How to Flash MIUI 8 Fastboot ROM on Redmi Pro via SP Flash Tool

install miui 8 redmi pro flagship

Previously, we have posted a tutorial guiding any Xiaomi device users to flash MIUI 8 Fastboot ROM on their phones. However, the tutorial makes use of the official Mi Flash Tool that requires its users to firstly have their phone bootloader unlocked officially. Fortunately, there is another way how we can flash MIUI 8 Fastboot ROM on MediaTek-powered devices including Redmi Pro. In this tutorial you will see a working method on how to install MIUI 8 Fastboot ROM on Redmi Pro as the first solution to fix bricked or bootloop device. We’ll use SP Flash Tool, a Windows-based utility to flash Android ROM for MediaTek devices.

As a refresh, Redmi Pro boasts many cool hardware specifications and features under the hood including Mediatek MT6797T Helio X25 (or Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 in Redmi Pro Standard), Mali-T880 MP4 GPU, Dual camera having 13 MP + 5MP lenses, 5MP front-facing camera, Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and so on. Also read: Full Redmi Pro specifications.

This step-by-step article should work on both X25 or X20 edition. Just make sure you proceed carefully because we will hold NO responsibility of any damage or broken device as a result of following this guide. Flash it responsibly.

Requirements

Prerequisites

  1. Make sure you have charged your phone so it has at least 55% battery power;
  2. Enable USB Debugging on your phone. This option is available inside Developer Options in phone’s Settings. Just go to Settings >> Additional Settings >> Developer Options >> enable USB Debugging. Read: How to enable MIUI Developer Option.
  3. Do not forget to create backup of any important files and data from your phone.
  4. Extract MIUI 8 Fastboot ROM .tgz file using either WinRAR or 7zip utility.
  5. disable Windows Drivers Signature Enforcement on your computer. How to do it? Simply follow these sequence. You can do that by pressing Windows button + i on keyboard to reveal the Settings page. From there you can choose Update & Security >> Recovery >> Advanced startup >> Restart now. Wait a moment for your computer to restart. Next, go to Troubleshoot >> Advanced options >> Startup settings >> Restart. Once your computer restarts, now choose Disable driver signature enforcement which is option number 7. See the video below for more details :

Credits and thanks belong to Mitch002, a honorable moderator of MIUI forum.

Steps to Flash

Step 1 – Extract MediaTek VCOM Driver using Winzip or Winrar. Now double-click on “Install.bat” file to automatically install the drivers package onto your computer. You may be asked by Windows system to allow security permission.

Step 2 – Extract “SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1620_Win.zip” file using either Winzip or Winrar. Now go to the extracted folder via Windows Explorer and look for “flash_tool” .exe file and then choose “Run as administrator” to launch the tool.

run sp flash tool

Step 3 – Now you’ll see SP Flash Tool interface. Look for and click the “Download Agent” button.

Step 4 – Next, locate the “MTK_AllInOne.bin” file in extracted SP Flash Tool folder. Click on that file and click the Open button to choose it.

mtk all in one bin file

Step 5 – Now click the “Scatter-loading” button on SP Flash Tool.

scatter loading button

Step 6 – Browse and locate the “MT6797_Android_scatter” file inside MIUI 8 extracted folder. Click the file and choose “Open”.

choose mtk scatter button

Step 7 – Now the tool is ready and now you have to prepare your phone. Turn your phone off completely.

Step 8 – Grab the USB cable and connect it to your computer USB port but do not connect the other end of the USB cable to your phone yet.

Step 9 – Next, click the “Download” button on SP Flash Tool.

sp flash tool download button

Step 10 – Back to your phone. Press and hold down the Volume Down (-) button and plug in the other end of USB cable to your phone while keep holding the Volume Down button.

Step 11 – You will then see the progress bar at the bottom of SP Flash tool going Red, Purple momentarily, and Yellow for a few minutes. Once the flashing process started, you can release the button.

Flashing Redmi Pro SP Flash tool

p.s: You can press and hold Volume Down + Power button if the Volume Down button alone didn’t work.

Step 12 – Once the whole flashing process completed, you will see the “Download OK” message displayed similar to below.

sp flash tool success flashing

Step 13 – Your Redmi Pro will then automatically reboot itself accordingly. However, in case of the phone did not reboot automatically, disconnect the phone from computer and press its Power button to turn it on.

Usually the first time booting newly installed phone will take longer than usual (~5 – 10 min).

Voila! Enjoy the newly installed MIUI 8 on your phone.

When should I flash MIUI Fastboot ROM? When you want to do a clean install (or re-install) or if your phone is bricked or in bootloop state. Otherwise, you may need to simply flash MIUI Recovery ROM through Updater app.

  • Francisco Jesus

    I can’t find the ” MT6797_Android_scatter” file during the 6 step, can you help me?

    I’ve download the multi_HMPro_V8.0 and that file doesn’t appear.

    • Gnanavelu Selvam

      Unzip the file. you would be able to see that in the folder.

    • Benjamin Veyrat

      same problem…

  • Rini Zuri Yanti

    hi… this step can i try with my redmi pro that locked bootloader?

  • Milton Jr Rubio

    cant find MT6797_Android_scatter , help?

  • Tom Yan

    Hi, what’s actually on the fastboot rom? There’s only China global and China developer on your link. How to install the multi rom from xiaomi.eu?

  • Rik

    my problem is i cant flash the cust.img it say “status sec img too large”..
    if i flash everithing about cust.img all works fine but obviously i cant start my device
    can someonw help?

  • tb6_

    for all described problems check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CuMZzdEQg8 and http://en.miui.com/thread-411112-1-1.html Both posts saved my life:) you have to replace the cust.img file and reset the imei numbers for this process to work. I succeeded with following these tutorials

    • Shox41

      I made the tutorial without these two tricks… now i have the bricked phone. How can i fix it?

      • tb6_

        hmm – worked fine for me. Did you use it for Redmi Pro?

        Locked device? What’s your error? Which was your last step?

        • Shox41

          Redmi pro helio x25: i follow this guidee but with error status sec img too large i removed the cust check like in this guide: http://en.miui.com/thread-406031-1-1.html
          Now my phone is in bootlop and i can’t refollow your correct guide because the phone is without the usb debugging option

          • tb6_

            oh okay, activating developer mode(usb debug is pretty easy

            http://en.miui.com/thread-24025-1-1.html
            sorry can’t help you there – maybe try reformating?

          • Shox41

            do you think phone is bricked cause of the cust uncheck or if i wait booting it will unbrick itself?
            can this guide be useful? http://en.miui.com/thread-371349-1-1.html

          • tb6_

            locks for me pretty similar to the other tutorials, but sorry I don’t know how to help you further

          • Shox41

            sorry but is it possible to use miflash to restore the phone with fastboot mode?

          • tb6_

            only if you have an unlocked device http://en.miui.com/unlock/

    • Khalief Alwi

      Where download cust.img?

  • tb6_

    and this here to format the phone first https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8OkQEVRqJo

    • denise tan

      I keep getting this kind of error is it safe if I use it on MT6797?

      • inkms

        It worked for me