Xiaomi bootloader unlock without sim card
As MIUI requires an active sim card for bootloader unlocking, users seek for possible alternative ways that make it possible to unlock bootloader on latest Xiaomi models like Redmi Note 8, Note 8 Pro, Note 9, Note 9s, Note 9 Pro, Mi 10, Mi 10 Lite etc.
Is it possible to unlock bootloader on Xiaomi models without sim card ?
As Xiaomi’s MIUI requires the bootloader to be unlocked in order to perform important operations like imei repairs, rooting, flashing ROM, The system needs mobile data internet connection to sync up Mi account with the device. Otherwise the MIUI system would not perform “Add Account and Device” request.
While it is possible to unlock bootloader on older Xiaomi models via ADB commands, currently there is no method to unlock bootloader on Xiaomi without sim card.
Some mobile phone repairers claim it is possible to unlock bootloader with physical intervention to an unit on the motherboard by simply removing the back cover. However this operation needs engineering skill.