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  #2838158 24-Dec-2021 22:31
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The joys of using a imported handset

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  #2838168 25-Dec-2021 00:26
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Linux: The joys of using a imported handset

 

That would be every handset in NZ.


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  #2838171 25-Dec-2021 00:57
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roobarb:

Linux: The joys of using a imported handset


That would be every handset in NZ.



You know what I mean



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  #2838196 25-Dec-2021 08:55
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Linux: The joys of using a imported handset

 

Every Xiaomi device is crippled by firmware which is a little buggy and has some in my opinion dodgy practices such as increasingly annoying advertising as the device gets older.  I would only get one if it was well supported by LineageOS.


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  #2838205 25-Dec-2021 09:21
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rphenix:

Linux: The joys of using a imported handset


Every Xiaomi device is crippled by firmware which is a little buggy and has some in my opinion dodgy practices such as increasingly annoying advertising as the device gets older.  I would only get one if it was well supported by LineageOS.




Sorry going a bit of topic here mate.
As much as it might be buggey I am trying to find what specific app or part of the phone OS is causing the problem so I can fix it.

There is no way I am installing another OS on my phone.
Way over my head and I can see it leading to other problems.
Thanks

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  #2838209 25-Dec-2021 09:29
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So how often were the txts sent?

Have there been any more since you had the charges wiped?




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  #2838214 25-Dec-2021 09:40
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I only did the changes yesterday...but I looked at the 2 deg call log and the last time i sent the phantom txt was two weeks ago.
Only picked up on it myself yesterday as well.
So maybe the problem is resolved.
Will keep an eye on my bill.
Would be good to know the cause though.



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  #2838241 25-Dec-2021 11:18
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rphenix:

Linux: The joys of using a imported handset


Every Xiaomi device is crippled by firmware which is a little buggy and has some in my opinion dodgy practices such as increasingly annoying advertising as the device gets older.  I would only get one if it was well supported by LineageOS.



A handset firing off SMS to a +44 number is not ' Buggy '

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  #2838244 25-Dec-2021 11:19
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@beenz This is not a 2degrees issue for sure so you were lucky for a refund

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Linux: @beenz This is not a 2degrees issue for sure so you were lucky for a refund


Totally get that...but still trying to understand the issue

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  #2838263 25-Dec-2021 13:27
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Try and go to Settings/Applications and if there is "SIM Activation Service" make sure that has SMS turned off.  This is another useful link.

 

Sounds like the phone may do this on a restart if it thinks the sim isn't 'activated'.

 

I would turn most of the MICloud services off you don't use in particular Mi Message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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rphenix:

 

Try and go to Settings/Applications and if there is "SIM Activation Service" make sure that has SMS turned off.  This is another useful link.

 

Sounds like the phone may do this on a restart if it thinks the sim isn't 'activated'.

 

I would turn most of the MICloud services off you don't use in particular Mi Message.

 

 

 

 

There are easy guides to debloat MIUI and remove most of the Mi services that aren't available in NZ and just hog battery and space anyway.

 

 

 

I sympathize with OP not wanting to remove MIUI altogether and flash something else(this is a task that's not too hard but if you've never flashed something before, I wouldn't recommend doing it on a flagship, do it on something you don't care about), but I found MIUI to be quite invasive, buggy and just a massive mess so I very much ditched MIUI as soon as I could, never turned back.

 

Linux: The joys of using a imported handset

 

PBTech officially sell the handset and Xiaomi is their official retailer with NZ warranty and support for many things other than phones. It's not an import. :)





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