Question Bloatware and downgrade in UI on Android 12

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Exand

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Oct 8, 2011
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Minsk

It looks like Xiaomi, together with Google, are intentionally spoiling the shell of our Xiaomi Mi pad 5 (Global).​

First of all, to promote their advertising and track users.
This is what is happening now.
The update to Android 12 on Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 brought sudden "bonus" to users:
* In the new "defective" firmware on the desktop added non-switchable Google ads - Google Discover.
* Increased the scale of icons on the desktop: 6x4 for horizontal orientation and 4x6 for vertical orientation. all in order for the user to watch more ads.
* Disabled PC mode. (!)
The only way out is not to install firmware updates by Xiaomi.

Why Xiaomi doing this?!
How to disable firmware upgrades on Xiaomi Mi pad 5?
Is there any way to downgrade to previous version of firmware?
 

vhin

Member

It looks like Xiaomi, together with Google, are intentionally spoiling the shell of our Xiaomi Mi pad 5 (Global).​

First of all, to promote their advertising and track users.
This is what is happening now.
The update to Android 12 on Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 brought sudden "bonus" to users:
* In the new "defective" firmware on the desktop added non-switchable Google ads - Google Discover.
* Increased the scale of icons on the desktop: 6x4 for horizontal orientation and 4x6 for vertical orientation. all in order for the user to watch more ads.
* Disabled PC mode. (!)
The only way out is not to install firmware updates by Xiaomi.

Why Xiaomi doing this?!
How to disable firmware upgrades on Xiaomi Mi pad 5?
Is there any way to downgrade to previous version of firmware?
disable firmware update via
1. developer options > auto system updates
2. update > 3 dots menu > update menu > disable all
3. password and security > authorization & revocation > untick updater

yes there is a way to downgrade from A12 to A11
 

Bzdelnick

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Nov 3, 2022
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Hi Team
I bought Xiaomi Pad 5 on purpose.
Good thoug I knew that A11 wil be better than A12. Probably there is no a lot of optimization with the big screen on A11 as a lot of apps just work as for phone.
But it is better to use A11 as per users reviews.

Have a great one!
 

J173768N

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Feb 7, 2018
23
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Xiaomi Poco F3
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5

It looks like Xiaomi, together with Google, are intentionally spoiling the shell of our Xiaomi Mi pad 5 (Global).​

First of all, to promote their advertising and track users.
This is what is happening now.
The update to Android 12 on Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 brought sudden "bonus" to users:
* In the new "defective" firmware on the desktop added non-switchable Google ads - Google Discover.
* Increased the scale of icons on the desktop: 6x4 for horizontal orientation and 4x6 for vertical orientation. all in order for the user to watch more ads.
* Disabled PC mode. (!)
The only way out is not to install firmware updates by Xiaomi.

Why Xiaomi doing this?!
How to disable firmware upgrades on Xiaomi Mi pad 5?
Is there any way to downgrade to previous version of firmware?
I have made a how to guide in which i have solved your first two problem.