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Even if now we are concerned only with debranding the xiaomi, but in ancient times the "new Xiaomi" had to replace the Chinese ROM with our own one from MIUI Italy and it was as essential as it was easy: there was no block, no waiting, no need to change recovery. With the advent of international marketing, the situation was then reversed thanks to the official Global ROMs, beautiful and ready but a little more complicated to replace.
In more recent times the Xiaomi have also begun to be distributed by telephone operators (Vodafone, WindTre, Tim) with competitive prices and installments but who, as usual, made use of the right to use dedicated versions of the software called "branded". In the case of Xiaomi the only ones differences detected are some small bugs but above all delays of up to two months in updates.
Fortunately the good Francesco Tescari continued the development of his XiaoMiTools for changing the ROM that at the time of writing, through this guide, allows us to debrand the Xiaomi in half an hour, without waiting for the canonical seven days to unlock the bootloader, by installing the International Global ROM.
Requirements for debranding a xiaomi
- Read ALL the guide thoroughly before starting
- Enable USB Debug: Click 10 times quickly on “MIUI version” in the device info page. Then go in Additional Settings -> Developer Options, Enable USB Debugging.
- Download and install the tool on your PC: https://www.xiaomitool.com/V2/latest
- Original or good quality connection cable
- Phone charged at least 70%
- Read ALL the guide again before starting 😆
Time Required: 30 minutes.
- XiaomiTool V2 installation
Install the previously downloaded package following the instructions on the screen.
- Start the application and accept the disclaimer.
Then the necessary drivers will be installed.
- Select the scenario
Select the left button to choose you want to change the ROM
- Select the device
If everything is in order, a list will be shown with yours as a joining item. Select them and continue.
- Device information
The application will show you information about your connected device and perform some completely normal reboots. Wait.
- MIAssistant connection
If everything is going correctly, the phone should reboot into recovery mode showing a screen like the one you see in the application. Press the Volume Down button twice to reach the “Connect with MIAssistant” item and confirm your choice by pressing the power button once.
- Select the type of operation
Select the first item in the list on the application: "Xiaomi official ROMs".
- Search for compatible ROM
The search process for compatible ROMs with your device will start. Wait.
- ROM selection
Once the search process is finished, you will be shown a list of installable ROMs. Although the European version (EEA) is probably present, it is rarely possible to install it successfully. Is preferable select the Global Stable which is essentially identical.
- Download the selected ROM
The application will start automatically to download the selected ROM. It is possible that at this stage you will be asked to log in with your Xiaomi account. If you don't have one, you will have to create it.
- Reconnection to MIAssistant
Once the ROM download is finished, the phone will restart again in recovery mode. As before press the Volume Down button twice to reach the item “Connect with MIAssistant” and confirm your choice by pressing once the power button.
- Flash ROM on the phone
From this moment the actual procedure for the ROM flash begins. Do not touch anything, neither on the phone nor on the PC until the operation is complete.
- Conclusion of the operation
If you see this screen, it's done! You can wipe your forehead and start configuring your new International Global ROM free from the branding of telephone operators.
We want to thank you Xiaomi Tips e Francesco Tescari ❤️