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Xiaomi Bootloaders: How to Unlock and Lock

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During their early years, Xiaomi was a developer-friendly manufacturer. It was terribly easy to flash a new ROM. Just boot into fastboot and use MiFlash to flash a new ROM. Rooting wasn't difficult too, even though I rarely root my device. Recently, however, starting from the days of their 3rd generation Redmi phone (Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3), Xiaomi decided to lock their bootloader, making it one step more difficult to flash a new ROM. Xiaomi stated that the decision was to comply with Google's Android guideline. I personally think that it is probably to prevent sleazy importers from flashing unofficial ROMs to their devices.

Unsurprisingly, this decision, of course, enraged most of the community. Some threatened to never buy Xiaomi devices again (good luck finding another great value-for-money brand), some just grumbled like usual. However, my opinion is clear: Xiaomi's main market is, of course, the main…

Finally, A Redesign!

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Huzzah!

Finally, Blogger has received three new themes. All of them have finally adopted the current design trend: flat and colorful. After I thought that Blogger was dead, I'm glad that I was wrong. Well, I thought so because its official app was last updated in February 2016. Even so, the interface is so outdated it looks like an app from the early days of Android.

Well, anyway, even though there are new themes, I'm sad to say that I only like one of them, and it's Contempo, the one that you're looking at right now. At least now it looks more modern. Anyway, the theme is same: green. During the redesign process, I might make a few changes here and there, so please bear with me.

Well, I guess that's all for now. There's a new article coming on the weekend. Stay tuned!