This is my first attempt at installing a custom ROM on a device and I’m honestly quite excited and scared at the same time. I decided to go with /e/ for privacy, and I ordered a Xiaomi Mi 3 since it’s a very affordable phone these days, so I wouldn’t feel too bad if I accidentally brick the phone.
Anyways, I have a question that I thought of asking here.
On a video I saw about installing Lineage OS on the Mi 3, the video says that I wouldn’t need to request for unlocking if my device is the Mi 3. I just wanted to know how true that is? Does that mean that Mi 3’s these days are all unlocked and I wouldn’t have to bother with requesting for permission from Xiaomi?
Yes, you have to unlock the bootloader. That’s a must have for installing any custom rom.
The normal time for unlocking a Mi device is in the moment 720 hours. But with xiaomi tool v2 you can do it in 10 minutes.