New Mi Policy About Lock Bootlader

Discussion in 'Mi General' started by debianus, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. debianus

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    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?
     
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  2. Unxpect3d

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    Hello, i bought a mi4c and it came with a miui version strange , 77.0.4.0, then i changed for 7.0.16.0 china stable version.
    The question is, my bootloader is locked with this version? I never used a developer version! Just the two mentioned up!
    How can i update my mi4c to the xiaomi.eu libra 6.1.14 without bricking my phone?
    Please help
    Thanks a lot
     
  3. debianus

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