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Old 25th July 2014, 09:55   #18631
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Carl Pei, director of OnePlus hints that they might look at launching the product in India soon!

https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/baby-steps.63344/
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Reading that note, I have a feeling, they will be watching Xiaomi keenly and how they do in the Indian market. With their current invite only buying, they have already received flak in the US market. Hope they don't go down the same path here.
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Reading that note, I have a feeling, they will be watching Xiaomi keenly and how they do in the Indian market. With their current invite only buying, they have already received flak in the US market. Hope they don't go down the same path here.
Amen to that but I don't think the invite only is a bad option. It is still better than asking people to go through the rigmarole of registering pre launch only to have the server crash and start off on a wrong note!
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My uncle has a Xolo A500S IPS purchased about 3 months ago.

Whenever I try to copy a file onto the memory card via a PC (through USB) it is shown that the files have been pasted, but in reality they haven't been. Same when copying through the device itself. Don't think it's a virus, but can't rule it out. Any ideas?
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- GPS lock in 4 seconds.
Akshay,

Congrats on your purchase.

Planning to purchase the same. Quick question though.

GPS lock is with 2G/3G network active using GPRS, or only using the GPS Chipset !

Thanks for the clarification.
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Whenever I try to copy a file onto the memory card via a PC (through USB) it is shown that the files have been pasted, but in reality they haven't been. Same when copying through the device itself. Don't think it's a virus, but can't rule it out. Any ideas?
Do you "eject" (as in right click on the drive or click on the usb with tick icon found in the systray) the memory card before. This could happen if the buffer is not "flushed" to the actual device.
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Do you "eject" (as in right click on the drive or click on the usb with tick icon found in the systray) the memory card before. This could happen if the buffer is not "flushed" to the actual device.
Have done that and even selected the same option on the device. Still no difference. Also I forgot to mention, even whatsapp isn't able to save photos onto the external memory.
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Have done that and even selected the same option on the device. Still no difference. Also I forgot to mention, even whatsapp isn't able to save photos onto the external memory.
Are you able to format the card on the device or the PC? Also how old is the card?
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Old 26th July 2014, 12:59   #18638
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My slightly more than a year old HTC has become very difficult to use because of touch screen. I think it's more a problem with the connectors than the digitizer itself.

If I touch the side of the phone - a touch on the screen gets triggered. Some of the edges of the touch screen have become unresponsive. Overall touch screen goes crazy when I touch it.

I am looking for some repairer in Bombay's eastern suburbs who can repair this. Know anyone reliable?
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Old 26th July 2014, 19:38   #18639
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Have been using my Mi3 for last few days and I am enjoying every bit of it. I must say that MIUI rom is just superb. There are tons of advanced settings and vast number of themes available. Mi3's hardware performance is icing on the cake.

And the best thing is, Xiaomi warranty would be valid even if the phone is rooted.

The only negative I have observed is that the phone feels unexpectedly lighter and smooth that it doesn't inspires confidence when holding in hand. I like the weight of my earlier phone Galaxy Note or my wifey's Moto G which has Grip cover. It also warms up a little bit (not too much though but still noticeable). A flip cover/case will probably make things better.
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The only negative I have observed is that the phone feels unexpectedly lighter and smooth that it doesn't inspires confidence when holding in hand. I like the weight of my earlier phone Galaxy Note or my wifey's Moto G which has Grip cover. It also warms up a little bit (not too much though but still noticeable). A flip cover/case will probably make things better.
I have used MIUI, for sure it has very good UI and brilliant themes. But what I have learnt is the MIUI themes makes the phone laggy after sometime and consume too much memory. It was for this reason I hated MIUI otherwise a very good ROM.
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I got my Xiami Mi3 yesterday and I am trying to move app settings and other important data like contacts, etc to it from a Moto Defy running CM GB.

I would like to know from fellow Mi3 owners, did they try to access the Mi3 through computer and notice a ReadMe(.rtf and .html) and a setup.exe? All of them are in Chinese. I tried my hand with Google translate on the Readme and all I could get was that the setup will install drivers. Are they even required?

Any help with this or porting data to new phone is welcome.
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I got my Xiami Mi3 yesterday and I am trying to move app settings and other important data like contacts, etc to it from a Moto Defy running CM GB.

I would like to know from fellow Mi3 owners, did they try to access the Mi3 through computer and notice a ReadMe(.rtf and .html) and a setup.exe? All of them are in Chinese. I tried my hand with Google translate on the Readme and all I could get was that the setup will install drivers. Are they even required?

Any help with this or porting data to new phone is welcome.
When you connect to a computer you should also see the mi3 listed as a 'music device' in addition to what you observed above. You still be able to access the phone folders via that. I assume the set-up exe is to install some PC suite for the mi3. Don't think it is needed.

For transferring contacts SMS call logs setting etc, I used the app backup pro. The pro version costs rs300 but enabled me to get the new phone in sync in no time.
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I got my Xiami Mi3 yesterday and I am trying to move app settings and other important data like contacts, etc to it from a Moto Defy running CM GB.

I would like to know from fellow Mi3 owners, did they try to access the Mi3 through computer and notice a ReadMe(.rtf and .html) and a setup.exe? All of them are in Chinese. I tried my hand with Google translate on the Readme and all I could get was that the setup will install drivers. Are they even required?

Any help with this or porting data to new phone is welcome.
Try titanium backup if both your phones are rooted and if not then I think an app called helium backup works without the help of root via adb. Anyways I would suggest you root the Mi3 since it doesn't void warranty and is always handy for advanced features.
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Mi3w can be rooted just by installing a developer ROM. It can be downloaded from en.miui.com
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Mi3w can be rooted just by installing a developer ROM. It can be downloaded from en.miui.com
Something I found online... owners please confirm.

Rooting steps for Xiaomi MI3

Directions

Usually, Xiaomi are already rooted from the top, so the process would be to activate it.

1. Click Security Center, on the desktop of your smartphone.
2. In Security Center, click the Permissions icon.
3. Enables administrator rights selecting first ROOT and then where it says Enable administrator permissions.
4. Download any application requiring root activation and accept that ROOT permissions, so you can check it out.
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