Android Flashing Tutorial : How to Flash Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4

10 Oct 2017
How to root (MIUI) Redmi Note 4

Flashing Redmi Note 4: How to Flash (MIUI device) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

In this era of smart technology, having an Android Smartphone is quite a common thing. However, finding your smartphone restricting you from doing some work and slowing down your system is disgusting. Especially so with an Android smartphone which you can easily flash/root. You get bored of using your Android Smartphone with older versions and slower performance? here is a solution Flashing your Android Smartphone. Flashing an Android Smartphone gives you extra features like getting the latest Android version, having some extra permission and much more permissions to access your Android Smartphone.

Are you bored of using your Android Smartphone’s slower performance and lack of customisation? Here is a solution!!! Flashing/rooting your Android Smartphone. Flashing an Android Smartphone adds extra features like customising how the smartphone looks and behaves, getting your own home screen, getting the latest Android version, having some extra permission and much more permissions to access your Android Smartphone.

In this article, we are going to teach you to flash Xiaomi’s flagship device – the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Redmi Note 4 has been a hugely successful Android smartphone for Xiaomi especially in India and China and millions of Redmi Note 4 users can now customise their smartphones the way they like using this tutorial.

Note: Flashing/rooting your Android smartphone voids warranty and not following the flashing/rooting procedure properly may brick your Redmi Note 4 Android smartphone.

Steps for Flashing your Android Smartphone (Redmi Note 4) are below:

Requirement:
  • Be sure to Enable USB Debugging
Go to About phone > tap MIUI version at least 7 times to activate the Developer options. Go to Additional settings > Developer options > USB debugging > Enable it.
 
  • USB Data cable from your set.
  • The battery is charged at least 50%.

FASTBOOT METHOD:

Download the following:


Installation of SP Flash Tool & Drivers:
Download all the Zip files and unzipped accordingly.

The Fastboot Rom may be tricky, this one you need to use WinZip to unzip, then use 7-zip to unzip the .tgz file.

The Folder should like this:

The Folder should like this:

Next, you need to install drivers in order to connect your device properly, just extract “Driver_Auto_Installer_v1.1236.00.zip”, and double-click “Install.bat”, and it will automatically install the necessary drivers, and allow permissions for these drivers to be installed.

Unzipped, both SP_Flash_Tool_exe_Windows_v5.1620.00.000.zip and nikel_global_images_V8.0.3.0.MBFMIDG_20160805.0000.29_6.0_global.tgz.

Fastboot Flashing – SP Flash Tool:

Go to SP_Flash_Tool_exe_Windows_v5.1620.00 folder and right-click “flash_tool.exe”, then choose “Run as administrator” as shown below:
How to Flash (MIUI device) Redmi Note 4
Once in the SP Flash Tool, click on the “Download Agent” and locate “MTK_AllInOne.bin” from the unzipped SP Flash Tool folder earlier and click Open
How to Flash (MIUI device) Redmi Note 4
Next click on the “Scatter-loading” button and locate the “MT6797_Android_scatter” from the unzipped “nikel_global_images_V8.0.3.0.MBFMIDG_20160805.0000.29_6.0_global” folder earlier and click Open,as shown below:
How to Flash (MIUI device) Redmi Note 4
Uncheck EVERYTHING, then Check BOOT and SYSTEM.
How to Flash (MIUI device) Redmi Note 4
Now turn your Redmi Note 4 Off.
 
Connect the USB to the PC/ Laptop, and the other end (USB C) don’t connect to phone first.
 
Now click the “Download” button.
How to Flash (MIUI device) Redmi Note 4
PRESS and HOLD Volume Down, keep holding it and immediately plug in your USB C to the phone.


You will immediately see the progress bar going Red, Purple momentarily, and Yellow for a few minutes until the flashing process is complete, as shown below:
 
Release Volume Down button.
**NOTE: If Volume Down alone did not work, use Volume Down + Power Button instead**
How to Flash (MIUI device) Redmi Note 4 How to Flash (MIUI device) Redmi Note 4
You have successfully flashed the current “Global Stable 8.0.3.0” and your phone will then reboot itself accordingly. But if it did not reboot, unplug then press the power button till the Mi LOGO appeared.
How to Flash (MIUI device) Redmi Note 4 How to Flash (MIUI device) Redmi Note 4
After you have booted up, got to Settings –> Additional Settings –> Backup and Reset –> Factory Data Reset –> Reset Phone –> Erase!
This method needed to be done because we only flashed the System Image and the Boot, you need to factory reset to make sure its clean.
Enjoy your newly flashed Redmi Note 4!
RELATED POST

Leave a reply