How To Flash MIUI Fastboot ROM Without Using Mi Flash Tool

Read this post to know the Easiest way to Flash MIUI Fastboot ROMs without using Mi Flash Tool & You can Flash MIUI ROM through Command Prompt.

Sometimes “Mi Flash Tool didn’t work”, “Mi Flash tool Gives Flashing error” by which you are not able to flash fastboot ROM on your Xioami device. Personally, I have faced this issue once when I was soft bricked my Redmi note 3 Phone. The Mi Flash tool was not working for me. Hence, Quickly I went to Google & Find this working method of flashing ROM using Command Prompt. The method is working fine & My device got unbricked using this method.

This guide will work for all Xiaomi devices having Unlocked Bootloader. If your device isn’t unlocked then you can follow Bootloader Unlocking Tutorial. Already I have tested this Method on My Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 & Mi 4i. You can easily Flash MIUI 8 or MIUI 9 through this tutorial.

While Researching on the internet I have found that many of users are Commenting that they are facing “FAILED (remote: device is locked. Cannot erase)” error. So, The Solution for this is Your Smartphones bootlaoder is locked you must need to unlock your device.

Steps to Flash MIUI Fasboot ROM Without Using Mi Flash Tool {Using Command Prompt}

We would like to suggest that Please use the Official Flashing method through Mi Flash Tool if that method didn’t work for you then try this method.

Below is the overall method to Flash MIUI 8/9 Using Command Prompt. The commands use in this method are pretty common. For most of the users are familiar with this Commands.

Quick Requirments:

Flash MIUI Fastboot ROM Using Command Prompt

1. Download the Fastboot ROM you want to flash from the above download link. Extract the Downloaded Fastboot ROM in your Windows PC.

2. Enter into Download Folder. You will see some Files & Folder out there. Again go to Images Folder.

3. Boot your device into Fastboot Mode. To do this Switch off your phone. Now, Press Power Button + Volume Down button to boot your device into Fastboot Mode.

4.In that folder “Open Command Window” by Holding Shift Button + Right Click button of the mouse. You will see Command Prompt will open there.

5.Type following Command to check whether your device is connected or not.

fastboot devices

6. Below the command, If it shows the device then you are ready to flash. Now, Execute following commands one by one to flash the whole ROM.

fastboot flash system system.img

Press Enter to Continue

fastboot flash boot boot.img

Press Enter to Continue

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Press Enter to Continue

fastboot flash cache cache.img

Press Enter to Continue

Want Complete erase of data? All Data will be deleted it will be like new device. Then type this following commands.

fastboot erase userdata

Press Enter to Continue

fastboot flash userdata userdata.img

Press Enter to Continue

All Flashing process in complete. Now, Type the following code & hit enter button to Reboot your device normally.

fastboot reboot

That’s it! Congratulation! You have successfully Installed Latest MIUI Fastboot ROM. Your device bootloader is locked now & You device is unrooted.

Video Tutorial To Flash MIUI ROMs Without Mi Flash Tool

Here is the simplest Video Tutorial With Proper Instructions. You can Follow the Below Steps to flash ROM on Xiaomi phone.

Wrapping It Up

Here is the overall method to flash MIUI ROM Without Mi Flash tool. You are able to flash stock firmware with this method. This is a pretty helpful method for those whose Mi Flash tool is not working. The method works at my side. Please Like & Share this post as possible. Also, Please Comment if you face any issue while using this method. Thanks!

25 thoughts on “How To Flash MIUI Fastboot ROM Without Using Mi Flash Tool”

  1. Thank you so much Sachin! You’re the man.
    Recovered my mother’s device using your tutorial using adb commands you provided.
    No MI flash tool is working till 15th Oct 2017.
    Back to crappy MIUI thanks to you. Amen. Peace

  2. I have problem message
    “erasing ‘system’…
    FAILED (remote: format for partition ‘system’ is not allowed”
    help me…

  3. After the last command (fastboot reboot), my phone is getting stuck on the mi logo screen (waited fir around 15 mins)

  4. Thanks A lot. I tried all way to flashboot to my Mi note LTE i couldnt but in your solution everything was perfect and it WORKS.
    Appreciate you !

  5. You are the best of the best!!! This way work after a total smartphone OS erasing. Thanks very much!!!

  6. hai..can you hel me..i`m using redmi note 5,suddenly my rn5 cant on always restart at logo..when i flash it show like this

    “C:\Users\HyperNova\Downloads\whyred_images_V9.6.4.0.OEICNFD_20180803.0000.00_8.1_cn\images>fastboot devices
    966e9017 fastboot

    C:\Users\HyperNova\Downloads\whyred_images_V9.6.4.0.OEICNFD_20180803.0000.00_8.1_cn\images>fastboot oem device-info

    (bootloader) Verity mode: true
    (bootloader) Device unlocked: false
    (bootloader) Device critical unlocked: false
    (bootloader) Charger screen enabled: false
    OKAY [ 0.008s]
    finished. total time: 0.009s

    C:\Users\HyperNova\Downloads\whyred_images_V9.6.4.0.OEICNFD_20180803.0000.00_8.1_cn\images>fastboot flash system system.img
    target reported max download size of 536870912 bytes
    erasing ‘system’…
    FAILED (remote: Erase is not allowed in Lock State)
    finished. total time: 0.004s”

    need your help A.S.A.P..thanks

    • You can’t flash anything with a locked bootloader. First, you need to unlock the bootloader then you can start flashing. Now, apply for unlocking permission from the Same Mi Account which is logged on that device, Unlock Bootloader using Mi Flash Unlock Tool then you can flash The Stock firmware. Else, Simply visit Mi Service centre they will do it for you.

  7. Don’t need all commands for flashing stock rom ,
    just Goto Rom folder RUN file its doing automatically all things, i successfully flashed by this method. Important thing is bootloader unlocked Phone, all drivers installed PC.

  8. I did not get any errors and everything done perfectly but whent I press enter at the last step( fatboot reboot ) it is stuck on the xiaomi logo ?

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