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How To Guide [ROM][MIUI][venus] Xiaomi.eu ROM for Xiaomi MI 11

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wyruZ

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Feb 13, 2012
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Hello guys,

Second time I hard brick my phone trying to flash the latest weekly xiaomi.eu (21.10.27) I'm looking for some advices about what I am doing wrong, its becoming costly since I need an authorized account to flash from edl after.

First try was from xiaomi.eu weekly v12.5.7.I booted in fastboot and ran the "windows_fastboot_update_rom.bat" file. 2 or 3 files flash with success and after that a fail occurs with the following error : (Write to device failed in SendBuffer() (Too many links)). I tried to reboot the phone to get into recovery but once shutdown it didn't boot again and was in EDL mode.

Found an authorized xiaomi account on telegram to unbrick my device and was back on v12.5.13 CN version.

Second try was directly from v12.5.13_CN. Booted in fastboot and ran the "windows_fastboot_first_install_with_data_format.bat" file and ......... same error... (Write to device failed in SendBuffer() (Too many links)). This time I didn't shutdown the phone and tried to flash twrp and other ROMs but I couldn't write anything to the device. Tried to reboot again and can't get anything, hardbrick again...

I know how to unbrick it but I don't want to stay stuck on the base CN ROM, what am I doing wrong while trying to flash this xiaomi.eu ROM? I can't fail for a third time :D
 
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lil_kujo

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I'm sorry to ask and I know it might rude, but are you sure you are using the rom for Venus? Cause I been flashing since I got this device a month or so ago and Luckily it haven't hard bricked it yet, my phone is CN and I been able to install all the roms aosp or MIUI without issues. I haven't tried the latest EU beta since I'm running MMX lastest beta but it's basically the from the same source.
Also by searching your error you can find some answers try if that works .
I'll post a link to a thread on XDA same issue.
 

Nightf0x_007

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Updated to a12 eu rom battery is somehow better but magiskhide not working i rooted with magisk 23001 anybody know how to get it work ?
 

Pho3nX

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how to revert to android 11?

Simple, if you want back on a Custom MIUI :

1/ Make your Backup like you want (i advise manually because it's not recommanded to using cloud A11 <-> A12)

[Because TWRP don't work from A12]
2/ Flash LOS Recovery > Format Data
3/ Flash TWRP
4/ Flash the lastest A11 from Xiaomi.eu, OneOS or MiuiMix
5/ If you want root, flash from TWRP lastest Magisk (prefer the stable)
Don't flash Magisk if you have flashed MiuiMix (because Magisk is already included)
 

Nightf0x_007

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Simple, if you want back on a Custom MIUI :

1/ Make your Backup like you want (i advise manually because it's not recommanded to using cloud A11 <-> A12)

[Because TWRP don't work from A12]
2/ Flash LOS Recovery > Format Data
3/ Flash TWRP
4/ Flash the lastest A11 from Xiaomi.eu, OneOS or MiuiMix
5/ If you want root, flash from TWRP lastest Magisk (prefer the stable)
Don't flash Magisk if you have flashed MiuiMix (because Magisk is already included)
I was on mi eu rom a11, its custom i want to get back to it from the a12. Verison can i do it wihtout wiping my data ?
 

robkor

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after updating to latest rom. Settings stopped working. Anyone has the same problem? I am unable to open settings
 

Hunteres

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after updating to latest rom. Settings stopped working. Anyone has the same problem? I am unable to open settings
Stable or weekly?


I clean flashed latest stable....and its so far the best from all.... 12.5.15

Battery is at least 30% better then stock and even little bettter the aosp roms around here..
 

NexusPenguin

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Hi,

Xiaomi.eu ROM is brilliant.
Unfortunately, it is tied to MIUI and of course has all of it's drawbacks and limitations.

And in the last iterations, there is one limitation that will turn me from Xiaomi devices completely, except for those that can have a custom ROM or of course if Xiaomi changes this.

The limitation is the fact that you can not use Gestures with a foreign launcher.
So you either have MIUI launcher and gestures or Foreign launcher and 3 buttons always showing up and impossible to hide, even if ROM is rooted.
Previously, that could be fixed by changing the display resolution in Developer settings. But not anymore.

So if anyone has a workaround for this, I am a taker.
If not I'll have to find another brand that sells devices with the same price/performance/feature ratio as Xiaomi.
Or wait to see if those new devices get support and custom ROM that allow to circumvent this limitation...

Regards.
 

Pho3nX

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Hi,

Xiaomi.eu ROM is brilliant.
Unfortunately, it is tied to MIUI and of course has all of it's drawbacks and limitations.

And in the last iterations, there is one limitation that will turn me from Xiaomi devices completely, except for those that can have a custom ROM or of course if Xiaomi changes this.

The limitation is the fact that you can not use Gestures with a foreign launcher.
So you either have MIUI launcher and gestures or Foreign launcher and 3 buttons always showing up and impossible to hide, even if ROM is rooted.
Previously, that could be fixed by changing the display resolution in Developer settings. But not anymore.

So if anyone has a workaround for this, I am a taker.
If not I'll have to find another brand that sells devices with the same price/performance/feature ratio as Xiaomi.
Or wait to see if those new devices get support and custom ROM that allow to circumvent this limitation...

Regards.

Just using a 3rd app for add gestures like Fluid and using a magisk module for hide 3 buttons bar.
You can read some explaination here in the "Knowed issue" part.
 

lil_kujo

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Hi,

Xiaomi.eu ROM is brilliant.
Unfortunately, it is tied to MIUI and of course has all of it's drawbacks and limitations.

And in the last iterations, there is one limitation that will turn me from Xiaomi devices completely, except for those that can have a custom ROM or of course if Xiaomi changes this.

The limitation is the fact that you can not use Gestures with a foreign launcher.
So you either have MIUI launcher and gestures or Foreign launcher and 3 buttons always showing up and impossible to hide, even if ROM is rooted.
Previously, that could be fixed by changing the display resolution in Developer settings. But not anymore.

So if anyone has a workaround for this, I am a taker.
If not I'll have to find another brand that sells devices with the same price/performance/feature ratio as Xiaomi.
Or wait to see if those new devices get support and custom ROM that allow to circumvent this limitation...

Regards.
 
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  • 2
    Really hate those xiaomi engineers, already twrp, then suddenly back to fastboot.
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    Xiaomi eu is based on china versions... So maybe we are lucky
    lucky? even if it released on 28th, I would still wait a few months
    Cause I can bet MIUI 13 (A12) will have plenty of bugs and it will take some time before most of them are fixed by xiaomi..
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    mi first question, i will receive tomorrow an Mi 11 with an European Stock Rom.
    and i will open the bootloader to install an EU rom. which Rom will you recomend
    me, A11 or A12 based ROM?... thanks.
    A11 stable , all other have some bugs
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    I can't send attachements in telegram and other apps do not even start when they need to download something... A bug with storage? Tried all A12 weeklys Mi 11 Venus
    when i update Mi 11 (21.12.8) i have also face same problem attachment & download problem in Telegram i found same version(21.12.8) upload again in froum i download and re upload my problam is sloved
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    Any advice for not bricking again my device with fastboot script ?

    Should I use a USB hub ?
    This time I got a new notebook I hope it doesn't brick again like half year ago.

    It would be nice a recovery rom for user who don't have pin or password protection
    The only protection is to check if the MD5 match. This way you know if the file was download as it should be .
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    How to install Xiaomi.eu ROM for Xiaomi MI 11



    We will release fastboot ROM versions until TWRP for venus is released TWRP is RELEASED

    Steps to install xiaomi.eu ROM for first time from China ROM (All your data and files on internal storage will be deleted!)
    - Update your stock ROM to the latest via updater app first..
    - Unlock your bootloader by Mi Unlock tool https://en.miui.com/unlock/
    - Download our ROM zip file BETA or STABLE
    - If you are on Windows: Right click on downloaded zip - Settings - Unblock zip content
    D9NcJZp.png

    - Unpack downloaded zip file in the PC
    - Reboot your device to fastboot mode (press volume down + power)
    - Connect to PC via original USB cable
    - Run fastboot installation script as administrator from unpacked zip according your PC operating system

    For Windows OS ./windows_fastboot_first_install_with_data_format.bat
    For Linux ./linux_fastboot_first_install_with_data_format.sh
    For MacOS ./macos_fastboot_first_install_with_data_format.sh

    - After reboot its done (first boot may take up to 15min)


    Steps to install update of xiaomi.eu ROM (All your data and files on internal storage will NOT be deleted!)
    - Download our ROM zip file WEEKLY or STABLE
    - Unpack downloaded zip file in the PC
    - Reboot your device to fastboot mode (press volume down + power)
    - Connect to PC via USB cable
    - Run fastboot installation script from unpacked zip according your PC operating system

    For Windows OS ./windows_fastboot_update_rom.bat
    For Linux ./linux_fastboot_update_rom.sh
    For MacOS ./macos_fastboot_update_rom.sh

    Update guide on the video

    - After reboot its done (first boot may take up to 10min)

    Update via OTA:
    Installation via OTA is currently not possible due to missing TWRP
    Updater will notify you about new version and download it to your device for you
    You have to copy it to your PC, unpack it and run fastboot_update_rom sctipt



    Enjoy.. :)

    -----------EDIT 20.5.2021--------------

    Since weekly 21.5.20, we are releasing TWRP version of our ROMs for MI11...


    TWRP install via fastboot command
    Code:
    fastboot boot twrp.img

    To change TWRP language to English, press bottom right button and select English..

    TWRP for MI11 venus

    For install ROM, just select in TWRP - Install - ROM zip - reboot


    Enjoy.. :)
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    Stupid question but EU network band work as it should ? L1 certificate? What about Google pay?
    all OK..
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    [Update!] So after 6 days of testing I am satisfied with 12.5 rom and stayed on this rom. But I did had a little adventure which I want to share. After first installation I uninstalled bunch of apps (some to many) and I had some random freezes and few minor bugs. So I tried to download EU stable but all of the files were corrupted on the export (I downloaded around 5 times from 3 different devices and exported with 3 different software's like WinRAR, 7zip and windows) and the result was always the same ending in errors. But non the less I tried to install it and I bricked my device :) first time :) So I tried to install global 12.0.3.0 and bricked my device for the second time :) (follow @PandaKiller instruction how to solve rollback protection if you want to go back from 12.5 to global or some other rom) and so I tried my last option that is to just install the same rom 12.5 which I was already on and that end up successful. I uninstall bunch of apps again but much less this time and the rom is very stable since than (March 6.) and works good. Insignificant battery drain on airplane mode or while the phone is off, around 4 - 6 % which is acceptable. Global rom have google dialer which for me is hideous and I like miui dialer much much more. EU 12.5 is noticeable faster and more responsive.​


    Apps that I removed :

    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.mi.globalbrowser (MIUI browser)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox (Google)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.hotwordenrollment.xgoogle (Google Assistant)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.hotwordenrollment.okgoogle (Google Assistant)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.mi.health (MIUI Health)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.ar.lens (Google Lens)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.email (Mail)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.mms (Messaging)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.xiaomi.payment (Mi Coin)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.miui.videoplayer (Mi Video)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.miui.player (Music)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.miui.notes (Notes)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.miui.huanji (Mi Mover)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.miui.weather2 (Weather)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.miui.personalassistant (MIUI app vault)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.xiaomi.migameservice (Mi Game Service)
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.protips (Home Screen Tips)

    I updated uninstalled apps on 2 places where I posted it so for other users don't have same problems I had.
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    Updated my Xiaomi Mi11 yesterday to EU-rom Stable.
    I've had many doubts about flashing, because so many people here bricked their Mi11's.

    Followed all the rules, and..... it worked :)

    Some remarks to people who have fear to update:

    -my phone is European version, with latest 12.0.9 version on it. Not chinese (as the instrucions tell you). That is no problem for flashing the EU Rom.

    -i unlocked bootloader through official Xiami unlock tool

    -after unlock, i rebooted phone and set it up again (just quick and dirty). Also check if "OEM Unlock" is still switched on.

    -after downloading ROM it was kind of hard to find the "Unblock zip content" in the properties of the zip-file. It's there right after you download the file, but disappears after some seconds, leaving you no option to select that in Windows. Kind of strange.
    I downloaded the file 3 times, third time i was quick enough to be able to tick the box.

    -i followed all the rules stated in the start of this topic

    -another part where it could have gone wrong: a couple of seconds after starting the update procedure in CMD, you see the screen stopping. Leaving you with the last message: "Successful". I almost wanted to plug out the usb-cable and restart, but then i realized: "this has taken only 20 seconds, it can't be that fast...". But: the screen on my pc didn't show any sign of further progress. So: my hands already became sweaty.... "oh no...another mi11 bricked". But: it worked. After some time the update process continued.
    So the advice here is: Stay Calm And Wait!! It will continue after a minute or so.

    -i also got an error message in the end about not being able to create some disk part. But: that was no problem. Mi11 booted, which took around 8 minutes and then it was done.

    Happy.