How To Flash Xiaomi Redmi 6A – Flashing is crucial for some user that have problem with their devices, something like bootloop, or dead phone. While these problem maybe can’t solved by flashing, it’s still worth to know an alternative to try fix it by yourself first. At this time I will give you an instructions how to flash Xiaomi Redmi 6A. You also can download all necessary file at down below.
Launched alongside Redmi 6, Redmi 6A is set to be succeding of most selling budget Xiaomi phone, Redmi 5A. As a successor of course, we can except some improvements here and there. Just from looking, you will know that first improvement is the design. Redmi 6A borrow the design from Redmi 6 like 5.45 inch HD+ display with 18:9 ratio.
This phone is powered with latest Mediatek chipset, Helio A22, thus make Redmi 6A the first phone using this chipset. Anyway, Helio A22 is 12nm SoC that runs with quad-core 2.0 GHz CPU, Mediatek also claim Helio A22 is 30 percent faster than its direct alternative.
Actually it’s a little surprise from Xiaomi considering they always use Qualcomm SoC before, but a little change made in Redmi 6A and Redmi 6. As for the camera, Redmi 6A doesn’t feature a dual camera setup like Redmi 6, but it’s a single camera with 13 megapixel sensor.
This sensor also features f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and of course a LED Flash. The front camera gets a 5 megapixel sensor that also can be used as Face Unlock. Unlike Redmi 6, Redmi 6A only offer a 16GB storage and 2GB RAM variant. The sensors onboard are quite complete for a budget smartphone include light sensor, compass, proximity and accelerometer, but missing IR sensor like it’s brother.
But the good news is from Redmi 6, Xiaomi now use dual-SIM setup, no longer a Hybrid. From out of the box, Redmi 6A is run with MIUI 9 which based on Android 8.1 Oreo, the phone also come with 3000 mAh battery under. You can buy this phone for 599 Yuan or about 99 Euro at Chinese market for now because Redmi 6A is not officially goes global yet.
Some problem that maybe fixed with flashing is:
- Xiaomi Redmi 6A bootloop.
- Xiaomi Redmi 6A forgot password.
- Xiaomi Redmi 6A lost MIUI password.
- Xiaomi Redmi 6A restart continuously.
- Xiaomi Redmi 6A hardbrick.
Actually, most of problem that occur above is from yourself, but still there is a little chance that is system fault. So I hope this guide to flashing can fixed all of your problem, Amen. But flashing is not only about fix a problem phone, you also can try another ROM via flashing.
Some user prefer other ROM than an original one, just because they want a better experience. Alright, before we go ahead to flashing point, lets download some necessary file first.
|Stock ROM MIUI Xiaomi Redmi 6A||Download|
|USB Driver Xiaomi Redmi 6A (adb)||Download|
|Mi Flash Tool||Download|
|Guide to Unlock Bootloader Xiaomi Redmi 6A|
Beside that downloaded file, you also need to confirm that your phone already unlocked, otherwise you cannot should consider open that link above to know how to unlock bootloader your Redmi 6A. But I suggest to try check your bootloader first.
How To Check Bootloader Status Xiaomi Redmi 6A
First, you need to download adb file above and install to your PC. After done, open c:\adb then hold and press SHIFT + right-click on that folder. Choose open command window here to process.
Now turn off your phone and start to enter fastboot mode by press and hold volume down and power button together until your screen turn into picture like this.
Now finally connect your phone to your PC via USB cable and wait for your PC to read the phone. If it’s done, type this command to your cmd window to make sure your phone already connected:
A random strings will show up if your phone is connected, if that happen then you can continue to type this command :
But if it’s turn out that your PC can’t read your phone, maybe you should to try reinstall adb drivers to your PC or wait a little longer and recheck by typing first command.
Look at cmd screen, if Device unlocked: true then it’s mean your bootloader is already unlocked. While if the result show false, then your bootloader is still locked for now and you need to unlock it to finally begin flashing process.
How To Flash Xiaomi Redmi 6A
Now if you are sure your phone bootloader already unlocked, then start reading next instructions here. But reminder that the next step will probably erase all of your data, so I suggest you to do a full backup first before continue.
STEP #1. Install Xiaomi Redmi 6A drivers and Mi Flash Tool that you are download back then.
STEP #2. Extract Stock ROM Xiaomi Redmi 6A file to your PC.
STEP #3. Now open Mi Flash Tool and browse the location of your extracted Xiaomi Redmi 6A ROM.
STEP #4. You can pick another options at down-right side of the apps, and some of them are:
- “flash_all” choose this option if you want to clean flash, mean all of your data and apps were gone. (recommended)
- “flash_all_except_data_storage” choose this option if you want to flash without losing your data, only your apps.
- “flash_all_lock” choose this option if you want a clean flash then bootloader will be locked again.
STEP #5. If you’re done to picking, now turn off your phone and enter fastboot mode by press and hold volume down and power button together. Then connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.
STEP #6. Wait a second and hit repeat at Mi Flash Tool so the apps can read your phone.
STEP #7. If your phone has been detected, now hit flash to begin flashing. Wait until process end and your Redmi 6A should restart by itself. Please note that restart process will be a little longer than before.
Now if you are successfully unlocking bootloader and flash Xiaomi Redmi 6A, maybe you can try to root Xiaomi Redmi 6A. See you next time.