Thanks for putting this guide together.6.
DON'T DO STEP 6 ANYMORE after done it ONCE. Will reset countdown timer if you do that.
- SIM card inside phone with mobile data doesn't need to be the one linked to Mi-account. Can put a different SIM card as long as it can use mobile data.
- Only during step 6 you turn off WIFI and turn on mobile data.
Can do whatever you want to WIFI and mobile data anytime before and after step 6. There's no restriction other than step 6.
- Can remove your SIM card once step 6 was done. But you still need the number linked to Mi-Account accessible to receive SMS if Mi-Account ask for verification.
I'd like to request 1 change that will help future readers please:
Move point 6 RED warning text to the START of #6 so that people read that first.
I unlocked my account a year ago when I first received the device, but never actually unlocked the bootloader at the time.
Now I have to wait another 7 days because I pressed the unlock button again today while running through the guide.