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Unbrick Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max via Fastboot Commands

In this guide, we will show you the steps to unbrick Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max via Fastboot Commands. The ever-popular Redmi family has now recently added the tenth member. And seems to have done full justice to the hype that was built around its launch. Considering the price bracket to which it belongs, they seem to have check-marked all the necessary prerequisites. Furthermore, they also seem to be performing quite well in custom development.

Whether it is for unlocking the bootloader on the Redmi Note 10 series or rooting the Redmi Note 10/Pro/Max via magisk without TWRP, there’s a lot that you could try out. All this straightaway translates to your ability to install a plethora of mods. These include the likes of  Xposed FrameworkMagisk Modules, and Substratum Themes. However, this is just one side of the coin. If you end up flashing an incorrect binary or flash the correct file to the incorrect partition, then you’re inviting trouble.

In other words, a bootloop or soft-brick device is on the cards. Fortunately, there’s a handy way out in such cases. You could easily flash the stock firmware (MIUI Fastboot ROM) and bring your device back to life. And in this guide, we will show you how to do just that. Given here are the detailed instructions that will help you to unbrick Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max via Fastboot Commands.

Xiaomi and EDL Mode: It’s Complicated!

Recently Xiaomi made a massive change that leads to disastrous consequences for the tech enthusiasts and developers alike. The only ones who would remain unaffected by this decision are the ones who maintain a safe distance from Unlocking Bootloader, Rooting, and Flashing Custom binary. Rest all the users like us who are engrossed in these tweaks are the suffering party. So what really happened?

The devices that have Qualcomm as the underlying chipset come with EDL Mode or the Emergency Download Mode. You only need to boot your device to EDL and flash the firmware file and your device will be back from dead. Unfortunately, Xiaomi decided to block this EDL mode for the general users.


So only the users who have an authorized Mi Service Centre ID could flash the firmware via Mi Flash Tool in EDL Mode. As for the general users, there does exist a workaround in the form of using the Redmi Note 10 Pro Patched Firehose File (prog_emmc_firehose.mbn) or the prog_firehose_ddr_unbrick.elf file. However, finding both these files is among the most challenging task ever.

With that said, if your Xiaomi device is stuck in bootloop or soft brick mode, there is still a handy way out. You could easily unbrick your Xiaomi device (which in this case is Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max) via Fastboot Commands. We wouldn’t be using any Mi Flash Tool or any other software for that matter. So how will then this task be carried out? Follow along for the detailed instructions.

How to Unbrick Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max via Fastboot Commands

unbrick redmi note 10 pro max fastboot commands

Now that we are done with the explanation part, let’s turn our attention towards the unbrick instructions. As I have already mentioned before, the below instructions are only valid for devices that are soft-bricked or in a boot loop. Furthermore, the process is going to wipe all the data on your device.

So keep this thing in mind before proceeding and take a backup beforehand (if possible by any means). 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: Download Android SDK

install adb platform tools windows

To begin with, download and install the Android SDK Platform Tools. This is the official ADB binary file provided by Google and is used to execute ADB and Fastboot Commands. So download and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC.

STEP 2: Download Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max Fastboot ROM

Next up, download the Fastboot ROM for your device. As for this guide, I am using the following ROM file: Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max India (sweetin) V12.0.6.0.RKFINXM. You are free to try any version of your choice, but it is recommended to try the newer builds only and of your region. To download the firmware, you may use the official MIUI Forum.

Or if that is inaccessible, you may also take the help of a third-party site such as Xiaomi Firmware Updater. Furthermore, if you wish to understand the Xiaomi Fastboot firmware version, you may refer to our comprehensive guide on What is MIUI Fastboot ROM for Xiaomi, Mi, Redmi, Poco Devices. Or here’s the instruction in short,

  • – Firmware version
  • R – Android version (R-> Android 11).
  • RF – Smartphone model code (RF= Redmi Note 10 Pro / Pro Max)
  • IN – Firmware build type (IN for India | MI for Global | EU for Europe)
  • XM – Firmware version code​

Now that you have got hold of the required firmware file, proceed ahead to the next step to unbrick Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max via Fastboot Commands.

STEP 3: Move Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max Fastboot ROM Files to ADB Folder

  1. To begin with, extract the downloaded firmware file. Once the extraction is complete, you should see the following files:
    redmi note 10 pro max fastboot rom
  2. So head over to the Images folder and the following files will be present there:
  3. Select all these files via Ctrl+A shortcut keys and copy them to the platform-tools folder. This is the same folder that you have got after installing the Android SDK.
  4. Once done, proceed to the next step to unbrick your Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max device via Fastboot Commands.

STEP 4: Boot Bootloop/Soft Bricked Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max to Fastboot Mode

  1. First off, boot your device to the Fastboot Mode. For that, power it off.
  2. If you cannot do so (due to your device being stuck in a bootloop) then the only option left is to let the entire battery drain out (remember the good old days when we could easily remove the battery!).
  3. Once your device has turned off, press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons for a few seconds.
  4. This will boot your device to Fastboot Mode. You should see the famous Mi Bunny Logo with the Fastboot text underneath it.
  5. Now head over to the platform-tools folder where you have extracted the Fastboot ROM.
  6. Go to its address bar, type in CMD, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt window. Keep this window opened from now on until the end of this guide.

STEP 5: Flash Firmware via Fastboot Commands to Unbrick Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max

Finally, we are down to the most important part of this article. I have shared all the required fastboot commands to flash the stock firmware onto your Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max and unbrick it. To begin with, make sure that your device is connected to the PC via USB in Fastboot Mode. Then head over to the Command Prompt window that is opened inside the platform-tools folder.


Now execute the below commands in this CMD window. I would highly recommend that you execute these commands one at a time, rather than copy-pasting all of them at one go.

fastboot erase boot

fastboot flash xbl xbl.elf
fastboot flash xblbak xbl.elf
fastboot flash xbl_config xbl_config.elf
fastboot flash xbl_configbak xbl_config.elf

fastboot flash abl abl.elf
fastboot flash ablbak abl.elf
fastboot flash tz tz.mbn
fastboot flash tzbak tz.mbn

fastboot flash hyp hyp.mbn
fastboot flash hypbak hyp.mbn

fastboot flash devcfg devcfg.mbn
fastboot flash devcfgbak devcfg.mbn

fastboot flash storsec storsec.mbn
fastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin

fastboot flash cmnlib cmnlib.mbn
fastboot flash cmnlibbak cmnlib.mbn
fastboot flash cmnlib64 cmnlib64.mbn
fastboot flash cmnlib64bak cmnlib64.mbn

fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
fastboot flash dsp dspso.bin

fastboot erase metadata
fastboot flash metadata metadata.img

fastboot flash keymaster km41.mbn
fastboot flash keymasterbak km41.mbn
fastboot flash logo logo.img

fastboot flash misc misc.img
fastboot flash aop aop.mbn
fastboot flash aopbak aop.mbn

fastboot flash qupfw qupv3fw.elf
fastboot flash qupfwbak qupv3fw.elf
fastboot flash imagefv imagefv.elf

fastboot flash uefisecapp uefi_sec.mbn
fastboot flash uefisecappbak uefi_sec.mbn

fastboot flash multiimgoem multi_image.mbn
fastboot flash super super.img

fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
fastboot flash vbmeta_system vbmeta_system.img

fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
fastboot flash cache cache.img

fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

fastboot erase secdata

fastboot flash cust cust.img
fastboot flash boot boot.img

fastboot reboot

Once you have successfully executed all the above commands, your device will reboot to the OS. And with that, we conclude the guide on how to unbrick Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max via Fastboot Commands. The best part about this tutorial is the fact that it doesn’t require any Redmi Note 10 Pro/Max Patched Firehose File (prog_emmc_firehose.mbn) or the prog_firehose_ddr_unbrick.elf file.

Furthermore, we didn’t need to make use of the Mi Flash Tool. With that said, if you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments section below. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.

  • Paulo Santos

    Hello friend. Many thanks for your tutorial to unbrick redmi note 10 pro.
    I have followed all the steps you have in the tutorial, but there is one fastboot command that is giving me an error:
    fastboot flash super super.img
    error: cannot load ‘super.img’

    All the other commands work well, but i’m not able to unbrick my phone. Can you help me on this? Many thanks in advance.

  • Just downloaded the fastboot image for note 10 5g EEA from
    but there are no *.elf files which were mentioned above?
    what shall i do now?

  • God bless you with more knowledge.. indeed you deserve to live long enough to impact this to someone of us .. indeed you’ve taken away my headache

  • You are an amazing man! Thanks so much! I had bricked my Redmi 10 Pro and couldn’t recover it with any of the known tools. Your commands worked like a charm! If you were in my town, I would buy you a beer brother! Thanks again

  • you are god to me bro, you saved my only phone, im student cant afford a second one, this one was first gift my mom gave me thank you bro thanks you thanks you

  • Miorangeboy

    Thanks man, you just save me from disaster..

  • Pradeep Kumar N

    These instructions helped me recover my Redmi Note 10 Pro that was always booting into the recovery partition. Many thanks!

  • DUDE!!!!!! You’re a lifesaver! Had bricked the phone while coming from ArrowOS back to MemeUI. Flashed all as you mentioned and worked like a charm! Thanks a bunch!!!!!

  • Hi, does this method also work on redmi note 10 (mojito/sunny)? and why not using mi flash tool to flash it? thanks for providing such useful information to community

  • does this work with a device that has a locked bootloader? my problem is i accidentally locked my bootloader while flashing global rom on an indian device, now i cant unlock the device, so have to go into edl to flash indian rom.

    • Having the same problem. Please let me know if you found any solution to unbrick a phone with a locked bootloader

    • Tidak bisa booting OS, akhirnya saya flash twrp, kemudian ingin flash Rom bari, tetapi gagal karena vendor dan odm terus menerus

    • Hey Shadow, Did you find a solution? I have the same problem.

    • Sadique Hassan

      Ho Shadow, unfortunately, it doesn’t work on a locked bootloader. You need to have unlocked the device’s bootloader before flashing the firmware via Fastboot Commands.