[Fixed] Couldn’t Unlock, Please Add Your Account in MIUI’s Settings error

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When you have to unlock the bootloader, most Android devices only need to execute the Fastboot flashing unlock commands. However, Xiaomi seems to have overcomplicated the process. From adding your account to the device to using just the carrier data during the setup, things couldn’t have gone any worse.

The official tool that was used for carrying out this process is already bugged with a few issues and now there’s another bug. Many users have been voicing their concern that they’re experiencing the “Couldn’t unlock please add your account in your MIUI’s settings” error when trying to unlock the bootloader on their Xiaomi device through the Mi Unlock Tool.

If you’re getting the same issue, then this guide is perfect for you. In this guide, you will get to know how to fix Couldn’t unlock please add your account in MIUI’s settings.

How to fix Couldn’t unlock, please add your account in MIUI’s settings

[Fixed] Couldn’t Unlock, Please Add Your Account in MIUI’s Settings error

  1. Go to the Xiaomi account site and create a new account while having the region set to the United States (avoid EU to prevent issues).
  2. Add your Mi account to your phone.
  3. Set a recovery phone number for your Mi account.
  4. Enable developer options by tapping 7 times, then turn on OEM Unlocking and USB debugging.
  5. Go to Mi unlock status and follow the standard process.
  6. Download and open the Mi unlock tool.
  7. Log into the Mi unlock tool using your newly created account.
  8. Connect your phone to your PC.
  9. Type ‘adb reboot bootloader’ in the command prompt.
  10. Click ‘unlock’ in the Mi unlock tool and wait for 168 hours.
  11. Unlock the bootloader.
  12. If the Mi unlock tool doesn’t work initially, close and reopen it.

Thanks to kamikazebob for this solution on the MIUI forum!

Another method which some users have had success with

Another solution shared by a youtube user named mvrwzn. According to him: Go to developer options then click on mi unlock status (a sim card and wifi network are required) then turn off wifi and turn on mobile data then click on add an account to the device after clicking turn off mobile data and activate your wifi make sure it is connected then wait patiently it should be fine normally.

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Comments (11)

  1. Avatar of Ivan
    Ivan

    Hi, I bought a Xiaomi 13 Chinese version on Aliexpress with global rom and unlocked bootloader. Since google pay didn’t let me register my credit card because the phone was rooted, I used Miflash 2022.5.7.0 to install the fuxi_eea_global_images_V14.0.9.0.UMCEUXM_14.0 rom and I used the “clean all and lock” option. Now the phone doesn’t start, it stays in fastboot, I tried to use Mi-unlock but it doesn’t work it says “Please add your account in settings > Developer options > Mi unlock status”, but I can’t restore to factory data and add an account use because the phone won’t start. How can I do? Thank you

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  2. Avatar of ChaLe
    ChaLe

    I have the same issue as ivan with a xiaomi 13 ultra im able to enter in fastboot mode but i cannot install a room with mi flash tool because i have the bootloader blocked, so first i need to unlock the bootloader but i tried with mi Mi Unlock from xiaomi and gives me the error please add your account in developer options, someone can help me?

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    • We have added another solution which a user have shared. Many users have had success with that.You can try out that. Do let us know if you need any help with that. Thanks

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    • We have added another solution which a user shared. Many users have had success with that.You can try out that. Do let us know if you need any help with that. Thanks

      Reply
  3. Avatar of Israel Hernandez
    Israel Hernandez

    How do I do in the case that it doesn’t let me unlock, so I can’t do anything and the phone doesn’t turn on since it is on the broken system screen

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      • Avatar of Israel Hernandez
        Israel Hernandez

        the system has been destroyed

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  4. Avatar of Israel Hernandez
    Israel Hernandez

    I enter fastboot mode, but if I try to unlock the phone with miflash unlock, it tells me that I must enter the system and change some things, but if I can’t enter, how can I do it?

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    • Power off your Xiaomi/Redmi device.

      Boot into Fastboot mode by holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously.

      Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable.

      On your computer, go to https://en.miui.com/unlock/download_en.html and download the Xiaomi Mi Unlock Tool.

      Launch the Mi Unlock Tool on your computer. It should detect your device in Fastboot mode.

      Click the “Unlock” button in the Mi Unlock Tool to begin the unlocking process.

      Follow any prompts in the tool to complete the unlocking. It may require waiting a certain amount of time.

      Once unlocked, you can reboot to the unlocked bootloader state.

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