Here we collected the most frequently asked questions about one of the latest Xiaomi phones – Redmi Note 4X. We will be very happy if you find this useful.
Newbie FAQ for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
What’s bootloader? How to unlock bootloader on Redmi Note 4X?
First thing you’ll need to know is that bootloader is responsive for device startup and recovery mode startup. To unlock bootloader on your device you’ll need to require official permission from MIUI. Here’s the English language link: http://en.miui.com/unlock/
The process of unlocking bootloader goes in two stages and takes from 10 minutes to 20 days approximately. We are preparing a full guide about unlocking bootloader on Xiaomi phones and it will be posted here soon.
Can I flash my unlocked bootloader device with ROM for locked bootloader? Bootloader will be locked again?
You can flash ROM files for locked bootloader, but it is recommended to check .bat files, MiFlash scripts and recovery files first.
Just bought my Redmi Note 4X on AliExpress. What ROM will be installed?
Usually AliExpress devices are being sold with unofficial localized ROM installed. But you can actually ask a seller to flash official ROM before shipping a phone to you.
If I’ve bought device with localized ROM, does that means that it comes with unlocked bootloader?
Nope, all devices are sold with locked bootloader.
Will I have access to OTA updates?
This depends on installed ROM version. If you’ve bought device with official EN-CH or Global ROM installed, then yes, you’ll have access to OTA updates. Any other localized ROM’s won’t be able to receive updates via OTA.
Can I flash unofficial ROM on my Redmi Note 4X with locked bootloader?
Yes, it’s possible. We’re probably going to post a full tutorial in the future.
Can I downgrade localized ROM to Official ROM version? Do I need to unlock bootloader for this?
Yes, you can downgrade to Official ROM. Unlocked bootloader is not required.
Which ROM version should I download?
You can download any ROM version. It depends what do you want to flash – Official Global / China ROM or any other custom localized ROM.
I’ve got 0х8007007b: Open programmer “MPRG*.hex” error while flashing Redmi Note 4X