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Xiaomi features, functions

This document created at Apr 15, 2019, 3:32:19 PM and modified at Jul 5, 2019, 11:10:17 AM.

What kind of Xiaomi functions do we (ChimeraTool) have and what are they used for?

 

Restore / Store Backup

It creates a modem calibration backup (EFS) what can be used later for restore. It also has a Repair function that restores to the factory default settings (it deletes the current settings and restores using the Golden Copy). This function only works if the device is connected in EDL mode.

Factory Reset

This function works if the device is connected in normal or in EDL mode as well.
Factory Resetting a mobile device is not reversible. Please make sure all of your information is saved to a back up somewhere else before attempting to reset your phone or tablet.

Software Flash/ Software Change

If the device is connected in EDL mode: choose the software version you wish to use from the dropdown or browse and select your own file.
If the device is connected in Normal/Sideload mode, you can only use the current or newer software version. You can not manually select a software file in this case.

FRP Lock Remove

This function only works if the device is connected in EDL mode.
Factory Reset Protection (FRP) is a security method that was designed to make sure someone can't just wipe and factory reset your phone in the case that it is lost or stolen.
The problem is that people are selling, trading or even giving away phones with the FRP enabled and this makes things quite difficult for the next user. This option can remove the FRP also if you do not know the original username / password combination.

Get Info

Only works if the device is connected in normal mode.
You can obtain basic phone information such as the IMEI number, Software version, etc.

 

Connection Modes
 

EDL Mode – To use a device in EDL mode, you have to open the device and short specific test points on the mainboard and then connect it. More functions are available if a device is connected in EDL mode but you have to manually select the device model as Chimera will not be able to identify it.

Available functions in EDL Mode:

  • Restore / Store Backup
  • Factory Reset
  • Software Flash/ Software Change (each SW version)
  • FRP Lock Remove

Normal Mode – To use a device in normal mode, you just have to connect the device with ADB turned on.

Available functions in Normal Mode:

  • Get Info
  • Factory Reset
  • Software Flash/ Software Change (current or newer SW version)

Sildeload Mode / "Mi Assistant" Mode – You can only flash the device in sideload mode.

Available functions in Sildeload / "Mi Assistant" Mode:

  • Software Flash/ Software Change (current or newer SW version)

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