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For questions specific to Xiaomi devices, software problems and about its user interface known as MIUI.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 an online registration. Or at least can i use internet ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 android always boot in recovery (twrp) mode

I tried to install twrp in my xiaomi redmi 7A, and it worked, but now i'm not able to boot the system. The steps i followed are as follows: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img fastboot boot recovery....
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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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Settings app crashes on (re-) enabling work profile

I have work profile enabled on my Android Oreo 8.1 device and I disabled (turned off) the work profile from the notification drawer menu. Now, when I tap the button to enable (turn on) work profile ...
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How can I access data on Charge Only mode (Phone's screen is non-functional!)?

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The phone was accidentally dipped into the water which rendered it unusable. I left the phone to dry in a rice bag for 5 days and then took it out and charged it. The ...
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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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Chinese phones auto start app (notifications)

I have a question maybe some of you have dialed with this in your past. Android based phones with Chinese launchers such as Xiaomi, Huawei, Meizu has 1 strange thing in common… If you install on them ...
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can't flash or enter recovery mode

hi i got a xiaomi redmi note 3 pro and i wanted to flash the latest version of miui, so my previous build that i got was a rooted phone with twrp and i wanted to flash with otg. i did the common ...
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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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Headphone mode keeps toggling between ON and OFF on its own. How to fix this?

My Xiaomi phone keeps switching from "headphone mode" to "normal mode" constantly (~2-3 times per second), completely on its own. This persists even if headphones are actually ...
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failure to receive code by SMS

I have a MIMAX3 phone, recently, I changed my app for SMS to "Messenger for messages" from "messaging" that is, I assume, the app from Xiaomi. For the login of Dropbox or a Credit ...
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internal storage showing up as 0MB

I have a Redmi Note 7 (lavender) As I was updating between custom ROM versions (Android 11) and the stock ROM (MIUI), I messed up a few things and ended up with broken encryption. The internal storage ...
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Is there a way to unlock stock miui phone after forgetting password?

I have stock xiaomi mi 8 without any additions. I changed my password, and after 3 days of not typing it, I realized that I forgot the new password. I know some words etc, which are there, but I can ...
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Device says bootloader unlocked but OEM unlock option can enabled and disabled?

I have a Redmi Note 3 (INDIAN VARIANT Kenzo/Snapdragon variant running on Marshmellow 6.0.1 with MIUI Global 10.2) on which I performed an bootloader unlocking procedure via the tool XiaoMiTool V2 ...
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My phone got bricked by encryption - any ideas how to fix it?

So I wanted to root my Redmi Note 5 pro and install a custom ROM but sadly I bricked it in the process. It started when TWRP (3.3.1-0-whyred) told me to enter a password that didn't exist. Googled it, ...
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Access the Digital wellbeing information from local device

Google has implemented Digital wellbeing as part of Android pie through its Beta experience. This app captures user interactions and creates nice charts for users to understand how much was screen on ...
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How do i check my Wireless earbuds Battery?

Okay, So I don't really know What's the appropriate section of StackExchange to post this question, But I'd like recommendations on that. So i'm using new wireless earbuds that I bought earlier this ...
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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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Ant+ hardware support broken in Android 9?

Recently, my Xiaomi Mi A1 received an update to Android 9, and since that I figured out that Ant+ is not working anymore (which did work pefectly using Android 8). Ant Radio tester from the Google ...

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