The name may sound simple. Some may think it as just another ADB Fastboot installer. However, the function of this tool is far beyond that. It fact, it is a utility having many tools within a single software.
Enter the XAF Tools (Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Tools)! It is basically a single Windows-based software with several tools residing within. The tools are called modules.
XAF has main functions of anything a traditional ADB Fastboot tools can do. Except, all the functions are now having GUI (Graphical User Interface). This makes all the jobs easier for novice users.
Users (me, us, and you) are no longer in need to memorize all commands just to execute almost any tasks related to their Xiaomi Android devices.
The XAF helps users establishing ADB and Fastboot connection. Once established, users will then be able to select which action they want to proceed.
Read also: Xiaomi ADB Fastboot USB Drivers.
Now let’s talk about some of its key features.
Uninstaller: This feature allows users to remove any built-in apps. Xiaomi phones usually come shipped with several default apps including Mi Store, Mi Calculator, Mi Scanner, Mi Remote, etc.
This feature allows users to uninstall any default app. Those apps are not bloatware for some. Others may thing it useless and hence it becomes bloatware for them.
This feature can also uninstall any factory apps and services.
Camera2: The most wanted feature. Many Mi Fans are demanding to unlock their phone bootloader just to enable the Camera2 API. This feature allows users to enable and to disable Camera2 API, to enable and to disable EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization), and to reboot into recovery.
Once the Android Camera2 API has been enabled, users can install any camera apps with manual controls, just like a DSLR.
File Explorer: This is the most loved feature. This launches a File Explorer that let users manage their files stored within phone’s storage. This feature is very convenient because sometimes copying and pasting files from and to the phone are crucial.
Screen Density: Users can now adjust and change the DPI value of their phone screen easily. The higher the DPI, the better the display. The lower it is, the lower its display quality but it can save battery power.
Device Properties: Once clicked, the XAF will retrieve many statistics and information about your device.
Flasher: This is the ultimate feature of XAF. The software can flash almost anything that are flash-able through ADB-Fastboot connection. Users can flash custom recoveries, flash Fastboot ROMs, etc. This feature is also capable to boot any image.
Wiper: Well, its name tells everything. This feature is necessary for those who want to wipe caches or perform a factory reset.
OEM Unlocker/Locker: This will unlock phone bootloader in one condition; the phone runs Android One (Mi A1/Mi A2). This won’t work on MIUI devices.
MIUI ROM Downloader: This feature is very helpful. Instead of browsing around just to download the correct MIUI ROM, this feature directly fetch the link to Fastboot ROM. Users can either copy the link or download the ROM directly.
Rebooter: This reboots users’ phones effortlessly without touching the power button.
Read also: Download Mi Flash Tool for All Xiaomi Devices.
Download XAF Tool
The tool is created by Saki-EU in GitHub. Unlike common Windows software, this has no executable installer file (usually .exe). Instead, Saki-EU packs the XAF Tool within .jar file. It means users will need Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to run the application.