[GUIDE FOR MAC] How to Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery & Root (Macbook Pro)

  1. Funk Wizard
    Lollipop Moderator Sep 19, 2016

    Funk Wizard , Sep 19, 2016 :
    No idea buddy, i have never used an MI device till date.

    Yes you can, just flash the MI Rom from TWRP and you are good to go. If you wish to come back to your stock rom, you can either restore your nandroid or clean flash the stock rom again from TWRP

  2. ImLeo
    Eclair Sep 25, 2016

    ImLeo , Sep 25, 2016 :
    I did everything right, but when I root the phone, it goes into an infinite boot (I'd say it's not a bootloop: the phone just never boots completely and the oxygen animation goes on forever)
    Any help?

  3. jdr5153
    Cupcake Jan 6, 2017

    jdr5153 , Jan 6, 2017 :
    @Funk Wizard thanks for the very detailed guide it is much appreciated. however i can not seem to get passed the ./fastboot gem unlock stage. my device stays in the "downloading screen" and my terminal stays on "waiting for device" thanks for your time i hope i can get a response it would be greatly appreciated!

  4. mm236
    Cupcake Jan 19, 2017

  5. GC1900
    Gingerbread Jan 19, 2017

    GC1900 , Jan 19, 2017 :
    This is an excellent guide for MacBook users. Thank you very much !!!

  6. duncle
    Froyo Jan 31, 2017

    duncle , Jan 31, 2017 :
    My phone has been out of order for over two weeks. Any and all help is appreciated. Apologies in advance as well, because i'm a beginner.

    How do i know whether it's hard bricked or soft bricked? I tried updating to (i believe) 3.5.6. Before this, everything was Oxygen OS. I didn't have anything else customized on it. It got stuck during the update while rebooting in boot loop. The phone never flashes to the black screen. Just the two dots chasing each other around the larger dot.

    I can get into recovery mode.

    When i try to Reboot to fastboot, there's just a OP logo and underneath it says "Fastboot Mode." Am i in fastboot mode then?

    I've got a USB driver, but i don't think my Mac recognizes that my phone's connected to the USB. How do i know? (Screenshot attached of Fastboot dialogue in terminal. When i type (or attempt to type some of the commands above), shouldn't i expect to be able to see what i'm typing? Because nothing shows up.

    I'm so lost! Thank you in advance for your help and patience.

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  7. racoolvj
    Donut Jun 1, 2017

    racoolvj , Jun 1, 2017 :
    Unable to proceed further after ./adb devices.
    Can someone help?

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  8. 404error
    Froyo Jun 14, 2017

  9. ankitdotty
    Cupcake Jun 25, 2017

  10. moslimh
    Cupcake Feb 13, 2018

  11. Jupeeeeee
    Jelly Bean Oct 17, 2018

    Jupeeeeee , Oct 17, 2018 :
    Congrats on becoming a Mod since. :D

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  12. Funk Wizard
    Lollipop Moderator Oct 19, 2018

    Funk Wizard , Oct 19, 2018 :
    Thanks buddy, god has been kind since then and i have come a long way :)

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  13. OmarRolon
    Froyo Feb 18, 2019

  14. W1544586162529
    Cupcake Mar 12, 2019

    W1544586162529 , Mar 12, 2019 :
    In order to root device does the device have to be unlocked from carrier? I followed the steps, however I get stuck at recovery screen. Device shows device state: Locked also under developer options OEM unlocking is greyed out. Could this be why I am unable to get to fastboot?

  15. antinomyparadox
    Donut Mar 12, 2019

  16. W1544586162529
    Cupcake Mar 13, 2019

  17. phack
    Cupcake Jul 19, 2019

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