Long time iPhone user needs help with his new Xiaomi MIUI


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I bought a Redrice in China a few weeks ago and I am now back in Australia. Everything is working fine, but I was wondering what I can do about the following 2 questions.

1) Even though I have changed my language to English, I still get some Chinese, particularly with the Keyboard. It is not a big issue, and I have learnt to deal with it, but would be good if I could change to English.

2) Is there any way to get Google Play store onto this phone?

I have tried to update to the latest rom available here - http://en.miui.com/download-82.html but this does not work, as I have the latest ROM.

I am new to Android, but am iPhone programmer (about to learn Android programming), so advanced instructions are fine.
 
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Hi. Please follow the thread to get google play on your phone. http://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/google-play-and-gmail-dont-work-on-hongmi.22584/page-2

Otherwise I would recommend installing the ported Singapore version which already has google installed. see http://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/...rom-20-feb-14-ported-to-wcdma-cn-hk-tw.23648/
Thanks, those instruction worked, I now have Google Play on my device.

I bought the WCDMA version. Model Number: 2013023: MIUI Version: MIUI-JHBCNAL5.0
 

honu

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Good to hear google play is working.

The ported SG version might also be something for you. It also solves the dissapearing paid apps after reboot issue.
I installed it two days ago and also came from MIUI-JHBCNAL5.0 firmware.
 
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Thanks...I just tested with a reboot and lost the one paid app I have...so looks like I need the SG version.

Will I lose all my data and settings with this update? I have a bunch of email addresses I needed to add, will not be fun adding them all again.
 

honu

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Through the backup app on your phone you can make backups of your apps, system settings etc. I would recommend to play with that first. You would be able to restore through this app too after installing a new rom.

To be honest I always re-install apps when playing with roms. My calendar, contacts and emails are all stored in google so I only have to enter my google signon once at the account settings and everything is back on my phone.
 
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Doesn't seem to want to work. Dead Android lying on its back with Error about 1/4 the way through the update process after reboot :-(

I can reboot and everything is fine....have tried to install twice, same result.

Any recommended trouble-shooting steps?
 

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