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Question [SOLVED] Having Trouble Updating to MIUI 12.5

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JanPauw

New member
Sep 26, 2021
4
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Redmi Note 10 Pro
Hi, I recently got myself the Redmi Note 10 Pro and it came with a stock ROM of MIUI 12.0.2 Stable (RKFZAVC).
I live in South Africa, hence the "ZA" in "RKFZAVC".

I of course went to the settings and tried updating to the latest stable version of the ROM as I have been seeing videos online about MIUI 12.5. I had no luck there... It tells me that there aren't any Updates available.

So my second idea was to download the ROM myself and load it onto the phone and use the "Choose update package" option from the update screen. I had no luck with this either; Firstly I cannot find the RKFZAVC version of the ROM anywhere online. And secondly downloading a global ROM or an EU ROM, does not work, as the phone does not see them as "official".

I did some more research and then found the Mi PC Suite Tool (http://pcsuite.mi.com/). I booted into recovery, signed into the software, and tried doing an update through "Update>R. Flash". This method actually found an updated RKFZAVC ROM and started downloading it.

Now my problem is, as soon as the download reaches 50%, my phone restarts into the "System" and because of that the update fails, with the software prompting me with the message: "Couldn't Update. Sign in to your Mi Account".

I tried this once or twice again, and the same thing happens.

PS: The bootloader is still locked. But I have linked the Phone to my Mi Account, following the steps laid out in the settings page under developer options.

So I guess my question(s) is are:
  • Does anyone know what could be causing the 50% issue? Could it be because of the bootloader not being unlocked?
  • Does anyone know where I would be able to download my South African ROM(RKFZAVC) to maybe try "Choose update package" again?
Any help/point in a direction would be much appreciated :). If push comes to shove, I'll just wait my 7 days, and flash something custom.

Thanks in advance.
 

JanPauw

New member
Sep 26, 2021
4
0
Redmi Note 10 Pro
I have found a solution. I realised that the MiPCSuite after the initial download to 50% always started from 50% again. So I had to assume the files were downloaded somewhere... In the MiPCSuite settings, you can set your download directories, but there is one that is not displayed there, but the folder is on the same level as the two directories...
It should look something like this: "D:\Xiaomi\MiPhoneManager\OTA"
Where "D:" can be exchanged with whatever your drive letters are set to.

I copied that file over to my phone, did the "Choose update package", and now I have MIUI 12.5.
 

unoturbo1

Member
Oct 8, 2010
23
5
Redmi Note 10 Pro
Hi, I am also from South Africa. I actually just changed the region in settings to India, checked for update, and my phone was updated to MIUI 12.5.2 (Redmi note 10 pro). To what MIUI version was your phone updated to through the Mi software?
 

JanPauw

New member
Sep 26, 2021
4
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Redmi Note 10 Pro
Hi, I am also from South Africa. I actually just changed the region in settings to India, checked for update, and my phone was updated to MIUI 12.5.2 (Redmi note 10 pro). To what MIUI version was your phone updated to through the Mi software?
It updated to MIUI 12.5.2 as well, but of course, the South African version, which I quickly realised is restricted to some nice features.
I found a thread describing the region changing, and I did that :LOL: Wish I'd have known sooner...
 

unoturbo1

Member
Oct 8, 2010
23
5
Redmi Note 10 Pro
It updated to MIUI 12.5.2 as well, but of course, the South African version, which I quickly realised is restricted to some nice features.
I found a thread describing the region changing, and I did that :LOL: Wish I'd have known sooner...
I noticed the restriction to some of the features shown in YouTube videos as well, so it updated to the same version as yours. I was hoping for 12.5.8 which is latest global version, but no luck.
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