Question Is installing Xiaomi.EU ROM on Global model worth it?

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jericho246

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Actually wipe what? There are 3 options: Manual, format, factory reset (through swipe). On my old one plus 3 I was usually swiping manually data\system\cache\dalvik or swiping for factory reset. Keeping the internal storage intact as I needed for flashing the rom. I don't think internal storage has never been an issue,so I don't think I need to wipe it.

Don't you have root on your phone? Magisk should be essential, shouldn't it? Is Xiaomi.EU rooted by default?

I also found this guide,
What do you think?

Also what is the latest Xiaomi EU rom? Where can I find it?

Here is the latest Xiaomi EU ROM (stable) https://sourceforge.net/projects/xi...11Ultra_V12.5.7.0.RKACNXM_v12-11.zip/download

By wipe, I meant factory reset by swiping. That should be enough I think.

I do not have root at the moment as I currently don't need it. Xiaomi.EU ROM (as of 12.5.7 stable) passes the safety net test and I have no issues whatsoever.

What is this password the guide is talking about?

The password should be your lockscreen password. For me it's a 4 number password, so I just enter it to decrypt.
 
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Here is the latest Xiaomi EU ROM (stable) https://sourceforge.net/projects/xi...11Ultra_V12.5.7.0.RKACNXM_v12-11.zip/download

By wipe, I meant factory reset by swiping. That should be enough I think.

I do not have root at the moment as I currently don't need it. Xiaomi.EU ROM (as of 12.5.7 stable) passes the safety net test and I have no issues whatsoever.



The password should be your lockscreen password. For me it's a 4 number password, so I just enter it to decrypt.
Thanks a lot guys
So factory reset with swipe is enough to install the xiaomiEu coming from stock? Could anyone else confirm this? Also what is the latest TWRP? Have you got a link? i am at the moment waiting for the unlock from Xiaomi so I will be ready this Sunday
 

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Thanks a lot guys
So factory reset with swipe is enough to install the xiaomiEu coming from stock? Could anyone else confirm this? Also what is the latest TWRP? Have you got a link? i am at the moment waiting for the unlock from Xiaomi so I will be ready this Sunday
Pop over to the EU forum, https://xiaomi.eu/community for twrp and the ROMs. Use twrp once installed to format data. You know when you have to type yes to format.
 
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Honestly I'd just get the China Model. Before buying it I was SOO worried about not having Band 66 on ATT. I've literally had zero issues. LTE is really fast. Calls never drop, ALWAYS have really good service. I live in a fairly rural market so this isn't like a city littered with coverage.


There's also another poster on here who has T-Mobile that says he has had AN AMAZING connection. Even said he gets 5G. So take it from someone who was worried about getting the Global because of Band 66. It really doesn't matter. I get VoLTE, great coverage, and fast LTE. I got the 512GB Model for HUNDREDS cheaper than the Global 256 Model is selling for right now online.
I can attest that I get outstanding coverage with t-mobile here in Los Angeles with zero issues and very fast 5g, and it is actual 5g because when I go in my parking garage or other areas it will show LTE instead. and also did a speed test and can attest to getting over 100mbs download speeds. And this is all on the Chinese version
 
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Probably it's me but I found this Xiaomi.eu Rom not to be as refined as described. Here in UK I feel the 5g connection is slower, also app loading is slightly slower than global stock rom. Ram used is is the same as stock while I was expecting to be much over the 8GB. More apps are running in the background. These things I don't understand, I might have done something wrong but don't think so. Datas have been formatted multiple times as well as cache and dalvik before and after installing the rom. Also bloatware seems higher than global stock,why? But what piss me off the most is the app poading from cold boot,why it is slower? For example WhatsApp and google play store load the slightly slower as well as a weird zoom in animation on static wallpaper before app start,is there a way to remove it?
 
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I would say it is personal preference!! The thing I hate the most about the Xiaomi Eu Rom is that Chinese Theme App!!!
I hate my phone showing chinese Characters on some of the Lock screen Themes :)
Apart from that I would definitely recommend everyone to try it out!! You can always go back to stock if you don't like it!!!
Performance is better on Xiaomi EU and it does have more features :cool: If only for that Chinese Theme App.
 

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Absolutely,
EU ROMs features (Whats not in Global):
Based on China Stable / Weekly builds
Enabled search gesture (swipe up) on the desktop
3way reboot menu (in dev settings)
MIUI Contacts and Dialer
Dark Mode (Night Mode) for all devices
Removed ads in MIUI system apps
MIUI Dialer and Messages apps
Face Unlock for all devices
Vertical clock widget on lockscreen
Steps counter in Assistant screen
More shortcuts on left lockscreen
Wake up gestures for all devices
AI preloading option in MIUI Lab for all devices
Fullscreen gestures for all devices
Option to auto-expand first notification
Notifications priority settings
More edit options in Gallery app
Enabled MiDrive in File Explorer
Added landscape mode for SMS app
Sunrise/Sunset in the weather app
Google apps support integrated
Removed 5GHz region restrictions
Confirm dials from call logs
Morning report on alarm at morning
More apps supported for AOD notifications
More styles for AOD screen
Raise to wake gesture
AOD notification received animation
Default volume control stream toggle
Tap fingerprint sensor to wake toggle
More Camera features
Double tap to lock screen
Battery AI scenes
Allowed disabling specific system apps
Importing theme .mtz from zhuti.xiaomi.com via ThemeManager
No useless Chinese bloatware apps
More free RAM due to less background processes
Unified flat style app icons for both system and 3rd party apps
Advanced menu with color icons
No any Chinese character under the full system
Mi Video, Mi Music, Mi Browser: No any useless Chinese content
No possibility to re-lock bootloader accidentally with flash any xiaomi.eu release
Added real 27 languages translation made by Official MIUI Fansites and MIUI Fans
Added EU T9 dialer support
Added charging sound switch
Added Screen-OFF animation
Optimized GPS settings for EU
Optimized Battery consumption
Optimized RAM consumption
Added 3D Touch to MI5S 3GB RAM version
Added GSMalphabet into SMS app options
Added more icons grid layout 4x5, 4x6, 4x7, 5x5, 5x6, 5x7 (depends on device)
SafetyNet passed (Google Pay)
Play Store Certified
Deodexed
Added automated tasks in Security app
Added game speed booster
Added erase module (magic elimination) to Gallery photo edit options
Fixed low volume sound via headphone
Charging screen for all devices
Widevine L1 (for supported devices)
And more, and more made by our 9 years MIUI mods experience.
I apologize for necroing this thread/reply but I for some reason i cannot post on Xiaomi EU forums as im getting the error message "my post is spam or something",

i want to ask is, I'm currently running the latest 12.5 stable rom for the MI 11 Ultra, when I try to access the "wallpaper" and "themes" in settings, it crashes. I cannot also change my lock screen wallpaper for some reason (even with a third party app), im using the stock launcher.
 

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I apologize for necroing this thread/reply but I for some reason i cannot post on Xiaomi EU forums as im getting the error message "my post is spam or something",

i want to ask is, I'm currently running the latest 12.5 stable rom for the MI 11 Ultra, when I try to access the "wallpaper" and "themes" in settings, it crashes. I cannot also change my lock screen wallpaper for some reason (even with a third party app), im using the stock launcher.
I use EU weekly and don't have any issues, may be someone on stable can reply....
 

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serfreedshaft

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I use EU weekly and don't have any issues, may be someone on stable can reply....
Thank you for the reply, the i will download the weekly, however in the weekly rom: https://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/21-9-15-17.63164/

I cannot seem to find the one for the Mi 11 ultra on either of the links in the thread:

DOWNLOAD WEEKLY 21.9.15
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xi...files/xiaomi.eu/MIUI-WEEKLY-RELEASES/21.9.15/

DOWNLOAD WEEKLY 21.9.17 umi, cmi, lmi, apollo, alioth, thyme, cas
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xi...files/xiaomi.eu/MIUI-WEEKLY-RELEASES/21.9.17/ Uploading...

:(
 

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    Absolutely,
    EU ROMs features (Whats not in Global):
    Based on China Stable / Weekly builds
    Enabled search gesture (swipe up) on the desktop
    3way reboot menu (in dev settings)
    MIUI Contacts and Dialer
    Dark Mode (Night Mode) for all devices
    Removed ads in MIUI system apps
    MIUI Dialer and Messages apps
    Face Unlock for all devices
    Vertical clock widget on lockscreen
    Steps counter in Assistant screen
    More shortcuts on left lockscreen
    Wake up gestures for all devices
    AI preloading option in MIUI Lab for all devices
    Fullscreen gestures for all devices
    Option to auto-expand first notification
    Notifications priority settings
    More edit options in Gallery app
    Enabled MiDrive in File Explorer
    Added landscape mode for SMS app
    Sunrise/Sunset in the weather app
    Google apps support integrated
    Removed 5GHz region restrictions
    Confirm dials from call logs
    Morning report on alarm at morning
    More apps supported for AOD notifications
    More styles for AOD screen
    Raise to wake gesture
    AOD notification received animation
    Default volume control stream toggle
    Tap fingerprint sensor to wake toggle
    More Camera features
    Double tap to lock screen
    Battery AI scenes
    Allowed disabling specific system apps
    Importing theme .mtz from zhuti.xiaomi.com via ThemeManager
    No useless Chinese bloatware apps
    More free RAM due to less background processes
    Unified flat style app icons for both system and 3rd party apps
    Advanced menu with color icons
    No any Chinese character under the full system
    Mi Video, Mi Music, Mi Browser: No any useless Chinese content
    No possibility to re-lock bootloader accidentally with flash any xiaomi.eu release
    Added real 27 languages translation made by Official MIUI Fansites and MIUI Fans
    Added EU T9 dialer support
    Added charging sound switch
    Added Screen-OFF animation
    Optimized GPS settings for EU
    Optimized Battery consumption
    Optimized RAM consumption
    Added 3D Touch to MI5S 3GB RAM version
    Added GSMalphabet into SMS app options
    Added more icons grid layout 4x5, 4x6, 4x7, 5x5, 5x6, 5x7 (depends on device)
    SafetyNet passed (Google Pay)
    Play Store Certified
    Deodexed
    Added automated tasks in Security app
    Added game speed booster
    Added erase module (magic elimination) to Gallery photo edit options
    Fixed low volume sound via headphone
    Charging screen for all devices
    Widevine L1 (for supported devices)
    And more, and more made by our 9 years MIUI mods experience.
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    I have the CN version currently as it arrived this week finally and I'm torn between unlocking the BL and flashing eu rom or just sell it and grab global. I currently use AT&T sim in tray 2 and like you said I have full signal including 5G in most places and I'm sitting on Band 2 in NJ. I also tried my VZW sim as I saw a previous member mention it and sure enough it also worked once I disabled carrier Volte check and I was sitting on Band 4 as well at my house.

    The only thing that keeps me wondering if it would be better is that the global version has a true 5G n5 band under AT&T and even VZW which most likely isn't even available for all i know in my area, but for an extra $500 is it even worth it I keep telling myself lol.

    I believe you are on the eu ROM correct? If so how do you like it compared to the CN rom? Do you get all notification icons on the AOD which is driving me crazy on the CN rom that most don't pop up.
    Yes, the .EU ROM fixes all those dozens of tiny little quality of life issues you have with the China ROM.

    The thing with the China ROM is this: It's mostly okay, but there's a tiny little small things that drive you nuts. Individually they are no big deal. However compounded they do add up.

    I actually used the Global standard Mi 11 back in Jan-Feb. I also flashed the official Global ROM on my Mi 11 Ultra for a couple days.

    the .EU ROM is VASTLY superior to the OEM Global ROM. Night and Day. You get all the bells and whistles/polish of the China ROM, with sprinkles of Global ROM mixed in. IF I somehow got the Global Model with Band 66. I would STILL unlock the BL and flash .EU


    I'd be more than happy to help you flash .EU. I know lots of people have bricked doing it, But I've switch ROMs literally 10 times or so. I've bricked my phone 4-6 times. I've basically figured out, how to MAKE SURE you will not get bricked when flash .EU. I know because I've figured it out by trial and error haha.
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    First of all apologies for my ignorance. I only had one Xiaomi phone in the past, which was a Mi Mix 3 now the Mi 11 Ultra will be my second.
    From my understanding, Xiaomi.eu ROMs are derived from the official CN ROMs. But is it worth the effort to install the EU ROM on a Global model? I guess I would also like to know, which would be faster to get updates: Global or EU?

    Thanks in advance for any replies.

    UPDATE: if you're hesitating about installing the EU ROM like I was - don't. Just unlock bootloader and flash it. It's definitely worth it. Two of the major improvements I've noticed is battery life is significantly better and phone doesn't get warm like it did on global firmware. Personal experience may vary, but for me it was worth it. Plus, I'm no longer stuck on MIUI 12.
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    I guess it all depends if you don't need a locked bootloader. Some people need their bootloader to be locked for some professional apps (Or a few banking apps, etc...). Most of the time Magisk manages to hide your unlocked bootloader but not always. So you have a risk for this in this very particular case.
    If you don't need your bootloader to be locked, then go for the EU ROM. As explained by others you get more features and updates much earlier than the global rom gets.
    All banking apps, and Google Pay NFC payments work with unlocked bootloader on .EU ROM no Magisk needed.
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    How is the EU rom compared to the stock global? Is it debloated? Or You have to debloat it yourself?