In this post, we will guide you to convert Chinese Xiaomi Mi 8 to Global version. Usually, people end up buying a Chinese version of the device but they themselves belong to a different region. So, they have issues in getting software updates and other upgrades. Now, it’s not really an option viable for everyone to sell the current unit and buy a global variant. However, the Chinese version can be converted to the global version. All you need to do is get certain access and flash the required global ROM on your device. We have outlined the same in this guide.
Xiaomi Mi 8 features a 6.21-inches Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels with 19:9 screen ratio. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The smartphone is powered by Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and Adreno 630 GPU. The phone packs 64/128/256 GB internal memory. There is no support of microSD card for expandable storage. Mi 8 sports a rear camera with Dual: 12 MP + 12 MP with features such as 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash. The device has a front-facing 20MP camera for selfies. Xiaomi Mi 8 is running on the latest version of Android 8.1 Oreo under the skin of MIUI 10. It is backed by 3400 mAh Non-removable battery.
How to Convert Chinese Xiaomi Mi 8 to Global Version
Before beginning the process, you have to follow some guidelines. We have listed the name in the section below.
- You have to unlock the bootloader of Mi 8.
- You have to install TWRP on your Mi 8.
- Ensure your device has more than 50% battery before performing this modding.
- Make sure to download and install DM verity installer and region fix.
- Follow the steps carefully. GetDroidTips will not be responsible for incidental bricking of your devices while following this guide.
Steps To Convert Chinese Xiaomi Mi 8 to Global Version
Step-1 Copy your choice of ROM zip file, Region Fix file, and DM Verity disabler file to your device storage
Step-2 Install the ROM by flash it via TWRP.
Step-3 Flash your recovery.img file again. To do it, choose IMG file on the bottom-right screen > select the recovery.img from your storage > choose the Recovery partition to flash.
Step-4 After that flash the Region Fix file.
Step-5 Next flash the DM Verity disabler file
Step-6 Format device data to remove all of your files from internal storage, so copy them back if you want after the format is done.
Step-7 Now you can perform a reboot to complete the process.
So, now your Mi 8 will reboot with the global ROM running successfully which you just flashed. We hope this tutorial was helpful to you.