MSL, 22 Sep 2016I purchased mi5 from china through my friend in china, the phone shows only chinese language a... moreits not too hard to get CM13 (Android 6.0) installed after u got the idea. if i remember briefly
- register urself for "unlocking device" @ xiaomi
(- update ur current rom through local onboard tool)
(- maybe u need to register urself @xiaomi and use credential on device, so they can get paired; no idea if it was needed)
- upgrade to chinese Developer version (Download file to device and use installed mi update tool)
- after u reboot to fastboot und install CWM; had trouble flash this, but u can also boot the CWM image directly
- from there u can install CM13 to ur device.
My CM13 experience is quite satisfying, as everything runs. Hope u can deal with upgrade to "Vanilla/CM13"
MSL, 22 Sep 2016I purchased mi5 from china through my friend in china, the phone shows only chinese language a... moreFrom your phone browser, download Google Installer APK then after that, install then you can install play store and other google related stuffs. About the language, you might want to check the forum abouth the Global ROM for that.
Have you got any problems with 4G ?
Especially in UK (800 band)
Thank you for help
I purchased mi5 from china through my friend in china, the phone shows only chinese language and their no play store.
How to update the system to an english version with google play store.
I based in Dubai, UAE.
I need help please.
AnonD-586133, 17 Sep 2016Have it for a last 10 days fitted with MIUI GLOBAL 8.0 Stable. I have never experienced phone ... moreI am in India...I Bought on recommendation of my son ....with hg expectations bt not liking it...its slow ..slower than my mi4i ...fingerprint sensor is too good..bt battery n performance wise its lacks... I bought just for performance n not satisfied ... I am not gamer bt continue on social networking so I consider myself as heavy user...battery max upto 5-6 hours not more than tht... Overall I disappointed by Mi5
I totally disagree with you. Type c charger is the future. Xiaomi mi 5 is the best phone
I have been using xiaomi mi 5 for the last two months. No heat issue. No lagging issues. No hanging issues. No fast draining issue. All these problems mentioned by users are because of carrier problems, which are common to other manufacturers. Xiaomi mi 5 pro is light, fast and ergonomic design. Recommended
AnonD-584390, 13 Sep 2016The charging USB-C connector for me is a let down probably enough to make me think twice. Not ... moreI totally disagree with you. Type c charger is the future. Xiaomi mi 5 is the best phone
AnonD-585698, 16 Sep 2016Hi guys, I'm totally lost and I'd like you to help me. Next month, I'm going to change my HTC ... moreI advise you to go for xiaomi mi 5 pro. It is the best. Now prices are reducing.
Abhishek Kumar, 18 Sep 2016I am using this phone by last 15 days,all things are good accept it's battery nd screen.its ba... moreXiaomi mi 5 pro is the best in all ways. I have been using it for the last two months. The only problem is carrier. When transmission of 📶 signal is full no problem it battery lasts long. No heat issue. Go for the pro version. It's the best. Believe me I'm enjoying it.
mi 5 phone is heated fastely when i open any application and using that application.its battery saver shows 35 degree and above.
I want this phone to replace my aging Samsung Galaxy S5. However, living in Canada under the Telus network means only the LTE supported for 4G internet is Band 4...something that this phone doesn't support. Yes Canada is moving towards Band 7 LTE but it is mainly still served under Band 4, which means I would have to stick to slower 3G, something I would not want to put up with.
I could go the the Redmi Note 3, but I was and am never a big fan of phablets. Disappointing to say the least.
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2016Anyone know what's the scene with mi5s coming to India?i just know it will come in end of septemper in china.
I am using this phone by last 15 days,all things are good accept it's battery nd screen.its battery last for only 10 hours once you charge for full nd in sunlight screen is pathetic.
Go for Asus genuine 3 or apple iphone 5S