From Kk To Lollipop


May 20, 2013
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Can I update from miui v6 kk (xiaomi.eu_multi_aries_5.3.20) to the last lollipop using Updater?
Must I have the cwm recovery to wipe if needed? or can I use the mi recovery?
Thank you in advance
 
Nov 3, 2014
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In CWM with lollipop wipes don't work. I used TWRP (but it hasn't TDB)

This is what I did.

Flash lollipop over kk
Flash gapps, do a wipe cache and dalwik cache and flash over them
this play service.

No data lost, but some apps need lollipop version.
 
May 20, 2013
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Thank you
Did u flash both systems with TWRP?
I though I could use Updater and that gapps were included....
 
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No, switch to system 1 (system0 partition) and flash TWRP.
TWRP doesn't have TDB support, so you can modify only system 1 (system0 partition)

I learned I don't need TDB, I use one system at time
 
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It depends. If you want smiui you need CWM or TWRP. If you want Xiaomi.eu release you can flash it by updater. But for gapps and fixed play services I don't know... You can try do to it with mirecovery. If it doesn't accept those zips, you need CWM/TWRP. If it accept I don't know if wipe cache and dalvik works.
 
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I tried to install a custom recovery with success, but every time I reboot the device it come back to the stock one (mirecovery).
Maybe I do something wrong.....help please
 
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I ear that is a Miui v6 bootloader problem. I don't know how you can solve it.

Maybe you can try to flash with adb. Extract .img file from .zip file.
Use those commands in adb:

adb reboot bootloader
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img