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[Tools, Tips & Tutorials] All About Xiaomi Mi 3: Specs, Tools, ROMs, Tips and Tutorials, Recovery, Drivers

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Introduction


Mi3 is the fasteest Xiaomi phone so far. It ships with either a brand new 1.8 Ghz quad-core Tegra 4 chip from nVidia or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Other components are equally outstanding: 5-inch IPS display (full HD at 16:9), 13 MP camera with dual-LED flash, and 3050mAh lithium ion polymer battery. It is only 8.1 mm thin, 145 grams light, and houses an alumium-magnesium alloy frame, coated with 3 layers of thermal graphite. It is published on Sep 5th, 2013 in Mainland China, and went on sale on Mar 7th, 2014 in Singapore (only for S$419).


This thread will keep the most important information about the MI3 in one place. Please check this information before posting any question or bug. May be its already posted and you can get immediate and concise info about your problems and questions.  
Specifications & Buying Guide

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Mi3 WCDMA Version Specification


Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8274AB Snapdragon 800
Network: WCDMA (2G Network 850/900/1800/1900; 3G Network 850/900/1900/2100)
Display: 5.0 inches 1080*1920 pixels
CPU: Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
Carema: 13MPixel Sony Exmor RS/Front 2 MPixel
Battry: 3050mAh Non User-Interchangeable
RAM: 2GBROM: 16GB/64GB
SIM: Mini SIM

Click for more specs. For international users who want to use 3G should use WCDMAversion.


Buying Guide

Always buy Xiaomi products from the offical websites and channels.
[App]Xiaomi Smartphone Anti-Fake Identifier Released for Public! (Recomended Official App )
How to buy Xiaomi products & identify fake ones. Official tutorial on how to buy Xiaomi products.
Xiaomi Mi3 Buyers Guide. A nice comparison of Fake and Original Mi3 phone by @gsdivaMi
More discussion on fake Xiaomi Mi3: [1] [2]

Singapore Mi3 Buyer Guide. Mi3 buying guide for Singapore users.

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Flashing Guide, Tools & ROMs

Flashing Guide

Official Flashing Guide for Xiaomi Mi3
Official and easy-to-understand flashing guideAll in one MI3 Update Video Guide  A complete video guide for beginer.
Flashing ROM FAQ
For those who haven't flashed ROM before.

Recoveries
[MI3 WCDMA] CWM Recovery with working True Dual Boot(TDB) by furniel
[MI3 WCDMA] CWM Recovery Released


ROMs
All Current Offical Mi3 ROMs (Recommended)
All Dev Mi3 ROMs
All Official ROMs for All Xiaomi Devices
ROMs from Chinese Forum

What is the difference between MIUI Developer’s build and the stable build For those who don't know what is stable/developer version of MIUI.


Drivers
USB driversMI Phone manager Click on big blue button. Although Mi Phone manager is in chinese but if you install this it will install all necessary drives for your phones when connected.
Universal Fastboot drivers Very useful if nothing else is working.

Other Useful Tools
WSM A great tool for further customization of MIUI.
A simple review of WSM tools
How to install Google play services ?
Install latest  Playstore Play.Store-4.6.16.apk (6.22 MB, Downloads: 1014)




Note
  • Thanks to @AndroidFuchs for the thread format and @KateZ for motivating me to do it. :)
  • All the credit goes to origional authers. I just collected the information in one place.
  • If you see any dicrepency in information please let me know.
  • If you want me to add any further information in this thread, please send me PM or reply in this thread.

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sta-s2z "SIM: Micro SIM", not micro, but Mini SIM  03:53, May-01-2014

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Hi,

Nice but still no info on the screen being gorilla glass 3 or not?

Xiaomi is not clear about that.

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i like Mi3 , still want to know if there is model with 2 Sim Support

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This post was edited by Chakka at 18:47, Apr-29-2014

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All the great stuff at on place! Very nice!
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