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Prabhgill96

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how much difference does it make if I install custom. I have pretty good experience so far with miui and I like it because it have many features and customisations. Which custom rom would you recommend me to install.
 

jefffrom

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With the search function of the form your question is already been answered
 
how much difference does it make if I install custom. I have pretty good experience so far with miui and I like it because it have many features and customisations. Which custom rom would you recommend me to install.
If you like Stock MIUI, you'll like the Xiaomi.eu Custom ROMs. They provide the latest MIUI straight from the China ROMs (they always get updates first) + Improvements + it's debloated. Xiaomi.eu also provides Weekly ROMs (Beta builds), with updates every week.
 
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DaRdamnDoG

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how much difference does it make if I install custom. I have pretty good experience so far with miui and I like it because it have many features and customisations. Which custom rom would you recommend me to install.
Let's do it. I just requested the manufacturer to unlock my bootloader.

@dreamytom so is it true about the 168 hours myth? I have already broken the queue 4 times.
 

pedrowood

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I'd totally recommend flashing a custom, when I flashed arrow os I noticed how it was way better than miui on an overall level.
 

DaRdamnDoG

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Yeah, I think most developers are Indians now, but most of design are not far different. In my experience, very bad support too.
 

DaRdamnDoG

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You do have to wait 1 Week to unlock the bootloader after the request ^^
And it sucks because theres no timer you can check, too many misleading guides and tutorials in some Indian websites, even the Mi forum they don't mention about it. I don't see the reason to keep it as a secret, but moderators don't seem to care.
 
And it sucks because theres no timer you can check, too many misleading guides and tutorials in some Indian websites, even the Mi forum they don't mention about it. I don't see the reason to keep it as a secret, but moderators don't seem to care.
No, I think you misunderstand.

Firstly, you have to request a Bootloader Unlock using Mi Unlock. It'll tell you the countdown (which will be 6 days and 23 hours).
 

DaRdamnDoG

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No, I think you misunderstand.

Firstly, you have to request a Bootloader Unlock using Mi Unlock. It'll tell you the countdown (which will be 6 days and 23 hours).
I have requested it says I havee to wait for a total of 168 hours, right? It says I better not press it again or it will reset to default 168 hours. It won't tell you "You have remaining 24 hours to go" the next time you press unlock.
 
I have requested it says I havee to wait for a total of 168 hours, right? It says I better not press it again or it will reset to default 168 hours. It won't tell you "You have remaining 24 hours to go" the next time you press unlock.
No, it won't reset, don't listen to such people.
Back when I unlocked mine I checked a few times during the countdown, and it would say "Error: X hours remaining" or something like that. So I think it really does show the countdown. ^^
 

DaRdamnDoG

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No, it won't reset, don't listen to such people.
Back when I unlocked mine I checked a few times during the countdown, and it would say "Error: X hours remaining" or something like that. So I think it really does show the countdown. ^^
Well, you can't blame them as their translation from Chinese is indeed rather confusing. Anyway, I got mine reset because I had itchy hands to play around with it and something went wrong so I had to hard reset it, I think if you logout from the device then it will reset, right?
 

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how much difference does it make if I install custom. I have pretty good experience so far with miui and I like it because it have many features and customisations. Which custom rom would you recommend me to install.
If you like miui then stick with it why go through the hassle of installing another rom, install xiaomieu its better than stock miui. If you really want to try custom roms, i recommend try evolutionX.
 

DaRdamnDoG

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I assure u it will reset. I have tried it myself
HAHAHA, I actually dont even felt like doing the 168 hours anymore, probably keeping it locked in case I don't get stuck trying to use for official procedures. But man, I must admit XiaoMi devs are such dirty bastards, I mean they do not have any sort of tidyness. Do you know where they keep the themes? Where should i place the .mtz theme file I downloaded? I hope it does not require me to unpack it and insert to each folder respectively.
 

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HAHAHA, I actually dont even felt like doing the 168 hours anymore, probably keeping it locked in case I don't get stuck trying to use for official procedures. But man, I must admit XiaoMi devs are such dirty bastards, I mean they do not have any sort of tidyness. Do you know where they keep the themes? Where should i place the .mtz theme file I downloaded? I hope it does not require me to unpack it and insert to each folder respectively.
The 168 hours wait is just pure stupid. But u can actually request it first and don't unlock. Just leave it there
 

DaRdamnDoG

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The 168 hours wait is just pure stupid. But u can actually request it first and don't unlock. Just leave it there
I actually didn't literally touch it, I just accidentally screw up by uninstalling some apps with weird names (first time XiaoMi user) It is shocking when I compared to XiaoMi with 400 preinstalled apps total and my HUAWEI only had just a little over 200. Now I'm trying to look around finding where got answers to MIUI theming mechanism. I dont know where they place it its just invnisible.
 

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    how much difference does it make if I install custom. I have pretty good experience so far with miui and I like it because it have many features and customisations. Which custom rom would you recommend me to install.
    If you like Stock MIUI, you'll like the Xiaomi.eu Custom ROMs. They provide the latest MIUI straight from the China ROMs (they always get updates first) + Improvements + it's debloated. Xiaomi.eu also provides Weekly ROMs (Beta builds), with updates every week.
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    And it sucks because theres no timer you can check, too many misleading guides and tutorials in some Indian websites, even the Mi forum they don't mention about it. I don't see the reason to keep it as a secret, but moderators don't seem to care.
    Can use mi unlock tool to attempt to unlock, it will show the countdown timer there
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    No, it won't reset, don't listen to such people.
    Back when I unlocked mine I checked a few times during the countdown, and it would say "Error: X hours remaining" or something like that. So I think it really does show the countdown. ^^
    I assure u it will reset. I have tried it myself