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How to remove persistent "Mi Band is Connected" notification in Android?

Profile -> Settings -> Show Status in Notification Shade August 2018 Android version 8.0 MiFit App version 3.4.4
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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

What I didn't want was to continue having an MI account connected to my device. So I just created a temporary account, enabled the "Install via USB" option and then logged out from the MI account. So, ...
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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

For those who have already inserted their sim card into the Xiaomi phone, the above answers all would work. But, if you are using Xiaomi Redmi 5 only for development purposes, you will need to do as ...
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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

None of the other solutions floating around the internet worked for me (Chinese VPN, Disabling MIUI optimization...). I also could not temporarily sign into a Mi account, since I'd uninstalled as many ...
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The device is temporarily restricted

Finally, I got a workaround - the Wi-Fi has to be turned off and then the installation over USB works as expected.
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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

These steps worked for me for Redmi 8 Pro. Follow them in the exact same order. Enable Developer Options. Settings -> Additional Settings -> Disable MIUI Optimizations Reboot Phone Settings -&...
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fastboot set_active command does not exist

First you need the actual fastboot, e.g. 1.4.3 (from link in the other answer). Then the correct command is: fastboot --set-active=a or: fastboot --set-active=b In the help (fastboot help) you can ...
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Internet is not working except Whatsapp application

I finally found that proxy was set to some ip in APN setting. I removed proxy and saved APN setting. And Internet is working fine now. Mobile Networks > Access Point Names > open the one APN > ...
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What is the point of a locked bootloader if a deep flash cable can bypass it?

Qualcomm 9008 mode is for emergency repairs as a last resort - without it your phone could remain bricked under certain situations. However, in case of Xiaomi phones, even if you flashed the phone ...
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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

"Install via USB" wont work if your Xiaomi phone is running MIUI 8 or above. Looks like when you try to Enable this option, your phone trys to connect to some chinese server and fails. I got a work ...
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Enable "Install via USB" without creating MI Account

First question: I think it's a bug Second: The are some workarounds (suggested in Mi forums) Try the following steps to bypass mi account requirement for USB installation: Settings > ...
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Does the use of Android One remove the risk of OEM spying?

You could inadvertently pass along proprietary information to a foreign government without even realizing it. This holds true when a person is using non-Chinese communication or computing devices as ...
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How do I turn off the customized Xiaomi menu on the Mi Box?

You can go to Settings -> Apps, then go to the very end of the "System Apps" row, then disable XiamioLeanbackCustomizer. You then need to reboot the device (or force quit each app) so that the ...
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Will copying everything from /data/app and /data/data be enough for app's backup?

To do a backup like you want, you can just copy everything from /data/data except the lib directories/symlinks (they will fail when you want to restore/push them). A very easy thing to do is adb pull ...
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Unable to mount /system as read-write

I've found the source of the problem asking in the MIUI forums, the boot image will not accept a modified /system. You have to use the adb interface: adb devices then adb disable-verity. Disclaimer: ...
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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)?

Just a quick comparison Xiaomi Redmi note 3: Credits Gsmarena Acer Liquid Z630s: credits: Gsmarena The link speeds you mentioned are usually achieved only under ideal conditions which is not ...
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XIAOMI Redmi 6: how to change or remove the pin of the sim?

Go to Settings -> Additional Settings -> Privacy. Find SIM Lock section, select the SIM you want to change the pin, then click on "Change SIM PIN".
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Why does my Xiaomi phone have a "Skip Lockscreen" developer setting?

Typically, Android devices default to having no lock screen. Apparently Xiaomi didn't like this; it is a pretty terrible idea to leave your phone unprotected from others, after all, unless you don't ...
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dtb not found error

The custom recovery .IMG is corrupted and you should go download a different one. In the error you received DTB stands for Device Tree Blob. The device tree blob is a default mechanism to pass low-...
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Xiaomi Mi Unlock "Not connected to the phone"

I had the same problem, figured it out eventually. Just extract the Mi unlock tool files into a new folder directly in the C Drive. Hope this helps.
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Xiaomi Swipe up brings Browser, how to change behavior?

after lots of research... I have come to realize that you should remove the stock browser completely in order to restore Google search app as the default... removing the browser requires a computer ...
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Does the use of Android One remove the risk of OEM spying?

AndroidOne can lower risk of spying due to vendor's negligence or non-systematic action (e.g., one employee adds some spying code without anyone else in the company knowing about that). The more ...
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How to "undo" Android cats easter egg and remove cat power controls on MIUI 12

I finally found it. You need to go to settings, then Notifications & Control centre, then under Smart home choose None instead of Android R Easter Egg.
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How to "undo" Android cats easter egg and remove cat power controls on MIUI 12

Go to Settings, then About phone, then Android version. Open the logo by pressing it several times, then reverse the regulator. A 🚫 sign will show, and done.
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Recovery broken -> “adb devices” doesn't find my Xiaomi Mi3

I might have misinterpreted your question, but to enable ADB to list Xiaomi devices, you need to update adb_usb.ini and put Xiaomi vendor IDs there: On windows go to c:/Users/{your-username}/.android ...
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Set owner information

Go to of your app drawer. Then search for the app Contacts. Open it. To edit the owner information you should go to the Me contact. It is at the very top.(not by the "m") there you can set ...
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How does emulated storage actually work?

This does not depend on stock Android, it depends on Xiaomi. Your system is only installed in a partition (system), it does not alterate the whole partition table on your device. I had the same ...
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Is there anyway to move apps and data from regular android phone to xiaomi?

Yes there is an app called Mi Mover which helps to transfer data from one Android Phone to a Mi phone. Users can refer Xiaomiadvices for download links and tutorial on how to transfer data using Mi ...
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Is Xiaomi Redmi 2 truly 64-bit ? Seller says so

Redmi 2 has a Chipset that supports 64-bit but the Bootloader is not 64-bit ready. Technically the seller didn't lie as the device is 64-bit architecture but you cannot install a 64-bit ROM (yet) ...
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enabling developer mode in xiaomi redmi hm 1s

Well ,I got it just ..need to Tap on MIUI version instead of Android version..
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