Smartphone maker Xiaomi is actively blocking users from certain countries.
According to a techno report,
Various users with Xiaomi smartphones reported that their devices were blocked.
Users mainly from Cuba seem to be affected by this problem. But users from Syria and some other countries should also be expelled. After attempting to activate a Xiaomi device with a SIM card from an operator in the area, infected users receive the message: “Xiaomi will not allow the product to be sold or operated in the area you are trying to activate”.
Siomi bans Cuba, Syria, Sudan, Iran, North Korea and Crimea
It is not yet known how Xiaomi authenticates the user’s region – the test will be performed via the SIM card, which then authenticates the regional network operator and blocks the user. It is unclear whether users can avoid the problem with alternative ROMs or open the bootloader.
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