Fix a bricked/bootloop Redmi 3 (also Pro and Prime)! [SOLVED]

I was pretty upset when I accidentally bricked my Redmi 3 Pro after just using and uninstalling a app called “Substratum theme engine”. It sucks, do not ever download it! Worst piece of crap app I have ever tried.

Anyway, I found a way to fix my Redmi 3 Pro, this should also work for the regular Redmi 3 and also Redmi 3 Prime.

By following this guide, you’re responsible to whatever happens to your phone and cant hold me responsible.
I’m just trying to help and this is how I repaired my bricked Redmi 3 Pro.

I couldn’t boot into recovery mode and the phone was stuck in a boot loop. I could only boot into Fastboot but there’s also another mode you can enter called EDL. But lets start with the guide.

Bricked Redmi 3 (pro/prime)

OK, Lets try to fix your bricked Redmi 3/Pro/Prime!

0: I forgot this step, that’s why it’s called “0”. 😀

It’s might be a good idea if you unplug as many USB devices as possible like external harddrives, printers and so on to make sure there’s a minimum chance of conflicts. Also, do NOT connect your phone to the computer yet!

1: Download drivers and Android tools

You need some drivers and tools to make your communicate with your phone. A guy called Snoop05 have developed a really small package with the things you need and it’s really simple to install everything in 15 seconds. Even if you have done this before, I recommend that you download and install the latest version because earlier versions didn’t work to unbrick the Redmi 3 for me.

Go to this thread and download the 15 seconds ADB Installer.

Follow the installation-guide in the first post in that thread, it’s really simple. There’s no need to uninstall the older drivers if you have any.

2: Download Flash tool and install it.
MiFlash

Now you need to download MIUI ROM Flashing Tool (Size: 46 MB), you can find the download link in this thread. If you already got it installed, make sure you got the last version, older versions wont always work.

3: Download the ROM
Download ROM
The Redmi 3, Redmi 3 Pro and Redmi 3 Prime are using the same ROM. When I flashed I had success with flashing the Chinese Developer ROM (Dont worry, you can choose English when you setup the phone) and later flash to another ROM if you need to.

So go back to this websiteand search for “Redmi 3/Prime Latest China Developer Version Fastboot File Download“. When you click on it the filename should start with “ido_xhdpi”. Download it, it might take a while since it’s pretty big (1.5 GB).

Extract ROM with 7-ZIP
Now you need to extract the ROM tgz file you downloaded. You can extract it using 7-ZIP for example which is also a free tool.

When you have extracted the tgz file you might end up with a tar file, you need to extract that one also until you see a folder with some files in it and also a folder called “images”.

4: Time to connect your phone.
usb data cable

This step is a bit messy, sometimes the computer find the phone, sometimes it doesn’t.

Try to enter the phones fastboot mode by starting by pressing VOLUME MINUS (-) and the POWER BUTTON and hold them. Hopefully you’ll see the Android dude and the text “fastboot”.

Android fastboot

(If you aren’t able to enter fastboot you will need to try the other mode called EDL. Try to enter this mode by pressing Volume Up (+) and Volume Down (-) and then the powerbutton, hold them down for a while. The phone will vibrate ~2-3 times and the screen will be completely black!)

Now, connect the phone to the computer with a USB cable that can transfer data! (remember that many USB cables is only for charging!).

When connecting the phone you might get a notification about installing unsigned drivers, and you need to do it! Let Windows work for a couple of minutes until it’s done. (If you cant install the unsigned drivers you need to follow this guide).

(If the drivers doesn’t seem to work you might need to install “Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008“.)

Start the flash tool – “XiaoMiFlash.exe”. Hopefully it will find your phone. It will say something with “COM” and then some numbers and stuff.
It might take a while to find it, keep pressing refresh, it might take some minutes.

When it have found it, press “select” and browse to the folder you extracted in Step 3.

At the bottom of the flash tool I recommend that you select “Clean All”. (You will lose all your data on the phone)

Flash the new Redmi 3 ROM to repair your phone

Now, press “Flash” and pray to god that it works!

If it doesn’t try another USB cable and another USB port, try to restart your computer. You might also want to try it on another computer and also look up so your computer identify the phone as “Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008”.

Let me know in the comments if you cannot get something working and I’ll try to help you solve it!

Remember, the first time you boot up your phone after flashing the firmware it may take a really long time for it to boot! It took 15-20 minutes for me!

I wish you good luck!

Fresh Torrent tracker announce list – All working!

Here’s a fresh list with WORKING torrent trackers!
I’ve checked all these so they are up and running fine. But of course sometimes a tracker goes down but most torrent trackers in this list will get back online sooner or later.

By adding more trackers you’ll have a chance to get more seeders and peers to download from. This is also a great way if you find a torrent with 0 seeders, just add all the torrent trackers in this list and see if you can get the torrent started.

By the way, are you using Chrome to surf?
Add this plugin to Chrome, it will add more torrent trackers to the magnet links it finds on websites automatically. Install and forget about it.
Supercharge Your Torrent Magnet Downloads

List of torrent trackers:


udp://tracker.pirateparty.gr:6969/announce

udp://62.138.0.158:6969/announce

udp://tracker.coppersurfer.tk:6969/announce

udp://tracker.coppersurfer.tk:6969

udp://shadowshq.yi.org:6969/announce

udp://tracker.leechers-paradise.org:6969/announce

udp://shadowshq.eddie4.nl:6969/announce

udp://eddie4.nl:6969/announce

udp://tracker.eddie4.nl:6969/announce

udp://tracker.leechers-paradise.org:6969

udp://www.eddie4.nl:6969

udp://tracker.eddie4.nl:6969

udp://tracker.kamigami.org:2710/announce

udp://tracker.opentrackr.org:1337

udp://tracker.opentrackr.org:1337/announce

http://asnet.pw:2710/announce

http://retracker.telecom.by:80/announce

http://p4p.arenabg.ch:1337/announce

udp://p4p.arenabg.com:1337/announce

http://p4p.arenabg.com:1337/announce

udp://p4p.arenabg.com:1337

udp://p4p.arenabg.ch:1337

udp://9.rarbg.me:2730/announce

udp://9.rarbg.to:2780/announce

udp://151.80.120.114:2710/announce

udp://9.rarbg.com:2790/announce

udp://tracker.zer0day.to:1337/announce

http://grifon.info:80/announce

http://fxtt.ru:80/announce

http://210.244.71.26:6969/announce

http://ipv4.tracker.harry.lu:80/announce

udp://ipv4.tracker.harry.lu:80/announce

http://tracker2.wasabii.com.tw:6969/announce

udp://tracker.tiny-vps.com:6969

udp://tracker.tiny-vps.com:6969/announce

udp://tracker.internetwarriors.net:1337/announce

udp://62.212.85.66:2710/announce

http://tracker.vanitycore.co:6969/announce

wss://tracker.btorrent.xyz

udp://tracker.vanitycore.co:6969/announce

udp://bt.xxx-tracker.com:2710/announce

udp://public.popcorn-tracker.org:6969/announce

wss://tracker.webtorrent.io

https://open.kickasstracker.com:443/announce

udp://mgtracker.org:2710/announce

http://tracker.mg64.net:6881/announce

udp://5.79.83.193:6969/announce

http://mgtracker.org:6969/announce

udp://mgtracker.org:6969/announce

http://mgtracker.org:2710/announce

http://74.82.52.209:6969/announce

http://5.79.83.193:2710/announce

http://bt1.archive.org:6969/announce

http://bt2.archive.org:6969/announce

udp://inferno.demonoid.ooo:3414/announce

udp://inferno.demonoid.ooo:3407/announce

udp://inferno.demonoid.ooo:3406/announce

udp://inferno.demonoid.ooo:3405/announce

udp://inferno.demonoid.ooo:3399/announce

udp://inferno.demonoid.ooo:3392/announce

http://inferno.demonoid.ooo:3399/announce

http://inferno.demonoid.ooo:3392/announce

udp://inferno.demonoid.pw:3418/announce

udp://inferno.demonoid.ooo:3389/announce

udp://inferno.demonoid.ooo:3389

http://inferno.demonoid.ooo:3389/announce

http://tracker.city9x.com:2710/announce

udp://thetracker.org:80/announce

http://retracker.mgts.by:80/announce

http://agusiq-torrents.pl:6969/announce

udp://peerfect.org:6969/announce

wss://tracker.openwebtorrent.com

udp://91.218.230.81:6969/announce

udp://91.218.230.81:6969

http://tracker.electro-torrent.pl:80/announce

http://pt.lax.mx:80/announce

http://91.218.230.81:6969/announce

udp://zephir.monocul.us:6969/announce

udp://list-comes-from-axlcash.com:6969/announce

udp://tracker.torrent.eu.org:451/announce

udp://tracker.swateam.org.uk:2710/announce

udp://tracker.halfchub.club:6969/announce

udp://tracker.cypherpunks.ru:6969/announce

udp://tracker.cyberia.is:6969/announce

udp://retracker.lanta-net.ru:2710/announce

http://tracker.torrentyorg.pl:80/announce

http://t.nyaatracker.com:80/announce

http://tlm-project.org:6969/announce

udp://retracker.nts.su:2710/announce

http://tracker.devil-torrents.pl:80/announce

udp://tracker.christianbro.pw:6969/announce

udp://open.stealth.si:80/announce

udp://tracker.doko.moe:6969/announce

udp://santost12.xyz:6969/announce

udp://bt.aoeex.com:8000/announce

udp://wambo.club:1337/announce

udp://tracker.grepler.com:6969

udp://tracker.dutchtracking.nl:80/announce

udp://tracker.dutchtracking.com:80/announce

udp://tracker.dutchtracking.com:6969/announce

http://tracker1.wasabii.com.tw:6969/announce

http://210.244.71.25:6969/announce

udp://tracker.grepler.com:6969/announce

udp://tc.animereactor.ru:8082/announce

udp://46.4.109.148:6969/announce

http://tracker.grepler.com:6969/announce

http://torrentsmd.me:8080/announce

http://torrentsmd.eu:8080/announce

http://46.4.109.148:6969/announce

http://prestige.minimafia.nl:443/announce

http://87.248.186.252:8080/announce

udp://tracker.xku.tv:6969/announce

http://tracker.agmsmith.ca:6969/announce

udp://tracker.kuroy.me:5944/announce

udp://182.176.139.129:6969/announce

udp://z.crazyhd.com:2710/announce

http://tracker2.itzmx.com:6961/announce

udp://www.mvgroup.org:2710/announce

udp://www.mvgroup.org:2710

udp://tracker4.itzmx.com:2710/announce

udp://tracker.trackerfix.com:82/announce

udp://tracker.files.fm:6969/announce

udp://tracker.dler.org:6969/announce

udp://bt2.54new.com:8080

https://tr.kxmp.ml:443/announce

https://opentracker-milanesi.rhcloud.com:443/announce

http://www.mvgroup.org:2710/announce

http://tracker2.torrentino.com:80/announce

http://tracker.videodrugproject.com:80/announce

wss://tracker.fastcast.nz

http://tracker.minglong.org:8080/announce

http://torrentsmd.com:8080/announce

http://share.camoe.cn:8080/announce

http://retracker.spark-rostov.ru:80/announce

http://retracker.omsk.ru:2710/announce

http://retracker.bashtel.ru:80/announce

http://opentracker-milanesi.rhcloud.com/announce

http://open.touki.ru/announce.php

http://open.acgtracker.com:1096/announce

http://bt4.rutracker.cc/ann?magnet

End of torrent tracker list!

Some people complains that this list isn’t compatible with uTorrent because there’s no empty linebreak between each line.

I suggest you use the free and opensource alternative to uTorrent called qBittorrent. It can handle this list just fine and got the same features as uTorrent but with no ads.
It’s available for most operative systems.

Certified Hosting sucks! Don’t use them! (Certifiedhosting.com)

What a bloody mess! I just cant believe it! These idiots called Certified Hosting destroyed many of their customers sites, including all of mine!
And guess what, their backups did not work! They couldn’t restore anything! I lost about ~30-40 sites or something.
I did manage to get the database but all files (HTML, PHP, Images…) they’re all gone!

Certified Hosting can suck it big time! How can they mess this up so badly? Just read some Certified Hosting reviews here or just search Google. You’ll find lots of unhappy customers.

Probably what Certified Hostings servers looks like:

So here I am, trying to install script and build up the sites again. It takes forever and I’m losing money because I cant do my regular work meanwhile.

But I also made a huge stupid mistake. I didn’t keep local backups! At least not fresh ones, and I’m paying for it now.
But all in all, this is totally Certified Hosting fault.

Important Lesson
Keep local backups. Just do it! Even if you only make backups 2 times/year it’s still much better than to lose all your hard work.
Buy some cheap external HD. Download the backups to it and unplug it and put it away in some closet. And when it times for backups again just plug it in.
You can easily generate full backups of all your domains in both cPanel and Direct Admin, probably other control panels too with the push of a button.

Make sure you never use Certified Hosting ever, they’re the worst hosting company in the business.

Biggest list of torrent announce trackers in 2017

You’re having trouble to find other seeders and peers while downloading that linux distro or something else? Add all these open trackers to the torrent and hopefully you’ll be able to download it really fast.

Alot of them dont work, but does it matter? Just add all of them and watch what happens. Some of these torrent trackers go up and down that’s why I didn’t remove the ones that were offline.

The torrent trackers:

udp://tracker.coppersurfer.tk:6969/announce
udp://tracker.leechers-paradise.org:6969/announce
udp://tracker.opentrackr.org:1337/announce
http://tracker.opentrackr.org:1337/announce
http://p4p.arenabg.com:1337/announce
udp://p4p.arenabg.com:1337/announce
http://explodie.org:6969/announce
udp://explodie.org:6969/announce
udp://9.rarbg.com:2710/announce
http://tracker.dler.org:6969/announce
udp://tracker.internetwarriors.net:1337/announce
udp://mgtracker.org:2710/announce
udp://tracker.mg64.net:6969/announce
udp://mgtracker.org:6969/announce
http://tracker.mg64.net:6881/announce
http://mgtracker.org:6969/announce
udp://tracker2.wasabii.com.tw:6969/announce
udp://tracker1.wasabii.com.tw:6969/announce
udp://ipv4.tracker.harry.lu:80/announce
http://tracker2.wasabii.com.tw:6969/announce
http://tracker1.wasabii.com.tw:6969/announce
http://bt.artvid.ru:6969/announce
udp://tracker.vanitycore.co:6969/announce
udp://tracker.tiny-vps.com:6969/announce
udp://bt.xxx-tracker.com:2710/announce
http://tracker.vanitycore.co:6969/announce
http://tracker.tiny-vps.com:6969/announce
http://tracker.sktorrent.net:6969/announce
http://ipv4.tracker.harry.lu:80/announce
udp://tracker.grepler.com:6969/announce
http://tracker.grepler.com:6969/announce
udp://tracker.kamigami.org:2710/announce
udp://tracker.baravik.org:6970/announce
http://tracker.baravik.org:6970/announce
udp://zephir.monocul.us:6969/announce
udp://tracker.skyts.net:6969/announce
udp://tracker.piratepublic.com:1337/announce
udp://tracker.kuroy.me:5944/announce
udp://tracker.filetracker.pl:8089/announce
udp://tracker.files.fm:6969/announce
udp://tracker.desu.sh:6969/announce
udp://tracker.cuntflaps.me:6969/announce
udp://tracker.bluefrog.pw:2710/announce
udp://retracker.lanta-net.ru:2710/announce
udp://peerfect.org:6969/announce
udp://open.stealth.si:80/announce
udp://208.67.16.113:8000/announce
http://tracker2.itzmx.com:6961/announce
http://tracker.skyts.net:6969/announce
http://tracker.kuroy.me:5944/announce
http://tracker.filetracker.pl:8089/announce
http://torrentsmd.com:8080/announce
http://retracker.gorcomnet.ru:80/announce
http://open.acgtracker.com:1096/announce
http://fxtt.ru:80/announce
http://91.218.230.81:6969/announce
udp://z.crazyhd.com:2710/announce
udp://tracker2.christianbro.pw:6969/announce
udp://tracker.torrent.eu.org:451/announce
udp://tracker.justseed.it:1337/announce
udp://tracker.christianbro.pw:6969/announce
http://tracker.tfile.me:80/announce
http://tracker.skyts.cn:6969/announce
http://share.camoe.cn:8080/announce
http://retracker.omsk.ru:2710/announce
http://retracker.mgts.by:80/announce
udp://p4p.arenabg.ch:1337
udp://p4p.arenabg.com:1337
http://open.nyaatorrents.info:6544/announce
http://bttracker.crunchbanglinux.org:6969/announce
http://tracker.aletorrenty.pl:2710/announce
udp://torrent.gresille.org:80/announce
udp://glotorrents.pw:6969/announce
udp://tracker.trackerfix.com:80/announce
udp://www.eddie4.nl:6969/announce
udp://tracker.leechers-paradise.org:6969
http://retracker.kld.ru:2710/announce
http://9.rarbg.com:2710/announce
http://bt.careland.com.cn:6969/announce
http://mgtracker.org:2710/announce
http://tracker.best-torrents.net:6969/announce
http://tracker.tfile.me/announce
http://tracker.torrenty.org:6969/announce
udp://9.rarbg.me:2710/announce
udp://tracker.btzoo.eu:80/announce
http://pow7.com/announce
http://tracker.novalayer.org:6969/announce
http://193.107.16.156:2710/announce
http://cpleft.com:2710/announce
http://retracker.hotplug.ru:2710/announce
http://retracker.kld.ru/announce
http://inferno.demonoid.me:3414/announce
http://announce.torrentsmd.com:6969/announce
udp://coppersurfer.tk:6969/announce
udp://exodus.desync.com:6969/announce
udp://open.demonii.com:1337/announce
udp://tracker.prq.to/announce
http://exodus.desync.com/announce
http://ipv4.tracker.harry.lu/announce
http://tracker.torrentbay.to:6969/announce
udp://11.rarbg.com/announce
udp://tracker.1337x.org:80/announce
udp://tracker.istole.it:80/announce
udp://tracker.ccc.de:80/announce
udp://fr33dom.h33t.com:3310/announce
udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce
udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce
udp://tracker.ilibr.org:6969/announce
udp://tracker.istole.it:80
udp://tracker.istole.it:6969
udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80
udp://tracker.prq.to:80/announce
udp://tracker.prq.to:6969/announce
udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80
udp://tracker.yify-torrents.com/announce
udp://tracker.yify-torrents.com:80/announce
udp://tracker.yify-torrents.com:6969/announce
udp://tracker.yts.re/announce
http://bovetorrents.hol.es/announce.php
http://blackcat.filers.ru:1337/announce
udp://tracker.sktorrent.net:6969/announce
http://tracker.coppersurfer.tk:6969/announce
http://torrent.gresille.org/announce
http://tracker.dutchtracking.nl/announce
udp://tracker.opentrackr.org:1337
http://tracker.trackerfix.com/announce
http://www.mvgroup.org:2710/announce
udp://9.rarbg.to:2710/announce
udp://tracker.glotorrents.com:6969/announce
udp://tracker4.piratux.com:6969/announce
udp://tracker.sith.su:80/announce
http://tracker.edoardocolombo.eu:6969/announce
wss://tracker.btorrent.xyz
wss://tracker.fastcast.nz
wss://tracker.openwebtorrent.com
wss://tracker.webtorrent.io

Redmi 1s heating and battery drain issue [SOLVED]

I’ve been having problems with the Redmi 1s heating issue and also the battery drain issue. I didn’t find any solution that worked for me online but I think I did manage to find my own. My phone runs much better and it doesn’t get too hot anymore and the battery lasts much longer too.

Redmi 1s getting too hot

So what did I do?

#1: This is the biggest change. Reset your Theme to the standard theme along with ringtones and everything else that’s in the standard theme. This did dramatically make my phone much faster and is isn’t as laggy anymore even when browsing and using other apps. Apps also doesn’t seem to crash anymore which could cause my phone to get really hot.

2: Uninstall apps you dont use, even if you have lots of space left and then install CCleaner for Android and run it to delete everything it finds.

3: Greenify is an excellent app that will hibernate apps when you’re not using your phone (you have the screen turned off). Choose which apps you want to Greenify wisely, you might still want some apps running in the backgroung like Messeging-apps, Snapchat, Facebook and so on.

4: No-frills CPU Control is a great way to get your phone to use less battery. Set the min-cpu to ~300 mhz and the max to ~1500 mhz. If there’s a checkbox for making the app start when you boot the phone, make sure it’s checked.

5: Let the battery drain down to 0% so the phone will turn itself off. Connect then to a loader and let it load up to 100% but dont turn on the phone when it’s loading. This is made to “reset” the battery so Android can handle it better.

6: Turn off your phones animations to speed it up. You can read about how to do it right here.

All these stuff help me a lot. But keep in mind. A battery wont last forever. Sometime you do need to get a new one but try all the steps in this small article first before you buy anything.