In this guide, we will show you the steps to switch the Xiaomi ROM from EEA to Global Stable or Developer on a locked bootloader. When it comes to changing ROMs of one region or build to another, there are quite a few alternatives at hand. However, most of them required you to unlock the device’s bootloader. And this is something that most of the users try to avoid. The reason on their part is totally understandable.
When a process wipes off all the data from your device and could nullify the warranty as well, there wouldn’t be many takers. Fortunately, there exists another way out that doesn’t even require you to unlock your Xiaomi/Redmi/Mi bootloader. And in this guide, we will make you aware of just that. So without further ado, let’s get started with the tutorial to switch the Xiaomi ROM from EEA to Global Stable or Developer on a locked bootloader.
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How to Switch Xiaomi ROM from EEA to Global Stable on Locked Bootloader
Before you start off with the instructions, make sure to take a complete device backup. This is because the process will wipe off all the data from your device. 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.
- To begin with, connect your device to the PC via USB cable.
- Next up, download the latest version of XiaoMi Tool onto your PC. Credits: XDA Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor raystef66
- Then launch it, click Next in the Welcome Screen and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
- After that, click on the Choose button next to ‘My device works normally’.
- It will now ask you to enable USB Debugging. So go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on MIUI Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
- Once enabled, click on the Search Again button present inside the tool. After Debugging is confirmed, you may proceed ahead to switch the Xiaomi ROM from EEA to Global Stable/Developer on a locked bootloader.
- It will now collect information related to your device. Once done, your device should automatically boot to the Recovery Mode.
- Once that happens, use the Volume keys to highlight the Connect to Mi Assitant option and hit the Power Key to confirm it.
- The tool will now bring up the ROM selection page. Click on Official Xiaomi ROM.
- It will again collect a little information and then bring up the ROM version selection page. Select the Global Stable version. This is self-explanatory as we are about to switch the Xiaomi ROM from EEA to Global Stable on a locked bootloader.
- The ROM will now be downloaded and your device will then boot to the Recovery Mode.
- Again, use the Volume keys to highlight the Connect to Mi Assitant option and hit the Power Key to confirm it.
- The ROM will now start flashing onto your device. Once done, you shall be notified of the same via the Installation Completed Successfully message.
That’s it. These were the steps to switch the Xiaomi ROM from EEA to Global Stable on a locked bootloader. Let’s now check out the steps to make a change to the Global Developer ROM.
Changing Xiaomi ROM from EEA to Global Developer on Locked Bootloader
As we just noticed, if you are planning to go from EEA to Global Stable, then you could directly flash the Global Stable ROM on top of your current EEA. But if you want to opt for Global Developer, then you cannot directly flash it over the current EEA. Rather, you will first have to flash Global Stable (instructions for which are already discussed in the above section).
Once that is done, you could then update to Global Dev using your device’s System Update section. In some Xiaomi devices, the option to manually install the update package might be disabled or hidden. To enable, it, you could refer to our comprehensive guide to Enable Choose Update Package option in Xiaomi.
So with this, we conclude the guide on how to switch Xiaomi ROM from EEA to Global Stable/Dev on a locked bootloader. If you have any queries, do let us know in the comments section below.