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How To Unlock Xiaomi Mi Note 3 & Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.3-1 - Easy Tutorial

An easy guide to unlock Xiaomi Mi Note 3 and install latest TWRP recovery, is now available at ShizHub. You probably already know, unlocking your smartphone/tablet is the first step to extract the complete juice of your device hardware. Once Xiaomi Mi Note 3 is unlocked, you can then easily install custom recovery such as TWRP recovery, can root it using Magisk or SuperSu. Once rooted you can perform various system related task which otherwise isn’t possible.

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How To Unlock and Install TWRP Recovery On Xiaomi Mi Note 3

WARNING: Unlocking the bootloader will erase all data on your device! Before proceeding, ensure the data you would like to retain is backed up to your PC and/or your Google account, or equivalent. We (ShizHub Team) are not responsible if anything happen to your device while following this tutorial.

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  1. Make sure your computer has working adb and fastboot. Setup instructions can be found here.
  2. Enable USB Debugging on your device. [Tutorial]
  3. Proper USB driver is installed. [Download]

How To Unlock Xiaomi Mi Note 3

  1. First visit Xiaomi’s official unlocking website and apply for unlocking permissions. It might take some days.
  2. Meanwhile, link your device to your Mi account in Settings > Additional settings > Developer options > Mi Unlock status. This step is mandatory and will trigger a countdown of 360 hours, the waiting period before a device can be unlocked..
  3. Once you get the approval, you will get Mi Unlock app download link (Windows Only). Install the utility in your PC.
  4. Once the 360 hours waiting period is over, run the Mi Unlock app and follow the instructions provided by the app to unlock your Xiaomi Mi Note 3.
  5. Since the device resets completely, you will need to re-enable USB debugging for the next recovery installation process.

How To Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.3-1 on Xiaomi Mi Note 3

  1. Download TWRP.
  2. Once done, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
  3. Now on your computer open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type: adb reboot bootloader . You can also boot your Xiaomi Mi Note 3 to fastboot mode by pressing Volume Down + Power when the device power is off, until FASTBOOT appears.
  4. To confirm the device is connected in fastboot mode or not, type: fastboot devices.
  5. Once confirmed, type the following command to flash TWRP Recovery: fastboot flash recovery twrp-x.x.x-x-jason.img. [Note: Replace TWRP file name with your downloaded file name]
  6. The device should automatically reboot, if not then reboot it manually.

Tip: To boot into recovery first turn off your Xiaomi Mi Note 3 and then press and hold Volume Up and Power button together until the “MI” logo appears on the screen, then release.

Related: How to Update Xiaomi Mi Note 3 to latest Android 9.0 Pie with crDroid v5.0 ROM - Complete Guide

That’s it! You now have an unlocked Xiaomi Mi Note 3 with latest supported TWRP Recovery installed.


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