Long time iPhone user needs help with his new Xiaomi MIUI

Discussion in 'Xiaomi Redmi (Red Rice / HongMi)' started by Remixed, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Remixed

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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.
     
  2. honu

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  3. MikelFuchs

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    Before installing any new rom: which red rice version did u buy? There are 6 different meanwhile

    Sent from my MI 2 using Tapatalk
     
  4. Remixed

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    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
     
  5. 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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  6. Remixed

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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.
     
  7. 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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  10. pjovp

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    These days my first question is, are you sure your phone is original. Have you check it?
     

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