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DeathStroke47

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I don't understand one thing though. Why is security app different on xiaomi.eu as compared to the china stock rom. It looks like global version.
 

Nemix77

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Modified by Xiaomi.EU to remove ads.

If you use an app like APK Analyzer (great app BTW), you can get all the details information about an APK package installed or downloaded.

The Security app in Xiaomi.EU is the China (CN) version, there some modded apps by Xaiomi.EU that show (PL) as the region, but they are just modded (US) version with ads removed that do not allow updating from the official Play Store.
 
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DeathStroke47

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Modified by Xiaomi.EU to remove ads.

If you use an app like APK Analyzer (great app BTW), you can get all the details information about an APK package installed or downloaded.

The Security app in Xiaomi.EU is the China (CN) version, there some modded apps by Xaiomi.EU that show (PL) as the region, but they are just modded (US) version with ads removed that do not allow updating from the official Play Store.
Game booster in xiaomi.eu don't have some features that I have seen in china stock rom. I wish they keep the security app untouched.
 

Henkl

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I have had several sudden reboots since the OTA update to 12.5.4 stable..which I did not have with 12.5.2....🙄😪..
No help in tint issues as well.. so not recommended update still for me..luckily I did a twrp backup..
 

Nemix77

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Has not happen to me, however I've not updated via OTA (all fresh installs) since I'm trying out several custom roms.

I'm back on Xiaomi.EU just to make people happy on this forum (MiuiMix gets bashed too much) and I'm staying on Xiaomi.EU.

Despite the fact MiuiMix feels a bit faster, cleaner and has better standby drain versus Xiaomi.EU, I still feel Xiaomi.EU is the better rom (once debloated).

I just wanted to try out, test and compare as many custom roms as possible before I settle down on one, since my phone is still new and the brand new factor has not worn out for me yet.
 

GTRX3

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Has not happen to me, however I've not updated via OTA (all fresh installs) since I'm trying out several custom roms.

I'm back on Xiaomi.EU just to make people happy on this forum (MiuiMix gets bashed too much) and I'm staying on Xiaomi.EU.

Despite the fact MiuiMix feels a bit faster, cleaner and has better standby drain versus Xiaomi.EU, I still feel Xiaomi.EU is the better rom (once debloated).

I just wanted to try out, test and compare as many custom roms as possible before I settle down on one, since my phone is still new and the brand new factor has not worn out for me yet.
What are you using to debloat xiaomi eu rom? Is it your favourite so far? I am currently on arrow os but thinking of switching back to miui based rom
 

Nemix77

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ADBAppControl is definitely my favourite program to use to debloat, it's more unified and lists all the apps available to debloat.

It's not perfect, there are some annoyances such as asking you to install a small app on your phone to recognize all app icons in the program (it's a small app perhaps also a tracker, if don't install it'll ask you each time) and there are popups every now and for the paid version of the program.

In the past I used XiaomiADBFastbootTools, I still have it on my computer just to check with the list of safe apps I can debloat with ADBAppControl.

I've used Debloater for Magisk module, it's a good module but it does not list all the apps you can debloat. You'll have to enter a custom directory in order to debloat those apps not shown, a very annoying process to do on a small phone. Lastly, when you update MIUI via OTA you'll temporarily have all the apps you debloated enabled again during the update process until you re-install Magisk (this is a major annoyance for me).

Debloater module is definitely more powerful since it ghosts all the apps debloated (not just stop them only), another option is to freeze your apps using SD Maid or Titanium Backup (good for when you unsure if debloating an app might prevent other services from running).

As stated above; overall I just like the ease of use and functions in ADBAppControl (you can also choose to backup your debloated APKs to your computer and restore them in case of boot loop), but it's best practice to backup your apps and data via TWRP or apps like Titanium Backup when debloating.
 

GTRX3

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ADBAppControl is definitely my favourite program to use to debloat, it's more unified and lists all the apps available to debloat.

It's not perfect, there are some annoyances such as asking you to install a small app on your phone to recognize all app icons in the program (it's a small app perhaps also a tracker, if don't install it'll ask you each time) and there are popups every now and for the paid version of the program.

In the past I used XiaomiADBFastbootTools, I still have it on my computer just to check with the list of safe apps I can debloat with ADBAppControl.

I've used Debloater for Magisk module, it's a good module but it does not list all the apps you can debloat. You'll have to enter a custom directory in order to debloat those apps not shown, a very annoying process to do on a small phone. Lastly, when you update MIUI via OTA you'll temporarily have all the apps you debloated enabled again during the update process until you re-install Magisk (this is a major annoyance for me).

Debloater module is definitely more powerful since it ghosts all the apps debloated (not just stop them only), another option is to freeze your apps using SD Maid or Titanium Backup (good for when you unsure if debloating an app might prevent other services from running).

As stated above; overall I just like the ease of use and functions in ADBAppControl (you can also choose to backup your debloated APKs to your computer and restore them in case of boot loop), but it's best practice to backup your apps and data via TWRP or apps like Titanium Backup when debloating.
So ia abdappcontrol able to tell you which apps are safe to disable or do you use a list from else where to decided which apps to disable?
 

Keldinn

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Has not happen to me, however I've not updated via OTA (all fresh installs) since I'm trying out several custom roms.

I'm back on Xiaomi.EU just to make people happy on this forum (MiuiMix gets bashed too much) and I'm staying on Xiaomi.EU.

Despite the fact MiuiMix feels a bit faster, cleaner and has better standby drain versus Xiaomi.EU, I still feel Xiaomi.EU is the better rom (once debloated).

I just wanted to try out, test and compare as many custom roms as possible before I settle down on one, since my phone is still new and the brand new factor has not worn out for me yet.
How hard (many Apps) needs Xiaomi.EU to be debloated. I'm still have F3 in the package,
not opened for 2 days now 😏
Want to go first XIAOMI.EU when I have Bootloader unlocked.
 

Nemix77

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So ia abdappcontrol able to tell you which apps are safe to disable or do you use a list from else where to decided which apps to disable?
Nope.

XiaomiADBFastbootTools provides a small list of safe to debloat apps, but it does not list app the apps you can debloat although you can debloat every single app by typing in the app name manually example: com.Google.app.

Honestly if you really want to debloat apps Google is your best friend depending how you use your phone (which apps you use), there is no God list of safe to debloat apps, however don't just follow some list online (some of your apps and services might not work and in worst case you might get a bootloop).

It's all trial and error with some research information via Google, best to freeze the app(s) first then use the phone normally for a day or two to see if something is not working before you debloat/uninstall the app(s).
 

Henkl

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Xiaomi Poco F3
Just for comparison some geekbench scores.
Left (white), xiaomi.eu 12.5.4, Right(black) xiaomi.eu 12.5.2 both without gamebooster mode

No difference at all
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pakino2004

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Xiaomi Poco F3
I'm in the club. Unlocked today. 256 8GB white for 320 €. Twrp and magisk flashed already. Always a bit different. Came from Samsung s8+. First Android rooted was a Dell Streak, then Samsung Note1 and S5. Afterthat LG 5. Always a bit nervous with rooting. After a week tryout I'm fine with the device generally. It's not a highend but nevermore I will pay 1000 bucks for a fone. I've compared with the s21+ but almost 700 euro more... Nope. My 2 cents 😁
 
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Morak75

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I'm in the club. Unlocked today. 256 8GB white for 320 €. Twrp and magisk flashed already. Always a bit different. Came from Samsung s8+. First Android rooted was a Dell Streak, then Samsung Note1 and S5. Afterthat LG 5. Always a bit nervous with rooting. After a week tryout I'm fine with the device generally. It's not a highend but nevermore I will pay 1000 bucks for a fone. I've compared with the s21+ but almost 700 euro more... Nope. My 2 cents 😁
It's almost high end on components
 

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  • 1
    dirty flash from previous version?
    Yes, if previous was stable and not weekly you can dirty flash. Takes a few minutes - very fast.

    Although, I downloaded it to my PC and copied it over via USB connection instead of upgrading by the phone's updater button. I read that both ways are fine. One person suggested the PC route because it was faster, but I figure the F3 has Wifi 6 and I have a Wifi 6 router so it should be fast either way. Maybe next time I will try the phone's updater button in Settings. ;)
  • 2
    Is rooting xiaomi.eu as easy as flashing magic via twrp? Also does rooting desable any features and make fingerprint issues, banking apps etc?
    And my last question is, can we still update the rom via the update section if we root it?

    In general, how can we have root on this rom and what are the draw backs?

    Just dump the payload bin and get the boot img and find these things out for yourself. So many banking apps out there that don't care if you are rooted so only you can test this.

    Can somebody list the differences between the xiaomi eu and the global?

    Everybody keeps saying "features", but nobody actually says the features itself.

    It makes it difficult to decide whether to go custom or stay truly stock.

    I used to own a samsung, knox kinda gave me a phobia of customs 😅

    there is no need for Xiaomi EU rom... its basically the same as Global, the only differences would be the Xiaomi Dialer, Messages and Email and some other things like that which you can get in any rom by Systemizing them. Even the email app you can just grab off of apk mirror and install.

    Its a pretty terrible rom, and most people are risking a softbrick anyway since TWRP is a mess, a tragic recovery that doesn't operate properly on Poco F3.

    Stick to Global, if you want root search for the origianl tgz images and grab the boot.img and use Magisk flash method.

    Literally not worth installing a borked rom like X-EU
    2
    Thank you! I read that it is possible to do this even without formatting the data, you say it creates problems?
    OneOS is different. If u get errors in booting, format data. You can move from Xiaomi.EU stable to beta without formating data.
    1
    dirty flash from previous version?
    Yes, if previous was stable and not weekly you can dirty flash. Takes a few minutes - very fast.

    Although, I downloaded it to my PC and copied it over via USB connection instead of upgrading by the phone's updater button. I read that both ways are fine. One person suggested the PC route because it was faster, but I figure the F3 has Wifi 6 and I have a Wifi 6 router so it should be fast either way. Maybe next time I will try the phone's updater button in Settings. ;)
    1
    @DeathStroke47 can I ask you a question? I am on the stable .eu 12.5.6, I would like to try the weekly, if I flash the last weekly and format data, does it work?
    It will work
    1
    The flashing instructions mentioned in op as Flashing via twrp is still applicable to Poco F3 or is it an outdated instruction? Since I have seen that owners are only installing via fastboot with a script...so what's the right process kindly guide.
    Flash a stock fastboot rom if you are on any AOSP rom to prevent errors while flashing.
  • 19
    xiaomi.eu-fi.png


    Stable MIUI 12.5 is now released by Xiaomi.EU and this thread is for discussion about xiaomi.eu stable releases.


    Download Links:-

    Installation Instructions (TWRP):-
    • Unlock your bootloader here http://en.miui.com/unlock/
    • Install TWRP via fastboot mode
    • Reboot to recovery
    • Format data (Only needed for first install)
    • Flash rom
    • Reboot to system
    Latest Changelog:-
    • Bugs Fixes And Performance Improvement
    • August Security Patch
    7
    I can't find an answer for this exactly yet, but:

    To install, the Xiaomi.Eu instructions say to flash from China Rom.

    I'm assuming that my Poco F3 comes with Global.

    Do I need to flash the Global to Chinese ROM, and _then_ Flash the Xiaomi.Eu rom?

    Cheers!
    No need, you just have to unlock your bootloader, then boot into fastboot, connect the phone to your laptop/pc. then double click on the bat file to run the fastboot installation script in the rom zip file after you extract it. You can follow the full guide here:

    6
    I just updated from the previous stable to 12.5. So far the only bug i encountered was the live wallpaper which i had set was automatically changed to default static one and when i tried to set it back, it would just show a black screen instead of the wallpaper but i fixed it by setting it again but from the theme store this time, where i originally downloaded it from. I'll report any other bugs if i encounter them.
    5
    Generally it would be nice to give a feedback after a helping advice or give at least a like. First of all it's just nice and polite and second, it motivate to help other people as well. I'm here more than 10 years and may be I'm old school. I know time change and it's no offense! Thanks all together.
    4
    Idk, you're making yourself so confuse while it's such a simple thing.

    You want xiaomi.eu, right? So.

    Download this rom - Xiaomi.Eu - Rom & flash it via fastboot. U just need to go to fastboot on mobile and use the windows_fastboot_first_install_with_data_format.bat, or if u have mac, use the mac one, or the linux one.
    It will flash it automatically, just let it do the work.

    After booting, set up the pattern lock, the swiping line thing one, after that go to fastboot again, and on your PC type:
    fastboot devices
    fastboot boot twrp.img (if u type fastboot boot and hold & drag the twrp.img file to the cmd tab, it will automatically "write" the location of the file) - use this one twrp.img - PC
    It will sucessfully boot into twrp, and then u will flash the twrp.img in your phone, u choose the twrp.img and u flash it to "install recovery ramdisk" - flash this img in twrp, so u stick with twrp - Twrp.img - flash on mobile while on twrp

    After that, u can flash this update/ota in twrp, the miui 12.5.3 - 12.5.3 miui - flash on twrp

    Done, u have your phone updated and with xiaomi.eu rom flashed.
    Thank you very much for the given hints/support, i will try this and then report the results here.

    UPDATE:
    I promised to report my results here, so...
    I first thought about trying to flash my device via linux (mint) but at least i didnt want to end up in a bricked device or not knowing how to proceed (i'm not a linux-profi) so i did it in windows10 based on the infos i had before and the support of LiNe1771 here on line above in https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/miui-12-5-stable-xiaomi-eu.4267741/post-85171517.

    My full procedure (sorry, it sounds like flashing for noobs, but with new deivices every 2 or 3 years i'm still no professional flasher) was:

    1. backup all photos and settings from the device and do a last sync (google etc.), as data will be lost
    2. download twrp from here https://androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=325130 or here https://www.mediafire.com/file/5s0aswy33rflylu/TWRP.img (seems to be the same)
    3. rename the downloaded twrp*.img to twrp.img
    4. download and extract xiaomi.eu 12.5.2.0 from here https://sourceforge.net/projects/xi...files/xiaomi.eu/MIUI-STABLE-RELEASES/MIUIv12/ (the newer 12.5.3.0 at same source doesnt have the scripts included, but also download it, you can use it later for updating directly to newest version)
    5. download and install adb-setup-1.4.3 from here https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...ds-adb-installer-v1-4-3.2588979/post-48915118 to PC
    6. reboot PC (to make sure, windows has drivers etc. found and finally installed)
    7. set phone to fastboot mode (power + volume-down)
    8. open powershell in Windows
    9. connect to PC (usb2-port, not usb3)
    10. test correct device-recognizing via "fastboot devices" in windows-powershell (should find the connected device and show its device number)
    11. in windows-powershell start the script found in the extracted xiaomi.eu 12.5.2.0 zip with command "windows_fastboot_first_install_with_data_format.bat" (in the same directory as it is regularly extracted, so it finds the needed imgs in the subfolder there)
    12. wait for successful end the script (especially the last part 7 of 7 lasts longer, dont panic)
    13. phone reboots automatically (let the phone connected to usb)
    14. poco-Logo / bsssst / MIUI-logo / MIUI-Startsound
    15. wait... (felt like 3 minutes, dont panic)
    16. First-install-GUI / configuration wizard comes up
    17. enter SIM-PIN
    18. complete the personal setup without installing a security PIN and without installing any fingerprint (account, WIFI, restore apps etc.) (dont know if that was neccessary, but i had time and didnt want to restart all)
    19. wait for the phone automatically restoring everything from cloud-backup / playstore
    20. manually reboot phone to fastboot mode (power + volume-down)
    21. twrp starts automatically (phone is still connected to usb)
    22. manually copy twrp.img from PC to phone into directory ./download
    23. in twrp choose the twrp.img from the directory ./download and flash it to "install recovery ramdisk"
    24. (i suggest, you normally could stop here and disconnect and reboot, because twrp and rom are now installed, but i wanted to flash the latest rom immediately in this procedure:)
    25. dont reboot, let the phone connected to usb
    26. manually copy xiaomi.eu_multi_HMK40_POCOF3_V12.5.3.0.RKHCNXM_v12-11.zip (not extracted) from PC to phone directory ./download
    27. in twrp choose install ./download/xiaomi.eu_multi_HMK40_POCOF3_V12.5.3.0.RKHCNXM_v12-11 (no zip verification) and swipe to flash
    28. wait for "...done" in twrp
    29. reflash twrp.img to "install recovery ramdisk" (i read to do this after every manually rom-flash)
    30. wait for "...done" in twrp
    31. disconnect phone
    32. reboot phone
    33. poco-Logo / bsssst / MIUI-logo / MIUI-Startsound
    34. wait... (felt like 3 minutes, again dont panic)
    35. gui comes up, tadaaa, ready

    Thank you.
    Perru