Android is an open source platform so it allows users to replace the stock ROM or re-installed the operating system with any compatible third-party ROMs. In computer language, the ROM stands for READ ONLY MEMORY that means you can not edit stock firmware file or delete the ROM. However, when it comes to Android there is a different meaning for the ROM. Installing ROM on the Android device is as same as installing an operating system on a computer device. There are benefits of going from a custom ROM to a stock ROM, too. You might be able to find a pre-rooted version of the ROM. If restoring a Nandroid backup isn’t a viable option, then your next best bet is to flash a stock ROM.
This should prevent your phone from accidentally switching off during the flashing process and prevent it from bricking. You can use any of the following versions of Xiaomi Flash Tool to flash the firmware. However, we recommend using the latest tool version for Maximum Compatibility and Stability with the Windows OS. In fastboot mode, connect to PC, run the Fastboot command fastboot getvar product.
Follow the below Guide to install the firmware using the Mi Flash Tool. Finding and downloading a Global ROM is perhaps the most time-consuming part of this whole procedure, given that the file will likely be somewhere between 1.5- and 2GB in size. Having an unlocked bootloader can also interfere with the correct working of some secure apps. These apps will not appear in Google Play, but even if you sideload them via the APK file you may find they do not work.
You can Unbrick and unroot your device by flashing back the stock firmware which will give you your device’s warranty back. That said, using a Nandroid backup to return to stock is only a short-term option. The backup will restore your old apps and data, meaning that apps you’ve uninstalled will reappear, and text messages you’ve since received will disappear. If your Nandroid backup is more than a day or two old, you might want to keep it for emergencies only. We have listed the Xiaomi Redmi Pad Flash File below. As the term ‘Recovery’ suggests, these firmware packages are installed using the stock recovery or by using the default Updater app, available on every Xiaomi device running MIUI.
- Therefore, you have to install the Qualcomm USB Driver and the ADB Driver to connect the Smartphone to the Computer.
- Unroot or unrooting the Mi 11 Android device simply means going back.
- We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
- These are the versions of Android developed by the OEM’s for making their phones look unique.
- Saved my phone, MiFlash didn’t work on my Windows PC, I went to my Linux laptop and followed your steps and managed to access my phone again.
- By unlocking it you are able to swap out the original operating system for something else, but many manufacturers frown upon this.
Factory images come directly from the device manufacturers, and many don’t release them. Google and Motorola are among the major companies that do. It’s normally possible to get factory images from Samsung and LG, but you may need to download them from third-party sites. In this case, you can download a flashable stock ROM direct from the OnePlus website. In Mi recovery mode, use volume keys to navigate and Power key to confirm.