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Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro both supports Quick Charge 2.0

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro both supports QuickCharge 2.0
Xiaomi recently announced the Redmi Note 5 (A.K.A Redmi 5 Plus) and Redmi Note 5 Pro with 18:9 Full Screen Display and Snapdragon 625 (Note 5), Snapdragon 636 (Note 5 Pro).

Both of these smartphones support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge?
Yes, both of them supports QuickCharge 2.0 through Micro USB.

A lot of Xiaomi’s smartphones don’t support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, even though they have the necessary hardware. The reason is because the manufacturer doesn’t usually pay the license fee required to use the technology, which has been the case with the Mi A1 and Redmi Note 4.

Both the Redmi Note 5's and Redmi Note 5 Pro's Processor are also capable of using Quick Charge 3.0, but considering the price and specifications, Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 is used. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Mi Mix 2s with Android Oreo leaks

Android One edition of Mi Mix 2s leaks
It seems that Xiaomi is planning to launch a bunch of new Smartphones in 2018.

According to the latest leaks, Mi Mix 2 successor Mi Mix 2S would be code-named “polaris,” and will be powered by the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC. The Mix 2S would feature 18:9 aspect ratio with a FHD+(2160×1080) resolution, 3,400 mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo. Share your thoughts in the below comment section!!

Source: XDA

February 2018 Android Security Update Goes Live For Xiaomi Mi A1 Beta Testers

Xiaomi Mi A1 users running Android Oreo Beta has picked up a new software update that introduces the February 1st, 2018 security patch.

That’s all that is detailed in the new software version(OP31.170623.026.8.2.1). The most severe issue patched by Google in the February security is a vulnerabilitiy that enable a remote attacker to use a specially crafted file to execute unauthorized code within the context of a privileged process in the Media framework.

For a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
February 2018 Android Security Update Goes Live For Xiaomi Mi A1 Beta Testers


Xiaomi is announcing the Redmi Note 5 on 14th Feb - but there's a catch

Xiaomi is announcing the Redmi Note 5 on 14th Feb - but there's a catch
Xiaomi's Redmi Note line has been one of its most successful lines of mid-ranged phones ever, so it makes sense that the company would want to follow-up last year's Redmi Note 4 with a Redmi Note 5.

Xiaomi today announced that it will be launching a new Smartphone on 14th Feb. And the new Smartphone is none other than the Redmi Note 5.

As spotted by Smartprix, Xiaomi's official teaser page clearly shows the mentions of Redmi Note 5. But the catch is Xiaomi will most likely rebrand the Redmi 5 Plus (earlier launched in China) as Redmi Note 5 for India and other markets.

The Redmi 5 Plus, soon to be called Redmi Note 5 features a 5.99" 18:9 Screen, Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625, 3/4GB RAM, 32/64GB Internal Storage, 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm) Rear Camera, 5MP front shooter, 4000 mAh battery, and MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Thoughts?

List of Xiaomi Phones that are likely to get MIUI 10

List of Xiaomi Phones that are likely to get MIUI 10
Just a few weeks back during the MIUI 2017 summer meeting in China, Xiaomi's Vice President, Hong Feng announced the MIUI 10. He said that the software is in the development and will be available for testing this summer.

MIUI 10 is expected to be based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Android 8.0 Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Xiaomi is also expected to add several new features to the latest software update.


Xiaomi may also include face unlock and swipe gestures with the MIUI 10. Feng says that the OS will be available for most of the devices later this year.

Xiaomi Redmi, Redmi Note, and Mi Phones will obviously get MIUI 10, but the question is which Xiaomi Smartphones will get it? So, below is an unofficial list of the Xiaomi devices which are likely to get Android Oreo based on MIUI 10. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
  • Mi 6
  • Mi 5
  • Mi 5S
  • Mi 5S Plus
  • Mi 4
  • Mi 3
  • Mi 4S
  • Mi 4C
  • Mi Mix
  • Mi Mix 2
  • Redmi Y1 / Lite
  • Mi Note 2
  • Mi Note 3
  • Redmi Note 3 / Pro
  • Redmi Note 4 / 4X
  • Redmi 5 Plus
  • Redmi 5
  • Redmi 5A
  • Mi 5X
  • Mi Max
  • Mi Max 2
  • Redmi 4 / 4X / 4A
  • Redmi 3 / 3S / Prime
  • Redmi Pro
  • Redmi 3X
Also Read: Xiaomi Mi 6X Leaks: Is this the Xiaomi Mi A2 with Android One?

Via: 4GNews

[Update: Again] Android Oreo Update for Mi A1 Pulled Due to Bugs

It appears that Xiaomi has pulled the over-the-air (OTA) update of Android 8.0 Oreo that was released back in December for the Mi A1 after users complained of several issues with the new Software.

A Xiaomi rep confirmed that the global release of Android Oreo on Mi A1 has been cancelled because of a bugs on the build. This will be replaced by another software, a partial release of which will be pushed out soon.

The most noticible bug faced by users running Android 8.0 Oreo on the Mi A1 is the battery drain which is closely connected to the phone’s Bluetooth function. Some user had issues when answering a call if the phone’s display is turned off, but the phone is not locked.


The Oreo update comes with December 2017 patch for the Mi A1 weighs in at around 1104.1MB. Android 8.0 Oreo brings along brand new System Interface, Autofill, Picture In Picture, Better Battery Life, Fast Boot, and more.

While the company has not revealed date of the next rollout of Android Oreo, it is believed that Xiaomi might release the official update to the remaining devices by the end of January. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Redmi 5 Plus Hands On Review!!!

Redmi 5 Plus Hands On Review!!!
The Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus has already been announced in China back in 2017 and there's no information on the Worldwide launch of these devices. Today, we got our Redmi 5 Plus straight from China.

There is plenty to say about the Redmi 5 Plus. This is the first time Xiaomi is going 18:9 with its budget Smartphones. Both the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus have wide screens with 5.7" and 5.99" Display respectively.

You get 10W charger (5V/2A), a microUSB cable, Black case, Screen protector, and the device itself inside the all-red cardboard box.

The device keeps the Snapdragon 625 chip, 4,000mAh battery, and old 5MP selfie shooer of the Redmi Note 4. We have an upgraded rear camera which performs really well. Despite of having same design, the Redmi 5 Plus is slimmer and lighter than the Redmi Note 4.

In this YouTube Video, we’ll share some initial thoughts on the in-hand feel.


Xiaomi just announced the MIUI 10

Xiaomi just revealed the MIUI 10
During the MIUI 2017 summer meeting in China, Xiaomi's Vice President, Hong Feng announced the MIUI 10. He said that the software is in the development and will be available for testing this summer."Our MIUI team will mainly focus on the design and UI of the MIUI 10 - Hong Feng."

MIUI 10 is expected to be based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Android 8.0 Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Xiaomi is also expected to add several new features to the latest software update. 

Xiaomi may also include face unlock and swipe gestures with the MIUI 10. Feng says that the OS will be available for most of the devices later this year. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Xiaomi devices likely getting MIUI 10 based on Android 8.0 Oreo includes the Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi 5, Mi 6, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX, Mi Note 3, Redmi Note 4/4X, Mi 6 Plus, Mi Max 2, Mi 5C, and Mi 5A.

Via: iTHome

Xiaomi Mi 6X Leaks: Is this the Xiaomi Mi A2 with Android One?

Xiaomi Mi 6X Leaks: Is this the Xiaomi Mi A2 with Android One?
Back in July 2017, Xiaomi announced the Mi 5X for China and rebrandend it as Mi A1 (Android One) for the global markets, which was made official in September 2017 during an event in India.

In case you don't know, the Mi A1 is a part of Google’s Android One program which runs stock Android and will receive consistent software updates for a longer period than other smartphones by OEMs that are not a part of the Android One program.

Today, a weibo user shared what appears to be the back panel and case renders of the Mi 6X (AKA Mi A2), confirming the phone's design. As you can see in the below leaked image, we have vertical dual-cam setup just like the iPhone X.
Confirming the above leak, Slashleaks posted case renders of the Mi 6X which shows edge-to-edge display and confirms the vertical dual-cam setup.
Mi A1 was the replica of Mi 5X, so it is safe to assume that the Mi 6X would be the Mi A2 with Android One. Also the Mi A1 was one of the most successful mid-range smartphone ever, so it makes sense that Xiaomi would want to follow-up last year's Mi A1 with a Mi A2.

Via: 4GNews | Shashleaks

January 2018 security patch rolling out to Xiaomi Mi A1

The Xiaomi Mi A1 (Android One) is now getting the latest January 2018 Security patch with Stability Improvement and Bug fixes.

If you own a Mi A1 you should have received the over-the-air update notification for January 2018 Security Patch, and it's crucial that you download it, as it brings along the fix for the critical severity vulnerabilities.

The January 2018 Android security update for the Mi A1 weighs in at around 89MB. For a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

January 2018 Android Security Update Goes Live For Xiaomi Mi A1 Beta Testers

Looks like New Year came early for Mi A1 Users. Xiaomi Mi A1 users running Android Oreo Beta has picked up a new software update that introduces the January 1st, 2018 security patch.

That’s all that is detailed in the new software version (OPR1.170623.026.7.12.27). For a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

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Redmi Note 4 gets new Android 8.1 Oreo update via Pixel Experience ROM [How to install]

Redmi Note 4 gets new Android 8.1 Oreo update via Pixel Experience ROM [How to install]
As you guys know that Xiaomi is always late in updating its Smartphones to the latest Android OS. So there's no chance for Xiaomi phones to get the latest Android 8.0 or Android 8.1 Oreo before the Mid-2018.

Those readers who are hanging on to the Redmi Note 4, we have good news to share. Reputed Developer Adesh15 has released the brand new Pixel Experience ROM based on latest Android 8.1 Oreo. It brings latest security updates, wallpapers, launcher and many more value-added features to the Redmi Note 4.


Note: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. TechDroider cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence, users are advised to proceed with caution.

How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo Pixel Experience ROM on Redmi Note 4:

Step 1: Download Pixel Experience Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM and Google Apps on to your Smartphone.

Step 2: Boot to TWRP Mode.

Step 3: Once entering the TWRP settings menu, clear phone's memory (full) by selecting 'Wipe' option. Once done, select 'Swipe to Factory Reset' perform factory reset.

Step 4: Return to TWRP settings and tap 'Install' by the selecting .Zip file in the phone's memory.

Step 5: Come back to TWRP menu setting to approve the installation by tapping 'Swipe to Confirm Flash'

Step 6: Flashing of the custom ROM begins and after few minutes, a message 'Successful' appears on the screen, thus completing installation.

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How to manually install Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta on Xiaomi Mi A1

Just a few days back, Xiaomi started recruitment for Android Oreo beta testers for the Mi A1 and the now company has started rolling out the update to the eligible users. While this is only a beta program, it's still good to see that Google and Xiaomi are working on bringing the latest version of Android for its users.

The Oreo Beta with December 2017 patch for the Mi A1 weighs in at around 1104.1MB. Android 8.0 Oreo brings along brand new System Interface, Autofill, Picture In Picture, Better Battery Life, Fast Boot, and more.


The Beta is only available for a few Mi A1 users, However Non-Beta members can now install the update in an unofficial way thanks to XDA Developer "rameshurfrnd1". The developer just shared TWRP Backup of his Mi A1 running Android Oreo Beta and the same can be used to Install Oreo Beta.

Note: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. TechDroider cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence, users are advised to proceed with caution.

How to Install Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta on Xiaomi Mi A1:

Step 1: Download Oreo Beta TWRP Backup on to your Smartphone.

Step 2: Save the TWRP Backup file at TWRP/BACKUPS/df0bdeb70404/[UNOFFICIAL] AOSP OREO - tissot Directory.

Step 3: Boot to TWRP Mode.

Step 4: Once entering the TWRP settings menu, clear phone's memory (full) by selecting 'Wipe' option. Once done, select 'Swipe to Factory Reset' perform factory reset.

Step 5: Return to TWRP settings and select Restore Backup.

Step 6: Restore the TWRP Oreo Backup.

Step 7: Reboot your Smartphone.

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Mi A1 Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta [Screenshots]

Mi A1 Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta [Screenshots]
Just a few days back, Xiaomi started recruitment for Android Oreo beta testers for the Mi A1 and today the company has started rolling out the update to the eligible users. While this is only a beta program, it's still good to see that Google and Xiaomi are working on bringing the latest version of Android for its users.

The Oreo Beta comes with December 2017 patch for the Mi A1 weighs in at around 1104.1MB. Android 8.0 Oreo brings along brand new System Interface, Autofill, Picture In Picture, Better Battery Life, Fast Boot, and more.


While the company has not revealed date of the official rollout of Android Oreo, it is believed that Xiaomi might release the official update by the end of this year. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Below are some screenshots of the New UI and Changes in Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for Xiaomi Mi A1.



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Android Oreo Beta now live for Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1 (Android One) Smartphone is now getting Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Software Update with December 1, 2017 Security Patch.

If your Mi A1 is enrolled to Xiaomi's Beta program you should have received the over-the-air update notification for the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta update.


The Oreo Beta with December 2017 patch for the Mi A1 weighs in at around 1104.1MB. Android 8.0 Oreo brings along brand new System Interface, Autofill, Picture In Picture, Better Battery Life, Fast Boot, and more.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Xiaomi Mi A1 is Getting New Update, No It's not Oreo!

Xiaomi Mi A1 is Getting New Update, No It's not Oreo!
The Xiaomi Mi A1 (Android One) is now getting the latest December Security patch with Stability Improvement and Bug fixes.

If you own a Mi A1 you should have received the over-the-air update notification for December Security Patch, and it's crucial that you download it, as it brings along the fix for the KRACK vulnerability.


The December 2017 Android security update for the Mi A1 weighs in at around 153MB. Note that the device still runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat after the update. For a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Xiaomi reveals the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus

Xiaomi reveals the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus
Xiaomi is now all set to announce the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus with 18:9 screens on December 7th.

Donovan Sung, director of product management at Xiaomi has just revealed the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in a set of tweeted photos.

As of now, there's no information regarding the official specs and pricing. However as per leaks, the Redmi 5 would feature a 5.7" Display with Snapdragon 450 processor while the Redmi 5 Plus would feature a 6" Screen with Snapdragon 625 SoC.

Both the devices will be available in 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB ROM.


Mi A1 Android One Firmware Ported to the Redmi Note 4

Mi A1 Android One Firmware Ported to the Redmi Note 4
Well, You can now Install Mi A1 Android One Firmware on the Redmi Note 4, Thanks to developer "GLokin666". Additionally, all aspects of the phone except Fingerprint and VoLTE are working as expected.


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.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the Android One Firmware on  Redmi Note 4 Mido. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

The Firmware is based on Google's latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Additionally, Google plans to roll Android 8.0 Oreo update to Mi A1 by end of 2017, this also means that the Redmi Note 4 will also get Android 8.0 Oreo via Port.


MIUI 9 Global Public Beta Brings WiFi vulnerability "KRACK" fix

MIUI 9 Global Public Beta Brings WiFi vulnerability "KRACK" fix
MIUI community has updated all the official MIUI 9 Global Public Beta builds with WPA2 WiFi vulnerability "KRACK" Fix. The Key Reinstallation Attacks (A.K.A KRACKs) was first discovered by Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven. It’s a WiFi vulnerability that breaks WPA2 by forcing nonce reuse.

According to krackattacks.com, An attacker within range of a victim can serious weakness of WPA2 using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Attackers can use this attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data.


If your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. Google is expected to fix this vulnerability with its November Security patch, which will be available next month for Nexus and Pixel devices.

MIUI 9 is now available for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 MTK, Mi 6, Mi Note, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Mi Max 2, Mi 2/2S, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm, Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, Redmi Note 2, Redmi 4 / 4X, and more devices will get MIUI 9 update soon.


[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."


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