XiaoMi - HongMi 红米手机 Rooting & Flashing ("Unofficial" International Rom)
Rooted & flashed my HongMi to the "unofficial" (back by official?!) international rom with Google PlayStore
The original HongMi bought from China comes with loads of China-apps & it's own "Market Apps", unfortunately without the standard Google PlayStore ....
But no worry, head over to the "unofficial" XiaoMi International (back by official XiaoMi from China ) : http://xiaomi.eu/community/
Basically, I just followed this link, all the steps & instruction are very clear, I did it in less than 15min :
All thanks & credits go to the developers & contributors !
Following the guide all the way to the end, reboot the device ....
Voilà, international version with multi-languages, sweet
Choose your prefer language & some setup ...
Basically the rom & kernel version is the same (because back by official XiaoMi?!), but exclude many China-apps (not really useful for me)
Most importantly, now it has Google PlayStore
Quickly installed AnTuTu and test this new toys ...
Score not bad, more than enough for average use
Most China-made phone has poor GPS chip, but NOT for this HongMi ....
I'm quite surprised as I can get GPS location lock even inside my house (near to window)
Also installed & test run Waze without any problem !
Overall I'm satisfied with this "Red-Rice", 1 of the best budget yet feature-packed dual sim phone to have !! !!