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(NEW) TUTORIAL: Convert Xiaomi Amazfit Smartwatch from Chinese to English firmware

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By Neuer_User, Senior Member on 5th January 2017, 03:40 PM
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UPDATE:
This is a new conversion method based on the techniques I used in my PACEfied installer. It will install the official Huami English firmware 1.3.2b with all features and OTA enabled. It will, however, NOT lock your bootloader. So, you have some time to evaluate, if you like the official ROM, or prefer to go to the PACEfied ROM.
NOTE: AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE AND INSTALL AN OFFICIAL OTA AFTERWARDS, YOUR BOOTLOADER WILL BE LOCKED AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SWITCH BACK.


ATTENTION: THIS METHOD ONLY WORKS FOR WATCHES WITH UNLOCKED BOOTLOADER (Huami started locking in official firmware 1.2.13 / 1.3.2b and upwards).

INSTALLATION:
This method uses the same installation procedure as PACEfied. Please find all information here: https://gitlab.com/Neuer_User/PACEfi...manent-install

Downloads:
OFFICIAL ENGLISH FIRMWARE 1.3.2b: https://mega.nz/#!wA1XSZpS!b1u37LxRE...PsAFBpRfqSPB_o

NOTE:
It is recommended that you factory reset the watch after installation, as data from other ROMs may lead to force closes of apps. You can do this either by unpairing the watch or in the settings / device menu of the watch.

DISCLAIMER:
While this method is pretty safe, there is a chance that you may brick your watch (so far no case known). YOU DO THIS ON YOUR OWN RISK. I am not responsible for any damages, psychological problems or wars emerging out of you converting your watch.
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5th January 2017, 03:43 PM |#2  
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With the help of Neuer I was to flash my smartwatch with US Image!

I had some problems regarding android drivers while running fastboot and adb steps, this is how I solved them:

if fastboot is not detecting your device just download/install Google USB Driver at:
https://developer.android.com/studio/run/win-usb.html

Follow this guide on how to install the driver:
http://www.teamandroid.com/2012/07/3...android-sdk/3/

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Originally Posted by Neuer_User

Hi guys
...
fastboot boot Amazfit-mod-recovery.img
...


After booting into the modded recovery, adb was not detecting my smartwatch. All that i had to do was to go to "Step 35" of the previous guide and install the "Android Composite ADB Interface" driver and everything started to work again with ADB.

Big thanks to Neuer for his amazing hard work and patience! He did it! Also big thanks to everyone that provided useful information for this to work.
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5th January 2017, 04:14 PM |#3  
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The instructions are good.
Model is now A1612.
ROM Version is now 1.3.0n

I cannot switch from Mi to KM.
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5th January 2017, 04:18 PM |#4  
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Hi all,

Big thanks to Neuer_User for his hard work!
Just a quick question for those who have converted into english: does sync work and in which app (strava or mifit)?

Thanks.
5th January 2017, 04:26 PM |#5  
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It works perfectly. Thank you very much Neuer.
5th January 2017, 04:34 PM |#6  
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Great work Neuer_User you are now officialy a Amazfit Legend!!

May i suggest the next person to attempt this does a video tutorial and uploads it to youtube. Kudos to all those who have contributed in one way or another.

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5th January 2017, 04:42 PM |#7  
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I've an error during update, do you have any hint:
Code:
C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>adb push boot.img.gz /sdcard/
7573 KB/s (5575879 bytes in 0.719s)

C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>adb push system.img.gz /sdcard/
7713 KB/s (189626362 bytes in 24.009s)

C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>adb push flash_eng_version.sh /sdcard
/
267 KB/s (547 bytes in 0.002s)

C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>adb push md5s.txt /sdcard/
45 KB/s (94 bytes in 0.002s)

C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>adb shell reboot bootloader

C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>fastboot devices
0123456789      fastboot

C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>fastboot boot Amazfit-mod-recovery.im
g
downloading 'boot.img'...
OKAY [  0.436s]
booting...
FAILED (status read failed (Too many links))
finished. total time: 1.403s
5th January 2017, 04:45 PM |#8  
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Thank you so much. it worked perfectly.
5th January 2017, 04:54 PM |#9  
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Can you make a tutorial movie ?? Im not very good whit fastboot. Tks
5th January 2017, 04:54 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by perritos

I've an error during update, do you have any hint:

C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>adb push boot.img.gz /sdcard/
7573 KB/s (5575879 bytes in 0.719s)

C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>adb push system.img.gz /sdcard/
7713 KB/s (189626362 bytes in 24.009s)

C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>adb push flash_eng_version.sh /sdcard
/
267 KB/s (547 bytes in 0.002s)

C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>adb push md5s.txt /sdcard/
45 KB/s (94 bytes in 0.002s)

C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>adb shell reboot bootloader

C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>fastboot devices
0123456789 fastboot

C:\Downloads\convert_to_eng>fastboot boot Amazfit-mod-recovery.im
g
downloading 'boot.img'...
OKAY [ 0.436s]
booting...
FAILED (status read failed (Too many links))
finished. total time: 1.403s

That is no error. You just need to continue with the next step. You should be recovery now and need to start adb.
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5th January 2017, 05:13 PM |#11  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Neuer_User

That is no error. You just need to continue with the next step. You should be recovery now and need to start adb.

That's ok
Now my amazfit is in English version.
Thanks very much
Great job!!
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