Unbrick Redmi Note 12 Pro

Unbrick Redmi Note 12 Pro/Pro+ 5G via Fastboot Commands

In this guide, we will show you the steps to unbrick your Redmi Note 12 Pro/Pro+ 5G via Fastboot Commands. The newest entry to the Redmi Note series has already grabbed the attention of the masses. Offering top-of-the-end specs at a price affordable by the masses, there’s not much left to ask. Likewise, these devices are also quite active in custom development.

Generally, MediaTek devices aren’t at the top of the priority queue for the developer community, but Xiaomi devices might be the only exception. Whether it’s flashing custom/GSI ROMs, gaining administrative access by rooting the device via Magisk, or welcoming a plethora of tweaks, there’s a lot to look forward to. However, this is just one side of the coin.

Carrying out these tweaks comes with an associated risk as well. There’s always a risk of the device ending up in a bootloop or softbrick state. Well, ven if that happens, you could easily unbrick your Redmi Note 12 Pro/Pro+ 5G by flashing the Fastboot ROM via Fastboot Commands. And in this guide, we will show you how to do just that. Follow along.

How to Unbrick Redmi Note 12 Pro/Pro+ 5G via Fastboot

Unbrick Redmi Note 12 Pro

The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow in the exact same sequence as mentioned. 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. Doing so shall give you the platform-tools folder, which we will be using throughout this guide.

STEP 2: Download Redmi Note 12 Pro/Pro+ 5G Fastboot ROM

Next up, download the Fastboot ROM for your device. As for this guide, I am using the Redmi Note 12 Pro/Pro+ (ruby) Fastboot Stable ROM version V13.0.4.0.SMOINXM [Direct Download Link]. 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
  • S – Android version (S-> Android 12).
  • MO – Smartphone model code (MO= Redmi Note 12 Pro)
  • IN – Firmware build type (CN for China | 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 11 via Fastboot Commands.

STEP 3: Move Redmi Note 12 Pro/Pro+ 5G Fastboot ROM Files to Platform Tools

  1. To begin with, extract the downloaded firmware file. Once the extraction is complete, you should see the following files:
    Unbrick Redmi Note 12 Pro
  2. So head over to the Images folder and the following files will be present there:
    Unbrick Redmi Note 12 Pro
  3. Select all these files via Ctrl+A shortcut keys and copy them to the platform-tools folder.
  4. Once done, proceed to the next step to unbrick your Redmi Note 11 device via Fastboot Commands.

STEP 4: Boot Bootloop/Soft Bricked Redmi Note 12 Pro/Pro+ 5G to Fastboot Mode

  1. To begin with, you will have to boot your device to the Fastboot Mode. The first step for that requires you to 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.

STEP 5: Unbrick Redmi Note 12 Pro/Pro+ 5G via Fastboot Commands

  1. Head over to the platform tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
  2. Now type in the below commands, one at a time, in this CMD window [the first command will reset your device, it is compulsory].
  3. Moreover, if you get any error after executing any of these commands, then don’t leave the process mid-way.
  4. Rather continue executing the rest of the commands and then check the results.
fastboot -w

fastboot erase boot_ab 
fastboot erase expdb 
fastboot erase metadata 
fastboot erase opcust 
fastboot erase opconfig

fastboot flash preloader_ab preloader_ruby.bin 
fastboot flash vbmeta_ab vbmeta.img 
fastboot flash vbmeta_system_ab vbmeta_system.img 
fastboot flash vbmeta_vendor_ab vbmeta_vendor.img 
fastboot flash md1img_ab md1img.img 
fastboot flash spmfw_ab spmfw.img 
fastboot flash audio_dsp_ab audio_dsp.img 
fastboot flash pi_img_ab pi_img.img 
fastboot flash dpm_ab dpm.img 
fastboot flash scp_ab scp.img 
fastboot flash sspm_ab sspm.img 
fastboot flash mcupm_ab mcupm.img 
fastboot flash cam_vpu1_ab cam_vpu1.img 
fastboot flash cam_vpu2_ab cam_vpu2.img 
fastboot flash cam_vpu3_ab cam_vpu3.img 
fastboot flash gz_ab gz.img 
fastboot flash lk_ab lk.img 
fastboot flash dtbo_ab dtbo.img 
fastboot flash tee_ab tee.img 
fastboot flash logo_ab logo.bin 
fastboot flash countrycode countrycode.img 
fastboot flash super super.img 
fastboot flash cust cust.img 
fastboot flash rescue rescue.img 
fastboot flash userdata userdata.img 
fastboot flash boot_ab boot.img

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fastboot set_active a
fastboot reboot

The second last command will set Slot A as the current active partition and the last command will boot your device to the OS. So on that note, we round off the guide on how you could unbrick Redmi Note 12 Pro/Pro+ 5G via Fastboot Commands. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.

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