Question About Locked Bootloading


Apr 29, 2016
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Hi sorry for the noob question but I'm looking at getting the Redmi Note 3

I keep seeing issues with the bootloader being locked. My question is if I'm ordering from ******* and they have the international ROM with google play etc on it, would I necessarily need to unlock the bootloader?

What benefits is there from changing the ROM? Cheers
 
Nov 17, 2015
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I ordered from ******* and had my device with a custom romantic installed from the vendor (you should better ask ******* not to install a modified rom when ordering). Google was installed but no way to update officially.
I flashed with miflash the last global stable but had issues with WiFi. Then updated to the last global beta en.miui.
This is pretty decent and good rom.
I DID ALL WITHOUT UNLOCKING THE BOOTLOADER.
 
Nov 17, 2015
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Don't think.... I don't know I was forced to flash my actual Rom. It is not a question of difficulty (lots of guides to read but very detailed) but the risk to make an error and have potentially your phone bricked...
 

hawks

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Jan 7, 2016
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I have been waiting for 2 weeks to get an unlock code but I didn't receive anything. Then I followed a guide to do semi-unlock and flashed xiaomi.eu ROm 7.2.2 on my Redmi Note 3 Pro (kenzo).
 
Apr 19, 2016
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Also alot of customised ROMs by suppliers have malware on them. I am a noob myself. When I got my phone first thing I did was check for malware. and as expected found loads of it using AVG. So I went through all the hoops of figuring out how to flash and asking questions whether I needed to unlock the bootloader.

So far I HAVE FLASHED GLOBAL ROM STABLE WITHOUT UNLOCKING BOOT LOADER. Although I have got the confirmation from xiaomi to unlock the bootloader I have decided not to do it now as I am very happy with the kenzo ROM I have now.
 
Apr 19, 2016
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it is MIUI Global 7.2 Stable - 7.2.3.0(LHOMIDA)

I don't have any wifi issues at all. Everything working as it should. I have a Redmi note 3 pro 32gb by the way. Also as soon as I installed the above ROM I got a OTA update as well.

and this is the step by step I followed. ....thread-235865-1-1.html
 

hawks

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Also alot of customised ROMs by suppliers have malware on them. I am a noob myself. When I got my phone first thing I did was check for malware. and as expected found loads of it using AVG. So I went through all the hoops of figuring out how to flash and asking questions whether I needed to unlock the bootloader.

So far I HAVE FLASHED GLOBAL ROM STABLE WITHOUT UNLOCKING BOOT LOADER. Although I have got the confirmation from xiaomi to unlock the bootloader I have decided not to do it now as I am very happy with the kenzo ROM I have now.
I would gladly keep Global Stable ROM if it had the Dutch language on it.