Strange Serial Number On Redmi Note 3g

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  1. cosmik

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    Hello, just received a Redmi Note 3G from b2cbuying.com. It came with a non-standard V96 something multilang firmware (not upgradeable).

    For some reason, there is no updater app. Additionally, trying to select manually a firmware from about phone, crashes to the home screen...

    Upon further inspection, the phone had a serial number 01234567890abcdef! Obviously, this had nothing to do with the number on the box.

    Any idea what might be happening here? Perhaps a refurbished unit?
     
  2. cosmik

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    Some additional info. In the battery compartment there is a sticker that has both the IMEI and the S/N, both correct as per phone packaging.

    But I still can not update the damned thing. Trying to enter the recovery mode, I am thrown into the menu with the 3 options (recovery, fastboot etc) and pressing vol+ does allow me to navigate, however vol- does nothing.

    With a previous Redmi Note 3g I somehow overcame this problem, but I do not remember how. Any idea on how to proceed?
     
  3. cosmik

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    Ok, so I managed to enter recovery by enabling developer options on the phone, enabling USB debugging and then doing "adb reboot recovery"!

    Using that I tried to flash the official Redmi Note 3G V37.0 stable (miui_H3W_JHDCNBH37.0_1cad113fee_4.2.zip ). It failed stating:
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    assert failed: getprop("ro.product.device") == "lsch92_wet_jb9" || _getprop("r.build.product") == "lcsh92_wet_jb9"
    Installation aborted
    
    Then I tried to flash the multilang V40 available from xiaomi.eu. It worked perfectly??!??!!!

    Still, I wanted to flash once the official V37. I managed to do it from recovery, but by selecting update from adb and by using "adb sideload <official firmware fullpathname>" on the pc, while connected to the phone.

    It puzzles me why the serial number was not the same as in the box. Refurbished after all?
     
  4. Sakat

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    I don't know about your update problem. But I had a Hongmi 1S that had the same serial number. Not a fake phone, got it from the official website of Xiaomi. I even checked it at the Xiaomi Center to be sure.
     
  5. cosmik

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    I am certain this is an original phone, otherwise it would not accept any official or multi language firmware. Can you please provide a link to the Xiaomi authentication facility?
     
  6. Sakat

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    Sorry, I don't know it, I never had to use it as I'm only buying from the official website.
     

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