Bootloop is a situation where you cannot get into the normal Android system. This usually happens after flashing something through either bootloader mode or recovery mode.
Depending on which situations you are, there are at least two methods that you can try immediately.
Yes we know, it is kind of frustrating trying hard to kick our device out of bootloop.
Thanks to God for creating a human being with enough processing power planted in our brains. Just don’t be hopeless to try the best you can.
About Redmi Note 8 Pro
The device we are talking about has a codename known as Begonia. It is a totally a different device than the standard Redmi Note 8.
The easiest way to distinguish is by paying attention to its rear camera location. The Pro variant has it planted right in the middle.
Specs-wise, the RN8Pro comes with Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm) chipset that incorporates Octa-core CPUs. The processing power consists of 2x 2.05GHz Cortex-A76 and 6x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55 processors.
What Causing Bootloop?
There are many possible scenarios that may cause your phone gets into a bootloop situation. It is easy to brick a phone, obviously.
Fixing it is another matter.
The most common scenarios are:
Flashing a broken package: This could be almost anything, for instance: Magisk root, custom ROMs, custom kernels, mods, tweaks, and so on.
Downloading a broken or corrupted package will put your phone to bootloop once flashed.
This, however, doesn’t mean the original package is not compatible or the main culprit behind the error.
Flashing incompatible package: This is the common mistakes which are actually silly. For instance, flashing MIUI 11 ROM originally built for RN8 on the RN8Pro; Flashing an Android 10 boot image on Android 9 OS; and so on.
To avoid this, make sure you download the exact correct package for your phone.
Incorrect or inappropriate flashing method: This is also common, but not silly. Flashing, modding, tweaking, or any customization steps are not always easy. They are sometimes tricky.
There are always guides, tutorials, or YouTube videos to point you to the right directions.
However, bad things always happen.
Combinations of the above error sources: There are multiple combinations of the three of them. The results will still be the same, bootlooping!
Solving The Bootloop Issue
Solving a Redmi Note 8 Pro bootloop situation is basically easy but a little bit tricky.
There are two methods you can try based on the closes scenario to its causes.
Phone Status #1:
- Bootloader unlocked;
- TWRP installed;
- Can boot to TWRP recovery;
- Cannot boot to the system.
This bootloop situation is usually caused by incorrect flashing. For instance, a bootloop after flashing a custom ROM, kernel, mod, or tweak.
Flash the ROM first, then Magisk, then DM-Verity Disabler.
Phone Status #2:
- Bootloader unlocked;
- With/Without custom recovery installed;
- Can boot into bootloader/Fastboot mode;
- Cannot boot into the system.
This bootloop situation is caused by many factors or combinations of the above scenarios.
The solution: The ultimate workaround to solve this problem is reinstalling the MIUI ROM on your Redmi Note 8 Pro.
Doing a clean install of the stock MIUI ROM usually solves any common problems such as bootloop.
In short, what you have to do are: to download the latest stable MIUI ROM, and to install it on your phone through ADB/Fastboot interface.
You can follow our previous guide here.
Alternatively, you can also do it with a cooler style.
Step 1 – Download and install ADB Fastboot Drivers on your computer.
Step 2 – Download Android Platform Tools and extract the package on your computer. We are sure that you have them installed.
Step 3 – Download the latest Stable version of MIUI Fastboot ROM for Redmi Note 8 Pro. Any builds are fine depending on your phone series (Global, China, Russia, or Europe). Use Google for this.
Step 4 – Extract MIUI fastboot ROM for your RN8Pro. Use either Winzip or WinRAR for this task.
Step 5 – Reboot into Fastboot mode. Press the Volume Down and Power buttons. If the phone is still switched on, switch it off first.
Step 6 – Connect it to your computer. Using its default charging cable is recommended.
Step 7 – Launch up the Windows Command Prompt window. You can do it either by switching it off temporarily then hit the button combo or by right-the address, type CMD
Step 8 – Type in these lines of command:
fastboot flash system system.img fastboot flash vendor vendor.img fastboot flash cust cust.img fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
Step 9 – Reboot into TWRP by using fastboot reboot command.
Step 10 – Your phone will reboot into the MIUI system.
That’s all. I hope the workaround also works for you.