Xiaomi newbie wants to flash his mi8

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Xiaomi newbie wants to flash his mi8

Post by fatiiih » 04 Jul 2018, 10:09

Hi guys, I'm from germany and have a Mi8 6GB/64GB running MIUI 9.5.10.0 Stable OEACNFA. The last phone I flashed was my Galaxy S4 some years ago, so I'm out of the flashing game.

Since the official download page on the mi forums seem to be closed down for an unknown amount of time, I wanted to ask what I need to do to update my phone to MIUI 10 global without root (so that I can use my mobile banking apps), with google services and without the bloatware.

For this purpose I used the rom builder to build this: globeROM_v10_dipper_8.6.28_cfg-wfjgl

I have copied the zip file onto my device via usb.

Now the tutorial page says this:
Xiaomi smartphone or tablet
^^ OK
Unlocked bootloader
^^ Is this done by simply using this tool on my pc while my phone is connected? miflash_unlock-en-3.3.525.23
TWRP recovery installed
^^ Is this standard or do I have to perform something manually after the bootloader has been unlocked?

As these seem to be the most essential steps I don't want to brick my device from the get go.

Thx in advance!

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Re: Xiaomi newbie wants to flash his mi8

Post by fatiiih » 09 Jul 2018, 09:34

Would any of you who flashed their devices be kind enough to point me in the right direction? Thx

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Re: Xiaomi newbie wants to flash his mi8

Post by dr4kendroid » 09 Jul 2018, 10:10

You need to unlock your bootloader:
http://en.miui.com/thread-246705-1-1.html

This whole unlock procedure can take up to 15 days to finish.

After this you can flash/install a custom recovery (TWRP) to install custom ROMs:
google -> "fastboot install twrp recovery"
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google -> "download TWRP recovery xiaomi mi8"

Once you have installed the TWRP recovery, you can follow our how-to to flash custom ROMs (Miui globeROM)
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