Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite is the first budget smartphone that has 5G enabled and has some suitable hardware inside. You can officially unlock the bootloader on Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite using the Mi Unlock Tool with the help of a computer. You must read the guide carefully to unlock the bootloader successfully.
Unlocking a bootloader on an Android device makes the possibility to install custom recoveries such as TWRP, OrangeFox, LineageOS recovery, etc. Following that, you can flash custom ROMs, kernels, patches, mods, etc. on your device. We will talk about it in this article, but first, let us check some of the promising features of Mi 10 Lite.
Features of Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite was launched on the 27th of March this year that is compatible with the latest 5G technology. The device comprises a massive 6.57-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16-million colors and has 1080 x 2340 pixel screen resolution with 19:5:9 screen ratio over 392 PPI density.
Xiaomi has shipped the device with the old MIUI 11 running on Android 10, while many other old devices have already received the MIUI 12 update. The device is powered by an octa-core processor with 1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver and backed up by Adreno 620 GPU that would provide a decent performance at gaming.
Coming to the camera we can notice a quad-camera setup on the Mi 10 Lite with 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 1.12µm 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth). In the front we can see a 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1.0µm that can also record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second.
To power this device, Xiaomi has installed a massive 416 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery that supports fast charging 20W. The device comes in four variants of 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM and starts at $399 USD.
How To Unlock The Bootloader On Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite
Unlocking the bootloader on any Xiaomi device requires the same Mi Unlock Tool that can be downloaded from their official website. But over here, there are some procedures to be followed to unlock the bootloader on Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite smoothly.
- Take a backup of your data from your mobile to a computer or a pen drive.
- Charge your Mi 10 Lite above 60%
- Developers mode enabled – Go to Settings > About Phone > All specs > MIUI Version (tap on it eight times).
- USB Type-C cable provided in the box.
- PC or laptop.
- MI Account
- MI UNLOCK TOOL & WINDOWS 7/8/10 DRIVERS
Step 1: Extract the MI Unlock Tool and the Drivers for Windows on your computer.
Step 2: Install the drivers on your computer.
Step 3: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock on your Xiaomi smartphone:
- On your mobile go to Settings > Additional Settings > Developer Options
- Now check Enable OEM unlock and USB Debugging.
Step 4: On your computer, open/run miflash_unlock.exe from the extracted MI Unlock Tool folder.
Step 5: Log in to your MI account, which is associated with your Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite.
Step 6: Turn off your device and press the Power button + Volume down button together for a few seconds until you see a bunny on the mobile screen.
Step 7: Now connect your device to your computer using the USB Data cable.
Step 8: Once your device is detected on the Mi Unlock Tool, click on Unlock and wait for the process to complete.
Congratulations! You have officially unlocked the bootloader on Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite.
You will not lose the warranty if you officially unlock the bootloader on Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite. Unlocking the bootloader will enable you to install a custom recovery, which will thus help you in flashing a custom ROM like LineageOS, Pixel Experience, HavocOS, etc.