It looks like MIUI 9 beta is starting to roll out:
It's still based on Marshmallow according to people on that thread.
Yeah... They pulled back the update, after being official for several weeks... For the past months, I think Xiaomi has been really sloppy with the whole update topic. They don't state why they pulled back 188.8.131.52, as far as I can tell; does anyone know the reason?
But if you're in EDL mode right now, that may be a good thing... You're all set for a clean flash using MiFlash...
Perhaps you just need to install the proper drivers in your PC for the flash to be successful... There are several tutorials on how to do just that on this forum.
Thank you all for your responses. Finally, I'm not selling the phone, but my sister has borrowed it for some time to test it, and I ended up flashing this LineageOS build on it before handing it over. So far... It's working great! Let's see how it behaves after a couple days.
@MarkyO , is this the one you refer to:
That was the only SlimROM reference I found on the XDA Redmi 3S forum. It sure looks smooth and all, but by the comments it looks like it still...
Thanks for your recommendations!
@MarkyO , I'll check SlimROM6, hadn't looked at it before... I like AOSP style ROMS a lot (in fact, I'm running LineageOS on my Mi 5 right now). Don't get me wrong, the work done by the .eu devs is great... but I prefer stock Android over MIUI :-)
I'm selling my Redmi 3S, and I'd like to hand it over to the new owner with the best possible ROM from Xiaomi.eu, the one that's most stable and functional. I currently have .eu 184.108.40.206 Stable installed, and generally speaking, it performs well.... But it's not perfect. Notifications...
Xiaomi.eu 220.127.116.11 surely is a nice improvement over 18.104.22.168, but it has its quirks too. I had some problems with notifications (not all of them came through) and the WiFi problem I describe some posts above in this thread. But anyway, it's a very nice ROM, and clearly an improvement over...
I think I have another issue with 22.214.171.124 which wasn't there on previous versions. On two occasions, my phone has refused to connect to known and registered WiFi networks; it just sits there, using cellular data, when in reach of WiFi. It can "see" the WiFi networks SSIDs, but does not connect...
If you switch ROMs (for example, going from stable to dev, or viceversa) it's always necessary to perform a wipe (/data, /dalvik and /cache) or else you'll get all the problems you describe (force closes, etc.), and even more. I'd try a factory reset, that should solve it.