Download Mode booting Xiaomi Redmi

Download Mode is an important feature in Android devices that lets you perform advanced tasks such as install custom Recovery or ROMs and flash the factory firmware. This feature is typically hidden in most devices but can be easily accessed if you follow a set of instructions.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 also has this feature. In this article, we will show you how you can access Download mode in this device.

How to Boot into Download Mode on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

Warning: While Download Mode can be useful for installing custom ROMs or other files in your phone, you need to be sure that the files are compatible with your device and free of malware. It is also wise to keep a backup of all your important data.

Power off the Phone.

Plug a micro USB cable into a powered on PC.

Press the Volume Up and Power button simultaneously for a few seconds.

When the Mi logo appears on the screen, release the Volume Up button. Keep pressing the Power button.

When the bootloader screen appears, let go of the Power button.

Select “Download” from the bootloader menu and plug in the other end of the USB Cable on your Redmi Note 9.

This will boot your Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 in Download mode.

How To Exit Download mode on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

Once you are done using the Download mode, it is a good idea to exit it as it can leave your device vulnerable. To exit download mode, simply press the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously until the phone turns off. Then press the power button again. This will boot your phone in its regular mode.

What is Download Mode and what is it used for?

Download mode is one of those features that make Android great. While it isn’t accessible to regular users, users who want more control over their devices can use it to flash different types of files into their phone. These include installing custom Recovery, custom ROMs and other files like the factory firmware for the phone.

This is possible because a device in this mode will use external sources in place of the stock bootloader (the default mode).

Besides this, Download Mode is also useful for checking helpful information about the phone, like the model details, FRP status and the system data.

Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.


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