Mi Flash Tool Unauthorized for this Operation OR Your Account is Unauthorized for this operation OR Authorized Service Account required OR Device is stuck on DA mode. If you have ever tried your hands on the custom developments via your Xiaomi device, chances are you might have actually gone through at least one of these four messages. In this guide, we will show you how to fix all these errors. This will ultimately help you to fix the Mi Account Authorization issue and hence unbrick your Xiaomi device via EDL mode. Follow along for the complete instructions.
Xiaomi devices are always known to provide feature-rich devices at affordable prices. Well, one shouldn’t look any further than its ever-popular Redmi Note series. And if you are willing to spend a little bit more, then there is always the Poco series waiting for you. Although both these companies are no longer part of Xiaomi, still everything else, from the underlying OS to all the features, stands the same. And with each new offering, it is scaling up the popularity charts.
Along the similar lines, it has quite an impressive track record when it comes to custom developments. There are a plethora of custom ROMs, tweaks, mods, and TRWP support for its various devices. But as you might be aware by now, these customizations and modifications bring in some associated risks with itself. If your device ends up in a bootloop, you could still access the fastboot mode and flash the stock firmware. But unfortunately, that is not always the case.
In some cases, if you have tweaked the device partition, be it the system partition for flashing ROMs or the boot partition (Project Treble)/Recovery partition (non-Project Treble devices) for flashing TWRP or simply the vendor partition, you could end up with a bricked device, if not done correctly. Well, be it a soft-brick or a hard-brick, it really proves to be quite a challenging task to get your device back to working condition.
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Mi Account Authorization Issue
The recent changes bought in by Xioami have made the matter even worse. In this guide, we will show you how to deal with the Unauthorized for this operation issue. But first, let’s check out more about this error and try to understand it in-depth. Then we will show you how to fix this error which will ultimately fix Mi Account Authorization issue. Once that is done, you could then easily flash the stock firmware and unbrick your Xiaomi device. Follow along.
We wouldn’t go into complete detail because most of our readers would rather be interested in the solution than the reasons. In simplest of words, Xiaomi is directly responsible for this issue. With this feature, only the persons directly associated with the authorized service centers could access this tool now. A normal user could at the most download this tool but when they hit the flash button, they will be greeted with an error message. This simply spells out “Unauthorized Xiaomi account” and you cannot proceed ahead.
There are countless many people scamming the concerned device owners by “selling” them credentials of Authorized Xiaomi Account. While we have many reasons to believe that it is indeed a scam, but the unfortunate bunch of users ends up going for that trick. But not anymore. Today, we will show you how to unbrick your Xiaomi Device using the mi Flash Tool but without the need for an authorized Xiaomi account. It goes without saying that the Mi Account Authorization issue will also be fixed. Follow the below steps for that.
Fix Mi Account Authorization Issue and Unbrick Xiaomi Device
So here is what we will be doing. We have got hold of the patched Firehose (prog_emmc_firehose_8953_ddr.mbn) file for your Xiaomi device. In other words, the file has been modified from an authorized Xiaomi account that you could directly flash onto your device.
Once this Firehose file has been flashed, your Xiaomi device will be unbricked and ultimately the Mi Account Authorization issue will also be fixed. Here are all the required instructions in this regard. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.
STEP 1: INSTALL Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 DRIVERS
For your device to be effectively recognized by your PC in EDL mode, you need to install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008. So go ahead and install the said drivers onto your PC.
- Automatic installation setup files for the Qualcomm drivers:
- If for some reason the automatic installation fails (very rare), you should then try out the manual one: Qualcomm-Driver.zip
STEP 2: DOWNLOAD ANDROID SDK PLATFORM-TOOLS
First off, download and install the Android SDK Platform Tools. This will be needed so that your device gets recognized in the fastboot mode. As of now, your device wouldn’t be able to Fastboot, but later on, during the flashing process, it will be booted to fastboot from EDL mode. And at that point in time, this tool will come in handy.
STEP 3: DOWNLOAD MI FLASH TOOL
Next up, download and install the Mi Flash Tool onto your PC. This will be needed to flash the stock firmware file.
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STEP 4: EXTRACT STOCK FIRMWARE
You now have to extract the stock firmware file inside the platform-tools folder. For the unaware, the platform-tools is the same folder where the installation of Android SDK Platform Tools has taken place.
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STEP 5: DOWNLOAD PATCHED FIREHOSE FILE
As of now, we have the patched firehose file of over 600+ Android devices. These were the most-requested devices and hence we managed to grab the patched firehose file for them. If your device is not on the list (chances of which are very rare), please let us know in the comments. We will provide you with your device-specific firehose file.
All the files are compressed inside a single ZIP file. Extract the file and get hold of your device’s firehose file.
STEP 6: REPLACE STOCK FIREHOSE FILE WITH A PATCHED ONE
You now have to replace the stock Firehose file with the just downloaded patched Firehose file. The complete name of the file will be something like (prog_emmc_firehose_8953_ddr.mbn). So go to the platform-tools folder where you have extracted the stock firmware and head over to the firmware’s Image folder. Then paste the patched firehose file there. It will then ask for replacing the existing file. Click on Replace the file in the destination. This will then replace the stock prog_emmc_firehose_8953_ddr.mbn with the patched one.
STEP 7: BOOT YOUR XIAOMI DEVICE TO EDL (IF NOT DONE ALREADY)
Now that the firehose file has been replaced, it is time to flash that stock firmware. For that, your device needs to be booted to the EDL Mode. For most of our readers, that will already be the case. If not, then power off your device and then press and hold the Power + Volume Down buttons together and immediately connect your device to PC.
Your device will then boot to the EDL mode and you might notice the blinking of LED light as well. In some cases, you might not be able to turn off the device. So in that case, your only bet is to wait till your device gets completely discharged. You might also get the “FAILED (status read failed (Too many links))” error message while booting to EDL. Simply ignore this message as it wouldn’t conflict with the EDL Mode.
STEP 8: FLASH PATCHED FIREHOSE FIRMWARE VIA MI FLASH TOOL
We have now installed all the necessary software and drivers, and have the firmware with a patched firehose file. It is now time to flash this firmware file via Mi Flash Tool.
- For that, connect your Xiaomi or Redmi device to PC via USB cable.
- Then launch the Mi Flash Tool and click on Refresh. This will show the COM <number> or in some cases, your device ID. If you see any of these two, then you are good to go.
- Now click on Select. Browse to the extracted firmware folder (which should be inside the platform-tools folder) and select it. Make sure to select the entire folder (and not any single file).
- Then select the Clean All option from the bottom menu bar. This will wipe all the data but that should be the least of your concern as of now. A working device
- Finally, hit the Flash button. You will now no longer get the Mi Flash Tool Unauthorized for this Operation, Authorized Service Account required, or any other Mi Account Authorization issue.
- The entire flashing process will take a few minutes and when that is done, your device will reboot to the Android system. In some cases, it might only boot to fastboot. You will then either have to use the hardware key or fastboot reboot command to boot your device to the system.
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Method 2: Unbrick Xiaomi Devices without Patched Firehose File
If your device is in a bootloop or soft bricked, then you don’t need the Patched Firehose File (prog_emmc_firehose.mbn) or the prog_firehose_ddr_unbrick.elf file. Well, you wouldn’t even need the Mi Flash Tool or the authorized Mi Account. You could easily unbrick your Xiaomi/Mi/Redmi Devices by using the device-specific Fastboot Commands. Just refer to the guide specific to your device and your device will be up and running again. (If your device is missing from the below list, do let me know in the comments sections of any of these guides, I will quickly cover it up).
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Method 3: Bypass SP Flash Tool Authorization
There’s more good news coming to your side! If your Xiaomi device is powered by a MediaTek chipset, then there is a way to bypass the authorization. In other words, you could now bypass the SLA and DAA authorizations of the SP Flash Tool. This way you would be in a position to flash the firmware onto your Xiaomi device, after booting it to Download Mode.
Once the force-flashing of the firmware is complete, your device will be booted to the OS. Here’s the complete instruction for the same: Bypass MediaTek SP Flash Tool SLA DAA Authentication.
That is it. With this, we conclude the guide on how to fix the Mi Account Authorization issue and unbrick your Xiaomi device via EDL Mode. As mentioned before, the patched firehose file that we have uploaded is for Redmi 6 Pro | Redmi S2 | SDM_660_6X_Max3_Note7 | whyred_Note_5.
If your device does not belong to this list, then please let us know the complete device name. We will upload your device’s patched firehose file over to Google Drive and share the link with you. Apart from that, if you have any other issues, do let us know in the comments section below. Read Next: Enable USB Debugging on a Broken Android Device Screen? Here is a Workaround