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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (/pro) [WHYRED][China/Global] ***(Please read first post)***

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,123 ✭✭✭ corkie


    Where the best place to buy this with quick delivery? Showing no results on Honorbuy currently.

    Are you looking at the right device?

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 [WHYRED][Global] on Honorbuy.

    ^^^ Hope your not looking for the version with the Pro extension to the name which is Indian only version. See op!

    Edit: - If your into flashing custom roms, it maybe advised to not purchase Xiaomi, until they resolve the MIUI 10 Oreo's Anti-Rollback feature.

    Something that could also be rolled out to other OEM devices as well soon, just badly implemented by Xiaomi.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 36 ✭✭✭ greysheep


    Currently abroad (in europe) and cannot use phone. On 3 network. Any suggestions on what is wrong


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,123 ✭✭✭ corkie


    greysheep wrote: »
    Currently abroad (in europe) and cannot use phone. On 3 network. Any suggestions on what is wrong

    Have you enable roaming in network settings on your device?
    Does your 3 Sim allow roaming?

    Maybe post in the three forum, to see if there is any problems there end at present.

    It is a multi sim device, get a local sim (Pay as you go) and use that.

    http://www.three.ie/roaming/

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 122 ✭✭ Dunne_bkill


    Obviously not! I was looking at the Pro version for some reason. Will have to give this thread a proper read through. Thanks.

    Edit: Is the 6GB RAM one not available in the global version? I only see the 6GB RAM available in the Chinese version.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,931 ✭✭✭ biebiebie


    greysheep wrote: »
    Currently abroad (in europe) and cannot use phone. On 3 network. Any suggestions on what is wrong

    Enable roaming in settings
    Settings > SIM card > Data roaming > data roaming - Always
    Also for phone network set to automatic if not already set. Settings > Sim card > choose SIM card
    > Mobile network > automatic
    Then reboot phone.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,020 ✭✭✭ celtic_oz


    €163 for the black one here


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,614 ✭✭✭ dinneenp


    Call me stupid but how do I change settings for gboard keyboard? For SwiftKey I can add row with numbers on top,row with directional arrows.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,655 ✭✭✭ wiz569


    dinneenp wrote: »
    Call me stupid but how do I change settings for gboard keyboard? For SwiftKey I can add row with numbers on top,row with directional arrows.

    Settings-System-Languages&input-Gboard-Virtual keyboard-Gboard-Preferences.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,614 ✭✭✭ dinneenp


    wiz569 wrote: »
    Settings-System-Languages&input-Gboard-Virtual keyboard-Gboard-Preferences.

    Thanks.cant findbthrnootion for directional arrows on bottom row.reallyblovebthis as it makes it easy to jump to a specific area (eg to fix a mistake)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,893 ✭✭✭ allthedoyles


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    This is the GKK that just arrived for RN5. When its fitted I will give another update .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,123 ✭✭✭ corkie



    It came with a screen protector, plastic film rather than tempered glass, quality not great and is better off discarding. Thankfully the case edges don't encroach on the screen so my tempered glass inserts still fit.




    This is the GKK that just arrived for RN5. When its fitted I will give another update .

    Your protector looks like the proper (glass/harder plastic) version and not the flimsy version @captain_boycott reported getting?



    Edit: Is the 6GB RAM one not available in the global version? I only see the 6GB RAM available in the Chinese version.

    No 6gb version for global.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,655 ✭✭✭ wiz569


    dinneenp wrote: »
    Thanks.cant findbthrnootion for directional arrows on bottom row.reallyblovebthis as it makes it easy to jump to a specific area (eg to fix a mistake)

    Can you not just touch the area with your finger to jump?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,893 ✭✭✭ allthedoyles


    @corkie . - The glass/tough plastic is quite solid and very transparent


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,123 ✭✭✭ corkie


    WHYRED MIUI 10 Oreo's Anti-Rollback <<< Possible method to get around ARP!

    [XDA][Index] Everything About Anti Roll-back [Whyred]

    ^^^ Have not tested the above, because luckily haven't trigger it yet on my device.



    [XDA][Index] Redmi Note 5/Pro Miui ROMs without firmware [fw-less]

    ^^^ MIUI Roms without ARP Firmware.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,058 ✭✭✭ dougm1970


    This is the GKK that just arrived for RN5. When its fitted I will give another update .

    im interested in that reply. how much was that ?....sometimes i find those hard plastic cases slippy, how is that one grip-wise ?....is the glass adhesive all over or on sides only ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,893 ✭✭✭ allthedoyles


    Have to say Doug, the back of the case is shiny and smooth and could be a bit slippery.
    Will update when it has been fitted and I find out about the owner of the phone thinks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,070 ✭✭✭ Grassey


    dougm1970 wrote:
    im interested in that reply. how much was that ?....sometimes i find those hard plastic cases slippy, how is that one grip-wise ?....is the glass adhesive all over or on sides only ?


    I've been using the case the last month, the missus also.

    No slippy at all, I'd recommend it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,123 ✭✭✭ corkie


    dougm1970 wrote: »
    im interested in that reply. how much was that ?....sometimes i find those hard plastic cases slippy, how is that one grip-wise ?....is the glass adhesive all over or on sides only ?
    Have to say Doug, the back of the case is shiny and smooth and could be a bit slippery.
    Will update when it has been fitted and I find out about the owner of the phone thinks.


    I have the case as well, and have had no problems of it slipping out of my hand.
    The glass, I haven't used yet, but it has adhesive for the full front. (Or use's a static process to remain attached rather than glue). Using the one that came from honorbuy.

    Edit: - The glass has plastic frame, with only the screen part been harder plastic/glass.


    Also ask the mods to put a message about ARP in the op.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 122 ✭✭ Dunne_bkill


    Are there any issues with the brightness of the screen on this phone? Seen a few images with the brightness turned up and didn't look great. Also, anyone using this phone on Eir in Ireland? Any issues?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Annalise Future Tent


    Has anyone found a good flip cover , preferably with a magnetic closure?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14 doylerevo


    Well guys and girls.

    I'm wondering anyone move from the Samsung galaxy s6 to the Xiaomi redmi note 5 if so what they think on the camera. Going to order one if it's nearly as good as the s6 camera.

    Thanks ðŸ‘


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,614 ✭✭✭ dinneenp


    wiz569 wrote: »
    Can you not just touch the area with your finger to jump?

    I find it tricky sometimes & am use to the arrows.

    I'll give the gboard a chance anyway, it's predictive text is impressive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,123 ✭✭✭ corkie


    OP update with MIUI 10 Oreo's Anti-rollback Protection warning.

    Thanks to our moderator @Davy :cool:

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,614 ✭✭✭ dinneenp


    Any browser with URL bar that you can place on bottom of the screen?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,123 ✭✭✭ corkie


    dinneenp wrote: »
    Any browser with URL bar that you can place on bottom of the screen?

    Chrome use to have a flag you could set to do that, no longer available in latest versions. You could downgrade or install an older version.

    Apk: - https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/chrome/chrome-65-0-3325-109-release/

    Instructions: - https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/move-chromes-address-bar-bottom-your-screen-android-0176946/

    Recommendations for browser with bottom address bar?




    Xiaomi.eu MIUI 10 8.7.12 v2 has the firmware removed from the rom so not to trigger ARP!

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,123 ✭✭✭ corkie


    For those feeling adventurous? [semi-GSI] Android P Developer Preview
    EXPERIMENTAL AND MOST LIKELY BROKEN





    [XDA][ROM][P][PORTED][semi-GSI] Android P Developer Preview



    I use my device as a daily driver, so not prepared to experiment yet, maybe when Stable GSI is made available.

    "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."--George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.

    "I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis." - Spock.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,931 ✭✭✭ biebiebie


    corkie wrote: »
    OP update with MIUI 10 Oreo's Anti-rollback Protection warning.

    Thanks to our moderator @Davy :cool:

    Thanks Corkie.

    Also important to point out that the next OTA version should be Stable 9.5.19 which will include Anti Rollback Protection.
    So be aware and don't update if you want root and play around with ROMS

    Personally after hearing this I've requested my unlock and will stay on 9.5.17 until I get my bootloader unlocked and root it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,201 ✭✭✭ jamesbondings


    So I have the phone two weeks and the inevitable happened. It took a fall.... With no case on it......

    Thankfully it landed on its back and only took two small dints.... Screen is perfect.

    Gotta get a case..... Do we know if anyone can replace the screens on these bad boys... Just in case


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,378 ✭✭✭ Snake Plisken


    In Madrid at the moment and went into one of the Mi stores with the Mrs just to have a look at the handset and for her to pick a colour. Pricing was €200 for the 3GB version and €249 for the 4GB version. I will probably just buy from Honorbuy when I get back home, but nice to hold a handset and play around with it before buying.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,614 ✭✭✭ dinneenp


    dougm1970 wrote: »
    im interested in that reply. how much was that ?....sometimes i find those hard plastic cases slippy, how is that one grip-wise ?....is the glass adhesive all over or on sides only ?

    I passed the cover recommended here it does fit very nice, is extremely Slim. It does feel a bit sleepy but doesn't slip if that makes sense. I'm still not fully convinced it'll survive a fall but hopefully it would!


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