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Boracho

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I have an Indonesian Poco F3. Since Novemeber last year I'm using it with the global firmware and a custom ROM. Back then the only recommended firmware for the ROM was global and I just sticked to that. However, other Regions are also recommended now and I was thinking about switching to the fitting region. But so far I didn't encounter any issues with the global firmware.

Are there any benefits when switch to the region specific firmware, compared to global (I use the phone in Europe at the moment)?

What are really the differences between those firmwares? I couldn't find any useful information on that. I can not image there are hardware differences, since I use another region for several months now and didn't encounter any issues.
 
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NOSS8

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I have an Indonesian Poco F3. Since Novemeber last year I'm using it with the global firmware and a custom ROM. Back then the only recommended firmware for the ROM was global and I just sticked to that. However, other Regions are also recommended now and I was thinking about switching to the fitting region. But so far I didn't encounter any issues with the global firmware.

Are there any benefits when switch to the region specific firmware, compared to global (I use the phone in Europe at the moment)?

What are really the differences between those firmwares? I couldn't find any useful information on that. I can not image there are hardware differences, since I use another region for several months now and didn't encounter any issues.
The differences are in the themes and some apps like Music which is limited depending on the region where you use the phone, the Indonesian has call recording like the Taiwain and China (Miui dialer) the other Google dialer and google messages, EEA rom for Europe applies GDPR or GDPR.
A lot goes to the Indonesian for the Miui dialer and which has several languages unlike that of China which remains the most evolved.



EUXM=EEA Europe
MIXM=Global
TRXM=Turkey
RUXM=Russia
INXM=India
JPXM=Japan
IDXM=Indonesia
TWXM=Taiwan
CNXM=China
DEV=Public Beta
Have you tried these roms, better than stock and Miui dialer.
Weekly https://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/22-8-10.66578/
Stable https://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/miui-13-stable-release.64441/
 
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Boracho

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The differences are in the themes and some apps like Music which is limited depending on the region where you use the phone, the Indonesian has call recording like the Taiwain and China (Miui dialer) the other Google dialer and google messages, EEA rom for Europe applies GDPR or GDPR.
A lot goes to the Indonesian for the Miui dialer and which has several languages unlike that of China which remains the most evolved.



EUXM=EEA Europe
MIXM=Global
TRXM=Turkey
RUXM=Russia
INXM=India
JPXM=Japan
IDXM=Indonesia
TWXM=Taiwan
CNXM=China
DEV=Public Beta
Have you tried these roms, better than stock and Miui dialer.
Weekly https://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/22-8-10.66578/
Stable https://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/miui-13-stable-release.64441/
Nice to know, but I was not talking about the ROM, its only about the firmware.
 

NOSS8

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Nice to know, but I was not talking about the ROM, its only about the firmware.
" I use another region for several months now and didn't encounter any issues."
You have changed the rom version, the firmware is included.
The firmware allows the os to work and is specific to your device.
For example: Chinese firmware is for Chinese rom rom.
Whatever the region of the firmware their size is identical and contains exactly the same files but the coding is different.
Xiaomi EU rom use firmware Global ou Chinese to be able to adapt their roms to all devices.
For AOSP roms it's different, since they don't use MIUI OS, the OP can recommend any firmwares.
You can see here that the size of the roms is different according to the regions.
https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/miui/alioth/
And that the firmware have the same size
https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/alioth/stable/V13.0.7.0.SKHEUXM/
https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/alioth/stable/V13.0.6.0.SKHCNXM/


Firmware is a type of software that is etched directly into a piece of hardware. It operates without going through APIs, the operating system, or device drivers—providing the needed instructions and guidance for the device to communicate with other devices or perform a set of basic tasks and functions as intended.
 
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Boracho

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" I use another region for several months now and didn't encounter any issues."
You have changed the rom version, the firmware is included.
The firmware allows the os to work and is specific to your device.
For example: Chinese firmware is for Chinese rom rom.
Whatever the region of the firmware their size is identical and contains exactly the same files but the coding is different.
Xiaomi EU rom use firmware Global ou Chinese to be able to adapt their roms to all devices.
For AOSP roms it's different, since they don't use MIUI OS, the OP can recommend any firmwares.
You can see here that the size of the roms is different according to the regions.
https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/miui/alioth/
And that the firmware have the same size
https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/alioth/stable/V13.0.7.0.SKHEUXM/
https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/alioth/stable/V13.0.6.0.SKHCNXM/


Firmware is a type of software that is etched directly into a piece of hardware. It operates without going through APIs, the operating system, or device drivers—providing the needed instructions and guidance for the device to communicate with other devices or perform a set of basic tasks and functions as intended.
I use Lineage, there is no firmware included. In fact, users have problems when using the wrong firmware all the time.
 

Andreasgbrv2

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I have an Indonesian Poco F3. Since Novemeber last year I'm using it with the global firmware and a custom ROM. Back then the only recommended firmware for the ROM was global and I just sticked to that. However, other Regions are also recommended now and I was thinking about switching to the fitting region. But so far I didn't encounter any issues with the global firmware.

Are there any benefits when switch to the region specific firmware, compared to global (I use the phone in Europe at the moment)?

What are really the differences between those firmwares? I couldn't find any useful information on that. I can not image there are hardware differences, since I use another region for several months now and didn't encounter any issues.
In firmware you have only your phone drivers,like Bluetooth,wifi, network.In regions,the different things in fw are modem and audio drivers.This is why if you flash wrong fw you will have problems with your network/wifi connection and video/audio will be laggy.
 

Boracho

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" I use another region for several months now and didn't encounter any issues."
You have changed the rom version, the firmware is included. MIUI ROM

https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/alioth/install
Hey bro, as I said the firmware is not included in the custom ROM. You need to extract it from official ROM. See here: https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/alioth/fw_update

Again my question is if anyone *KNOWS* what and if they are differences in the different Firmware regions, and when to use which region. I don't care about the ROM, my question is just about the firmware.
 

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    I have an Indonesian Poco F3. Since Novemeber last year I'm using it with the global firmware and a custom ROM. Back then the only recommended firmware for the ROM was global and I just sticked to that. However, other Regions are also recommended now and I was thinking about switching to the fitting region. But so far I didn't encounter any issues with the global firmware.

    Are there any benefits when switch to the region specific firmware, compared to global (I use the phone in Europe at the moment)?

    What are really the differences between those firmwares? I couldn't find any useful information on that. I can not image there are hardware differences, since I use another region for several months now and didn't encounter any issues.
    The differences are in the themes and some apps like Music which is limited depending on the region where you use the phone, the Indonesian has call recording like the Taiwain and China (Miui dialer) the other Google dialer and google messages, EEA rom for Europe applies GDPR or GDPR.
    A lot goes to the Indonesian for the Miui dialer and which has several languages unlike that of China which remains the most evolved.



    EUXM=EEA Europe
    MIXM=Global
    TRXM=Turkey
    RUXM=Russia
    INXM=India
    JPXM=Japan
    IDXM=Indonesia
    TWXM=Taiwan
    CNXM=China
    DEV=Public Beta
    Have you tried these roms, better than stock and Miui dialer.
    Weekly https://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/22-8-10.66578/
    Stable https://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/miui-13-stable-release.64441/
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    I have an Indonesian Poco F3. Since Novemeber last year I'm using it with the global firmware and a custom ROM. Back then the only recommended firmware for the ROM was global and I just sticked to that. However, other Regions are also recommended now and I was thinking about switching to the fitting region. But so far I didn't encounter any issues with the global firmware.

    Are there any benefits when switch to the region specific firmware, compared to global (I use the phone in Europe at the moment)?

    What are really the differences between those firmwares? I couldn't find any useful information on that. I can not image there are hardware differences, since I use another region for several months now and didn't encounter any issues.
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    Nice to know, but I was not talking about the ROM, its only about the firmware.
    " I use another region for several months now and didn't encounter any issues."
    You have changed the rom version, the firmware is included.
    The firmware allows the os to work and is specific to your device.
    For example: Chinese firmware is for Chinese rom rom.
    Whatever the region of the firmware their size is identical and contains exactly the same files but the coding is different.
    Xiaomi EU rom use firmware Global ou Chinese to be able to adapt their roms to all devices.
    For AOSP roms it's different, since they don't use MIUI OS, the OP can recommend any firmwares.
    You can see here that the size of the roms is different according to the regions.
    https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/miui/alioth/
    And that the firmware have the same size
    https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/alioth/stable/V13.0.7.0.SKHEUXM/
    https://xiaomifirmwareupdater.com/firmware/alioth/stable/V13.0.6.0.SKHCNXM/


    Firmware is a type of software that is etched directly into a piece of hardware. It operates without going through APIs, the operating system, or device drivers—providing the needed instructions and guidance for the device to communicate with other devices or perform a set of basic tasks and functions as intended.