How to Change ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (Distributor to Global)

Rindi Putra
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How to Change ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (Distributor to Global)
Your Redmi Note 3 Pro having so many issue? There are strange China /India applications installed? There's UC Browser? or Baidu? there are so many advertising even on your lock screen? FIX! your new smartphone means still using Distributor ROM which mean unofficial or illegal!. replace /change your ROM (operating system) Immediately by flashing your Xiaomi smartphone with Global ROM (Official).

we've tried in Xiaomi Smartphone Redmi Note 3 Pro (Qualcomm Snapdragon) and 100% successful on the first try, so also on the next trials. So it looks like you guys may not face significant obstacles if you following the steps and instructions in this article.

What if we didn't change the ROM?

Actually at first, I intended to stay in distributor ROM because in principle there is nothing less than the existing ROM distributor. But believe me, hehe, after you guys change the ROM to the official one, you will be felt difference in experience using your Xiaomi Smartphone. Lighter? yes!, cleaner? yes!, and much more that can only be felt when you migrate from distributor ROM to Global ROM.

How to Change ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (Distributor to Global)

Effects of Using Distributor ROM

  1. You will not get any official update for your ROM (operating system) 
  2. Many illegal ads will appear either while your browsing opening applications, or even on your lock screen
  3. Applications being used could close suddenly
  4. Security of personal data is VERY vulnerable.
  5. And other adverse effects.
After flashing your ROM,, all the existing files in your Xiaomi smartphone will be deleted, as well as the application. So backup your important files to an external memory or OTG FlashDisk before you proceed the flashing.
Before we get to the execution, Make sure that you have downloaded the files below:
After all of the above files are ready, then we can direct to execution. My computer status when I am doing the flashing, using Windows 7 (64-bit) and have installed the Xiaomi PC Suite (Mi PC Suite), if you haven't install it then you should install Mi PC Suite first, before start flashing.
  • I am Flashing with ROM Version and success, if you want to change to the newer ROM go ahead but take your own risk. hehe
  • it's better to read all of the steps below until finish then you can go get your smartphone after that to avoid stuck on the process.

Step by step How To Replace ROM to ROM Global Distributor in redmi Xiaomi Note 3 Pro

# 1 Turn ON Developer mode

Turn On Developer mode by going to >Settings >About phone and tap 7 -12 times at the MIUI version until a pop-up show "you are now a developer".

# 2 Turn on USB Debugging

After enabling developer mode then we can enable USB debugging by opening back section >Settings >Additional Settings >Developer Options and Check (Enable) >USB debugging.

For those who are still confused how to enable Developer mode and USB debugging, you check it in detailed explanation on this article (with Image): How to Connect Smartphone Xiaomi to PC / Computer

# 3 Connect Xiaomi Smartphone to Computer /PC

After enabling USB debugging connect your Xiaomi phone to computer using a USB cable. it's better to use Xiaomi Original cable (optional).

# 4 Open File Folder cmd.exe in ANF

Once the smartphone connected, extract the files then run cmd.exe on that folder.

# 5 Set the authorization

Still on the cmd window that has been opened before, type: ADB DEVICES then click Enter. If the result is still unauthorized, see on the screen of your smartphone, will appear (pop-up) the authorize request, select OK.

How to Change ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (Distributor to Global)

After selecting OK. Type again the same command (ADB DEVICES) then >Enter. If the result show device then we are ready for the next step.

# 6 Setting smartphone into download mode

After set the authorization type: REBOOT ADB EDL >Enter. Smartphone set to the download mode and marked with the screen off and red LED light will blinking.

How to Change ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (Distributor to Global)

At this stage you Xiaomi smartphone state on the download mode and we advised you to not do anything on your smartphone and to the USB cable that is being used.

# 7 Extract File Global ROM (7.1.8)

Extract Global ROM files that had been downloaded

# 8 Install & Open MiFlash

After performing Global Extract ROM files, Install Applications MiFlash and then open the application.

# 9 Navigate to the folder ROM MiFlash Global

Click >Browse on MiFlash then navigate to the Global ROM folder  that had been extracted. Select that kenzo folder, not images!. Click >OK.
How to Change ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (Distributor to Global)

# 10 Setting Flashing mode in MiFlash

Select >Refresh on MiFlash windows then will appear COMxx file, select (check) the file. Then select >Flash all.
How to Change ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (Distributor to Global)

# 11 Flash

After setting the flashing is complete, the smartphone you are ready to do the replacement of ROM. Click the >Flash button on MiFlash windows and wait for it to finish flashing and marked with the words "completed successfully".

In this step don't touch of move your smartphone, because the process is very crucial, if disturbed then bootloop threat awaits your smartphone.

# 12 Unplug USB Cable & Turn smartphone ON

Once the flashing process completed, unplug the USB cable and turn on the smartphone by pressing the power button. To turn on the smartphone after the flash must press the power button longer than usual, do not panic.

# 13 Done! & Congratulations!

After going through the 12 steps then you do succeed to flashing or replace ROM distributor to Global on your Xaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro. Experience a more comfortable and lighter on new ROM and an official from Xiaomi.

Do not forget to update its software to the latest version directly through the updater to get the maximum experience from your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro.

If you guys having problems, please put any questions or problems in the comments field below, we will help as much as possible. I hope this tutorial helps you guys who was looking for step by step on how to replace ROM Distributor to Global on smarpthone Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro. Remained wise as a user! #beWiseUser!

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Rindi Putra
Rindi Putra
Graphic Designer & Technology Junkie Graduated with 'International Trade Management' Major | 2 Years of Professional career on International Shipping Company & 3 Years career on Local Fashion Brand Company | 10 Years (and still counting) as Digital content creator. Feel free to connect with me on Social Media Twitter/Instagram: @rindiputra


  1. Unknown
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    i cant connect my phone to mi pc suite :(
    please help me
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Tuesday, October 17, 2017
      Have you activate the USB debugging as I mentioned above? make sure you turned it ON. beside that you can check you USB wire and also try to connect it on other PC. hope it help!
  2. Fendi Septiawan
    Fendi Septiawan
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    If I install this ROM (Version 7.1.8 MIUI 7), can I get latest ROM Update?
    I mean ROM Version (MIUI8) as mentioned as the latest version at MIUI official web.

    I also accept an answer in Indonesian
    1. Rindi Putra
      Rindi Putra
      Monday, July 24, 2017
      Hallo Fendi,

      Yes You can! When you finished installing this ROM (7.1.8) you can update it directly to the latest official ROM version from the OTA or Updater feature.

      Sorry for not replying it in Bahasa Indonesia, I wish the reader from other country will also learn from your case, :)