Total Noob needs advice/help


Cammybuu

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Sep 16, 2022
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Hi everyone. I am waiting delivery of the 12S Ultra in South Africa. Now I have tried watching multiple videos and reading multiple threads but I still have some concerns. Hopefully someone can guide/help me.

1. The phone comes with CN ROM stock, I have read about eu rom, what is this? Will I get updates automatically if I change to this rom or will have to upgrade manually?
2. Does the eu rom improve battery life and cameras?
3. What does not work with eu rom compared to what does on CN rom?
4. Which method of flashing is easiest and most secure?
5. I read something about 168hours somewhere. Is there a way to bypass that?
 

JiaiJ

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Jun 11, 2020
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1) It is a modified CN (for 12s Ultra) ROM with translations / Google services among other things. There is a list in the stable thread OP : https://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/miui-13-stable-release.64441/

You should get (mostly) automatic updates, but you should be prepared for manual updates any time it is needed.
2) No
3) Chinese only services and apps are removed from the ROM
4) You don't really have a choice (I believe the current ROM is recovery)
5) No
 

Cammybuu

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Sep 16, 2022
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1) It is a modified CN (for 12s Ultra) ROM with translations / Google services among other things. There is a list in the stable thread OP : https://xiaomi.eu/community/threads/miui-13-stable-release.64441/

You should get (mostly) automatic updates, but you should be prepared for manual updates any time it is needed.
2) No
3) Chinese only services and apps are removed from the ROM
4) You don't really have a choice (I believe the current ROM is recovery)
5) No
Thank you for taking your time to reply to me.
On the above-mentioned "current ROM is recovery", can you send me a link on the process I need to follow? Is it safe to say I am too lazy to read through 216 pages of forum thread.