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cranioscopical

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Re: Looking for smartphone
« Reply #100 on: February 02, 2017, 05:01:14 PM »
Samsung S6 or S7 with optional bonus firelighter

That would be a good match!

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Re: Looking for smartphone
« Reply #101 on: February 02, 2017, 06:43:28 PM »
This is still enough for everyday use

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Re: Looking for smartphone
« Reply #102 on: February 04, 2017, 06:05:55 AM »
Sorry but your recommendation to buy the Xiaomi seems not good.

I suggest you read the thread again, I mentioned a particular model of phone that I was interested in, I didn't recommend it one way or another - I said multiple times that you need to do the research before getting anything.
I also mentioned that the MIUI OS is crap and that you should walk into a store and buy a phone because:
a) You're using the phone for business purposes. Why the hell are you buying something that is apparently a critical use item by mail order from another country where you'll have limited immediate repair/replacement options?
b) You were unwilling to do any research on the subject.

And we still have no idea exactly what phone you've bought or the OS version it's running because of your consistent lack of providing information.

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I never trusted anything chinese and this comes to justify my opinion. Chinese companies, people, technology, etc are decades back, their quality is not just low, it's absolute crap.

Then why didn't you get a Samsung S6 or S7 with optional bonus firelighter and be secure in the knowledge that you've bought quality?


It has MIUI 8.0.5.0 and Android 6.

It freezes very often, Google maps voice is not heard, sometimes I don't receive the call when people are caling me.

Is there a solution to this before sending this crap back to its vendor?

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Re: Looking for smartphone
« Reply #103 on: February 06, 2017, 03:23:42 AM »
It has MIUI 8.0.5.0 and Android 6.

It freezes very often, Google maps voice is not heard, sometimes I don't receive the call when people are caling me.

Is there a solution to this before sending this crap back to its vendor?

The latest is MIUI 8.1.x.x

Of course, we can't be more specific since your reluctance to tell us your exact phone model is obviously due to it being under strict NDA.

There are also later ROMs without all the Chinese bloatware available from EU XIAOMI Weekly ROMs as mentioned way, way back here but they require some degree of knowledge to install ....

As I said, the hardware is fine, MIUI OS is crap, (my opinion but the MIUI devs do seem to put form before function), but that would entail you replacing it with CyanogenMod, AOSP, LineageOS, etc which means you'd be required to work out how.

Anyway, with your prejudice against a whole country's technology industry, any effort to assist is, shall we say, academic ... especially since you've already made up your mind.

BTW, you do know that you have a 1 in 6 chance of your Samsung being made in China, iPhone (1 in 1, if you regard Taiwan as China), Lenovo (1 in 1), Huawei (1 in 1), ASUS (1 in 4), etc, etc.

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Re: Looking for smartphone
« Reply #104 on: February 11, 2017, 06:38:38 AM »
I think I said already that my model is Xiaomi Redmi Pro 3 International Version.
I flashed to MIUI 8.1 but still very buggy, apps make it crash and when in silent mode apps are not heard, while switching back to normal mode apps are still not heard.

I had all the good intent, but how can they ship something in such a buggy state?

OK, then if hardware is fine, will these EU roms be the solution?

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Re: Looking for smartphone
« Reply #105 on: February 11, 2017, 09:48:33 AM »
Maybe you should send it back and get something locally. You could easily have problems again (no matter what you buy), but it should be easier for you to sort them out.
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Re: Looking for smartphone
« Reply #106 on: February 11, 2017, 10:15:42 AM »
And you also might want to go with something off the shelf, no matter the limitations of doing so. That's usually the approach I use when I want to just use something as opposed to learn and tinker.  You can't really expect someone to do all the work, especially if you're going to unfairly blame them when something doesn't go to your expectations. You have to pay someone for that level of service.

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Re: Looking for smartphone
« Reply #107 on: February 11, 2017, 07:27:07 PM »
I think I said already that my model is Xiaomi Redmi Pro 3 International Version.

Pick one and then tell us what version of MIUI it's running:

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As I have previously said, identify it by its board name because as you can see, there is no Redmi 3 Pro International Version.

The EU ROMs do remove a lot of the unnecessary Chinese stuff and add some extras geared towards non-China residents plus some system optimisations BUT it requires you to unlock the bootloader and flash an alternative, ie. TWRP.
NOTE: If you've never done this before or aren't prepared to wear the consequences of doing it incorrectly then DON'T.

I don't use MIUI at all, which I said previously, it was removed within 24 hours of getting the phone ... it sucks, it's crap, I hate it.  I hope that makes it clear what I think of the MIUI OS.  I didn't have any problems using it or the phone doing weird things, I just don't like it.

Having tried a few ROMs I now use CyanogenMod 12.1, (Android 5.1.1), with a few tweaks, any problems I had have pretty much gone. Another ROM gave me some features that CyanogenMod doesn't but Xposed + modules and/or apps have replicated them.

Assuming you're really talking about the Kate version of the RN3, there is a lot of good info in the Whirlpool forums:
https://forums.whirl...eplies.cfm?t=2566258
https://forums.whirl...eplies.cfm?t=2603115
https://forums.whirl...58&p=6&#r120 - A guide on flashing alternative ROMs on the RN3SE

It's mentioned that MIUI is rather aggressive regarding memory management which can cause it to force close apps, maybe that's the case here.
http://www.technocia...-miui78-secret-tips/
https://www.reddit.c...6d93&sh=d0a0c711

FWIW, I also turned off battery optimisation on a per app basis and it actually seemed to increase my battery life - go figure.

I have little doubt that flashing something like CyanogenMod or LineageOS would probably fix most issues you're having, (bearing in mind there is still the possibility that you just happen to receive a faulty phone - happens no matter what brand you choose).

Unless you're willing to undertake the necessary steps yourself, invalidating your warranty, and wearing any consequences of doing it wrong then in your case you're better off buying locally in a store.