Sign in using your Mi account and give valid reasons on why you want to unlock the bootloader. Just be honest here. I mentioned the fact about the bugs in the upgrade and hence i wanted to try custom roms. I had to wait for 3 days before my application was accepted. You will receive an SMS to your mobile number confirming that you have received the permission to unlock the BL.
## Try from Alternate PC for unlocking ! ( Tried that too, nothing works)
After getting fedup, i decided to contact the MI live Chat support to know what their feedback was. I had a chat with three different agents and three of them had 3 different solutions 😀
# Miss Shankunthala ( names have been changed ) told me a pretty funny reason. Mi took away the option to unlock BL for Indian customers, citing security reasons 😛 So for indians, its kind of banned and if i really need to unlock, i would need to visit the local service center. On asking whats special at a service center, she replied, they have a special USB cable to unlock this. I almost fainted ( I have the chat saved with me 🙂
# The other two agents told me , to reapply for permission. But if you once applied for permission, you will not even see an option to request again. These guys were asking me to do something which isn’t there in the first place.
By this time, i felt insane for the replies i got. I flashed the Stable ROM back and was waiting to see how to get this done.
I decided to wait for few days before trying again. Waited for 3 days and gave it a try and hurraaaaay !! no error this time at 50%, it got completed. Really not sure on what is the real issue, the support at Mi isn’t ready to disclose this yet. May be I had to wait 3 days for my data to get propagated at Mi unlock servers 😛