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Guide: MIUI Stock Dialer And SMS app for Global RN8/ RN8 pro

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fawadshah33

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Apr 12, 2011
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Redmi Note 8 Global wow what a phone and what a pathetic dialer (google) and sms(google) app. I am saying this because I had Redmi note 7 with stock dilaer and sms app. What are you missing with google dialer and sms app
1. no theming
2. no sms seperate notification sound
3. No call recording
4. no blocking rules for incoming sms etc


You can switch to official Indonesia or Indian ROM to have MIUI Stock apps.

1. Download only fastboot version (not recovery )
ROM Redmi Note 8: MIUI 11 + MIUI 10 Global Stable India, Indonesia & China Stable

2. Unlock Bootloader (1 week wait) and flashing
https://c.mi.com/thread-1857937-1-0.html

Note1
If you want to change the ROM from one region to another (China/Indonesia/Global/Russia) installed on your phone then, 1st, Unlock Bootloader and then use Method 2: Fastboot Update to flash your phone. (Detailed Guide "Detailed Guide to Unlock Bootloader and Flash MIUI Stable/Beta ROM")

Note 2
DO NOT RE-Lock the Bootloader if you change from China ROM to Global ROM in China phone. Re-Locking will BRICK your phone. Select only "Clean All" option before flashing.

On Locking Bootloader, you MUST visit: On which ROM and Device you CAN and CAN'T Lock Bootloader!


Just follow instructions its quite easy. I have flashed two redmi note 8 global to redmi note 8 indian for one I kept the bootloader open and for other i relocked the bootloader.

Dont hesitate to ask questions if confused ;)
 
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zjpk

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Jun 25, 2012
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Is there any hope of Xiaomi adding the stock dialer and sms in next update?
 

zjpk

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Jun 25, 2012
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I was asking the same question and heard that miui 11 is going to be released. So waited. Then had to change rom when didn't got results.

So No hope.

Yeah, I was kinda hoping that they would pay heed to our cries when rolling out MIUI 11, but have been very dismayed. Should have gone for the Redmi Note 7, instead of the 8 if If I had only known about this issue earlier. I am using Drupe and Textra as my dialer and sms app, but it is always better to use stock.

Anyways, I will try to change ROM over the weekend, and post the results.
 

akaremrome

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Is the Arabic language found in the Indonesia ROM ؟

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Is there a problem with the network in the Indonesia ROM ?
because I live in Algeria
 

squallmx

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Works fine, but Netflix disappears from the Play Store after installing the Indian ROM.
 

blekr

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Dec 2, 2013
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Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
My Redmi Note 8 Pro is the Global Version, can I block the bootloader without brick risk after flashing the Indonesian ROM?
 
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mjrifath

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May 13, 2012
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My device is still under warranty period. Doing the bootloader unlocking is my device warranty will be effected.

Since my device is global version can i update Indian version and relock my bootloader to protect my warranty
 

romulocarlos

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Oct 10, 2011
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My device is still under warranty period. Doing the bootloader unlocking is my device warranty will be effected.

Since my device is global version can i update Indian version and relock my bootloader to protect my warranty

Well, I'm not 100% sure, but unlocking the bootloader means you have to contact Xiaomi in a online method to get an application to do the procedure. So, they will know you have unlocked anyway.
 

romulocarlos

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Oct 10, 2011
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I'm talking about local seller warranty

I understood what you meant.

As I sayed, unlocking bootloader envolves a online procedure, and so maybe Xiaomi will know you have unlocked the bootloader. If they have track of serial/IMEI with unlocked bootloader, you local seller can access this list and discover you have unlocked.

But, I'm SUPPOSING they have... Personally, I won't unlock phone on warranty period. Maybe someone else can tell you if I'm right.

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These links you provided have a recovery ROM, wich we can flash through stock recovery. Have you tried to flash these ROMs from phone?

I mean the method of tapping MIUI logo on "About phone" settings 11 times, and then open the new menu at right top corner.
 
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blekr

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Dec 2, 2013
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According to this, yes, you can. But do at your own risk.

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Is Brazilian Portuguese available on Indian ROM?


Thanks for the reply. I checked the thread that you shared with me, in the list of roms I see several regions but I am not sure if any corresponds to Indonesia, correct me if I am wrong. I would have liked that the thread had been specific to the Redmi Note 8 Pro, because it is very easy to get a brick.

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I understand that it is multilanguage, so if the Global ROM comes with Portuguese, is also should have it.

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Well, I'm not 100% sure, but unlocking the bootloader means you have to contact Xiaomi in a online method to get an application to do the procedure. So, they will know you have unlocked anyway.

At this moment I am in the waiting period of 168hrs to get the unlock. Xiaomi understands that you unlocked the bootloader since you made the request? or until the wait for 168 hours ends and you perform the procedure ?

If the waiting period of 168 hrs ends and I decide to let the warranty period pass, when I tried to unlock the bootloader again, would I have to wait again ?, that is, when passing a Long period of time, the hour meter restarts?

If at this moment I am in the waiting period, I get an update via OTA, does this interfere with the waiting period for the bootloader unlock?

Thanks for the patience.
 
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romulocarlos

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Thanks for the reply. I checked the thread that you shared with me, in the list of roms I see several regions but I am not sure if any corresponds to Indonesia, correct me if I am wrong. I would have liked that the thread had been specific to the Redmi Note 8 Pro, because it is very easy to get a brick.

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I understand that it is multilanguage, so if the Global ROM comes with Portuguese, is also should have it.

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At this moment I am in the waiting period of 168hrs to get the unlock. Xiaomi understands that you unlocked the bootloader since you made the request? or until the wait for 168 hours ends and you perform the procedure ?

If the waiting period of 168 hrs ends and I decide to let the warranty period pass, when I tried to unlock the bootloader again, would I have to wait again ?, that is, when passing a Long period of time, the hour meter restarts?

If at this moment I am in the waiting period, I get an update via OTA, does this interfere with the waiting period for the bootloader unlock?

Thanks for the patience.

That link is for every MIUI device, correct me if I'm wrong. But you're right, isn't clear if the "IN" on that images are Indian or Indonesian. I can't tell you if exists any differences, also. Sorry.

About the unlock, you are only waiting a "code" to unlock your phone. Your request don't means you already unlocked (by the way, you will be able to unlock after the time period ends). I believa will be no problems with OTA, since the Mi account you used to make the request is still on the phone (don't remove the account or reset your phone while you are waiting the code!).

Can't tell if the period to unlock have a timeline, but I believe it don't have. Once you get the permission, it is binded with your Mi account and that specific device, so probally is permanent.

Once you received the code, you will input it on Mi Unlocker. Once done, you're unlocked, and Xiaomi knows you unlocked
the bootloader. But, as I sayed... I'm not sure, I'm supposing this is the way.

Thanks for the info about languages.
 
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blekr

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Can I re-lock my bootloader, If so what is the safe procedure.

Why do you want to flash the ROM of India ?, Do not mind losing the NFC?

I flashed the ROM of Indonesia in my Redmi Note 8 PRO, it is multilanguage and does not lose NFC. Then lock the bootloader without any problem.

What method to use?
In fastboot run the following command:
fastboot oem lock.

Before closing the bootloader, I recommend that you make a backup, because you will lose everything.
 
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    Redmi Note 8 Global wow what a phone and what a pathetic dialer (google) and sms(google) app. I am saying this because I had Redmi note 7 with stock dilaer and sms app. What are you missing with google dialer and sms app
    1. no theming
    2. no sms seperate notification sound
    3. No call recording
    4. no blocking rules for incoming sms etc


    You can switch to official Indonesia or Indian ROM to have MIUI Stock apps.

    1. Download only fastboot version (not recovery )
    ROM Redmi Note 8: MIUI 11 + MIUI 10 Global Stable India, Indonesia & China Stable

    2. Unlock Bootloader (1 week wait) and flashing
    https://c.mi.com/thread-1857937-1-0.html

    Note1
    If you want to change the ROM from one region to another (China/Indonesia/Global/Russia) installed on your phone then, 1st, Unlock Bootloader and then use Method 2: Fastboot Update to flash your phone. (Detailed Guide "Detailed Guide to Unlock Bootloader and Flash MIUI Stable/Beta ROM")

    Note 2
    DO NOT RE-Lock the Bootloader if you change from China ROM to Global ROM in China phone. Re-Locking will BRICK your phone. Select only "Clean All" option before flashing.

    On Locking Bootloader, you MUST visit: On which ROM and Device you CAN and CAN'T Lock Bootloader!


    Just follow instructions its quite easy. I have flashed two redmi note 8 global to redmi note 8 indian for one I kept the bootloader open and for other i relocked the bootloader.

    Dont hesitate to ask questions if confused ;)
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    Thank you so much, I just locked my bootloader without any problem, you are a great person

    I'm glad I helped you brother. regards
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    My Redmi Note 8 Pro is the Global Version, can I block the bootloader without brick risk after flashing the Indonesian ROM?

    According to this, yes, you can. But do at your own risk.

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    Is Brazilian Portuguese available on Indian ROM?
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    I'm talking about local seller warranty

    I understood what you meant.

    As I sayed, unlocking bootloader envolves a online procedure, and so maybe Xiaomi will know you have unlocked the bootloader. If they have track of serial/IMEI with unlocked bootloader, you local seller can access this list and discover you have unlocked.

    But, I'm SUPPOSING they have... Personally, I won't unlock phone on warranty period. Maybe someone else can tell you if I'm right.

    ---------- Post added at 10:49 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:39 AM ----------


    These links you provided have a recovery ROM, wich we can flash through stock recovery. Have you tried to flash these ROMs from phone?

    I mean the method of tapping MIUI logo on "About phone" settings 11 times, and then open the new menu at right top corner.
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    Guys, you don't need to unlock the bootloader to change regions. Use xiaomitool v2 and pick another region from there. I changed my Poco X3 NFC from TR to MI and it's fine.

    note: Chinese variant is a different story. You need to unlock and stay that way for it to work.