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Xiaomi blocks smartphones in Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan and Crimea are probably next

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Xiaomi blocks smartphones in Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan and Crimea are probably next A screen of a locked Xiaomi smartphone with the warning "Xiaomi policy does not allow the product to be sold or made available in the territory where you tried to activate it." The user is encouraged to contact the vendor directly for more information on this problem.
In early September 2021, users from Cuba began mass complain That Xiaomi blocks their new smartphones some time after they were purchased and turned on. All of the devices were purchased through gray schemes and imported from other countries. Officially Xiaomi. does not sell its products in Cuba, but the company hasn’t blocked them before.
Notably, the conditions of use of its gadgets at all, Xiaomi bans selling its smartphones to Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, and even Crimea.
Users of blocked Xiaomi smartphones found exit. To unlock the device, you need to install custom firmware on it. Also, the lock does not affect smartphones imported to Cuba after being activated in another country.
So far, apart from complaints from Cuban users, there have been no examples of Xiaomi also blocking its smartphones in Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan and Crimea. In the latter region, for example, the company’s devices are sold at on ad sites in large numbers and without any indication that you need to reflash them after taking them out of the box or activate them in another country.
Other manufacturers are also blocking smart devices in unauthorized sales regions. At the end of August, Samsung revealed that it could remotely disable smart TVs around the world using the TV Block feature. In October 2020, LG Electronics announced that it would disable the Smart TV feature on "gray" TVs in CIS countries, including Russia, Ukraine and Turkmenistan.

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