Install Stock ROM on Xiaomi Redmi 8A? [Stock Firmware/ Unbrick]

Have you ever bricked your Xiaomi phone while experimenting with rooting or custom ROMs? Dealing with an unresponsive black screen can be frustrating. The good news is restoring your Xiaomi Redmi 8A device and getting it back to normal is straightforward with the stock firmware.

In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the entire process of installing stock ROM on your Xiaomi Redmi 8A smartphone step-by-step. With the right files and tools, we’ll get your Xiaomi Redmi 8A phone up and running again in no time. We’ll also cover what to do if you encounter any issues along the way.

So if you need to revive your Xiaomi Redmi 8A device, you’re in the right place. Follow along as we dive into how to flash Stock ROM on your Xiaomi device and unbrick your Xiaomi Redmi 8A phone.

What is Stock ROM or Stock Firmware?

A stock ROM is the original firmware pre-installed on Xiaomi phones by the manufacturer. It contains the base Android OS, Xiaomi’s UI, default apps, settings, software, and drivers customized for the device’s hardware.

Reverting to the stock ROM can resolve issues, restore system stability, and unbrick bricked phones. However, you lose any customizations from third-party ROMs.

Using the exact ROM file made for your Xiaomi Redmi 8A model is essential during installation. This tutorial will guide you through that process.

Must Read: Xiaomi Redmi 8A Rooting Guide

Advantage Of Stock ROM

  • Your phone warranty will be back.
  • Stock ROM will fix the boot loop problem on Xiaomi Redmi 8A.
  • Installing a stock ROM will Unroot your Xiaomi Redmi 8A if it’s previously rooted.
  • You will be able to receive OTA updates.
  • All the bugs will be fixed.

You may also read, how to Install Custom ROM on Xiaomi Redmi 8A. (Custom ROM File May Or May Not Be available as per the development)

Let’s Install Stock ROM on Xiaomi Redmi 8A Android Phone

Now, before proceeding to steps, make sure to read the important points that you must fulfill before Installing the Stock Firmware on your Android Phone.

Stock ROM Xiaomi

Disclaimer: All the tutorials/ guides shown in this blog are not tested for each and every smartphone. As the process of Flashing Stock ROM is almost the same for every smartphone.

If anything happens to your smartphone RootingSteps.com is not responsible for loss and damage to your smartphone. Try these methods with your own risk!

Must Read – Various Issues on the Xiaomi Redmi 8A & How to Fix Them

Prerequisites

Before you begin, make sure you have the following:

  • Make sure to Unlock Bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi 8A.
  • Get the correct stock firmware ROM file for Xiaomi Redmi 8A device model. You can download it from Official MIUI website.
  • Download Mi Flash Tool, to flash the stock firmware on your phone.
  • Get 7-Zip software and install it on your Windows PC.
  • A USB cable to connect your Xiaomi Redmi 8A to the computer.
  • Ensure your phone has at least 60% battery charge.
  • You need a PC /Laptop to flash ROM files on your Xiaomi Redmi 8A smartphone.
  • This guide is only for the Xiaomi Redmi 8A smartphone. Please do not try this on any other android phone.

Steps to Install Stock Firmware on Xiaomi Redmi 8A?

Follow these simple steps to successfully flash the stock MIUI firmware on your Xiaomi Redmi 8A device:

  1. Right-click on the Fastboot ROM .tar firmware file you downloaded and select “Extract Files”.
  2. Choose 7-Zip if prompted and extract the .tar file.
    extract xiaomi firmware files
  3. Next, turn off your Xiaomi Redmi 8A phone completely.
  4. Press and hold the Power Plus Volume Down button together until you see the fastboot logo. This will boot your Xiaomi Redmi 8A into Fastboot Mode.
    Xiaomi Fastboot Mode
  5. Connect your Xiaomi Redmi 8A using the USB cable to your computer while it is in Fastboot Mode.
  6. Open Mi Flash tool folder and run XiaoMiFlash.exe file.
  7. Click on Install, this will install the necessary Xiaomi drivers.
    install the necessary xiaomi drivers
  8. Click on “Select” and navigate to the folder where you extracted the firmware folder. Select the firmware file from the extracted folder.
    select xiaomi firmware file
  9. Now click on “Clean All” to wipe the existing custom ROM and user data from your Xiaomi Redmi 8A device completely. This will revert it to stock recovery.
    mi flash tool select clean all
  10. Finally, click on “Flash” to initiate the flashing process. Do not disconnect the USB cable during the flashing process.
  11. Once done, Mi Flash Tool will inform you about successful completion.
    xiaomi mi flash tool success
  12. You can now disconnect the cable and reboot your Xiaomi Redmi 8A phone.

It will now boot up directly to the latest stock firmware! All your custom mods will be gone, and you will be back to the original ROM. In a few simple steps, you have successfully restored stock firmware on your Xiaomi Redmi 8A device.

Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi 8A Bootloader Unlock


Conclusion

I hope this guide helped you successfully flash stock firmware and restore your Xiaomi Redmi 8A device back to the original ROM. Please comment if these steps worked, so I can improve the tutorial.

Please let me know if you have any issues or questions. I actively reply to all comments to help troubleshoot.

Do share this guide if you found it useful, so others can benefit as well.

Leave a Comment