I put that there because I spent half a day there, it was long.
Why did I do this? Bluetooth issues on the Redmi, heavy slowdowns, recurring connection issues on my Galaxy Gear S3, and the urge to tweak.
If you want to do the same, be careful:
- I will not do any support and these manipulations can destroy your phone.
- You will have to delete the data on your phone.
- Tutorial to follow with full knowledge of the facts. I did this to prevent you wasting too much time putting this information together.
All links are for Redmi Note 7, now nothing prevents adapting all this to another Xiaomi phone. But we will have to look a little.
I set my sights on the PixelExperience ROM, the idea being to have something as close to the Pure Android experience as possible.
And then it was the most commented on XDA, which says comment says popularity, right? No good ok. But she met my criteria.
But before that, you have to unlock your Redmi. And that’s the boring part.
It’s happening on this site: https://en.miui.com/unlock/
- The phone must have been associated with a Xiaomi account, this happens in the settings, Xiaomi Account. By the way, you must have activated the location of the phone in these settings, have defined an emergency phone number. Everything happens here and is essential. I know because I searched for a long time.
- You will need to switch your phone to developer mode. To do this, go to the Android version settings, click on the MIUI version many times until you receive the message “you are a developer”. Congratulations.
- Once in the development settings (Additional settings, development), you can access the section allowing you to unlock the phone. It will first be necessary to deactivate Wifi. The phone will check a lot of things on your Xiaomi account, if everything is OK a small message informs you that you can continue with the operations.
We go to the PC: we install the Xiaomi Unlock tool, it will ask to connect to the Xiaomi account, then ask that we connect the phone, having first turned it off and then started by pressing at the same time on Volume down / Power until the following image appears (the image is not of me but it is the same):
You can connect the phone to the PC.
WITH A USB2 PORT.
That’s the subtlety I’ve searched for for hours (literally).
If all is well: correctly configured xiaomi account, recognized phone, USB 2 port, you should see a progress bar, followed by a big OK in green. You can unplug the phone and turn it back on. You no longer have any personal data on your phone, but it has not suffered any damage.
We go back to the phone, we go back to the development parameters.
We activate two options: USB debugging, and OEM unlocking.
Then on the PC, we use this magic tool, which installs ADB and Fastboot in a few seconds: https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/general/tool-adb-fastboot-installer-tool-windows-t3999445
In addition to the ROM (click click), you will also need to take a recovery, apparently the only one that is currently alive is OrangeFox, you will find it here (lavender is note 7): https: // sourceforge. net / projects / orangefox / files / lavender /
And you will need an img file called vbmeta, which will disable the checking of custom ROMs when booting said ROM, since it is boring to find I duplicated it on mega.nz: https: // mega.nz/file/uXJHwajQ#ZtwVXTV9Y_I6QnvPJDfn79DlXlbOMrNwCvqyiZ7LwTg
When you have all of that, you can move on to the cool part.
First of all you will copy in the adb install directory the recovery.img file that you will find in the orangefox zip, as well as the vbmeta.img file (I was in C: Program Files platform- tools)
Phone connected to the pc, right-click in the adb installation directory and click on “open the powershell window here”.
Type the following commands
You should find an ID, it’s your phone, if you can’t find it you have a driver problem.
.adb.exe reboot booloader
Will restart the phone on the fastboot
Go list the phone for you.
.fastboot.exe flash recovery recovery.img
Will install the OrangeFox recovery on your phone
.fastboot.exe flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
Will install vbmeta on your phone.
I had a lot of problems with fastboot.exe, but only because I was using a pc with a USB3 port. Once I used a USB2 port (and another PC as a result), I didn’t encounter any problems.
If you have some OK on flash recovery and vbmeta flash, you can unplug the phone. If this is not the case, you will have to look, I certainly do not have the solutions, but you have not broken anything a priori.
Copy the zip from the ROM to the phone’s SD (I preferred to use an external SD, I don’t know if it works well with the internal memory and it doesn’t seem safe to me).
You can turn off the phone, and turn it on again by pressing Volume Haut / Power. You will start on OrangeFox.
You will use this recovery to transfer the old ROM:
Go in Wipe -> Choose Dalvik, Cache, and make a wipe.
Click on the button Menu, go in Manage Partitions, to choose Data, Format.
There by cons if you regret your old ROM, it’s over.
Restart the phone in recovery (Volume Haut / Power).
Go to Files, go to sdcard1 (sdcard if internal sd) then find the zip of the ROM.
If you forgot to copy the file from the ROM, OrangeFox allows you to make a mount in USB which will allow you to make up for your error. I’ll let you search in OrangeFox, it’s really not complicated.
In short, once the zip has been selected, do the installation. At the end of the installation, redo a wipe Cache (only), then restart the phone.
And There you go !
If this tutorial is imperfect because it is made from memory, after the fact, and you find any errors, please let me know, I will modify the article accordingly.
Android 10: Xiaomi rolls out MIUI 11 update to the Redmi Note 7
Xiaomi has just launched the rollout of the MIUI 11 update based on Android 10 on the Redmi Note 7s in Europe. The update is indeed available from some Italian users. In the coming days, the Chinese manufacturer will roll out the update to a handful of other smartphones, including the Pocophone F1 and Note 7 Pro.
As reported by our colleagues from TuttoAndroid, the MIUI 11 update has just appeared on the Redmi Note 7 in Italy. In view of the manufacturer’s deployment habits, we can expect the Android 10 update to arrive in the coming days on French models.
XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 7: ANDROID 10 UPDATE WITH MIUI 11 IS AVAILABLE, HOW TO INSTALL IT
So far, Xiaomi is therefore meeting the promises of its deployment schedule to the letter. To check if the update is already available on your smartphone, we invite you to follow the following procedure:
- See you in the Settings from your Android smartphone
- Go to About the phone
- Select System update
- If an update is available, then simply follow the on-screen instructions
In the coming days, the Android 10 update will land in a stable version on the Pocophone F1, Redmi K20, Redmi Y3, Redmi 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro. The first wave of deployment will then have come to an end. Xiaomi has already launched MIUI 11 on the Pocophone F1 and Inde.
It is therefore only a matter of days before Android 10 is offered on European models. From the beginning of November, a second wave, composed in particular of the Mi Mix 2S, is planned. Have you already installed the update on your phone? We await your testimony in the comments.
Android 10 for the Redmi Note 7
The Redmi Note 7 finally received the Android 10 stable update for European models a few days ago. The update has the build number “V220.127.116.11 QFGEUXM” and weighs 2.0 GB. Unfortunately, it also seems to have some bugs.
The Redmi Note 7 may have received Android 10 and MIUI 12 in some regions but others appear to still be on MIUI 11. Redmi Note 7 owners who use European software, for example, received an update some time ago. Android 10 update based on MIUI 11. This update also seems to have brought some bugs.
According to reports on Mi Forums, the Android 10 update for Redmi Note 7 introduced a few bugs, the most notable of which relates to the camera. The bug seems to cause the infamous “Cannot connect to camera” error message in slow motion mode. Clearing app data or resetting the device doesn’t seem to help either. Other participants in the thread also filed complaints about the inability to connect to WiFi, as well as significant stability and performance issues.
The update for the Redmi Note 7 carries the build designation “V18.104.22.168 QFGEUXM”, and is the stable Android 10 update for the European model of the device. It brings the July security patch and weighs 2.0 GB.
Redmi Note 7 receives stable update to MIUI 12 beta based on Android 10
Owners of the Redmi Note 7 which works with MIUI ROM Europe (EEA) will be happy to learn that a stable beta update to MIUI 12 based on Android 10 is now available for this particular smartphone. MIUI 12 for Redmi Note 7 users with Global, Indonesia or Russia variant should be available soon.
There has been a lot of movement related to MIUI 12 recently, as Xiaomi has gone ahead to complete its update campaign which started several months ago. The latest device that has an Android 10 based MIUI 12 update looming on the horizon is the Redmi Note 7 with European ROM. A stable beta version of firmware is now available for the popular Redmi smartphone.
The software version is V22.214.171.124.QFGEUXM with an OTA package of 818MB and the full recovery ROM version of 2.2GB. The download links for these two versions can be found in the sources below. below. Redmi Note 7 owners should make sure that they have backed up all of their data beforehand and be aware that this is still a stable beta update.
There is a changelog released for this particular Redmi Note 7 MIUI 12 update, and the full details can be read in the drop-down section below. The firmware includes various fixes and new features in Pro mode for the camera system. MIUI 12 ROM updates for the world and Indonesia for the Redmi Note 7 are expected to arrive before the end of October. The ROM update for Russia for the Snapdragon 660 smartphone is also scheduled for soon.