How to Put Mi Max into EDL Mode

Mi Max in EDL Mode

There are three ways to reboot your Mi Max phone into Emergency Download mode or known as EDL mode. Sometimes at certain occasion you might (although we hope not) need to put your phone into EDL mode. Usually to unbrick any bricked MIUI devices including the Mi Max you have. Moreover, download mode can also be used to flash custom ROM on locked device which actually it should be not allowed to flash fastboot ROM on MIUI devices having locked bootloader (you have to officially unlock it first). Anyway, whatever your reason is, you can follow one of these options to send your Mi Max into EDL mode.

Also read : How to put Redmi Note 3 into EDL mode.

Requirements

  1. A Mi Max 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 toSettings >>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 s 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.

Read : Download Qualcomm USB QDLoader Drivers.

Enjoy.. and we really expect that works on your phone.

  • Peter Kostov

    None of above is working. Phone is not recognized by windows in locked fastboot mode. In recovery mode it is recognized but adl reboots only in normal mode.
    Qualcomm driver has no option to install as no present unknown device …
    So Xiaomi hardly suxxx!!!