For a long time, Xiaomi was beloved by developers and fans for their ease of modding. While not necessarily encouraging it, they allowed full instructions on how to flash, root and mod Xiaomi phones.

While they still allow the tutorials (with disclaimers of course), the bootloaders on all newly released Xiaomi phones have been coming locked from the factory.2016-02-08 18_45_34-Start

While Xiaomi has put forth a method to unlock, it’s a difficult and lengthy process, with some users waiting up to a month and some being flat out denied.

With the MTK6795  version of the Xiaomi Note 3, flashing is possibly via SP Flash Tool, but this opens up the possibility of bricking yourself if not done correctly.

Xiaomi lovers all over the world are finding them frustrated with Xiaomi’s recent decision. While we don’t necessarily see a problem with releasing phones with locked bootloaders, the process to unlock should be made simple for those who request it.

As of now, Xiaomi is putting forth the defense that [It’s a new situation and they’re trying to get the bugs worked out].

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For a long time, Xiaomi was beloved by developers and fans for their ease of modding. While not necessarily encouraging it, they allowed full instructions on how to flash, root and mod Xiaomi phones. While they still allow the tutorials (with disclaimers of course), the bootloaders on all newly released Xiaomi...
For a long time, Xiaomi was beloved by developers and fans for their ease of modding. While not necessarily encouraging it, they allowed full instructions on how to flash, root and mod Xiaomi phones.<span id="more-10065"></span> While they still allow the tutorials (with disclaimers of course), the bootloaders on all newly released Xiaomi phones have been coming locked from the factory.<img class="wp-image-4211 size-full aligncenter" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/review/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-02-08-18_45_34-Start.jpg" alt="2016-02-08 18_45_34-Start" width="439" height="274" /> While Xiaomi has put forth a method to unlock, it's a difficult and lengthy process, with some users waiting up to a month and some being flat out denied. With the MTK6795  version of the Xiaomi Note 3, flashing is possibly via SP Flash Tool, but this opens up the possibility of bricking yourself if not done correctly. Xiaomi lovers all over the world are finding them frustrated with Xiaomi's recent decision. While we don't necessarily see a problem with releasing phones with locked bootloaders, the process to unlock should be made simple for those who request it. As of now, Xiaomi is putting forth the defense that [It's a new situation and they're trying to get the bugs worked out].

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