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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

I am trying to create some apps on my xiaomi smartphone (MIUI 8), but when I try to run an app, the error INSTALLATION_CANCELED_BY_USER appears. I found that the problem is that I must enable the "...
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How to remove persistent "Mi Band is Connected" notification in Android?

I have Mi band 2 from Xiaomi, always connected to my Android device for fitness activity tracking. In the notification drawer, there is always a persistent(unclearable notification) - "Mi Band is/isn'...
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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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fastboot set_active command does not exist

I am trying to root my Xiaom mi a2 phone. But i am stuck on changing the active partition. When i enter "fastboot set_active b" it doesnt execute the command. Instead i get a list off all available ...
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Xiaomi Mi Unlock "Not connected to the phone"

I am going insane here and I need help now. I am trying to unlock my Xiaomi Mi Note 4's bootloader since almost 2 weeks, but I am stuck in this problem where the Mi Unlock tool can't recognize that ...
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How to forget a WiFi network that is previously connected to via QR code?

My main phone is Pocophone F1 (Android 10, MIUI 12.0.3) I connected my phone to home WiFi network via QR code, like this: It works. And when I click it to show its detail There's no the usual "...
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Xiaomi Mi A1 proximity sensor not working

I just got a new Mi A1, not even a week old, and in the middle of calls my cheek is turning on the loudspeaker, muting, etc. Clearly the proximity sensor is poorly calibrated/not working. Is there ...
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How to "undo" Android cats easter egg and remove cat power controls on MIUI 12

I have enabled Android 11 easter egg by dialing 3 times and unlocking "11" now I have cat controls enabled when I slide down settings shortcut menu on my Poco F2 Pro (MIUI 12 - 12.2.4), and ...
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The device is temporarily restricted

I try to install an app from Android Studio on Xiaomi Mi Max via USB. The debug mode is on, but when I try to switch the 'Install over USB' enabled, I get 'The device is temporarily restricted' ...
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Internet is not working except Whatsapp application

In Xiaomi Mi 2 mobile, I can't connect to internet except Whatsapp application which is running smoothly. I can't open any website on any browser also Gmail and other apps are not working. This ...
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Where should I put my Xiaomi backup file in order for it to be visible to the restore system?

My phone is MIUI Global 12.0.8, Android version 10 (QP1A.190711.020). I did a BAK file of some apps which I created using the backup mechanism of my phone directly. I access the backup and restore ...
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Login to Android 6.0 with NFC card and Password

I am evaluating MI5 and its NFC functionality. I am considering to compliment my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-i9506 with MI5 because of various significant improvements in the hardware, software and ...
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Locking bootloader after vendor build change

So, I have a Mi 10 Lite with the MIUI 12 EEA, and it's not the stock ROM but the Vodafone build (QJIEUVF). As there's the new Android 11 update coming, I'd like to have that and not wait for Vodafone ...
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How to avoid black screen on call?

I have an Xiaomi Mi Max which for some reason stopped the proximity sensor at 0 and this means I get black screen on every call (Whatsapp calls in particular) and I cannot do anything but restart. The ...
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Battery drain issue on idle phone, how to find out the culprit?

Overnight, starting from a 100% charge, all apps closed, even from a fresh reboot, screen of course off, my phone (Redmi 6) ends up with a ~90% charge. I know this is abnormal, as my previous phone (...
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What is the point of a locked bootloader if a deep flash cable can bypass it?

I was reading about how important is locked bootloaders for users security after Xiaomi decided to lock some bootloaders of its phones. 1 However, I found that there is a specially engineered cable ...
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Will copying everything from /data/app and /data/data be enough for app's backup?

I've got an android device (Xiaomi MiPad-I, Stable ROM) which is not quite amenable to rooting, so I can't install Titanium backup on that. However, I can boot the device using the CWM recovery and ...
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Unable to mount /system as read-write

I want to modify a file under /system. The problem is that is read-only, and even with root I cannot set it as read-write. I've tried the following: Root Explorer (the automatic button) A one click ...
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How to setup a Xiaomi Mi Band without an internet connection?

I have a phone with no internet connection and I want to pair it with a Xiaomi Mi Band. Is there any way to do that since the Xiaomi app asks for online registration? Or at least, can I use the ...
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Why can I view files from "Internal Storage" WITHOUT entering password either in OrangeFox recovery or via USB cable on PC?

I was under impression that all user files are encrypted by default in Android using FDE. It was to my surprise that I can just run, for example, OrangeFox recovery and when it asks me for a password ...
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How to make a full backup and restore (including ROM) using Windows PC via USB?

This should be simple, but apparently, it is not. I want to make a full backup of my Xiaomi MI A2 (ROM, App, Data, All) to my Windows PC via USB. If there is a problem (boot loop, crash, anything), ...
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Recover broken smartphone

My Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro broke and 3/4 screen is completely black, I can't see anything but a little part below Other than that, the touch doesn't work AND sometimes the screen triggers some random ...
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How can I change the default browser on Xiaomi Mi Max phones?

How can I setup in my phone (Android 7 mimax 2) in way that every link or pop-up will be opened by chrome. In the past I was able to choose how to open. Now the called "browser" browser only does it
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How to revoke all authorizations (to private data) given to Xiaomi in MIUI?

On Xiaomi Mi Note 10 there are three prompts asking for authorizations: When opening Bereinigung (the stock cleaning app; I tried using that because I still can't delete caches with Xiaomi Mi Note 10)...
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How to check Firefox/Chrome developer console/tools on Android without a computer?

I am aware of these two questions How can I access the browser console on Opera Mobile on Android? Is it possible to open developer tools console in Chrome on Android phone? However the first one ...
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What is the catch with microSD cards that have NFC support and will my Xiaomi Mi A1 support it?

I recently bought myself a Xiaomi Mi A1. Because it has a microSD card slot I'd like to buy a card. I noticed that some have NFC. Is it worth It? Is this real NFC or just a gimmick feature to buy such ...
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Xiaomi Mi Max lock with screen with picture of phone with usb cable and "pcsuite.mi.com" url, regular reboot, no pcsuite connect

How can i bypass the screen with "pcsuite.mi.com" url and picture of phone with usb cable? Below is the image of boot lock screen when Mi Max is not connected to PC: Click to enlarge the image I ...
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Xiaomi Portrait Mode: Where is the original data stored (before depth-of-field effect)?

My Xiaomi 10T Pro has a "Portrait Mode" which blurs the background. When opening such a photo in the Gallery, the phone offers the option to adjust depth-of-field. By default, a medium ...
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Redmi boot screen in Chinese - help

All of sudden when my 'Redmi Note 9' phone was restarted, I somehow landed on a bootscreen menu which is Chinese language. Volume Up key is apparently not working on this screen. And I cannot exit to ...
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Notification showing on my android without a specific App

I have a Xiaomi Note 9s phone updated with the latest security patched running MIUI Global 12.0.4.0(RJWMIXM) Android version: RKQ1.200826.002 Android Security Update: 2021-07-01 I am getting a ...
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Redmi Note 8 Pro flatly refuses to boot into TWRP

Before we start, just want to make it clear that I am aware how easy it is to brick this device, and have decided to go ahead rooting and installing a custom ROM anyway. My goal currently is to use ...
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Fastboot Xiaomi system partition problem

I am trying to upgrade Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite to Android Pie via fastboot ROM images. It was on Oreo, initially. Had TWRP installed in boot.img because it is an A/B slots device. TWRP is officially ...
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Lost bluetooth device. Connection log?

I lost my bluetooth headset. If I knew the exact time my phone lost signal with it, I could be able to locate it. Is it possible to find this information if my phone is not rooted? Android 8.0, ...
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Remove App icon background

I have a Xiaomi mi5 (MIUI 8) and I would like to remove the white background of these icon but I don't know if It is possibile
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XIAOMI Redmi 6: how to change or remove the pin of the sim?

I have XIAOMI Redmi 6 phone, model M1804C3DG. Android version: 8.1.0, kernel version: 4.9.77+ . There is no options in the menu to remove or change the pin of the sim. I have enabled developers ...
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Why the "Sign-in error" notification appear on Xiaomi device?

Since yesterday, I've been getting this error message and I have no idea what application it is. I checked all of my installed apps and can't see it. Can you help me identify this icon?
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Why do two smartphones connected to the same WiFi network show different speeds (one displays the link speed as 135 Mbps and other only 72 Mbps)?

I have two Android phones: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Acer Liquid Z630s On Redmi Note 3, the link speed is only 72 Mbps and the download speed hardly crosses 50 Mbps. Whereas on Acer Z630s, the link speed ...
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All contacts lost on Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, how to find a reason? "Deleted on Sprd - ums512_1h10_Natv"

I’m an iPhone user myself, so I am not well familiar with how Google and simultaneous Xiaomi backup management. My father who has Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro told me all his contacts are missing. I’ve ...
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Recovering data from Mi 4c able to get only to fastboot

my phone has fallen and it cannot boot. The only accessible thing is fastboot, but even there I cannot flash TWRP. When I try to flash TWRP 3.1.1 or 3.1.0 I get: >fastboot.exe flash recovery twrp....
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Xiaomi Swipe up brings Browser, how to change behavior?

After updating to the new MIUI 10, swiping up from the home screen now brings the stock browser rather than the former default (Google search).. and there is no option to change that behavior.. how ...
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Phone Locked and safe mode disabled

my dad got a new xiaomi mi note 2 and forgot his pattern.So the phone is locked, I tried recovery but the recovery mode is disabled, the same goes for USB debugging.Do you know any way to perform a ...
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Unlocking (Xiaomi) Redmi 9A without a Windows PC

Xiaomi provides a tool for unlocking their phones called "Mi Unlock" but only runs on a Windows PC. I only have access to Mac (both Intel and ARM64) and Linux. I don't have Windows. I ...
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Where are notes stored on Xiaomi devices?

The screen of my phone is dead, and I would like to find the notes I have on my phone. I use a SD card. I found a folder on the SD card named com.miui.notes with a folder named files inside of it. But ...
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Will deleted images be safe in thumbnails folder?

If I delete images with file explorer from DCIM/Camera and images are still in DCIM/thumbnails, will thumbnails images stay there? If they stay there, will something delete them in future? Does Xiaomi ...
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How can MIUI read my previous MI Account ID and phone number on clean install?

I unlocked my bootloader, flashed some custom ROM and the ROM is working fine for several months. Today I decided to return to the stock MIUI global ROM. After finished flashing new images using ...
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Do all USB C data/charge cables support Quick Charge?

I have a Xiaomi Mi 8 which uses a USB C connector for charging. As long as my phone supports Fast Charging, do I need any sort of special USB C cable to take advantage of the fastest charging speed ...
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Installing Lineage OS 13 on Mi Pad

I am planning to install Lineage OS 13 on my MiPad (1st gen) running MIUI7. I was told that the first thing i need to do for this is install a custom recovery like TWRP & resize the partition as ...
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Is there anyway to move apps and data from regular android phone to xiaomi?

Helium back up doesn't seem to work for xiaomi at all. Anyone ever did restore helium back up to xiaomi? What are the other alternatives? Google play restore doesn't seem to work either. Note: I do ...
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Set owner information

I just installed unofficial version of cyanogenmod on my Redmi 1s but when i pull down the quick settings and click on users I cannot find my name in place of owner.On going to more settings and ...
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Xiaomi stuck on the fastboot screen after failed EMUI update

Yesterday, I used the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Updater app to update my EMUI version. After downloading the update zip file (2.8GB), the app warned me that it would "install the update, start in recovery ...
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