the developer option and OEM.. But how can i do it if the is phone locked.. Also my aunt misplaced the sim card she used in china with mi account and forgot the password of that account.. Help me please how to flash that phone?

  7. gaeul says:

    i downloaded mi flashtool but when i open it it needed driver i tried to download the recommended like qualcomm but when i downloaded and extracted theres is no driver to install, can i flash my xiaomi without driver and fastboot it? i want to reset my redmi 7a version and update it to stable global bcoz im using china rom and all google apps are not working. please can you guide me about the links i must install

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