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How to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Mi 9 / Mi 9T – Complete Tutorial

Xiaomi’s Mi 9 and Mi 9T owners can unlock bootloader on their phones using these detailed steps. Adopting the half-year successor trend with new “T” release, Xiaomi has been quick to replace Mi 9. However, both phones remain to be quite competitive in the overall Android marketplace and provide great value. If you are looking to modify your device and try out custom ROMs or root, this guide is perfect to get started with. Once you implement the ahead mentioned steps, your device’s bootloader would be unlocked and you would be able to flash custom files on your Mi 9 or Mi 9T.

Following from Mi 8, owners require to download a tool that then unlocks the bootloader on their Mi 9 / Mi 9T. With this simple tool, the unlock process is instant and much faster than the older code method. We have listed the complete step-by-step procedure right ahead so readers can easily unlock Xiaomi Mi 9 or Mi 9T bootloader.

Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Mi 9 / 9T

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Xiaomi Mi 9 / 9T, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Xiaomi Mi 9 / 9T USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Xiaomi Mi 9 / 9T properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Xiaomi Mi 9 / 9T USB drivers!

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below to unlock Xiaomi Mi 9 / 9T bootloader.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Mi 9 / 9T

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to unlock bootloader on Xiaomi Mi 9 / 9T. The process has been revamped recently as you no longer have to fill out application form rather it is all automated.

Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

To Remember:

  • This unlocking bootloader tutorial is only for Xiaomi Mi 9 / 9T. Please don’t try this on any other variants.
  • This tutorial has been performed on Windows, but anyone familiar with Fastboot on Mac or Linux can perform this as well.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as it will erase all data.
  • You will void your warranty by unlocking the bootloader.


  • Xiaomi Mi 9 / 9T
  • USB cable

Step 1 – Login with your Mi account and head on to in order to have unlock permissions for your account. Make sure you have an account that has mobile number verification.

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Step 2 – Once you have logged in, click on Unlock button on the webpage and then proceed to tap on Download Mi Unlock from the resulting page.

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Step 3 – On your Xiaomi Mi 9 / 9T, enable developer options by going to Settings > About Phone and then tap on MIUI version continously until You’re now a developer popup appears.

Step 4 – From the main Settings menu, now tap on Additional Settings Developer Options. Browse down till you see Mi Unlock Status and then sign-in with the same account you used to download Unlock tool in Step 2.

Step 5 – Within Developer Options, also enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging.

Step 6 – Now, proceed to put your Xiaomi Mi 9 / 9T into Fastboot mode by first powering it off and then, powering it on while holding Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously. Hold until you see your phone is booted into Fastboot mode.

Xiaomi MIUI - Fastboot Mode

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