Copying over functionality from official Mi Flash Tool, this third-party version called MiUnlockTool brings the utility over to Mac, Linux and also, as the original one, Windows. The main problem with users utilizing Mi Flash Tool is, it solely relies on Windows which can be an issue for Linux or Mac users. Further, Window’s driver implementation is a bit complicated which can yield bad results in device recognition. Solving that, MiUnlockTool is a great utility which has the same framwework as official but works on cross-platform.
The main use for MiUnlockTool is of course, unlocking the bootloader. Users can easily utilize this utility and unlock bootloader of various Xiaomi devices. Once unlocked, you can then proceed to flash custom files on your device. Again, this tool copies from original and the developer has assured it only connects with Xiaomi’s servers — unlock process requires account credentials.
MiUnlockTool by Franesco Tescari
The sole goal behind development of this utility was to engage users who had Linux or Mac systems. Thanks to this, if you have a Xiaomi device, you would no longer require a Windows machine to do something as simple as unlocking the bootloader. There is a GUI built-in which eases the process, similar to official Mi Flash Tool.
This tool works by connecting to your device and fastboot on your computer. Then, using your Xiaomi account, it connects to Xiaomi’s servers to gain authentication token and using the official token, it proceeds to unlock bootloader of your Xiaomi device.
The program is portable but make sure you Java installed on your system.
Click on the link to get MiUnlockTool for your system. Compatibility listed right ahead.
File Size: 5.45 MB
The utility is portable and doesn’t need any sort of installation, simply extract and run.