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How to debloat your Xiaomi phone with ADB

What is Debloat? How is it done?

If you’re like most Xiaomi phone users, your device is probably cluttered with apps that you never use. And, while some of those apps can be uninstalled the regular way, others can only be removed by using ADB commands. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to debloat your Xiaomi phone using ADB. So, if you’re ready to reclaim some storage space on your device, keep reading!  As we know MIUI comes a lot with unwanted bloatware apps and these can slow your phone down, so here is how to uninstall them.

Apps like Facebook, Xiaomi data collecting apps and Google Services can eat up ram in the background even if you dont use them. Uninstalling these unwanted apps can free up space on your storage and can speed up your phone. There are many ways to debloat your device but in this guide we will be only using the Xiaomi ADB/Fastboot Tools method.

You will need a computer for this process.

How to Debloat MIUI

First of all you need to connect your device to your computer in ADB mode. to do this;

  • Go into the Settings > About phone > All specs > And tap on the MIUI version repeatedly to enable Developer Options.

    developer option
    This is a screenshot of the screen where you can see the developer option for the visual debloat process.

 

  • Then go to settings > additional settings > developer settings (at the bottom) > scroll down and enable USB debugging and USB debugging (Security settings)

Now you need your computer to download Xiaomi ADB/Fastboot Tools.
download the app from the Szaki’s github downloads.
you will probably need Oracle Java to run this application.

  • Open the application and connect your phone to your computer with a usb cable
  • Your phone should ask for authorisation click ok to continue
  • Wait for the app to recognise your phone
adb codes
This is the screenshot of the system you need to use in order to do the visual debloat process with adb codes.

Congrats! Now you are ready to delete apps you dont want. but wait you shouldnt delete every app you see here. Some apps are needed for your phone to work and deleting them might cause your phone to not boot into android system( if this happens you need to wipe your phone to get it working again this means losing all your personal data). Tick the apps you want to uninstall and press the uninstall button at the bottom. If you accidently delete a app you didnt want to delete you can reinstall apps with the “reinstaller” tab.

Some Systems and Devices That You Can Debloat

Debloat process can be done on all phones. But for the sake of being a clear example, we have listed some phones below. Let’s have a quick look at them.

  • mi 11 ultra
  • xiaomi mi
  • poco f3
  • xiaomi 12 pro
  • redmi note 10 pro
  • poco x3
  • poco m4 pro

That’s it for our guide on how to debloat your Xiaomi phone with ADB. We hope you found this information helpful! If you have any questions or suggestions, please share them with us in the comments below. And don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family members who might also find it useful. Thanks for reading!

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