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By ice-it, Member on 14th January 2016, 08:47 AM
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Hello everyone,
Just reporting news from last official update of china dev rom 6.1.14 : Xiaomi locked the bootloader for mi 4c and mi note pro in the last dev rom, so if you update you will no longer be able to use fastboot for flashing.
If you have a custom recovery the update process will result in a bootloop.

Link to the official changelog
http://en.miui.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=208492

From 6.1.14 root procedure have changed, have a look here
http://en.miui.com/thread-185414-1-1.html

UPDATE 01/02/2016
English unlocking method now available
http://en.miui.com/thread-221493-1-1.html
Apply here http://en.miui.com/unlock/


UPDATE 17/01/2016
here you can find fastboot image for china dev 6.1.7
https://mega.nz/#!RMJx2ChD!Jfu44Govt...xGC5yJplAxK0YY (thanks to @dirwo from htcmania Spain)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3j...ew?usp=sharing (thanks to @Ulver)

As reported by @person_x and confirmed by @cowithgun you can revert back the bootloader flashing last stable rom from updater app


FOR DEVICES IN BOOTLOOP check this guide
http://en.miui.com/thread-211309-1-1.html

Xiaomi.eu remove bootloader locking from its rom, so Xiaomi.eu and sMiui 6.1.14 roms are safe!
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14th January 2016, 10:21 AM |#2  
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This is going to be a problem for me. Brought my phone from ibuygou and my phone came with a mi account already associated with it and I don't know the password for it :/
14th January 2016, 10:27 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Finners

This is going to be a problem for me. Brought my phone from ibuygou and my phone came with a mi account already associated with it and I don't know the password for it :/

Create a new account, where you will input all your data, including the phone number...

Achive Diamond member on MIUI forum..with that new account, otherwise you will not be able to unlock it.

Just hit that restore to factory deff. button in security and your phone will be wiped. remember to backup everything on computer.

After your phone is factory deff. then on the initial setup, input the new MI account you just created.. and you're good to go.

Application will be made by the unlock tool, once you logged with your UID (the account number on forum) and password. As soon as MI will let you unlock the bootloader, you will receive an SMS, that your account was allowed to unlock it.

Only after that, you will be able to unlock the bootloader.
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14th January 2016, 10:34 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by gxg

Create a new account, where you will input all your data, including the phone number...

Achive Diamond member on MIUI forum..with that new account, otherwise you will not be able to unlock it.

Just hit that restore to factory deff. button in security and your phone will be wiped. remember to backup everything on computer.

After your phone is factory deff. then on the initial setup, input the new MI account you just created.. and you're good to go.

Application will be made by the unlock tool, once you logged with your UID (the account number on forum) and password. As soon as MI will let you unlock the bootloader, you will receive an SMS, that your account was allowed to unlock it.

Only after that, you will be able to unlock the bootloader.

Thanks, anyway to change mi account without a full reset? Have all the apps and that I want set up.

I'm also on an xiaomi.eu ROM ATM should I reset through twrp?
14th January 2016, 10:47 AM |#5  
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Thanks, anyway to change mi account without a full reset? Have all the apps and that I want set up.

I'm also on an xiaomi.eu ROM ATM should I reset through twrp?

yes.. just a simple wipe will do..also cache and davilk cache..

after that, you can apply for new MI acoount. The one you will own, and know everything about it.

I didn't payed too much attention, but how in the world, ibuygou to send you a new device with a prestored MI account?! I don't get it.
14th January 2016, 12:05 PM |#6  
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yes.. just a simple wipe will do..also cache and davilk cache..

after that, you can apply for new MI acoount. The one you will own, and know everything about it.

I didn't payed too much attention, but how in the world, ibuygou to send you a new device with a prestored MI account?! I don't get it.

It came with an xiaomi.eu ROM and twrp already installed. Worryingly I've done a full system wipe and clean install of a xiaomi.eu ROM before and it hasn't reset my mi account. Or so I thought, will try again Friday or at the weekend.
14th January 2016, 12:16 PM |#7  
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Isn't locking bootloader against Mi's 'geek' spirit?
Locking bootloader is aimed to provide better user experience, which we've been trying to do the whole time. In the meantime, we've provided a unlocking tool for senior users who know their ways around flashing and tweaking their devices. (Unlocking Tutorial)

The unlocking process is really simple. After unlocking, the device can do all the things as before we locked bootloader.

The unlocking procedure will need Internet access to get the unlocking password. Also, the Mi Account logged in on the Mi phone and the unlocking tool needs to be the same. Otherwise the unlocking request will be denied. This will ensure that ill-intentioned people will not get access to your personal data.

What a poor move by them
14th January 2016, 12:54 PM |#8  
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Well, I think a bitch, more coming from a company that its beginnings were a simple modified ROM, if all the phones have blocked today Xiaomi not exist. These behaviors piss me much. At least hopefully option to open it easily, like google with the nexus

Enviado desde mi Mi-4c mediante Tapatalk
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Originally Posted by gxg

Create a new account, where you will input all your data, including the phone number...

Achive Diamond member on MIUI forum..with that new account, otherwise you will not be able to unlock it.

Just hit that restore to factory deff. button in security and your phone will be wiped. remember to backup everything on computer.

After your phone is factory deff. then on the initial setup, input the new MI account you just created.. and you're good to go.

Application will be made by the unlock tool, once you logged with your UID (the account number on forum) and password. As soon as MI will let you unlock the bootloader, you will receive an SMS, that your account was allowed to unlock it.

Only after that, you will be able to unlock the bootloader.


excuse , as you become a diamond member?
14th January 2016, 03:09 PM |#10  
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Maybe they want to protect new costumers from bloatware installed by resellers, and the only option is locking the bootloader...
BUT
-the unlocking peocedure is only in Chinese at the moment
-you don't receive the unlock code immediately, the wait could be 15 days
-Xiaomi locked already sold phone by an update without writing it on changelog

I own a Mi4c by 2 weeks, fortunately I'm on sMiui, otherwise with this update I would have returned this phone
14th January 2016, 03:13 PM |#11  
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excuse , as you become a diamond member?

You need to be very active on en.miui.com forum...
Maybe if you open a post in that community someone could help you in a better way...
This move by Xiaomi will prevent other s**t from resellers...
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