Can u help me with my problem?Hello to all my friends all over the world, greetings from Mexico (sorry for my bad english) recently i bricked my Xiomi yi (Z22, without L) this because i try to updated it by OTA( by the app) and when it "finished" it turns off and then when i tried to turn it on just the red ring started to flash, then i looked for this guide to try to unbrick it (because i supposed it was bricked) and when i tried this guide all that get was nothing, the Xiaomi just stop working full, no 3 lights, no red ring, no beeping, nothing, so i tried and tried, for hours, really hours, and finally i came back to life my Xiomi yi and this is what i did:
first of all my Xiomi yi is the Z22 model. and my PC its an iMac with bootcamp using Windows 8.1 pro
i lefted his battery with the plastic cover closed, and insert a 2gb micro sd card empty, formated in fat32.
then i take out the cover of the front face (the power button) and do this procces:
1.- i downloaded the software from the first post (yes, the main article, the mega.co.nz, the zip)
2.- VERY IMPORTANT, SUPER IMPORTANT!! disable driver signature, this is done by searching in google how to do it( you need to restart your computer in advance mood and disable 'drivers signature(this is for windows 8.1 pro)) look it on google how to do this.
3.- all right, connect the xiaomi yi to your computer (with battery and the micro sd on it)
4.- open the zip, and extracted wherever you want, i reccomend in your desktop.
5.- execute 'setup.exe' and follow the instructions in chinese... yes it's intuictuive. (this is the Xioami yi main program)( you will notice that in the folder there is a 'guide.pptx' you can follow it, but here its more explained.)
6.- open the program that you installed in the step 5.
7.- all right, look for a 'Firmware Programing' button an click on it, it dosen't make anything.
8.-THIS IT'S THE DIFICULT PART, return to your xaiomi yi, and try to make the short-circuit described in other posts on in the 'guide.pptx' from the zip, yes i know it's very deficult, i tried for hours, but it really works.
i noticed if you touch the orange cable, the resistor, the Ground point, and then you press the power button the 3 lights will turn on, i don't kwow if this was only in my case. well try it, really, try it!! try to touch the the resistor from diferent angles, try to press hard the resistor with the ground and CHECK IF THE YELLOW CABLE IT'S CONECTED ABOVE THE LENS(IT'S "MEMBRANE" CABLE) so be carefull and check it, scrape the resistor from the metal part (the part that its showed in the 'guide.pptx') maybe the metal part has a non-conductor material and you need to scrape it a little... maybe this its the difficult part.
so 8.1: connect the xiaomi with battery and micro sd on it, short-circuit the two points with a clip or a metal, described in the 'guide.pptx' and press the power button.
if you do right this step, a pop up window will show that it recognize a new device.
9. open 'control panel' in the PC and click on 'device manager' there you will see an strange device, right click on it and select 'update driver' -> manual upadte and here you need to go where you installed the 'Xiaomi yi' program. because there is a driver folder. once you look for it, it will show that the driver was successfully installed.
10.- close the 'Xiaomi yi' program
11.- open again the program
12.- select 'Firmware Programing' button and click on it, press the 'choose' button and look in the unziped folder your right file.
13.- click 'connect' button and the 'Status' indicator will say 'OK' and the command line will say 'Found 1 YDXJ Device!'
14.- finally click on 'Download' and wait for it finish.
when it finished, it will say 'Done!' in the terminal/command line and wait for 5 minutes, don't touch the camera and the program, just wait.
the xaiomi will turn off, no beeping, no light. wait another 3 minutes.
turn on your xiaomi, it will start beeping, its normal and it will turn off again. i repeat its normal!!
once it turns off, turn it on again, and thats it, your xaiomi will came back yo life
Well that is all i wish that i helped you. any question i will try to respond. Good Luck
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