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Old 14th December 2017, 17:22   #26791
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My son gave up his MI5 as the Xiaomi OS was painful. Now, it is lying inside my drawer. Request experts' inputs on how it can be rooted. My son is fairly adept at it, but it being a Xiaomi, rooting this phone is beyond him.
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LG V30+ available for pre-order now on Amazon.in. To start shipping from 18-Dec.

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Launch price: 45k

Offers:
  • Rs.75 cashback per customer - Applicable on orders paid using only Amazon Pay balance.
  • Free wireless charger
  • Additional Rs 2000 off on exchange
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  • Free one time screen replacement upto 6 months on purchase through Appario Retail

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LG V30+ available for pre-order now on Amazon.in. To start shipping from 18-Dec.

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Anyone looking at it?

Edit:

Launch price: 45k

Offers:
  • Rs.75 cashback per customer - Applicable on orders paid using only Amazon Pay balance.
  • Free wireless charger
  • Additional Rs 2000 off on exchange
  • No Cost EMI available on all major credit cards.
  • Free one time screen replacement upto 6 months on purchase through Appario Retail
While the hardware specs and design are awesome and near perfect barring the P-OLED panel, one thing I have learnt with LG is that they are completely hopeless in SW updates. my LG G6 is still running 7.0 and last security update was October received only recently.

This just kills the overall experience as you see Google launching Oreo phones with a lot of new stuff.

I'm thinking of the Pixel 2 very strongly.
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While the hardware specs and design are awesome and near perfect barring the P-OLED panel, one thing I have learnt with LG is that they are completely hopeless in SW updates. my LG G6 is still running 7.0 and last security update was October received only recently.

This just kills the overall experience as you see Google launching Oreo phones with a lot of new stuff.

I'm thinking of the Pixel 2 very strongly.
I guess updates are a sore point with most of the manufacturers. Stopping updates is their way of nudging us to get that next greatest phone.

Pixel 2 is a great phone, but, the price makes my eyes water!
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Old 14th December 2017, 19:35   #26795
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Pixel 2 is a great phone, but, the price makes my eyes water!
It's going to be available for 40k on Flipkart from tonight 12 AM.
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It's going to be available for 40k on Flipkart from tonight 12 AM.
That's a huge price drop

Currently its listed at 73k+
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That's a huge price drop

Currently its listed at 73k+
It's 61k for the 64 GB variant. 73k should be for the Pixel XL.
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While the hardware specs and design are awesome and near perfect barring the P-OLED panel, one thing I have learnt with LG is that they are completely hopeless in SW updates. my LG G6 is still running 7.0 and last security update was October received only recently.

This just kills the overall experience as you see Google launching Oreo phones with a lot of new stuff.

I'm thinking of the Pixel 2 very strongly.
Bingo! Having used their G3, G4 and V20 it is the same story no matter the flagship of that era under them. My wife's op3 is running oreo now

But still somehow i find myself buying their phones again and again
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I'm thinking of the Pixel 2 very strongly.
Same here, I was looking at V30 as the next upgrade but LG's flagship doesn't feel flagship anymore. And updates are almost non-existent. Guess I will end up with Pixel 2 XL in a few months when my phone is due for renewal.
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My son gave up his MI5 as the Xiaomi OS was painful. Now, it is lying inside my drawer. Request experts' inputs on how it can be rooted. My son is fairly adept at it, but it being a Xiaomi, rooting this phone is beyond him.
It's actually the other way round, rooting is easy. But it would take a week to get the bootloader unlocking permission approved from Xiaomi.

I'd suggest taking a look at this specific thread on xda which explains the process and has all the relevant links in one place

https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-...oader-t3336243

It's best to let go of MIUI given that the custom rom development is fairly active for Mi5.
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Google and privacy concerns. I wonder if Google will ever think about shunning these practices to build more trust with the end users.

https://9to5google.com/2017/11/21/an...triangulation/
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Try and consider the U11. Flipkart sale is on and you can get it for 45k.
Specs are top notch - Snapdragon 835, 6 gigs RAM, 128 gigs internal memory + SD card slot/dual SIM etc etc.

And you can load the 8.0 India specific OTA without any root and all by rebooting into recovery mode.
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Try and consider the U11. Flipkart sale is on and you can get it for 45k.
Specs are top notch - Snapdragon 835, 6 gigs RAM, 128 gigs internal memory + SD card slot/dual SIM etc etc.

And you can load the 8.0 India specific OTA without any root and all by rebooting into recovery mode.
The Honor 8 Pro has pretty much similar specs and is available for like 20k less on Flipkart. I haven't used the U11 but the Honor deal seems too good.
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The Honor 8 Pro has pretty much similar specs and is available for like 20k less on Flipkart. I haven't used the U11 but the Honor deal seems too good.
Did you mean for 20k ? I checked the price and it is 4k less on MRP and up to 18k with exchange. Price is currently at 26k in Flipkart with offer. Excluding the cashback from certain bank cards etc.
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Did you mean for 20k ? I checked the price and it is 4k less on MRP and up to 18k with exchange. Price is currently at 26k in Flipkart with offer. Excluding the cashback from certain bank cards etc.
I meant the price difference between the HTC U11 and the Honor 8 Pro is close to 20k.
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