How to Put Mi 4S Into EDL Mode

Emergency Download Mode Mi 4S

For you who are looking for a way to reboot Mi 4S into EDL mode, below are three possible methods to boot Mi 4S running either MIUI7 or MIUI8 into EDL mode. By putting your phone into download mode, you can then flash either stock ROM or custom ROM on it. Xiaomi Mi4S is indeed a powerful smartphone powered with many cool hardwares. Specs-wise, the phone is powered with  hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. However, just like many other Android phone, this super awesome phone can also sometimes stuck in bricked state for whatever the reason is. Moreover, some bricked states can be so daunting and fixing through Fastboot mode can sometimes be not enough. In that case, you may need to enter Emergency Download mode or shortly EDL mode.

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Requirements

  1. A Mi 4S device.
  2. A USB cable – just use the one shipped with your phone.
  3. Enable Developer Options on your phone. Doing so is easy. Just go to Settings >>About phones >> tap on the MIUI Version 7 times. You can skip this step if you have it enabled previously.
  4. Enable USB Debugging on your phone. Go to Settings >> Additional Settings >>Developer Options >> enable USB Debugging.
  5. A Windows-based computer.
  6. Download and install either ADB USB Drivers or Mi PC Suite – if you haven’t done it yet.
  7. Download Minimal Fastboot & ADB Files.

The Steps

Option #1ADB Method :

  1. When your phone is still turned on in normal mode, connect it to your computer. Just use its USB cable.
  2. Launch up command prompt window in a folder of where the Minimal Fastboot Files are located. Doing so s easy : Simply press the Shift button on your keyboard and right-click anywhere in that folder, then choose “Open Command Window from here“.
  3. Type this command :
adb reboot edl

Option #2 – Fastboot Method :

  1. Reboot your phone into Fastboot Mode by pressing Volume Down (-) and Power buttons simultaneously until you have seen Mi Bunny Fastboot logo.
  2. Connect your phone to your computer through its USB cable.
  3. Launch up command prompt window in a folder of where the Minimal Fastboot Files are located. Doing so is easy : Simply press the Shift button on your keyboard and right-click anywhere in that folder, then choose “Open Command Window from here“.
  4. Execute this command :
fastboot oem edl

Option #3 – Hard Keys Combination Method :

  1. Turn off your phone.
  2. Connect your USB cable to your PC USB port but do not connect the other end of the cable to your phone yet.
  3. Press both Volume Up (+) and Volume Down (-) keys all together and then plug the USB cable to your phone (while still holding down both Volume keys. Therefore it will be connected to your PC.
  4. Your PC will start recognizing your device ad it will eventually be in EDL mode.

What’s next?

Your PC will recognize your device as “Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008.” Now you have to download and install the drivers.

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Enjoy.. and we really expect at least one of above methods will work on your phone.

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