Xiaomi is the developer of the OS, and the latest version ( 2nd October Update) is 7.1.2 AOSP + 2/3 Mi apps that can be uninstalled.
The android oreo update is supposed to come before the end of the year, so maybe in the end of November/start of ...
So I should unlock my bootloader to do it?
You don't need to unlock your bootloader to flash via MiFlash or Jamflux's flasher I think they do it automatically if they ever need it.
And they can also relock it after if you want....
As Kamefrede said, it doesn't work. If it was possible to get to bootloader then unlock would be possible, then root and then custom recovery.
OT: What SAO movie? I didn't know there was one. I'll have to check this out.
I think it might ...
Seems you can't do anything with this device because they locked the bootloader/preloader. Not even flashing a custom recovery.
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Do you by chance rememb...
I'm assuming that having native Linux or even VM would work in the case of Cygwin. So now that you've made a guide (it's good, I understand it :) ), I can see where you're at. Upload those .img files for me, just boot and maybe recovery if you hav...