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By meizu16th-user, Member on 1st November 2018, 09:32 PM
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Phone is beautiful. Latest hardware and in screen fingerprint sensor. You have to hold it in your hands and then you will understand...

Problem. Meizu does not unlock bootloader and gives root only to models with Chinese firmware. Why? I do not know... And do not care. Where there is will there is a way.

I want to thank members from 4pda.ru and google translate for helping me root my 16th.

Bought a global version and it is nice. But the most important things to me like xposed app settings and titanium backup require root privilege. I was forced into flashing Chinese firmware.

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Here is step by step tutorial for installing Chinese firmware A.
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Be warned there are only ENGLISH and CHINESE languages to choose for you user interface.

1. Make a backup. Still have to explore that, maybe google backup.

2. Head over to https://www.flyme.cn/firmwarelist-174.html#3

3. Download firmware:


4. Transfer or move update.zip to your root folder of internal storage.

5. Shut down.

6. Hold Power and Volume up together. Phone will boot into stock recovery.


7. Update the system. Selecting "Clear data" will delete all personal data ( such as Notes, Email, and Contacts); whereas the internal storage for Music and Camera photos ...etc. will remain intact.

8. The process took 10 minutes and i was a happy Chinese firmware A user.

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Google services. I used google installer for xiaomi 3.0
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1. Go to https://xiaomifirmware.com/downloads...er-3-0-xiaomi/

2. Find Google Installer 3.0 for Locked Bootloader and download apk.

3. Open and start.


4. I had to restart the process few times. Close and click again till it installs all 6 of services.


5. I manually installed Google play and calendar from Play store if i remember correctly.

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Root.
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Since i completed my root rights through online application i can not supply all of the pictures.

Be aware. You can obtain root rights only by having Chinese firmware A version and through online aplication. They work from Monday to Friday and you will not be authorized on Saturday and Sunday. Like me. Applied Friday and waited till Monday morning and boom. Root rights.

1. Best to do it from phone. You must have or create Meizu flyme account and id. Settings, account info...


2. Download root tool apk from meizu. https://mroot.flyme.cn/download.html and install.


3. In Root tool there are PSN and CHIPID identifiers needed for completing authorization.


4. Go to https://mroot.flyme.cn/ and click:


5. Next click


6. Next click


7. Now you are finally there.


8. Fill in the form:


9. Used bunch of numbers for phone number 12345678901
Wrote i needed xposed and titanium backup under reason.

10. Last click.


When they approve your root rights you will be able to click root in the roottool app which contains PSN and CHIPID values. Phone will restart and you will have root rights. If i remember correctly.

If you need any help do not hesitate to ask. If i wrote something wrong share your correcttions.
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2nd November 2018, 08:39 PM |#2  
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They claim they have unlocked bootloader...
And installed twrp.
Waiting...
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They claim they have unlocked bootloader...
And installed twrp.
Waiting...

Yeah exactly Bro !!!!

Global variant is arriving to me next week, hope to know more about that guy hoping to unlock direcly Global rom that is best than chinese in all things !!!!

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we need to request a Full Meizu 16th Section !!!!
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While waiting...

Someone wants to share pics of case and screen protectors...





Case - i think - ordered 4 different white ones - turns out they were all the same, maybe slight white color variations but the shape and cutout were the same:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Luxu...3da24c4d4fkUsO

Current glass is terrible, doesnt cover all of screen but i had to use something...
Waiting for fullscreen protector:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Schutzfo...z/153157883164
2nd November 2018, 10:51 PM |#6  
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Yeah exactly Bro !!!!

Global variant is arriving to me next week, hope to know more about that guy hoping to unlock direcly Global rom that is best than chinese in all things !!!!

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we need to request a Full Meizu 16th Section !!!!

If it gets unlocked bootloader then modders will come and 16th will have its own section.
Congrats on the buy. Phone is a beauty and a beast.
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If it gets unlocked bootloader then modders will come and 16th will have its own section.
Congrats on the buy. Phone is a beauty and a beast.

ordered Black color 8/128 .

Can't wait .

On the Global rom do you have any Lag or problem receiving notifications app ? whatsapp, telegram or other ...
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F*ck. If I was a girl, I'd say: I'm all wet. Since I'm a man, I simply feel it's rising.
I want twrp, root, magisk, xposed, titanium and luckypatcher. Also russian dudes claim they did it some time ago too, still no public announcement, only a photo with 16th running an android 4.0 lol

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While waiting...

Someone wants to share pics of case and screen protectors...





Case - i think - ordered 4 different white ones - turns out they were all the same, maybe slight white color variations but the shape and cutout were the same:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Luxu...3da24c4d4fkUsO

Current glass is terrible, doesnt cover all of screen but i had to use something...
Waiting for fullscreen protector:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Schutzfo...z/153157883164

goddam, 7 euros!? lol hell no, screw it! I'm using the default silicon case and it's pretty elegant + ordered a pare of glass for $2 which is a lil more wide.
The one the seller sent me is as yours, but for some reason I couldn't apply it well or something, it has bubbles near the corner - it's irritating. And making the whole picture sad, so I'm waiting for that glass now, but 7 euros for a piece of glass is a little too much for me right now.
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F*ck. If I was a girl, I'd say: I'm all wet. Since I'm a man, I simply feel it's rising.
I want twrp, root, magisk, xposed, titanium and luckypatcher. Also russian dudes claim they did it some time ago too, still no public announcement, only a photo with 16th running an android 4.0 lol

Meizu should release kernel source for their Global Variants. We on the West side of the world have to play with free things. No reason to root chinese device and not Global that should be a lot more free devices
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ordered Black color 8/128 .

Can't wait .

On the Global rom do you have any Lag or problem receiving notifications app ? whatsapp, telegram or other ...

Btw, yeah, I hace problems with notifications. Not with messangers, but other programs - yeah... Just thought of it lol. Know a solution?
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Btw, yeah, I hace problems with notifications. Not with messangers, but other programs - yeah... Just thought of it lol. Know a solution?

whitch one ?
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