How to fix Region Issue on Redmi Note 3-MIUI 8 |Tech-The Hard Way

Hello Everyone!In this post we’ll showing you how to fix region issue on MIUI 8.So let’s get started.

This problem occurs after coming to MIUI 8 from Resurrection Remix Rom(Custom Rom). Fastboot rom also didn’t fixed the issue.

To solve this problem,we need to flash the latest MIUI rom via updater app.

Required Files:

Steps Involved:

  • First of all backup all your data to be on safer side.If anything goes wrong,you can always restore it.
  • Transfer the downloaded file to your phone.
  • Open the updater app.

  • Tap on three dots present on top right corner.

  • Tap on choose update package.

  • Browse the downloaded file and tap OK.
  • The app will verify the update and will update your device.(This will take some time,so be patient)
  • Done!

Now you will be to change your device region in settings.

PS: Make sure to download the correct rom.

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Install Google Pixel ROM on Redmi Note 3 |Tech-The Hard Way

Hello guys!Now this time we’ll showing how to install the all new latest Google Pixel rom on Redmi Note 3.This rom is based on Lineage OS with many added features like Google Assistant etc. which are not available on many other roms.So let’s get started.

Pre-requisite:

  • Redmi Note 3 [SD Variant]. (Obviously!)
  • Unlocked Bootloader.
  • TWRP Installed.

Required Files:

Note: We need to download only this file and GApps is not required.This rom comes prebundled with GApps.So you need to flash only this file.Thanks to the developer mgeranimus for his awesome work.

Steps Involved:

  • First of all backup your data
  • Download all the required files from the link above and transfer them to your device’s internal storage or USB OTG drive.
  • Now boot your device into TWRP recovery mode.To do that,just turn the device off and then press and hold power and Volume Down button until you see the MI logo.Once you see the logo,just release the buttons and your device will boot into TWRP.
  • Once you boot into TWRP recovery,tap on backup button,select all the components and swipe to backup.And store that backup on your computer,so that if in case anything goes wrong,we can always restore the backup.
  • Now go to Wipe>>Advance Wipe and select everything except your internal memory,SD card and USB OTG.
  • Now press back button until you reach the main screen.Here tap on Install and browse the downloaded files.Click on the rom file i.e [20170207] PIXEL ROM by mgeranimus.zip. Now swipe to confirm flash.
  • Once you’re files are flashed,simply tap on the reboot button.And your device will boot into the Google Pixel rom.

[First boot always takes some time,so be patient and don’t panic.]

  • Once you reach the welcome screen,you need to setup the device like always and you’re done!

PS:The development on this rom has been stopped on 2017-03-14.I found some bugs like putting the flashlight on took more than 2-3 attempts etc.

 

 

Screenshots:

 

Thread on XDA

Credits:  mgeranimus, XDA.

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Install Resurrection Remix ROM on Redmi Note 3 |Tech-The Hard Way

This is the third article on Redmi Note 3.We have already covered the posts on How to unlock the bootloader of your device,install SuperSu and root it.Now in this post,we’ll see how to install a custom rom on your device.

Pre-requisite:

  • Redmi Note 3 [SD Variant]. (Obviously!)
  • Unlocked Bootloader.
  • TWRP Installed.

Required Files:

Steps Involved:

  • First of all backup your data
  • Download all the required files from the link above and transfer them to your device’s internal storage or USB OTG drive.
  • Now boot your device into TWRP recovery mode.To do that,just turn the device off and then press and hold power and Volume Down button until you see the MI logo.Once you see the logo,just release the buttons and your device will boot into TWRP.
  • Once you boot into TWRP recovery,tap on backup button,select all the components and swipe to backup.And store that backup on your computer,so that if in case anything goes wrong,we can always restore the backup.
  • Now go to Wipe>>Advance Wipe and select everything except your internal memory,SD card and USB OTG.
  • Now press back button until you reach the main screen.Here tap on Install and browse the downloaded files.Click on the rom file i.e RR-N-v5.8.1-XXXXXXXX-kenzo-nightly.zip and then and click on app more zips and now select the GApps file.Now swipe to confirm flash.
  • Once you’re files are flashed,simply tap on the reboot button.And your device will boot into Resurrection Remix rom.

[First boot always takes some time,so be patient and don’t panic.]

  • Once you reach the welcome screen,you need to setup the device like always and you’re done!

PS:This rom still has few bugs,so if you face any bugs or FC’s. Checkout the changelog list from here.

Screenshots:

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Thread on XDA

Credits: Rom Developers,XDA,GApps.

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Install TWRP & SuperSu on Redmi Note 3 Marshmallow | Tech-The Hard Way

This is the second article on Redmi Note 3.So after unlocking the bootloader of your device,the obvious thing to do is to flash a custom recovery and maybe root your device.And this article,we’ll showing you how to do the same.

Yes! Now we can flash TWRP on MM based roms without getting that encrypted data error.This is because MIUI China Forum member BY~XM  compiled a new TWRP with inbuilt feature to flash incremental OTA’s. So all credits goes to BY~XM for his awesome work and please thank him on his original post. So let’s get started.

Now coming to the pre-requisite part:

  • Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon Variant
  • Unlocked Bootloader

Steps involved:

  • Download the required files from here.
  • Put / reboot your device into bootloader mode. To do that, simply turn off your device, press the Power button and Volume down (  ) button at the same time.
  • Now connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.
  • Extract the zip and run the Flash.bat file.(It will instruct you to press any key to continue.Simply hit any key.)
  • Now your phone will automatically boot into “ZCX TWRP”.

Now comes enabling the OTA part and installing SuperSu. Now to do that first of all you need to change the language to English and you can do the same by following the instructions below.

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Now to enable incremental OTA updates.Go to Settings and check Support MIUI-OTA and Disable Boot System DM-Verify.

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And to root your device and install SuperSu. Click on Advanced>SuperSu and swipe to confirm flash.

Note:Now whenever you’ll get the OTA update,just download it and press update.Your device will automatically boot into TWRP and it will start installing the update.

Thread on XDA.

Credits: TWRP,~XM & XDA.

Hope this article helps you.If in case you face any trouble,do let me know in the comments.Thanks for visiting the blog.

Unlock Redmi Note 3 Bootloader | Tech-The Hard Way

What will change after locking bootloader?

  • Locking bootloader will not affect normal OTA updates;
  • ROOT will be disabled if user has enabled it before. Enabling ROOT will need to unlock bootloader;
  • Recovery mode is changed. Updating via Recovery will need to use Mi PC Suite;
  • After unlocking, the device can do all the things as before we locked bootloader.
  • Devices with locked bootloader can not update using Miflash. Users need to unlock bootloader if they want to flash Fastboot ROMs.

So in order to unlock the bootloader of your device,first you need to apply for permission here.

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Once you land on the official bootloader unlocking page of Xiaomi,you’ll see a blue button which says “Unlock Now”,simply click on that.

Once you click the Unlock Now button,you’ll be prompted to sign in.

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(The Login page will be in chinese language and to translate the same,you can either use google translate extension or simply Google chrome.)

Once logged in, you’ll see the Unlock Application Permissions page.

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Now simply fill in all required fields then click on that green Apply Immediately button.

(I would recommend you to fill out your genuine reason.Say if you want to unlock the bootloader of your device for trying the custom rom,just mention it.)

In the next page, you’ll need to enter a verification code sent to you via SMS. Check your phone for any SMS verification sent by Xiaomi server. The code is usually valid for only 5 minutes so you need to enter it immediately.

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Once you have submitted the 6 digits code, you’ll then be redirected to another page saying that from the point toward all you need to do is just waiting for Xiaomi Developers to review and approve your application. Once approved, you’ll get another SMS which normally arrives between 3 to 21 days. The approval process is manual so just be patient on this.

(In my case,I received the permission within two days.)
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If in case you didn’t received the permission then,you can complain regarding the same on MIUI forum.Just google it.

Now coming to the actual bootloader unlocking process,here are the requirements:

  • An active Mi account linked to your device, your phone number and it has permission to proceed with bootloader unlock (follow previous steps above)
  • Your device needs to be running on MIUI Stable/China/Global Developer
  • Please backup your data for just in case scenario.
  • Again, if you are not fully aware of flashing custom ROM, then you better stay away of unlocking your phone’s bootloader.
  • Download Mi Flash Unlock tool for Windows here, and install it on your computer / PC.

Now follow steps below to unlock bootloader :

  • On your device, please login to your Mi account.
  • Put / reboot your device into bootloader mode. To do that, simply turn off your device, press the Power button and Volume down ( ) button at the same time.fastboot

 

  • On your computer, open MiFlash Unlock tool you’ve just installed. Click on the Agree button when asked.

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  • Login to MiFlash Unlock tool with the same Mi Account.
  • Now connect your phone to computer using its USB cable.
  • Once your phone is connected, the Unlock button will become active. Next, simply click on the Unlock button to start the process. The unlock process will take about 10 – 15 seconds to complete. That’s all.

After unlocking your phone’s bootloader, you’ll be able to flash Fastboot ROM or custom ROM.

(To Relock your device bootloader,just flash the fastboot rom through MiFlash.)

PS:

First of all,I would recommend you to give genuine reason while filling up the application form and also it increases your chance of getting the approval.

Even after receiving the permission,you may not be able to unlock the bootloader,you need to be patient.In my case, i received the permission within two days and was not able to unlock the bootloader even after five days.What to do?Well,you can’t do anything except waiting.Then i tried unlocking my bootloader after some five days and successfully unlocked the bootloader.Patience is the key.

If in case you have any doubt,do let me know in the comments and i’ll try my best to help you out.

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