How to Unbrick Xiaomi Mi A1 Android Smartphone

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Bricked your Mi A1 while flashing new custom ROM? Here is how you can Unbrick your Mi A1 Smartphone

We assume your Mi A1 is in a boot loop and you can’t flash fresh ROM version using the Fastboot mode, because the bootloader is locked, and there’s no way you can unlock it now. If your Mi A1 phone doesn’t react to any buttons and just shows a black screen and any other similar situations could be possibly fixed with this guide.

Note: Any damages cost during this tutorial isn’t our fault. Try it at your own risk. 

    1. Download official Fastboot MIUI ROM for Mi A1, the first Android Nougat version in this case: N2G47H.7.8.23
    2. Extract downloaded ROM (twice if needed), so you’ll see the following folder with the “Images” folder inside:
    3. Download and install the latest version of MiFlash tool: MiFlashSetup_eng.msi
    4. Make sure you’ve all required drivers for Mi A1 installed on your PC.
    5. Disassemble your phone and disconnect the battery connector:
    6. Grab the USB cable and insert it to the phone only, do not connect to PC at this point.
    7. Take any suitable tool, wire clip for example, and use it to connect two test points on the device board. Watch this video:
    8. Keep test points together and connect your phone to PC by inserting USB cable into PC.
    9. Open “Device Manager” and check if the phone is defined as COM-port, “Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008” in our case.
    10. If everything is right, then you can disconnect test-points and continue to the next step. If not, then re-check if all the drivers are installed.
    11. Start the MiFlash tool, press “select”, and open the folder with ROM files.
    12. Press “Ok”.
    13. Find and enable the “clean all” option.
    14. Press the “Refresh” button and check if your phone is defined as the “COM-port” in the “device” column.
    15. Continue by press the “flash” button.
    16. Wait until the installation is completed.

    Please try and check this method, I hope that everything will work for you and you’ll be able to successfully restore your phone!

This article was previously written on Xiaomifirmware.com

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