General INDEX Thread: Poco X3 Pro (vayu/bhima) - guides, ROMs, tools etc.

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kamild_

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First and foremost, huge thanks for @pnin for allowing me to take his POCO X3 NFC index thread and shamelessly use it as a basis for this one!
Most of the guides made by X3 NFC users have been removed from here as despite the similarities of both devices, it seems like a sound idea to test them on this device beforehand. If you would like to contribute to this thread, guides on:

  • how to install Viper4Android
  • how to remove bloatware and ads from MIUI
  • how to disable dynamic refresh rate
and more can be found in pnin's thread linked above - let me know which one have you tested on the X3 Pro, and I will add them back to this topic with a disclaimer.

While this device is yet to finish its first month of existence on the market, and thus there is not a whole lot of custom software available yet, I thought it would be a good idea to start such a thread early. Should be much easier to update it later on, in contrary to trying to congregate everything when things truly start rolling fast.

DISCLAIMER: all credit goes to the posters; I own nothing and claim nothing (apart where otherwise stated); as usual, your device warranty is void merely by peeping beyond this point, so close your browser and run away if that's not what you intended...



GENERAL

POCO X3 Pro global homepage
https://www.poco.net/global/

Xiaomi POCO X3 Pro specs @GSMArena
https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_poco_x3_pro-10802.php

GSMArena POCO X3 Pro review

Price and specifications on POCO X3 @Kimovil
https://www.kimovil.com/en/where-to-buy-poco-x3-pro

The POCO X3 Pro reminds me of a 2019 flagship, and that’s not a bad thing
https://www.xda-developers.com/poco-x3-pro-review/
(XDA-Developers.com general review)

POCO X3 Pro review: The undisputed value champion of 2021
https://www.androidcentral.com/poco-x3-pro-review
(AndroidCentral.com more in-depth review)


GUIDES & INFO

Xiaomi Wiki at Github
https://xiaomiwiki.github.io/

MIUI How to Unlock
https://en.miui.com/unlock/download_en.html

[GUIDE] Pass SafetyNet on Xiaomi.eu ROM
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/4259253/

Unlock bootloader, flash custom ROMs & root Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro​

https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/4288121/


ROMS & RECOVERIES

Official ROMs
https://c.mi.com/miuidownload/detail?device=1900392

POCO X3 Pro @ Poco Circle [official forum]​

Third-party mirrors of MIUI Official ROMs:
[MIUI Updates Tracker] POCO X3 Pro (vayu)

[Firmware] POCO X3 Pro [vayu/bhima] [Auto updated!]
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/4253099/

POCO X3 Pro (vayu) Firmware Downloads

Xiaomi Flash Tool
https://www.xiaomiflash.com/

Recoveries

[OFFICIAL] TeamWin Recovery Project
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/4269551/

[OFFICIAL] OrangeFox Recovery
https://orangefox.download/device/vayu

Archive of all available recoveries for vayu/bhima (mostly outdated), collected by @Camerado
https://androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=322455


Custom Android ROMs and kernels

https://forum.xda-developers.com/f/xiaomi-poco-x3-pro.12163/?prefix_id=33

TOOLS & APPS

ADB AppControl (DotNET)
https://appcontrol.neocities.org/

XiaomiADBFastbootTools (Java)
https://github.com/Szaki/XiaomiADBFastbootTools

XiaoMiTool (v2)
https://www.xiaomitool.com/


MISC TIPS & TRICKS

n/a
 
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royeiror

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It seems none of the two versions of Google recorder work. At least not as is.
It crashes the moment I press record.

8/256 GB Global 12.0.4.0 rooted.
 

kiruba_jkl

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Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
New to Xiaomi Phone - Jumped from Zuk Z2 to Poco x3 pro -- running here & there to find details about Warranty Void, Does unlocking Bootloader void Warranty ? Same say no - Few say Yes. Still not Clear.
 

kamild_

Senior Member
New to Xiaomi Phone - Jumped from Zuk Z2 to Poco x3 pro -- running here & there to find details about Warranty Void, Does unlocking Bootloader void Warranty ? Same say no - Few say Yes. Still not Clear.
Per source: https://www.xda-developers.com/xiaomi-india-clarifies-bootloader-unlocking-does-not-void-warranty/
Unlocking of the bootloader is made available to make sure that MIUI developer ROMs can be tested by users and will be covered under warranty.

Bootloader unlocking does not inherently void your hardware warranty. But a case where the unlocking results in a brick which cannot be fixed via software, the warranty will be void.
 

kiruba_jkl

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Jun 29, 2010
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Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Thank you, but for POCO it was said as below

This policy is applicable to Xiaomi phones in India under both the Mi and Redmi sub-brand. Other regions could possibly have variations to this policy. And before you ask, POCO is excluded from the scope of this article and this policy entirely as it operates as an independent unit and has its own separate policy. :(
 

kamild_

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Thank you, but for POCO it was said as below

This policy is applicable to Xiaomi phones in India under both the Mi and Redmi sub-brand. Other regions could possibly have variations to this policy. And before you ask, POCO is excluded from the scope of this article and this policy entirely as it operates as an independent unit and has its own separate policy. :(
My bad, managed to somehow miss this bit.
In that case I'd contact your seller for clarification ;)
 

$lim $hady

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Whats the difference between Vayu and Bhima? All the roms available in Xiaomi.eu is for vayu. can i flash it on Indian version of X3 pro (bhima)
 

kamild_

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Whats the difference between Vayu and Bhima? All the roms available in Xiaomi.eu is for vayu. can i flash it on Indian version of X3 pro (bhima)
The only difference is that bhima does not have NFC (and in consequence it's also a teeny bit lighter).
As far as ROMs go, builds for vayu should also in consequence work on bhima, including Xiaomi.eu.
 

jalanzky

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Oct 14, 2017
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Pre-release of ArrowOS added to OP - say hello to the first public AOSP based custom ROM for this device ^^

I won't be creating new posts every time something's added, removed or otherwise changed in the first post, so if you want to keep track of changes, keep track of the second post with a changelog. (y)
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please help me how to hide in the circle like a lock box thank you
 
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pl1992aw

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I think the link to OrangeFox recovery can be also put into the [Recoveries] section, as currently TWRP still have some issues on PC connections after data wiping (not alone with this issue).

In TWRP thread, Kinsoku told a solution which uses both OrangeFox and TWRP.

So I think OrangeFox might still be needed if someone came with this issue.
 
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