[Mi10T][Review] My experience with xiaomi.eu ROM on the Mi 10T (1 day of use)


robertb_45

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Hi everyone,

So, I finally managed to install this awesome ROM on my Mi10T and I want to share my experience, though this post is more like first impressions since I only have one and a half day using it.

INSTALLATION

After unlocking the bootloader, the installation was pretty easy thanks to this guide and the TWRP that xiaomi.eu provides. Just boot, install ROM, wipe and reboot, I'd say it's pretty noob friendly, so no problems there

FIRST BOOT AND SETUP

Nothing much to say here, the setup performed as usual, felt like I was using a legit Global ROM, Google services are pretty well integrated in the setup, for everything else like PIN, fingerprints, more accounts went good.

PERFORMANCE AND SPEED

Not sure if it is placebo, but after using this ROM for a while, my phone felt like it was brand new, again, it feels really fast, the way the system responds to gestures and touches, it just feels way fast than global ROM, there are no drop frames (or at least a haven't noticed any) and since this phone's got a 144hz display, it feels like these 144fps are constant, always, while using the system, well not exactly, there is AdaptiveSync obviously so things like YouTube or Netflix, the screen goes down to 60 or 24 for saving battery. Even the fingerprint unlock is a bit faster.
edit: I compared with someone with the same phone but with the Global ROM, and there was some stutter on the Global one, that xiaomi.eu didn't have and they told me they felt some difference, so yes, there is optimization.

BATTERY

I can't tell a lot about battery since I only charged the phone once and it didn't reach 100% and have only used it with this ROM for one and a half day.
I would say it's about the same but not sure, I've been installing all my apps, restoring some backups so that consumes a bit extra, however here is a screenshot of the battery usage, settings page:

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FEATURES AND MIUI

Since this ROM is based on the Chinese ROM's, apart from being faster and better optimised, Xiaomi keeps all the goods in China, so this ROM feels richer and a lot more complete than the Global ones. There are small things like the haptic feedback (which feels awesome on this phone by the way) that might seem like nothing, but it makes some difference still.

CERTIFICATES/SAFETYNET/ ALL THAT STUFF

Not that much to say here, if you follow the correct procedure, Widevine should be at L1, play store should be certified and SafetyNet should be passed. For me, all went smooth and all certificates working as expected. Screenshot of Netflix info:

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PROBLEMS AND BUGS

In my journey with this ROM, I have only encounter two small problems:
  • Some media notifications lose their controls. Also sometimes an app that's playing something, doesn't appear at all in notifications and lockscreen
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  • Trying to enable the clipboard privacy protection and approximate location settings, fails. After enabling them and going back, they get disabled:
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THAT'S ALL FOR NOW

So these are my impressions with this awesome ROM at the moment (feels like I'm back at home since I used it on my previous phone) and all I can say is thanks to the xiaomi.eu team for their awesome work and also thanks to the community who helped me to install and get the correct procedure to do it.

Also this post goes to @vret123 since they wanted me to share my experience with this ROM

Thanks again to everyone :)
 
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vret123

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May 17, 2021
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Hi everyone,

So, I finally managed to install this awesome ROM on my Mi10T and I want to share my experience, though this post is more like first impressions since I only have one and a half day using it.

INSTALLATION

After unlocking the bootloader, the installation was pretty easy thanks to this guide and the TWRP that xiaomi.eu provides. Just boot, install ROM, wipe and reboot, I'd say it's pretty noob friendly, so no problems there

FIRST BOOT AND SETUP

Nothing much to say here, the setup performed as usual, felt like I was using a legit Global ROM, Google services are pretty well integrated in the setup, for everything else like PIN, fingerprints, more accounts went good.

PERFORMANCE AND SPEED

Not sure if it is placebo, but after using this ROM for a while, my phone felt like it was brand new, again, it feels really fast, the way the system responds to gestures and touches, it just feels way fast than global ROM, there are no drop frames (or at least a haven't noticed any) and since this phone's got a 144hz display, it feels like these 144fps are constant, always, while using the system, well not exactly, there is AdaptiveSync obviously so things like YouTube or Netflix, the screen goes down to 60 or 24 for saving battery. Even the fingerprint unlock is a bit faster.
edit: I compared with someone with the same phone but with the Global ROM, and there was some stutter on the Global one, that xiaomi.eu didn't have and they told me they felt some difference, so yes, there is optimization.

BATTERY

I can't tell a lot about battery since I only charged the phone once and it didn't reach 100% and have only used it with this ROM for one and a half day.
I would say it's about the same but not sure, I've been installing all my apps, restoring some backups so that consumes a bit extra, however here is a screenshot of the battery usage, settings page:

View attachment 36879


FEATURES AND MIUI

Since this ROM is based on the Chinese ROM's, apart from being faster and better optimised, Xiaomi keeps all the goods in China, so this ROM feels richer and a lot more complete than the Global ones. There are small things like the haptic feedback (which feels awesome on this phone by the way) that might seem like nothing, but it makes some difference still.

CERTIFICATES/SAFETYNET/ ALL THAT STUFF

Not that much to say here, if you follow the correct procedure, Widevine should be at L1, play store should be certified and SafetyNet should be passed. For me, all went smooth and all certificates working as expected. Screenshot of Netflix info:

View attachment 36886

PROBLEMS AND BUGS

In my journey with this ROM, I have only encounter two small problems:
  • Some media notifications lose their controls. Also sometimes an app that's playing something, doesn't appear at all in notifications and lockscreen
View attachment 36881

  • Trying to enable the clipboard privacy protection and approximate location settings, fails. After enabling them and going back, they get disabled:
View attachment 36882

THAT'S ALL FOR NOW

So these are my impressions with this awesome ROM at the moment (feels like I'm back at home since I used it on my previous phone) and all I can say is thanks to the xiaomi.eu team for their awesome work and also thanks to the community who helped me to install and get the correct procedure to do it.

Also this post goes to @vret123 since they wanted me to share my experience with this ROM

Thanks again to everyone :)
This is awesome! Appreciate you so much for this quick review.
The media notifications bug is a bummer but isn't anything major so thank you for bringing that up. The privacy tab features not staying enabled is also not a big deal for me. Overall, it seems this ROM is very good to daily drive our phone in and I'm hoping these small bugs get fixed in the June update.
One thing though, how is the camera app? Do you notice any stutters or any difference at all in picture quality?
Thanks again :)
 

vret123

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Hoping anyone with a Mi 10T Pro gets to share their experience with Xaiomi.EU stable because my only concern really is with the camera.
Though thanks OP @robertb_45 .
 

robertb_45

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Feb 2, 2018
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This is awesome! Appreciate you so much for this quick review.
The media notifications bug is a bummer but isn't anything major so thank you for bringing that up. The privacy tab features not staying enabled is also not a big deal for me. Overall, it seems this ROM is very good to daily drive our phone in and I'm hoping these small bugs get fixed in the June update.
One thing though, how is the camera app? Do you notice any stutters or any difference at all in picture quality?
Thanks again :)
Sorry for late reply. I haven't had enough time to do tests but, the little amount of pics that I've taken I haven't noticed any significant quality difference between all the camera modes.
 

Zeko Ronaldo

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I want to ask about something
In android info what the device name redmi k30 or mi10t

And which screen boot appears when device boot up REDMI OR MI
 

robertb_45

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I want to ask about something
In android info what the device name redmi k30 or mi10t

And which screen boot appears when device boot up REDMI OR MI
The device name appears as "Redmi K30S Ultra" and the boot screen says "Redmi" but that's something that you don't see very often so not a big deal
 
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Zeko Ronaldo

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The device name appears as "Redmi K30S Ultra" and the boot screen says "Redmi" but that's something that you don't see very often so not a big deal
I just want to make sure that i have the correct ROM and don't made a misunderstand and I known recently that this issue cuz the ROM based on Chinese version of MIUI and HW of MI10T is Redmi k30