As this matter is very important for Mi European Community (and its future) althought there was a discussion already for best order I am opening this thread for get the Community possition. More references: http://www.xda-developers.com/xiaomi-locks-bootloader-on-recent-devices/ XDA thread Mi reason: Everybody here is happy here with unclock bootloaders; but certainly it is fine for users as us, but not for rookies or for a brand policy. I have bought eight Mi phones (friends and familiy) but I have had the xiaomi.eu ROM installation procedure. The problem is not European resellers (2 year guarantee and xiaomi.eu rom installed). But China resellers sell devices with a lot of bloatware and modified ROMS: phone became unusable (recently I see it in one Mi4c). Then the problem really is: rookie user buys a Mi phone to a Chinese reseller. I sure as hell won't recommend a device from Xiaomi because of the bloatware, fails, ramdom reboots, etc. I have readed lots of negative reviews of Mi phones in amazon.es for theses issues. I believe the unblock booloader procedure by Mi is too large and require too much steps mainly because is looking avoid the unlock by resellers. And: one month for phone arrives from China and one month more for code unlock. But really: Any rookie user knows about fastboot, roms, wipe, etc? The phone will arrive with an Oficial ROM (only in English and Chinese) and he/she will ask: what about German, Franch, Spanish, etc? Will any rookie to buy a Mi phone in Europe or South America (except U.K.). Obviously not: only Mi roms and markets lost. Conclusion: - Advances users will not buy Mi devices for this horrible unclock bootloader procedure. - Rookie users will not buy devices with official ROMS only in English and Chinese. And Why blocks all devices and not only newly bought? What if we thinks about a fine solution for Mi and for European Community too?