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14:23, May-06-2016
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After flashing the latest China stable ROM (gemini_images_V7.3.2.0.MAACNDD_20160419.0000.19_6.0_cn) in fastboot EDL-mode on my Mi5, I was trying to flash China Dev ROM but failed.
After giving the command "fastboot oem edl" in windows it says: "FAILED (remote: Need to unlock the device to use this command)".
This means this method is no longer an option after flashing the latest China stable ROM with locked device. :(
Xiaomi is really trying hard to lock up their phones in every possible way.

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19:43, May-07-2016
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This post was edited by Ectoplasm at 12:47, May-07-2016

Guys,

please understand, it is not against the users, but it is against the resellers who are flashing own modded, buggy multilang fastboot MIUI ROMs via EDL mode onto new devices before sale.
In this case users may judge xiami/miui based on that buggy ROM. So, I think this action by Xiaomi is understandable. It doesn't pain for users because valid users can flash official dev ROM onto stable release via updater app and start the unlocking bootloader process and after that the world become wide open...

Resellers do not care users they just care about themselves because they do not want to lose potential customers because of lack of languages. Rather they flashing own modded buggy ROM with integrated stolen language pack to get more sales with selling "multilangual MIUI ROM out of the box" advertisement, but not caring they cause troubles for users by this...(as no update, no support, no unlock BL possibility...etc)

I am very happy for this action by Xioami! Thanks a lot Xiaomi!

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thenewmaker replied at 2016-5-7 18:48
Are you guys serious about the war on Xiaomi against the re-sellers? Because of that they do not all ...

It is not only against the resellers, it is also against the possibility to flash any custom/modded ROM on locked bootloader device. But valid users/owners there is an option to unlock the bootloader and the situation suddenly change (fastboot mode, revovery mode, root...etc. will be back) . Unlock BL procedure is completely painless for users except 2 weeks waiting time...

Newer Mi5 devices will be released with latest stable MIUI ROM for sure. Resellers like Honorbuy, Spemall...etc will not able to flash any modded fastboot MIUI ROM in EDL mode anymore...I think this is the point for Xiaomi...

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This post was edited by thenewmaker at 18:50, May-07-2016

Are you guys serious about the war on Xiaomi against the re-sellers? Because of that they do not allow EDL mode? Come on, many of us have been into developing and modding on xda since ages, me from 2005. And i have never ever once heard of such a step from any manufacturer.

If you lock your own OS from third party flashing, then you MUST provide a simple way for the user to choose what he wants on their phones. Its stupid to say that CN Stable is better that CN Dev, because its not :) Many reasons are there, and i will not explain them now. But, nothing works on Mi 5, and its a complete mess what Xiaomi has done with its OS:
- The MI Flash can not flash Mi 5
- You can not flash Updater ROMs any more, its not allowed
- Mi Pc Suite its not updated for the NEW FLAGSHIP to flash it or do anything with it
- EDL mode its disabled
- Mi UnLock is the WORST solution any manufacturer released so far, and i just wonder if its possible to make it that bad. And can not unlock the phone if you don't put 15 drivers on your MUST-BE 64bit PC..

Come on, do you think that Xiaomi is fighting the re-sellers? I think that Xiaomi is giving them cheap devices, so they can sell outside of China because they don't. This is the ONLY fight they will loose with the customers, because this is far too complicated even for me, so 99% will be lost in these procedures..

We will see how this situation will turn out in the end, but its not going to be positive. I hope for the best.

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Ectoplasm replied at 2016-5-20 18:03
RE: comment@Mohitk593 03:28, May-20-2016:

Mega LoL! Please be informed Mi5 devices are shipped wit ...

I am the one who get mi5 phones with unoffcial rom. I'm user.
I can't update via updater, bootloader, mipcsuite. And i seach forum i met 1 thread that teach me to flash via edl mode ( which is deleted now ) with no need to unlock bootloader.

unlucky it fail during update.....
after that, my phone can't open edl mode to flash again....

The problem is everything happen now. Many user can not wake their phone...

Some user like me only need global stable rom.
Please make "MI PC Suite" can choose ROM and update any official rom to mi5 device.

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17:13, May-25-2016
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At least give us an option to officially switch from China ROM to Global ROM, that's everything I want. The latest Mi5 Global dev ROM, which is downloadable on Xiaomi servers is just fine, many languages included, Google apps included. That's everything I want - just the option to switch from China ROM to Global ROM, through Updater app... But it's not possible now. Why?

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thenewmaker replied at 2016-5-8 01:48
Are you guys serious about the war on Xiaomi against the re-sellers? Because of that they do not all ...

you are very very right..

mi-phones they only give support to china..xiaomi not a global brand.. i've been using for mi-phone the last time because there is no global software (or are running late).

no edl, no unlock bootloader, no work updater app (for downloaded official rom!)..prohibitions, obstacles..

only XIAOMI.EU with their own efforts ( with volunteer developers) they are doing something.

We have our own language he will use the phone software specialist (rom,root,adb command,drivers install,mi-flash etc..)

sorry for bad english



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Marvel1000 replied at 2016-5-6 15:47
When I type "adb devices" it says "List of devices attached" and then nothing.
The method I used b ...

Have you enabled usb debugging since flashing the new rom? edl mode wont work if no phone is showing in "adb devices" as its not sending the command to the phone.

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14:45, May-06-2016
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Did you try to install one of older ROM by Updater?

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14:50, May-06-2016
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Nope, I flashed china stable and dev both more than twice.
Rate my post If I helped you.

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15:14, May-06-2016
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That means usb debugging isn't connected properly.
if you type "adb devices" does it say "unauthorised"

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 Author| 15:47, May-06-2016
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itsjase replied at 2016-5-6 15:14
That means usb debugging isn't connected properly.
if you type "adb devices" does it say "unauthoris ...

When I type "adb devices" it says "List of devices attached" and then nothing.
The method I used before is fastboot oem edl. It worked many times before when I had the older ROMs. It was always possible to flash China stable, China dev and even the Xiaomi.eu version with locked bootloader.

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15:50, May-06-2016
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I have same experience and my teacher @IT.UA told me to flash older stable ROM (recovery rom) using updater and problem solved.
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 Author| 15:59, May-06-2016
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Ok, thanks. I will try that.

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16:15, May-06-2016
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EDL mode DOES NOT WORK in the latest China Stable 7.3.. So be careful what you flash..

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22:46, May-06-2016
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Maybe you can buy a fastboot data wire on TaoBao in China。

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