Is my MI3 genuine?


Jun 19, 2014
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Hi, when I got my MI3 in the post today, I wanted to make sure it is genuine so I checked cpu-z, recovery mode and updates.

These are screenshots from cpu-z:



Is this right for a real MI3?

I checked the fastboot and I got the mibunny. But then I checked recovery mode and it does not look like in this thread: http://en.miui.com/thread-12053-1-1.html

Instead my recovery looks like this:



Then, I checked the about phone page.

My MIUI version doesn't start with MIUI-JX like this thread says it should http://en.miui.com/thread-19798-1-1.html

Instead my MIUI version says MIUI-4.5.30:


When I check for updates, I have this:



So it looks like I do not have the real MIUI either... My phone had Play Store already installed but not MI market.

So I am not sure what to think :confused:

Can you tell me if my phone is real? Thank you :)
 
Jun 19, 2014
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Hi Piesko, thank you very much for your help. I used the Update app to update to 4.6.13 and it worked, does this mean it is real? I read somewhere that only real ones can update to latest version.

If it is real I do not want to try flashing it because I am scared I will do something wrong and break it! Thank you for your help :)
 
Aug 21, 2013
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Yes yours looks genuine from pics and if it was fake it wouldn't update. So your good. Where did you buy yours from?

Sent from my MI 2 using Tapatalk
 
May 11, 2013
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It is original, but it has a custom recovery. Maybe it was used just for installing an international MIUI version, or maybe you get a used/refurbished phone...
 
Jun 19, 2014
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Hi everyone, thank you so much for your help!

I am very glad my phone is real, but last night I installed antutu and did the test.

The score is 19375! That is really low. Could it be because of the custom recovery? If I do the re flash like piesko says will that fix it? Thank you so much for your help :)
 
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Dont trust the benchmarks... Maybe it was in power saving mode instead of performance (where it gives the ~33.000 score)
 
Jun 19, 2014
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Hi deini, thank you for the suggestion, but I have tried a few times on all the battery modes and it never reached 20,000.

I know the bench marks are not perfect but there is such a big difference!

Sorry about the smilies I can't seem to delete them when writing from my phone

:eek::rolleyes::eek:
 
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Mmm well, it can also be a problem with your rom, some apps... But everything indicates that you have a real Xiaomi mi3
 
Jun 19, 2014
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Hi deini, thank you for your help, I will be brave and try the reflashing tonight and see if that helps!! Thank you very much for your words :)
 
Jun 19, 2014
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Hi everyone - I did the reflash like piesko said and the antutu benchmark is 26,000 now! So it is a lot better. I am very happy. Thank you :)

Now I want to install the international rom again, piesko says " After that you can reflash last dev version in the classic way." can someone please tell me what is the classic way? Thank you :D

Edit - I have found instructions here! I hope this works :) http://en.miui.com/thread-11047-1-1.html
 
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