Xiaomi Tips And Tricks


Resurrection Remix 8.5.7

Resurrection Remix 8.5.7 brings Android 10 to many Xiaomi / Redmi smartphones

The new Custom ROM Resurrection Remix goes to version 8.5.7 and is based on the Android 10 OS. In addition to making Android 10 available, the ROM integrates the latest security patches of August 2020. If you are thinking of installing Resurrection Remix on your smartphone you will find further information and insights here.

The full list of devices that have received an official stable build of Resurrection Remix based on Android 10 is as follows:

  • Xiaomi Mi A1 (tissot)
  • Xiaomi Mi A2 (jasmine_sprout)
  • Xiaomi Mi 6X (wayne)
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite / Mi CC9 (pyxis)
  • Redmi 4A (rolex)
  • Redmi 4X (santoni)
  • Redmi 5 (rosy)
  • Redmi 5A (shore)
  • Redmi 5 Plus (wins)
  • Redmi S2 / Y2 (ysl)
  • Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3 (onclite and onc)
  • Redmi Note 4 (mido)
  • Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred)
  • Redmi Note 6 Pro (tulip)
  • Redmi Note 7 / 7S (lavender)
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro (violet)
  • Redmi Note 8 / 8T (gingko / willow)
  • Redmi Note 9S (curtana)
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro (joyeuse)
  • Redmi K20 / Mi 9T (davinci)
  • Redmi K20 Pro / Mi 9T Pro (raphael)
  • Redmi K30 4G / POCO X2 (phoenix)
  • POCO F1 (beryllium)

Keep in mind that Resurrection Remix builds already have Google apps included, so you don’t need to flash a separate GApps package to get the Google Play Store and other Google Play services.


Delete And Merge Duplicate Contacts

Google allows you to save the contacts in your account. When you buy a new mobile and enter your Gmail, moving contacts is an automatic process. However, you will always see that some contacts are modified or deleted. 

But if you have a Xiaomi you should know that it allows you to eliminate repeated contacts, although there are certain things about this function that you should know.

Gone is the time of passing the contacts by hand, with a written list, but you will continue to have many problems with these “automatic processes”

You can even lose important contacts. Pay attention because we are going to explain how to avoid it.

How to synchronize your Gmail account (including contacts) on your Xiaomi

These simple steps are what you must follow when you launch your new Xiaomi:

  • When you turn on your Xiaomi mobile it will ask you for your Google account (use yours or create a new one). You will have to remember your password, obviously.
  • When you have your Google account synchronized, the mobile will ask you if you want to synchronize everything (Gmail, Calendar, Chrome, Contacts, Google Drive, etc.). You must accept it.
  • That will be when your Xiaomi, at some point in the configuration, will tell you if you want to delete the duplicate contacts.
  • From now on, any contact you enter will be saved in that Gmail account you registered (unless you specify otherwise).

Where is the option to merge contacts in the Xiaomi?

If you have already configured your Xiaomi mobile and it did not offer you the combination of your duplicate contacts, there is a way to do it:

  • Enter the Contacts application (do not enter from the “Calls” application, it does not work there).
  • Open the Menu (the 3 dots in the upper right corner) and click on Settings.
  • Go to the Organize contacts section and click on Merge duplicate contacts. Then you will only have to click on Combine.

How to avoid problems when merging contacts?

But to make that move and combination of contacts with few errors, first, take a look at these recommendations:

Don’t throw away your old mobile

Your old mobile can help you solve problems in the transfer of contacts to your new mobile to find those data that were not passed. Do not throw it away or restore it to factory settings before successfully completing the contact migration and merge.

Check where you have saved your contacts

It may happen that some of your contacts are saved elsewhere and you haven’t noticed (another Google account, the SIM, the phone, etc.). When you make the move and extract your contacts, the ones that were saved elsewhere will not be moved. A timely review could prevent you from losing important contacts.

Avoid long names

If you are one of those who prefer to start the name of your contacts with references (Madrid Taxi Driver Pedro) make sure that this name is not too long, as it may be something like “Madrid Taxi P” and you will not know who it refers to. 

It is also recommended that you use the other boxes to fill out that the Android system offers you (Surname, Company, Nickname, etc).


Still, no matter how hard you review, some contacts may not be 100% the same. Brands must improve this procedure, although each one applies its rules (hopefully Google will make it standard to avoid problems). 

The last thing we can recommend is patience and review the contacts one by one to see if they are all okay, or at least those that are most important to you if you have many.

uninstall system apps on Xiaomi

Too often, I have read in the comments to the articles/reviews that I write on the blog or directly in the comments box of our YouTube channel that Xiaomi smartphones have an incredible. Still, unfortunately, it is not possible to remove some predefined applications, such as the weather, the browser, etc.

Not everyone likes the system apps that Xiaomi has over time packaged for MIUI, the proprietary interface of the Chinese technology giant.

Many find not only a particular annoyance in the fact that it is Xiaomi who decides for them which application to use for specific functions but also that this drain the battery and consume precious MB of RAM.

1. Open your phone’s Settings and then enter the “My Device” menu. Now click seven times on the “MIUI version” field until the message “You are a developer” is displayed.

2. Go back to the “Settings” menu and enter the one called “Additional Settings.” Among the latest entries, you will find the one dedicated to the “Developer Options.” From here, you must activate the “USB Debugging” option by confirming the required permission.

3. Always from the “Developer Options” also activate the items “Install via USB” and “USB Debugging (security settings).” For these items, and active Mi Account is required on the smartphone.

How to uninstall system apps on Xiaomi devices (NO ROOT): UPDATED GUIDE

At this point, we just have to download the Xiaomi ADB / Fastboot tool on your computer by clicking on the button below (we may also need the Java JDK software).

Once the download is done, you just have to run the tool and connect your smartphone to the PC via the USB cable, naturally with the data transfer function.

The program will automatically recognize your smartphone, showing you the list of applications to be deleted. The list of bloatware that we can uninstall are:

  • Analytics, App Vault, Backup, Browser, Facebook, Games, Google Duo, Google Play Movies, Google Play Music, Mi App Store, Mi Credit, Mi Drop, Mi Pay, Mi Recycle, Miui Daemon, MiWebView, MSA, PAI, PartnerBookmarks, SMS Extra, Translation Service, Uniplay Service, VsimCore.

Xiaomi ADB / Fastboot Tool

Java JDK

Once you have selected the system applications that you want to delete from your Xiaomi smartphone, just click on the Uninstall! Button. In a short time, you will find yourself with a smartphone cleaned of unwanted or unused apps.

Exit From Fastboot Mode

If you tried to unlock the bootloader on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, entering the fastboot mode several times, there could be the possibility that your smartphone started the aforementioned mode anyway, even after a normal restart.

Fortunately, there are simple methods to get out of this little quagmire, let’s see which ones!

How to exit the fast boot mode of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Forced restart

Forced restart is usually always effective in such situations. Rebooting Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with this simple procedure is quite fast.

To do this, hold down the power button for about 15-30 seconds to automatically restart the smartphone and proceed with the normal system startup.

power button for about 15-30 seconds

Combination of the power button and volume buttons

What time the forced restart has no effect, fortunately, there is a combination of buttons that could correctly restart Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

It is the combination of the power button and volume buttons, which allows the smartphone to be restarted in recovery or recovery mode.

Combination of the power button and volume buttons 

To do this, you must simultaneously hold down the power button and the VOL – button. By continuing to hold them, the smartphone will restart and you will be able to see the Mi logo on the screen, followed by the startup animation.

Use a PC tool

What time Xiaomi Remi Note 3 does not react to one of the two methods indicated above, it will be necessary to intervene with a special tool through your PC, and for this, you will need to obtain the USB cable of the phone so as to connect to the computer.

Use a PC tool

Then download the Android Multi Tools tool on the PC with Windows and start it from the executive file by proceeding with the installation.

Connect the phone to the PC via a USB cable and once the tool has started, you will see a couple of options that can only be performed using commands via prompts. In this case, you only need to press the 9 key on the PC to execute the Exit Fastboot Mode command.

Solve Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite Does Not Turn on

How do you say? Does your Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite no longer start and the screen remains black? Then this is the article that is right for you. The causes of what you have found could be innumerable but, despite this, we will still try to find a solution.

First of all, if I wanted to know what to do if Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite does not start it would be fundamental to understand if the behavior was found following a fall, a collision (perhaps accidental), or a dive or contact with water or liquids.

If so, we would be faced with a hardware problem and, unfortunately, the only viable solution would be to contact an official Xiaomi service center or a specialized laboratory able to solve the anomaly found.

If none of this had happened, it is likely that the reason why Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite remains with a black screen and does not turn on again, perhaps following an update, is simply software. In this case, make yourself comfortable and proceed with reading the article.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite is dead and does not turn on again

As mentioned at the beginning of the guide, the reasons why Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite no longer turns on may be different. Fortunately, they are often easily resolved in very few steps, and therefore in a short time, which does not require any specific knowledge.

Press the power button correctly

It is probably not your case but better to be sure. In fact, it happened that more users complained that their phone seemed dead when instead they pressed the power button incorrectly. So be sure to press the button correctly.

It might seem like nonsense, but trust me it is not. There are several cases in which people are unable to turn on the smartphone, perhaps because of the haste because of the apparent problem of Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite because they hit the power button incorrectly.

Try a forced restart

Do you want to know why Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite has turned off and no longer starts? Good question, let’s find out together! It may happen that the screen of Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite remains black for several reasons, sometimes even following a software update.

In these cases, a forced restart is sufficient. To force the restart of Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite you must simultaneously press volume down and power button for 10-15 seconds, until you see the phone logo appear on the screen. At this point, you can release the keys.

We do not exclude that the sequence to do the forced restart of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite can be updated. If the previous one has not had the right effect, try to repeat it, this time pressing only the power button or the power button together with volume up.

If the same behavior should occur again we recommend you reset Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite so as to have a clean and error-free software base. Don’t forget to make a full backup first to avoid losing important data and photos.

Perform a long charge

The previous solutions have not been successful and your Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite seems dead? So what to do when Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite still does not turn on? The problem could concern the battery, perhaps almost exhausted, which begins to show the first signs of failure.

Try connecting the phone to the charger (preferably with a powerful one like the iPad) for a long time and check if the status LEDs show signs of life. It cannot be excluded that the battery has gone live, which is why it needs a prolonged charge.


Here we are at the end of our guide, in which we showed you all the methods and solutions to solve the problem of Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite that does not turn on anymore. We hope that the article has been to your liking but above all, it has been helpful.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite screen on TV

Although screen mirroring is little used, it is a function that could be useful on many occasions. Usually, it is used in the company, to show the photographs taken during the holiday that has just ended, or to watch all the contents that would be uncomfortable to view directly from the smartphone screen.

So how do you connect Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to television? Fortunately for us, the operation is not at all difficult, quite the opposite. This is because there are several methods for transmitting the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite display to the TV. Each of them within everyone’s reach and which does not require any specific skills. Just what suits us, right?

Project Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite screen on TV

In case you want to connect your Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to the TV to perform the screen mirroring (also called a cast) we advise you to get comfortable on the sofa and continue reading today’s guide. In fact, you will find all the information to transfer photos, videos (including YouTube ones), and other multimedia content directly to the television.

Connect Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to Smart TV

The first procedure we can perform to project the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite display on television is to use a Smart TV. Each of us now has one, so why not use it to see our favorite content on a big screen?

To transfer photos and videos from Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to TV, all you need to do is lower the toggle curtain on your Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite and select the appropriate option, Screen Mirroring, Cast, Smart View or MirrorShare. The name of the function may differ depending on the version of Android installed.

By tapping on the option you will then see a message appear on the TV. At this point from the remote control-click on “accept” to confirm the pairing between the two devices. Et voila! As you have seen, it takes a few seconds to connect the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to the Smart TV and transmit the screen. Seeing is believing!

Connect Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to the TV with the HDMI cable

You don’t have any Smart TV but still want to project the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite screen on your non-Smart TV? Don’t worry, we have a solution for this too. On the market, it is in fact possible to purchase special accessories, HDMI cables in this case, which allow you to connect Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite even to non-Smart TVs.

If you don’t already have one, we recommend that you rely on Amazon. The choice is wide and in a very short time, you can take home the best HDMI cable for Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite currently in circulation. For your convenience, we report below the box containing a version suitable for your smartphone with an excellent quality/price ratio.

Connect Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to the TV without cable

One of the most used methods by those who perform screen mirroring to connect Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to television is through wireless, therefore wireless mode. To transmit the screen of Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite on the TV it is possible to use various devices, which allow you to create a direct connection between phone and television.

By doing this you will have the possibility to transfer all your favorite multimedia contents, such as photos, films, and videos from Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to TV. Here are the best accessories that allow you to connect and transmit your phone screen to your television wirelessly.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Without a shadow of a doubt the most used support to send the contents on your Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to TV. The low and affordable cost make Amazon Fire TV Stick the best buy, without considering that it allows you to transform your television into a real multimedia center, controlled directly by the Alexa compatible voice remote control.

Miracast Airplay WiFi Dongle

Another excellent solution to transmit the screen of Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite on the TV in a totally WiFi way is through a dongle. The operation is really simple: connected the device to the USB and HDMI port of the television it will be sufficient to start the screen mirroring / transmission of the screen through the appropriate app.

We are sure that you will be pleasantly surprised because in this way you can send all the multimedia content available on your Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to television. It is equivalent to saying photographs and videos, but also video games, films, YouTube videos and whoever has the most.

Miracast Airplay WiFi Dongle

Another excellent solution to transmit the screen of Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite on the TV in a totally WiFi way is through a dongle. The operation is really simple: connected the device to the USB and HDMI port of the television it will be sufficient to start the screen mirroring / transmission of the screen through the appropriate app.

We are sure that you will be pleasantly surprised because in this way you can send all the multimedia content available on your Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to television. It is equivalent to saying photographs and videos, but also video games, films, YouTube videos and whoever has the most.

Google Chromecast

Do you already have the made by Google device designed specifically for streaming and are you wondering how to connect your Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to Chromecast to project the screen on the television, perhaps not a Smart TV? Nothing could be simpler:

  1. Connect Chromecast to TV;
  2. Check that Chromecast and your smartphone are connected to the same WiFi network;
  3. Download and install the Google Home app on Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite;
  4. After configuration, start mirroring the screen directly from the app.


Here we are also at the end of this guide, in which we have shown you all the methods to connect Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite to the TV and transmit the screen. We hope that the article has been to your liking and has answered any doubts regarding sending multimedia content from your phone to your television.

Extended UI on Redmi Note 8

As we have always said, one of the things that make Android the perfect operating system is its freedom and customization capabilities. Anyone can take AOSP, and with a minimum of programming knowledge create your own custom Android ROM.

With a Custom ROM, many devices manage to have updated Android versions, even before the official OTA is released, as in this case. The Redmi Note 8 can be upgraded to Android 10, however, there is only firmware for Russia and the United States.

So if you want to update your Redmi Note 8 to Android 10 right now, you can do it with Extended UI, a very complete custom ROM.

Extended UI, a perfect custom ROM so you have Android 10 on your Redmi Note 8

Android 10 on your Redmi Note 8

Like many other alternative ROMs, Extended UI is optimized to get the most out of your Redmi Note 8. Its interface is very fluid, and comes free of unnecessary pre-installed applications, keeping only the minimum for full operation.

Extended UI includes the Android security patch on April 10, so you don’t have to worry about installing an outdated ROM. In addition, once installed, it occupies around 13 GB of storage, leaving about 50 GB free, more than MIUI leaves.

This ROM is highly customizable and the battery life is excellent. Besides, it has dual support for VoLTE and VoWiFi, two functions that often go into detail with custom ROMs. ANX Cam, the Extended UI camera app, is very similar to MIUI’s. In addition, it gets very good results, something that many alternative ROMs also fail.

Extended UI also supports multiple GCam mods, but few offer full support for all Redmi Note 8 sensors.

Requirements to install Android 10 on your Redmi Note 8 through Extended UI

We already talked about the benefits of Extended UI, but now it’s time to know how to install this ROM so that you have Android 10 on your Redmi Note 8, right? However, before installing you must have several tools, these are:

  • Unlock the bootloader of your Redmi Note 8 . You can follow this tutorial to do it, although the most updated version of My Unlock Tool can be downloaded from here.
  • Download TWRP to use it as your new recovery. You can download it from here.
  • Download Extended UI from this link. GApps are already included.
  • To root your mobile, download Magisk from this link.
  • Download and install the Android ADB for Windows, or for MacOS.
  • A USB Type-C cable and a computer.
  • That your Redmi Note 8 is loaded above 70% (this is for security)

If you are doing the process from a Mac, you will have to do the following to use the Android ADB:

  1. Unzip the ZIP file you downloaded and paste the content on the desktop.
  2. Open macOS terminal.
  3. Type “Type cd Desktop / Android” (without the quotes).
  4. Then type “./ADB-Install-Mac.sh” (without the quotes).

How to install Extended UI on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 to have Android 10

Now that you have all the prerequisites, you can go ahead with the Extended UI installation. It’s a bit of a long process, but not complicated at all, as long as you don’t touch where you shouldn’t, nothing should happen.

Of course, remember that installing a custom ROM will make you lose the warranty, but you can always go back to the original firmware and recover it. These are the steps to follow to install:

  1. Copy the Extended UI and Magisk files to the removable storage of your mobile.
  2. Turn off your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and start in fastboot mode. To do this you will have to press the power keys and decrease the volume at the same time.
  3. Connect your mobile to the computer with the USB cable.
  4. Open the Windows console, and navigate to the folder where the TWRP IMG file is.
  5. Type “fastboot devices” in the console to see if it recognizes your mobile.
  6. If it does, type “fastboot flash recovery_filename.img”, and press Enter. “Filename” is the name of the TWRP file, if you changed it, you will have to replace that word with the new name.
  7. Once the TWRP installation process is finished, restart the mobile in recovery mode. To do this you just have to press the volume up and power buttons simultaneously.
  8. When entering TWRP, it will ask you for permission to make modifications, allow it.
  9. Press the “Wipe” button, then “Form Data” and confirm with “Yes”.
  10. Then click on “Advanced Wipe”, then “Davilk / ART Caché” and there select “System”, “Data” and “Caché”. Then confirm the action using the slider that appears on the screen.
  11. Go back to the TWRP main menu and press “Install”.
  12. Browse to the folder where you saved the Extended UI and Magisk installation files.
  13. Select the ZIP file of Extended UI, and the one of Magisk if you want to root your Redmi Note 8. Confirm the installation by sliding to the right on the corresponding button.
  14. Once the installation is complete, select “Reboot” and then “System”.
  15. Wait a few minutes for Extended UI to configure, complete the initial setup wizard, and enjoy.

Ready! If you followed the steps correctly, in less than 15 minutes you should be enjoying Android 10 on your Redmi Note 8. It was easy, right? 

Now there is only one thing missing, that you tell us in the comments about your experience with this ROM, although you can also recommend others.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S

To do this I will explain how to use a valid procedure to capture the screen on all Xiaomi smartphones with MIUI 11 and MIUI 12.

In the daily use of the smartphone, we perform many operations in a simple and routine way. These certainly include screenshots. We often take a screenshot and save it.

Thanks to a screenshot it is possible to capture a screen and then save a post from social media, a memo, or a memory.

Changing smartphones can put us in difficulty with screenshots, for this reason, if you have just switched to a Xiaomi smartphone with MIUI 11 and MIUI 12, perhaps with Redmi Note 9S, then this guide is for you.

1st method: screenshot with the key combination

The first method that I will explain is the easiest and fastest. To take a screenshot, you can simultaneously press the power button and the volume down button.

If you have performed the key combination correctly you will see a preview of the captured image appear in the upper right part of your smartphone.

2nd Method: use toggle

The second method comes in very handy if you have one hand available or have your smartphone resting on the table or desk. If you open the toggle menuswiping from the top to the bottom, you can quickly access the screenshot function.

In the toggle menu, you will see a small icon with a scissor. Pressing this button you capture the image on the screen quickly and quickly.

3rd Method: triple swipe down

Xiaomi also provides you with a rather particular third method. If you swipe from top to bottom, as you usually do to open the toggle menu, but using 3 fingers at the same time you will be able to capture the screen on Redmi Note 9S in a moment.

A strange method but that could come in handy when you have a busy hand and smartphones resting on a flat surface.

Personalized methods

On MIUI 11 and MIUI 12 you can also decide to set a custom method for taking screenshots. Follow the path Settings, Additional settings, Key shortcuts, Take a screenshot.

From this menu, you can choose a combination of keys customized among those available to be used to take a screenshot. You can also decide to disable this feature.

If you need to make an extended screenshot, also called a scrolling screenshot, you can follow this procedure to capture a long web page or a conversation on WhatsApp or on Facebook. Run the classic screenshot, with one of the methods I explained above, when the icon appears at the top right you can select the preview and access the appropriate function that allows you to scroll the screen and capture in full an entire page, a conversation, or an open window.

At the end of the procedure, the extended image will be saved as a normal image file with which you will be able to work as easily as in all the other cases.

Remove Advertisements From MIUI 12 System AppsXiaomi with its devices has accustomed us to an excellent quality/price ratio, offering high-performance devices, equipped with good hardware net of a decidedly contained price list compared to the competition.

But for some time now, the advertisements on the brand’s devices have begun to persist, undermining the user experience that is often forced to take into account certain and annoying advertisements inserted within the system apps, making times diverting to the use of third-party apps.

But if on the one hand, this marketing maneuver is justifiable, it makes the nose turn up to have such advertisements on devices of the caliber of Mi 10, which certainly does not shine for the list price for the benefit of users.

So how do you do it? Well for smartphones equipped with MIUI 11 we have already given the solution, which consists of a few steps, while in MIUI 12 things seem to be reduced to a few clicks, making the procedure for removing advertising from your Xiaomi / Redmi equipped device more streamlined by MIUI 12.

MIUI 12: how to remove advertisements from system apps

As already mentioned, the procedure to remove advertising on MIUI 12 is really simple and affordable for everyone, as the steps to be followed are only four, which we list below:

  1. Log in to your My Account;
  2. Open the Settings menu and click on the first item related to your account;
  3. Click on ” Privacy Policy / System Ads “;
  4. From here disable the toggle related to ” Ads in system apps “.

In this way, you have ensured the disappearance of the annoying insertions from the MIUI 12 system applications.

Praise to Xiaomi who has been able to keep what was promised long ago, in addition to allowing the uninstallation of superfluous pre-installed apps, as well as disable notifications and recommended apps. In short, control of one’s freedom is not indifferent, especially now that we are leaving a lockdown phase in which our freedom has been really put to the test.

 Micro SD As Internal Storage On Xiaomi

MIUI is a layer that has many additions and lets us tinker with many of its options.

One of them is the Micro SD, it is true that as a general rule they do not fall short configuring their mobiles (almost all come with a 64 GB minimum) but … What if you run out of internal space and need more yes or yes?

The final solution is not only to put it in and now, but we are also going to teach you how to configure it to serve as internal storage as if it came from the factory. It is a process for somewhat more advanced users and, in turn, tremendously useful.

Micro SD as internal storage? So you can do it on your Xiaomi with MIUI

Surely you have noticed that, when you put an SD, it only serves to save certain files and, at most, pass some applications to the card.

This makes a lot of sense and the reason is very simple: using slow SD cards and making them count as internal storage would be crazy.

Not all have the same speed and, if you need this, surely you will not be worth with one that you have thrown around the house.

It must be, at least, a class A1 or A2 capable of executing applications by itself and if it is of a higher class, it is better. Here it is worth not skimping or your mobile will become very slow and even compromise your operating system.

We recommend the following, it is one of the best and it is worth it. Having a good and reliable SD that goes fast will always come in handy, think that you are paying 20-30 euros to have 128 GB more of internal storage, not bad at alldon’t you think?

Steps to configure SD as internal storage in MIUI

This process is dedicated to somewhat more advanced users and remembers that using an SD card has some disadvantages.

It is a function that as such is not “completely” supported by MIUI, that is, a bug may appear. On the other hand, your launcher will get messy and to see the real storage you will need an app like “Free Space”.


Even so, if you have no other choice, we believe that you will not have problems and yes, much more space. Before starting, check that you have all this:

  • A Xiaomi mobile with Android 6.0 onwards with SD slot
  • An empty A1 or A2 card.
  • A PC with ADB drivers installed from here.
  • QuickShortcutMaker installed (we leave the link below)

QuickShortcutMaker (Shortcut)

Make sure you read everything well and install the necessary applications on your mobile and ADB on your PC. Now, let’s go to the configuration:

  • Activate the developer settings, this application will help you if you don’t know-how.
  • Once inside the advanced options, activate “Activate Screen or Keep on”, “USB Debugging” and deactivate “MIUI Optimization” (the last option in the list).
  • Connect your Xiaomi to the PC with the SD inside and make sure that the cable is of the best possible quality, the original will be perfect for you.
  • Open the CMD on your Windows computer (Search bar – Write CMD – Right click – Run as administrator).
  • A window will open and type ” adb devices ” without the quotes. Numbers corresponding to your Xiaomi will appear and it will ask you for permission, on the mobile, to execute commands from the PC and the ID of your mobile will appear in the command window.

Run the following commands one by one. You will get something like ” disk: 179,64 “. Remember that number.

  • ADB Shell
  • sm set-force-adoptable true
  • sm list-disks

Change the number (179.64) for the one you got in the command above. Put “sm partition disk: 179.64 private” if you want your SD to be dedicated entirely to internal storage.

You can put ” sm partition disk: 179.64 mixed” YY “ ” if you want a part to be portable, change the number by which it came out and “YY” means the percentage that you want to be portable.

Take your mobile and check that in “Settings – Storage” the capacity of the SD has been added.

Go back to the CMD and type “Sm list-volumes”. You will get something similar to private: 179.67 mounted fb705131-c6a0-4e3a-959b-605a65334c8c. Copy the numbers from fb705 … for the next step.

Change the numbers (fb705 … c8c) for yours and run  “pm move-primary-storage fb705131-c6a0-4e3a-959b-605a65334c8c” . From this on your mobile you will get a notification corresponding to the data migration.

On your mobile, open the QuickShortcutMaker application, and look for the process ” com.android.settings”  in the activities tab, locate ” com.android.settings.Applications.ManageApplications”  and create a shortcut to this service.

Restart your mobile and you’re done!

And well, this is it. It is a somewhat complicated process but if you are used to the Windows terminal and messing around a bit it will be a piece of cake and you should not have any problem. What do you think? Have you managed to increase the internal storage of your Xiaomi?