Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Fix “ This device may be associated with existing mi account. Sign in to activate this device ”

Yesterday my friend got the above warning in his Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime. He said he did a hard reset and after boot phone stuck on the Mi Account activate screen. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a Mi account associated with the device to complete the activation.

We did a hard reset again, no luck still prompt the same warning. Found many recommendations by Googling the issue, but none worked as expected. Finally solved the issue by erase the config on fastboot mode.

Be aware that by erasing the config you may lose Browser, Chrome, Google, Google Play, etc. You need to install all of them manually.

Disclaimer - It may brick your device, Do at your risk.

Here is the complete steps …

1. Download and extract the ADB_Fastboot.zip - Download
2. Open CMD then navigate to the extracted folder (Simply open the extracted folder then shift+right click and select Open command window here)
3. Now boot your phone to fastboot mode (Volume down + Power button)
4. In fastboot mode connect the phone to computer.
5. In CMD execute the below commands in the given order

fastboot -w
fastboot erase config
fastboot reboot


Wait till the phone boots up. That’s it.

51 comments:

  1. Second command failed for me saying partition table doesn't exist, could you please help

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    1. check out this thread http://en.miui.com/thread-118955-1-1.html

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  2. After connecting the phone in fast boot mode and then typing the first code it displays (waiting for the device) after hitting the enter key. How to solve this error.

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    1. its a driver or cable issue ... check the driver installed correctly also check the usb cable

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  3. After typing the command erase config,failed remote : partition table doesnt exist. Help !!!

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  4. Hello i was get this (partition table doesn't exist) message too, i read whole thred (http://en.miui.com/thread-118955-1-1.html), but nothink was working.

    Is here any good solution?

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  5. my mi 2 is taking so long time to start

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  6. dont't try it it will damage your systm fully and the android does't start

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    1. I don't know how you ended up bricking your phone.. the above method worked in my friend redmi 2 prime... you can recover your phone by flashing the ROM

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  7. ahh?
    just reset your device with fastboot rom using fastboot ,,, thats it

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    1. How do you mean? Reste device with fastboot ROM

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  8. hey it worked for me. Thanks, but after that i am unable to connect my device with PC in storage mode...please help

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    1. Try switching between MTP and PTP ... Or enable USB Debugging

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    2. Yoh can download MIUI usb setting from google play store

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  9. where is the fastboot.zip in here? can't I download from here?

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  10. Partition table doesnt exist on my redmi 1s, cant erase config, another way?

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  11. from where e download fastboot.zip

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  12. hey... it worked for me in my redmi 2 prime mobile. thanks a lot.

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  13. testing on my mi4i right now :D

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    1. After my device connected to the internet, the phone locked again

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  14. Worked for me, but again shows the same msg once i switch on the Mobile Data...
    Please help

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  15. i have opened the command box...but it doesnt work as i hit the key

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  16. Second command failed for me saying partition table doesn't exist, could you please help

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  17. nice share, work on my device. thanks a lot

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  18. failed remote:device is locked. cannot erase :(
    btw thanks for sharing...

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  19. failed config erase !! Please inform what was missing.

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  20. My Redmi2 Prime worked fine. Thank you very much.

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  21. thanxxxx alottt man!!!! u saved my phone. Stay blessed :)

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  22. Same situation entering my new mi account but still saying invalid username/password why????

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  23. Stuck on first command,i got waiting for device.

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  24. not working bro please help me out this asap,

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  25. its still asking active mi cloud account pls help me any one

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  26. everything command worked...but it didn't help me out..
    i m back again to the same situation..

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  27. not work bro.. device locked again after connected internet

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  28. Great it working, this problem have hold me to used this phone for pass six month.

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  29. Hi,
    Little problem showing fastboot is not recognized as an internal or external command...!!!
    Plz, help me how to solve this problem...???

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  30. I need help. Still im stacked in locked screen device

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  31. is it okay if my phone still in bootloader locked mode?

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  32. not work on MUI 8 bro
    try to downgrade to 7.1.1

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  33. My mi pad 2 i can't open, i forgot my mi account and password, i want to reboot i try one but its fastboot mode and take so long to open. Please help me give me some idea.. Please

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  34. i downgraded to miui 7. but after update to 8 does it request the activation again?

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  35. It's work on redmi 2 prime 2014817 ,thanks a lot

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  36. FINALLY
    something that worked
    Thank you very much dude

    Worked on Redmi 2 Prime, Android 5.1.1, MIUI 7.1 Global Stable

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