Redmi 3s 8.1.1.0.0 Can't Flash


Snijworst

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My Redmi 3s keeps telling me there are no updates.
Got unlock permission but the unlocktool says there is no need to unlock.
When rebooting to bootloader it shows a graphic saying i need to connect to mipcsuit
Flashing TWRP does not work

What happens here?
 
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Jaime DLH

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8.1.1.0.0? Like that, 5 digits? Looks like a fake vendor ROM...

How does flashing TWRP fail? What error do you get?
 

Jaime DLH

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It's a fake ROM... As far as I know, official stable releases have 4 digits.

In order to get OTA updates, you must install an official MIUI release (dev or stable). If MI Unlock says there's no need to unlock, I think you should be able to flash an official release using MiFlash.
 

Snijworst

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Flashing any ROM with MiFlash is not possible, MiFlash says "error".

Installed TWRP and rooted my phone, worked as should be.
Then downloaded official stock-ROM and installed it, now it does not boot anymore.
Only fastboot mode, but MiFlash again says "error" when trying to re-install any ROM
 

MarkyO

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I think there are different versions of MiFlash around. You should try out, if any of these will work.
 

Snijworst

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I bought my Redmi at howsea.com and it seems they have their own crappy rom and flashing another rom is blocked for whatever reason. Now, the software itself isn't that bad; it has virtualy no bloatware, no annoying commersials and no unneeded apps, but updates are not available. Think i will contact them to see whats possible...
 
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gkent

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Flashing any ROM with MiFlash is not possible, MiFlash says "error".

Installed TWRP and rooted my phone, worked as should be.
Then downloaded official stock-ROM and installed it, now it does not boot anymore.
Only fastboot mode, but MiFlash again says "error" when trying to re-install any ROM
Are you sure you flashed the correct ROM? Where did you get this ROM? You may not be able to post a link, so you will have to be innovative.
 

gkent

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Let's go back a little. Is your bootloader unlocked? I am asking because your bootloader must be unlocked before you can flash with MiFlash.

I can't post links but I can tell you the latest official MIUI Global Stable ROM is 8.1.1.0.
  • The recovery (zip) package is named land_global_images_V8.1.1.0.MALMIDI_20161108.0000.00_6.0_global_cd3d94ba1e.zip and the MD5 checksum is 874f56cdc17319d76aa0160d80d4ef0f
  • The Fastboot ROM (tzg) is named land_global_images_V8.1.1.0.MALMIDI_20161108.0000.00_6.0_global_cd3d94ba1e.tzg and the MD5 is cd3d94ba1e80a9c2297b19c6e3590bad
For the weekly xiaomi.eu ROMs
  • The MD5 for xiaomi.eu_multi_HM3SHM3X_7.3.23_v8-6.0.zip is 3af35556b457b77d776396d919e0b8ff
  • The MD5 for xiaomi.eu_multi_HM3SHM3X_7.3.30_v8-6.0.zip is 31ba622d24dda8f7bbd2536946a55d18
You can check an ensure the file names and MD5 checksums match.