The high popularity of Xiaomi smartphones, which they found far beyond the borders of China, became the official reason for their expansion abroad. The only drawback of the legally imported devices — at least in Russia — is the price, which remains disproportionately higher than the Chinese. For this reason, many consumers still prefer to order Xiaomi devices from sellers from China and install them in the global version of MIUI. However, recently this “shop” closed.
Under the new rules, Xiaomi, which was published on the official MIUI forum, now prohibited flashing smartphones, intended for sale in China, the global version of MIUI. To prevent neglect of rules, the developers have tried to prevent all possible variants of installation of the international firmware. Now at detection of attempts of re-flashing the smartphones will be blocked, turning into “bricks”.
What Xiaomi smartphones you can not flash the global MIUI
— Xiaomi Mi 6X
— Xiaomi Mi 8
— Xiaomi Mi 8 EE
— Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
— Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
— Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
— Xiaomi Mi 3 Max
— Mix the Xiaomi Mi 2S
— Mi 4 Xiaomi Pad/Mi Pad 4 Plus
— Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A
— Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite
— Y2 Xiaomi Redmi/Redmi S2
— Xiaomi Redmi 5
— Xiaomi Redmi 5A
— Xiaomi Redmi 6
— Xiaomi Redmi 6A
— Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
— 5 Xiaomi Redmi Note/Redmi 5 Plus
— 5 Xiaomi Redmi Note Pro/Redmi Note 5 AI
— Xiaomi Redmi Note Pro 6
Fortunately, the new rule applies to all smartphones. For example, Pocophone F1 is not subject to restrictions and can be stitched on the global Assembly MIUI, regardless of sales region.
How to withdraw smartphone Xiaomi from the state of brick with EDL
If you tried to change the Chinese version of the MIUI international and your phone become a “brick”, the only way to bring him back to life stays flashing in the EDL mode. To do this, disconnect your smartphone, and then hold down the power key and the volume up. Wait for a vibration and release the power key, hold the volume up key until the menu appears. Select the download and install the original firmware using the MiFlash tool.
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