******* Redmi Note 3 Bricked

Feb 5, 2016
Hey guys

Basically I ordered the phone from the European Warehouse and it arrived via DHL courier a few days later.

As soon as I got it I turned it on and I thought something was strange cause the language options only had Chinese, English UK and English US when I know for a fact the default Chinese ROM has dozens of languages (two of my friends have the exact same phone bought from ******* as well) then when I went to chose the location again another weird thing, there were no European countries to chose from, no US or Canada either, just African, Asian, Middle Eastern and South American countries. Which again shouldn't be like this and while I was looking at the countries available it crashed, black screen.

And from that moment on it never turned on again, no led charging light nothing, it was totally hard bricked.

After doing a lot of research, I came to the conclusion that ******* probably flashes phones that are sold in the European Warehouse with a global or European ROM, and they remove the default Chinese ROM.

Well clearly the idiot who did mine did a ****** job and didn't even test it or if he did didn't care.

72 hours still no reply from ******* from my 3 messages, I know it's the Chinese new year but I'm still totally pissed.

Does anyone know what ROM ******* uses? I've been trying to flash a new ROM using SP Flash Tools, but i keep getting ENABLE DRAM FAIL error everytime!

Please help!

Feb 5, 2016
Thanks for your help in advance!

As you can see from the attached, the error I keep getting is the 4032. I've tried flashing different ROM's, using different versions of SP flash tool (tried 1516, 1532 and 1548) but the error I keep getting is the same. From the screenshot I am trying 'Download Only', but I've also tried 'Firmware Upgrade' and 'Format All + Download'.

I've tried on 2 different computers - both running Win7. I've installed the drivers many times (from various different zip/exe files), by following the uninstall through USBDeview and reinstalling (also tried adding legacy hardware on Device Manager). My PC recognises the phone as a MTK USB Port (and not as Preloader USB VCOM or DA USB as I've seen in other situations - could this be the issue?)

Once plugged to USB, if I don't do anything it automatically connects and disconnects, non-stop (keep hearing the connect/disconnect sound on Windows).

Let me know if you have any ideas for this!


Nov 29, 2013
Try this method, it is an official method of unbricking your RN3 (from 4pda.ru) and a good guy wrote it to this forum:


As I have read 4PDA.ru, there is no possibility to make brick. People did different things to their mobile and in the worst, they flashed with this method :)
Another MUST HAVE thing are DRIVERS. Maybe you haven't installed them :)

I am also seeing from the screenshot that you flash STABLE 7.1.6. I think first you have to flash FASTBOOT STABLE or DEV CHINA ROM and then you can flash something else.
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Feb 5, 2016
Hey guys

Thank you so much for your feedback, I have tried both methods you guys posted but unfortunately they didnt work

So once again I keep having problems with trying to flash the phone as I keep getting ENABLE DRAM FAILED. Yesterday I was looking closely at my Device Manager in Windows 7 and only once in a while would I get under the Com Drivers DA USB VCOM Port showing up (Only in Device Manager)

So then I started looking at SPFlash Tools and I used Version 1516, 1520 and 1532

But as you can see in the picture below


In the bottom right corner I only having showing up MTK USB Port no matter what I do, and even when under device manager in windows DA USB VCOM Port would show, i would still get the same error.

I have read and seen that for the flashing to work in the bottom right it has to say DA USB VCOM Port

like this picture


But I can never get it to work!

Can anyone help me and tell me what I am doing wrong?

I have installed all the drivers:

VCOM Driver MTK v1.0.14.exe

I have added the drivers manually with windows 7 by using device manager and "add legacy hardware"

I have removed all previous drivers and tried this many times.

Any help would be great. Thanks!
Jan 2, 2016
I think finding a 7.00.11 ROM is a bad idea, because it doesn't depend on ******* version of miui. It is something in phone.
it is possible that the phone is broken but I can assure you that if in the phone there is the Sp Flash Tool never works with the official stable, dev or any custom rom
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Feb 21, 2016
When flashing, you must unpick preloaded or you will brick. My RN3 comes from GB and I flashed to 6.1.14 bêta with succès, it's a good rom for me. I will try 6.2.18 next...

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