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[Tips & Tutorials] How to identify a fake Xiaomi phone

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Hey guys. Many of you have thought of buying a Xiaomi phone from a third party retailer since Xiaomi is not selling its phones internationally. But many of you are concered with the genuineness of the phones sold by third party retailers.

If the retailer is selling the real Xiaomi phones, the phones would have to be bought from the official Xiaomi website. You can check if there's any selling record of your phone here: http://order.xiaomi.com/service/imei   

You can find your phone's IMEI code and S/N code on the package of the phone. Or you can enter *#06# on the phone dailer page to get the IMEI code.  For the verification code, you need to enter the calculating result of the two numbers in the box.
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You can also go here http://bbs.xiaomi.cn/  to verity your phone. If you can be verified, then your phone is real.
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Also, genuine Xiaomi phones come with MIUI V5 stable version by default, and some fake ones just use stock Android. The Recovery of fakes ones are usually different from the genuine one's. The one on the right is MI-Recovery
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Note: Please do not recommend any third-party retailers at this forum. Or else you'll be held responsible for any consequences.

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13:24, Dec-16-2013 | From PC
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here you can see my picture series about a fake mi2s 16 GB and my original mi2 16GB
https://drive.google.com/folderv ... Nzg&usp=sharing

look for yourself which one is a fake mi2 and which one is original .. scary about how well this copy is..

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I suggest to keep this thread closed to members only..otherwise, it'll be very risky if any retailer can enter in here and grab these sensitive information. ;)

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23:47, Dec-13-2013 | From PC
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Very useful post, thanks!

Another way is to scratch the small scratchfile on the back of your Xiaomi phone box and input the numbers in chaxun.xiaomi.com, if it's genuine there will be a message like 'Congratulations on buying authentic Xiaomi products' or something like that.

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This is really a nice topic, perhaps this could be made sticky.

May i also place a request please. The MIRecovery seems to be in Chinese, can that be changed to English for Intl users? I am sure this will help a lot of users out.

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I can't take a screenshot when the phone is in Recovery.

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thats why open up and unleash the worldwide or at least regional shipping...
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21:01, Dec-13-2013 | From PC
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I support this

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Very useful information for people like us in India where Xiaomi Phones are not yet launched.
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This post was edited by punkthemonk at 15:00, Jul-08-2014

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thanks Xiaomi.

this is really a great tool to check if your Xiaomi mobile is real or fake.

I don't think there is another manufacturer out there that offers this much support and help to it's customers.

Glad to finally be part of this great Xiaomi family. (just got my WCDMA RedRICE)



P.S. : I have bought mine from antelife.com. REAL and no issues at all. Highly recommended. they are only $190 at the moment too.

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Hi, thanks for the info. But as a moderator here, users may think the website you recommend has something to do with Xiaomi officially. And if users bought fake phones on the website you recommend, they may think you're responsible. Please do not make posts like that in the forum anymore. Thank you. And I've deleted the website name, hope you'll understand.

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MIUIAustralia Support: 5 Thanks, fully understand.  18:03, Dec-17-2013

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Sorry for spam, because i've post my question in another thread.

But I think this importance so I post here too:

My question is:

" I must lift this thread again, as this time, there is an invidual seller in my country (Viet Nam) confirm that Xiaomi Mi3 snap 800 version are available, he assure that, so made me so confused. Until this time, there was no official statement on the available from Xiaomi about Xiaomi Mi3 snap 800. Could anyone from Xiaomi give me information on this. This is very importance with MIUI fans in our country.

So I wish to receive official statement from someone from Xiaomi to talk with the seller in my country.

Many thanks.

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