Blocks smartphones in areas outside of support

Xiaomi: Blocks smartphones in areas outside of support

Xiaomi has started blocking smartphones purchased in areas other than those for which it is commercially intended. The practice of buying smartphones in other markets is widespread.

Some areas where Xiaomi bans their traffic are: Crimea, Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria. Until now, despite the standard restrictions, it was easy for a resident of these countries to buy and activate a Xiaomi smartphone.

Xiaomi wants to change this situation, by blocking its smartphones that appear to be operating in one of these countries. Blocking is done remotely, but does not seem to affect them Third party ROM that may work on Xiaomi smartphones.

Analysts point out that Xiaomi’s move is legally blurred, although it is noted in the terms of use of the device that it can not operate in countries for which the geographical restriction applies. The one that it is not noted anywhere is Xiaomi’s right to remotely block these devices.

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