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How to change DPI [MIUI 11 Stable Xiaomi EU]

How to change DPI? I know that I can manually manipulate text size etc... but I'd like to globally change it in system, so that's screen is 6.3" but everything is scaled like it it's f.i. 5". ...
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Apps keep crashing and weird colored lines appear on the screen

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 since June. It was running pretty fine from the beginning but it started having issues since October. At the beginning, I saw Viber app crashing for about 3 times in a ...
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How can I reset MIUI 11 features?

I turned off MIUI optimization and some features were lost and I can't retrieve them after I turn it on again.
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How MIUI releases based on different Android versions have same features?

I would like to know how MIUI can provide features on all devices that have the same version of MIUI on it, without the same Android version?
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Automatically turn off bluetooth discoverability

Bluetooth discoverability is meant to be active only when in the Bluetooth settings. But somehow Xiaomi MIUI changed that so it is always active. Is there some tool that will turn off the Bluetooth ...
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Play Store can't update apps

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 5A with mi-globe MIUI 11 ROM, with Magisk 20.0 root. Yesterday, Play Store updates suddenly stopped working. I checked the logcat and it appears it's trying to link /data/app/com....
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How to safely remove, disable, freeze system apps on rooted device?

How to safely remove, disable, freeze system apps on rooted device (Xiaomi Mi9)? I tried doing it old school on my Mi9 but after removing just absolute bloatware system doesn't boot, had to reinstall ...
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How to check IMSI/ICCID on MIUI10?

Is there any way to view IMSI and ICCID numbers of my SIM-cards? I didn't find such menu neither in About-Status nor anywhere else.
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Errors after MIUI ROM flashing with TWRP

I'm trying to flash Xiaomi EU stable version of MIUI 10 on my Redmi Note 4 MTK. TWRP: 3.0.2 ROM: Xiaomi EU MIUI 10 (HMNote4_V10.2.1.0) Gapps: arm64-6.0-nano After first flash with full wipe, it has ...
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How do I recover data from Xiaomi RedMi Note 3?

So I have two sisters who own Xiaomi Note 5Pro and Note3. ( These phones were never rooted or updated ) A few days ago I kept a copy of my important data in both the phones as that data was very dear ...
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Google Assistant Opens Facebook Messenger instead of SMS app

I've had my XiaoMi Redmi Note 7 with the stock MIUI 10 Global OS for a while and just started playing with the Google Assistant. Every time I try and use commands for text messages (reading, reviewing,...
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Preferred Network Type Settings

I am on Miui and the default setting for the Preferred Network Type doesn't want to save. I want to change it but when ever I close it it won't save. Anyone knows how to fix it?
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How to install global MIUI/google services on a Redmi Note 8 Pro?

I have recently bought a Redmi 8 Pro in China with the Chinese MIUI 10. Because I live in the UK, I would like to use google services and apps such as Whatsapp and Facebook that are not available on ...
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Why switching off for 5 minutes increase the android device performance

I have observed that an Android device (I have tested on Mi 6 Pro) will regain the performance which have been deteriorated for some months after I have switched off the phone for 5 minutes and then ...
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Can't flash stock MIUI ROM, Updater process ended with signal: 7

Okay so, I've tried multiple guides and seen multiple questions and problems similar to mine, but none of them helped me in any way. I'm trying to flash the stock MIUI rom on a Pocophone F1 via adb ...
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4k Photos or just video?

I've seen in the updates that 4k 60fps has been added but I cannot find a setting to take 4k photos. The pictures don't look as good as the videos but I don't know if I am doing something wrong.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 cannot connect to LG FH2 speaker since there's a Bluetooth profile incompatibility

I have found that my LG FH2 speaker uses the A2DP profile protocol: http://gscs-b2c.lge.com/downloadFile?fileId=gQHBfK7s0ZXFVKL7CatPeA ...whereas my Android phone is unable to get connected to it, ...
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How to restore Google Accounts from a local backup in MIUI 10?

Lately, I reset my Redmi Note 6 Pro and even backed up everything. Now, my question is that if I restore the local backup file will my multiple G-Mail or Google accounts get restored too?
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How to make MIUI 10 Android 8 to auto-connect to a filtered WiFi AP?

I have a well working WiFi AP - actually a number of them. They are just fine themselves. Other iOS, Mac, Windows etc devices auto-connect just fine to it. I also have Xiaomi mi5 with MIUI 10 Android ...
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(MIUI 9.5) got “waiting for wifi” when tried to install apps using mobile data

How to download from Google Play without Wi-Fi setup ? I always got "waiting for wifi" when tried to install apps using mobile data. Untick download using Wi-Fi doesn't help. BTW, I'm using MIUI 9.5 ...
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Is it possible to Unlock bootloader at phone with MIUI without registration?

Is it possible to Unlock bootloader at phone with MIUI without registration at: https://en.miui.com/unlock/
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What are the “dctp” and “did” files in my Android storage?

I have noticed two strange files in my Android storage. They are named "dctp" and "did". They don't have any extensions and my programs cannot read them. What are those files and what are their ...
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What's the downloaded_rom folder and what's its difference from the Download folder?

I have a Redmi phone with Android Nougat 7.1. In the file explorer I found the downloaded_rom folder, next to the Download folder. The first one is empty. What's its purpose?
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My Chinese Redmi 4A showed me a step counter in the screen to the left of the home screen but my non-Chinese Redmi 6 does not

I bought my old Redmi 4A in China less than two years ago. I never installed most of the Google infrastructure on it. I did upgrade to MIUI 10. I just bought a Redmi 6 in Taiwan so it does have all ...
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LTE doesn't work after attemp of fixing hotspot using ADB

I had problem with hotspot in Xiaomi Mi5s Plus after updating to MIUI10. I used ADB: settings put global tether_dun_required 0 Unfortunately, after that mobile data and 4G network stopped working. ...
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xiaomi miui 10 silent mode isn't silent

When I set phone to silent mode, pressing crossed ringbell icon, I still can notice there is notifications are coming by short sound level decreasing when notification came. How I can turn this ...
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Is there a way to turn on Reading Mode on MIUI using terminal commands or adb?

Background I have been using a Xiaomi device running MIUI8 and had the option of enabling Reading Mode (use of contrast colours to reduce blue light emision) on select Apps (which was great) but upon ...
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File transfer over USB cable option no longer appears after upgrade to MIUI 10

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4A and I used to often transfer files between it and my Windows 10 laptop PC over USB cable. When I plugged in the cable the phone it used to prompt me to choose between USB ...
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Not receiving SMS from short numbers on Xiaomi Mi Max 3 (MIUI)

Phone doesn't receive 2fa messages, bank codes, etc. This is chinese Xiaomi Mi Max 3 with unlocked bootloader which came with global 10.0.1.0 miui (Android 8.1). What I've tried: checking sms ...
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Unpinning apps when using Gesture-based system navigation

I've recently acquired a Redmi Note 5, and I quite appreciate the gesture navigation. (Settings -> System & Device -> Full screen display -> Full screen gestures) However, I also like using app ...
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How to update Android System WebView on MIUI

I'm on rooted MIUI 10 8.8.9 Android 8.1 Currently there is WebView version 62.0.3202.84 installed inside /system/app/WebViewGoogle/WebViewGoogle.apk with /oat/arm and /oat/arm64 directories ...
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Cannot install ANY Facebook app. Be it regular, modded or even lite

Patient: Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime MIUI 10 v8.8.23 beta by xiaomi.eu Android 6.0.1 What happened: Annoyed with Facebook app burning my eyes, and unofficial mobile wrappers being generally slow and ...
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WIndows Antivirus reports Arp Cache Poisoning Attack by Android device

A Windows computer running ESET reports Arp Cache Poisoning Attack by the IP of my android phone. It's Redmi Note 4, MIUI 9 Global Stable, Android 7.0. I scanned it with Avast, Malwarebytes, MIUI ...
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MIUI theme made with MIUI theme creator creating problems

I have a Redmi note 5 running MIUI 9.6.2.0 | Stable. I made a theme using MIUI Theme Creator and successfully applied it, but after an hour or so, the theme went back to it's default one. This is ...
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How do I get split screen apps to both stay active [duplicate]

I am trying to run 2 apps in split screen with both staying active at the same time. Most results on google are saying this is not possible and they blame the app for it not working. Below is some ...
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App installing takes a long time in a Work Profile

Having MIUI optimization enabled on a MIUI device (for me: Mi Max 2) makes it to take a long time (exactly 10 minutes) for each new app to be installed. Although I have not seen such behavior in the ...
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Disable Google Apps in MIUI 9 and MIUI 9.5

My friend has two Mi phones Redmi Note4 and Mi Max2. And recently I updated both; Redmi Note 4 to MIUI 9 and Mi Max2 to MIUI 9.5. To disable Google Apps like Chrome, Play Music, Play Movies & ...
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MIUI newest version displays annoying message popups

Whenever someone writes me a message on hangouts or messenger, I get this popup: Screenshot (click to enlarge) How can I disable this? It's very annoying when I'm watching a movie
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Is it possible to run an app twice side by side on the MIUI?

It is said that with MIUI, it is possible to run the same app twice as if they are on two different phones. (example: WeChat or Line running with a work account and one running with a personal account)...
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Greyscale on Miui

I have a Xiaomi MI6 with MIUI pro installed on it. I tried to set the screen to monochrome from the developer settings, but every time I lock the phone and unlock it, the screen returns in colors. It ...
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Apps demand I “Update Google Play Services” on MIUI - but should I?

I use a RedMi 3S phone, with MIUI 9.2.2.0 (Malmiek; based on Android 6.0.1). I don't use a Google account on my phone so I can't (and don't want to) use the Google Play Store. I use APKPure instead. ...
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What is MIUI optimization?

In MIUI (an Android ROM) there is an option in developer settings called MIUI optimization, what is the use of this option.When this option is enabled an app can't be installed via USB (i.e. from ...
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sharing email accounts among multiple clients

I have configured the default MIUI8 email client with two accounts (one imap and one pop), but I'd like to try other clients. When I install, for example, aqua-mail or k9-mail they ask to configure ...
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(SOLVED) How (methods) to unlock Bootloader on own Xiaomi Mi5 MIUI8 (Data Recovery context)

UPDATE: 2018/06/27, bootloader implies wipe and it is a dead end for Data Recovery, mount as USB Mass Storage implies root to change settings, and for Mi5 or MIUI 8 this implies flashing ROM (dead end ...
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Keyboard always visible in notification

I have GTA vice city game in my mobile (Redmi Note 4 running on Nougat and MIUI 9). I have installed and started playing but as you all know the game is not fun without "cheat codes". So I want to ...
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Find out which app sent an intent to open Google Play?

My Android phone (MIUI v9) recently seems to open up Google Play (to a specific app detail page) randomly (a few times a day), which might indicate the presence of some adware. As I understand, to ...
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Transfer file from Xiaomi Redmi 4A to Mac

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4A I bought in China a few months ago still running the Chinese ROM. Android version is 6.0.1 MMB29M MIUI version is MIUI 8.5 | Stable 8.5.4.0(MCCCNED) Laptop is MacBook Air ...
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Can a Xiaomi / MIUI phone bet set to use dd/mm date format?

I have a Redmi 4A that I bought while in China a few months ago. It works great in English but seems to only offer a choice of only 12- vs. 24-hour time format and American date format, mm/dd/yyyy. ...
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How to remove the white frame around icons on Mi Pad 2 running MIUI 8.5?

I've noticed my Mi Pad 2 running MIUI 8.5 has this ugly white frame (certainly a poor design choice from Xiaomi's under-qualified design director). I can use a different launcher but when the share ...
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Disable torch shortcut

The Redmi Note / MIUI has an in-built feature that enables the torch on home button long press (~3 sec) even when the device is in locked state http://c.mi.com/thread-171963-1-0.html I tried a ...