Xiaomi has removed restrictions on the operation of all smartphones that have been blocked in a number of countries and regions

Xiaomi has removed restrictions on the operation of all smartphones that have been blocked in a number of countries and regions

Xiaomi said that blocking phones in countries and territories that are under sanctions was a “temporary measure” to combat device smuggling. A company spokesman told the Global Times.


Some devices activated in regions where the Chinese manufacturer does not officially supply them, for example, in Cuba or Crimea, were previously blocked.

Xiaomi explained that they blocked some smartphones as part of the investigation of smuggling operations, but now all these devices can be used again without hindrance. The company does not officially supply gadgets to a number of regions such as Crimea, Cuba, North Korea or Sudan.


The countries and regions included in the list are subject to US export sanctions. After being blocked, the user was informed that it was Xiaomi's policy not to authorize the sale of the product or its provision in the territory in which it was attempted to be activated.

Earlier we reported that Xiaomi users are faced with more frequent cases of blocking their devices in Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, as well as Crimea. Cuban media have confirmed these reports. At the same time, the Russian representative office of Xiaomi, as well as Rospotrebnadzor, informed that they had not received complaints in connection with such cases.

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