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Are xiaomi.eu ROMs official?

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I’ve yet to own a Xiaomi/Redmi phone and always thought that I can buy any Xiaomi phone that comes with a China-based ROM and just flash it to global, having always seen xiaomi.eu MIUI roms mentioned as a “global” alternative.

Turns out I’ve always been wrong, as these ROMs are technically custom ROMs based on the Chinese releases, but with added languages and much more features.

On the xiaomi.eu site itself, there is a post explaining this:

Language included in our MIUIv8:

Our ROMs features (Whats not in Global):

  • Based on China Stable / Weekly builds (except HMNote3SE)
  • Enabled search gesture (swipe up) on the desktop
  • 3way reboot menu
  • Removed ads in system apps
  • Face Unlock for all 7.x/8.x/9.x devices
  • Vertical clock widget on lockscreen
  • Steps counter in Assistant screen
  • More shortcuts on left lockscreen
  • Wake up gestures for 7.x/8.x/9.x devices
  • AI preloading option in MIUI Lab
  • Fullscreen gestures for 7.x/8.x/9.x devices
  • Option to auto-expand first notification
  • Notifications priority settings
  • More edit options in Gallery app
  • Enabled MiDrive in File Explorer
  • Added landscape mode for SMS app
  • Sunrise/Sunset in the weather app
  • Google apps support integrated
  • Importing theme from zhuti.xiaomi.com via ThemeManager
  • No useless Chinese bloatware apps
  • More free RAM due to less background processes
  • Unified flat style app icons for both system and 3rd party apps (eg. Play Store icon flat too, unlike official global MIUI)
  • Advanced menu with color icons (not just text like in official MIUI releases)
  • No any Chinese character under the full system
  • Mi Video, Mi Music, Mi Browser: No any useless Chinese content
  • No possibility to re-lock bootloader accidentally with flash any xiaomi.eu release
  • Added real 27 languages translation made by Official MIUI Fansites and MIUI Fans
  • Added EU T9 dialer support
  • Added charging sound switch
  • Added Spell Checker switch
  • Added Screen-OFF animation
  • Optimized GPS settings for EU
  • Optimized Battery consumption
  • Optimized RAM consumption
  • Added 4k Video support for MI4C, MI4S, HMNote3Pro, HMNote3SE, HMNote4X
  • Added 3D Touch to MI5S 3GB RAM version
  • Added GSMalphabet into SMS app
  • Added more icons grid layout 4×5, 4×6, 4×7, 5×5, 5×6, 5×7 (depends on device)
  • SafetyNet passed (Google Pay)
  • Play Store Certified
  • Deodexed
  • Added automated tasks
  • Added game speed booster
  • Added erase module (magic elimination) to Gallery photo edit options
  • Fixed low volume sound via headphone
  • Fixed Google assistant voice response issue
  • And more, and more made by our 5 years MIUI mods experience.

These ROMs have always been considered good alternatives if you’re feeling the itch to block ads and add some features among other things, but not feeling adventurous enough to go to a completely stock or non-MIUI ROM.

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