TechDroider: Mi-5X

[Update] Xiaomi is blocking Mi 5X and Redmi Note 5A users from Unlocking Bootloader

Xiaomi is blocking Mi 5X and Redmi Note 5A users from Unlocking Bootloader
[Article: 15 Oct, 2017] I've been using Xiaomi Mi 5X for a couple of weeks now and have found that it's Blootloader cannot be unlocked. Searching further about this issue I found that Xiaomi has blocked the access to Unlock Bootloader on Mi 5X and Redmi Note 5A/Prime.

When you'll try to Unlock Bootloader of Xiaomi Mi 5X or Redmi Note 5A you'll get a message "Unlocking mechanism for this device is being updated. Learn more about this on MIUI forum".

"In order to enhance our mobile security, the unlocking mechanism for the following devices is being updated currently. The affected devices are Mi 5X and Redmi Note 5A/Prime. During this period, Mi 5X and Redmi Note 5A/Prime owners won't be able to unlock the device. Sorry for any inconvenience caused." 

"Developers are still working on bootloader system and issues found in Mi 5X. That is why China Developer ROM for Mi 5X was suspended since 15th September. They do not provide any specific timeline for the fix yet." - MIUI Forum

It's been one month since Mi 5X and Redmi Note 5A users are waiting for Xiaomi to let them unlock their own devices and there's not even a single update from Xiaomi about this.

Let's cut the bullshit, Xiaomi. Let us Unlock our device's Bootloader!


[Update 20 Oct, 2017] Xiaomi has now updated it's mechanism, the Mi 5X, Redmi and Note 5A/Prime users will now be able to Unlock their Device's bootloader. 

"The upgrade of the unlocking mechanism has been successfully completed. Thus, the unlocking service for Mi 5X and Redmi Note 5A/Prime has been restored. Thank you for your kind cooperation and understanding throughout this period."


Mi A1 Android One Firmware Ported to the Mi 5X

Mi A1 Android One Firmware Ported to the Mi 5X
Just yesterday, we reported that the Mi A1 firmware cannot be flashed on the Mi 5X because Mi A1 uses A/B system that the Pixel devices use. The A/B systems means that when the device gets an update it will be downloaded and installed on the second system partition and when you restart that second partition will swap to become System A instead of B to make the updating process seamless.


The A/B system can probably be altered by editing Boot Image files. Well, You can now Install Mi A1 Android One Firmware to the Mi 5X, Thanks to developer "heli0us". Additionally, all aspects of the phone are working as expected (No bugs).

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the Android One Firmware on Mi 5X Tiffany. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

The Firmware is based on Google's latest Android 7.1 Nougat. However, Google plans to roll Android 8.0 Oreo update to Mi A1 by end of 2017, this also means that the Mi 5X will also get Android 8.0 Oreo via Port.
Mi A1 Android One Firmware Ported to the Mi 5X
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Beware: Mi A1 Firmware Bricks Mi 5X

We all know that the Mi A1 is exactly the carbon copy of the Mi 5X in terms of Hardware and Design but on the Software side the Mi A1 is powered with Google's own Stock Android Nougat while the Mi 5X runs Xiaomi's MIUI 9.

Additionally, the partitions are different between the two devices due to the Mi A1 using the A/B system that the Pixel devices uses. The A/B systems means that when the device gets an update it will be downloaded and installed on the second system partition and when you restart that second partition will swap to become System A instead of B to make the updating process seamless.



DON'T FLASH THE MI A1 ANDROID ONE FIRMWARE ON YOUR MI 5X, IT WILL BRICK YOUR DEVICE.

With the Mi A1, you get a 5.5-inch FHD LTPS IPS LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage plus microSD support up to 128GB, 12MP Wide Angle + 12MP Telephoto (Same like the iPhone 7 Plus) for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing, 5MP front camera, 3080mAh battery, and Android 7.0 Nougat.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 will be available Offline and Online in India starting 14,999 INR (233 USD) on September 12.

Mi A1 vs. Mi 5x: 4 key differences

Mi A1 vs. Mi 5x: 4 key differences
The Xiaomi Mi A1 is now official with Google's Stock Android and Dual Camera. The Mi A1 is exactly a carbon copy of the Mi 5x with few upgrades and downgrades. In this article we will talk about Key differences that you will find in Mi A1 and the Mi 5x.

Screen Protection: The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with 2.5D Curved Gorilla Glass 3. However, the Mi 5x doesn't feature any Gorilla Glass Protection.


Android UI: "Made by Xiaomi, Designed by Google" The Mi A1 comes with Pure Stock Android with two pre-installed Xiaomi Application. Xiaomi and Google plans to update the Mi A1 to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of 2017 and to Android P whenever it gets launched. The Mi 5x on the other hand comes with MIUI 8 based on Android Nougat.

Variants: You get two variants with the Mi 5x 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM, 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The Mi A1 on the other hand features only 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.

Availability: The Mi 5X is China exclusive, however you can import that device from Gearbest. The Mi A1, thanks to Google's Android One Project will be available in tons of countries.

That said, the Mi A1 is the Mi 5x with Google's Back, you can find the Xiaomi Mi A1 pricing, specs and availability details here.

Check out Xiaomi Mi 5X Official Renders

Check out Xiaomi Mi 5X Official Renders
We all know that Xiaomi will be revealing the Mi 5X and MIUI 9 during an event on 26th July. We have already seen the rear design and few specs leak of the Mi 5X. However, Xiaomi today have officially revealed the renders of this upcoming beast in its registration page.

As you can see in the above and below Images, the Mi 5X sports a dual-camera setup just like the iPhone 7 Plus. It is having a rear facing fingerprint sensor placed to the center with MI branding to the bottom. The front is probably having a 2.5D curved glass.
Check out Xiaomi Mi 5X Official Renders


Just like the Redmi Note 4/4X, the Mi 5X packs a Snapdragon 625 Processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It is having a 5.5-inch Display with unknown resolution.

Earlier leak reveals that the Mi 5X will be priced at CNY 1999 (18940 INR/ 294USD). The price seems to be a little bit higher, as we already have the Redmi Note 4 with same specs in a low price. However we have to wait till 26th July to see the full specs of this upcoming beast.

Xiaomi Mi 5X

This is the Dual-Camera Mi 5X, Launching on 26th July

This is the Dual-Camera Mi 5X, Launching on 26th July
A week back, we reported that Xiaomi is working on a new Smartphone named Mi 5X with Dual-Cameras and Mid-tier specs. Today, we have our first clear look at the device along with its release date.

As you can see in the above and below Images, the Mi 5X sports a dual-camera setup just like the iPhone 7 Plus. It is having a rear facing fingerprint sensor placed to the center with MI branding to the bottom. The Image doesn't reveal the front of the device, however, don't expect an Infinity or Full Vision display from Xiaomi.
This is the Dual-Camera Mi 5X, Launching on 26th July
Just like the Redmi Note 4/4X, the Mi 5X packs a Snapdragon 625 Processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It is having a 5.5-inch Display with unknown resolution.


Earlier leak reveals that the Mi 5X will be priced at CNY 1999 (18940 INR/ 294USD). The price seems to be a little bit higher, as we already have the Redmi Note 4 with same specs in a low price. However we have to wait till 26th July to see the full specs of this upcoming beast.

Xiaomi Mi 5X allegedly coming soon with 5.5" Display, 4GB RAM, and Snapdragon 625

Xiaomi Mi 5X allegedly coming soon with 5.5" Display, 4GB RAM, and Snapdragon 625
According to the latest leaked poster, Xiaomi is now all set to announce its brand new Mi 5X with Mid-tier specs and features.

Just like the Redmi Note 4/4X, the Mi 5X packs a Snapdragon 625 Processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It is having a 5.5-inch Display with unknown resolution.


As you can see in the below Image, the Chinese guy is holding a dual-camera Smartphone which is possibly the Mi 5X. The poster also reveals that the Mi 5X will be priced at CNY 1999 (18940 INR/ 294USD). The price seems to be a little bit higher, as we already have the Redmi Note 4 with same specs in a low price. However we have to wait a little to see all the specs of this upcoming beast.

That said, for now we don't know the exact date of when Xiaomi is going to announce the Mi 5X. We will let you know once we get more information about this.
Xiaomi Mi 5X allegedly coming soon with 5.5" Display, 4GB RAM, and Snapdragon 625

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