What is EDL Mode (EDL Test Point & EDL Pinout)
EDL stands for Emergency Download mode. This is the special mode though which users can perform various tasks like unbricking, unlock bootloader, and installation of any custom ROMs.
There are 4 different methods to boot your Phone into EDL mode. Choose the one which is suitable for you.
Method 1: Fastboot Mode
Turn off the device and boot into Fastboot mode. This can be done by pressing Volume Down (-) and Power buttons simultaneously until anything is placed on the screen. Now you need to connect the device with PC. Launch command prompt window from the Minimal fastboot folder and give the following command: fastboot oem edl
Method 2: Using ADB
It is little bit similar to that of the above method. Here you need not to switch-off the device and boot into fastboot mode. Just connect the Mi Max with Windows computer using a standard USB cable and launch command prompt window from the folder where Minimal Fastboot files are located. Simply hold the shift key and then right click anywhere in the folder. From the various options, choose ‘Open Command Window from here’ and enter the command: adb reboot edl
Method 3: Using hardware keys
This is another method to boot Xiaomi Mi Max into EDL mode. Turn off the mobile and take a USB cable. Now connect one end of the cable to the PC port and leave the other end unconnected to the device. Now you need to press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down keys and then connect the other end of the USB cable with device. That’s the device will automatically boots into EDL mode.
Method 4: Using EDL Test Point
Remove Battery Connector and connect this 2 Test Point. When you connect handset your phone Qualcomm port will be show.
EDL Test Point Example :