This device may be associated with existing mi account

•2017/03/09 • Leave a Comment

I had a terrible issue with my Xiaomi Note 1 (3G) version, “this device may be associated with existing mi account” problem.

After the phone was returned to my from my uncle, it has this dreaded error message. It will be automatically activated once the phone connects to the internet, and declare it is a lost phone. This is MY PHONE!

Nothing works even through the local means of going into Xiaomi recovery panel button configs (Power On with Volume UP or Power On with Volume DOWN depressed).

THIS WORKS!!

You need the ADB utility. https://androidmtk.com/download-minimal-adb-and-fastboot-tool

What would you need
1. Your phone
2. Data cable to connect phone to PC.

Now, put the phone into fastboot ( power +volume down ) mode
1. Connect ur phone to PC using cable data
2. Open COMMAND PROMPT from your WINDOWS (Win+R CMD)
3. Now type the commands :
STEP #1
1. You need to WIPE EVERYTHING on your PHONE
2. POWER ON with VOLUME UP Depressed.
3. You will see some prompts. Wipe Everything.
4. Power on it will load like a fresh phone.
5. Do not insert SIM or connect to WIFI else you will get locked.

STEP #2
1. Install ADB then issue the following commands when phone is connected.
2. adb reboot bootloader (Your phone will go into console mode showing fastboot)
3. fastboot devices (Your PC will show some info, mine showed 2 items)
4. fastboot -w (The PC will show some loaded drives, etc, and some failed message)
5. fastboot erase config (Your PC will be very fast here, 1 failed message, I ignored)
6. fastboot reboot (FIXED)

References:
http://www.technoxide.com/2016/03/xiaomi-mi-account-unlock.html
http://techbeasts.com/useful-adb-and-fastboot-commands-and-how-to-them/2/
http://en.miui.com/thread-289352-1-1.html

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Herein lies the truth of our own Human Condition similar to the Xiaomi Phone. It was precious to me as I do not want it to be wasted. My soul which is worth much more than any phones is going to be wasted in hell. If only my fellow friends will realize that. Nothing that we do, or others do, will be able to remove this LOCKED state of our soul. We are LOCKED in SIN. LOCKED in our Destiny to wage war against the angry God because of our sinful nature.

Yet this GOD has provided the bridge – The Gospel bridge through Jesus, who DIED on the cross for our sin. Rose again the 3rd day. Now have freed us from our sinful state. The only condition needed is to realize our sad state, repent, get right with God, and live for JESUS as HE is the LORD of our LIFE. No turning back.

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us. Isa 64:6

For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. Ecc 7:20

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Would you my friend to realize we are locked in sin? Just like a locked lost phone?

Morning Coffee time with God

•2017/02/21 • Leave a Comment

Morning folks! Good quiet morning with God with cuppa.

Depart from Iniquity

•2017/02/21 • Leave a Comment

2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Key phrase that caught mine eyes is " depart from iniquity." It is of a truth that Christians are no longer bounded by sin. We have the freedom to reject and decline sin as we have the past of the Holy Spirit in us.

I understand its not going to be easy. However by God’s grace and submission, we shall triumph.

Issue with Progressive Lens experience.

•2016/02/03 • Leave a Comment

Issue with Progressive Lens experience.

We need to understand how progressive lens works and layout:
1. The upper region is to see far
2. The middle region is to see moderately near
3. The lower region is for reading up close.
4. The Left and Right has no degrees, and it looks fuzzy.

So here’s the good news for the folks who wants to know the advantages of progressive:
1. I think it is useful for general usage.
2. I can read my phones and see my meals etc on the move without removing my glasses.
3. I can see far and near easily which is useful for Class Room, Lectures, Church.

The Bad News:
1. You can’t glance left or right – especially since I am using 2 monitors.
2. I can’t see my shoes, coz I need to look down!
3. I can’t look to the ground while one is walking or standing, remember the lower part of progressive lens is for near, not far.
4. I can’t rest my head back while driving because I will my eyes will look downwards.
5. I can’t walk chin up some times to stretch my neck.

When I think of these, a bible verse comes to mind:
2 Peter 1:9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

More importantly the next verse especially for folks who have doubt with their salvation..
2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

Which is quite straight forward! I’m a car driver, and I depress my horn once a while, so I know my horn is not failing! Thus similarly, if one have been serving and submitting to Jesus, exercising one gifts, you know you are saved!

Christian Joy

•2016/01/06 • Leave a Comment

“Although the fig tree shall not blossom,…yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” (Habakkuk 3:17-18)

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. (Luke 10:20)

Many times people ask why are you happy and what is your response? For some it could be due to good exam results, for other it could be some joyous events. I think for us Christians we have a very good reason to rejoice and be joyful wherever we are. Even in down time, yes we may feel sad when a love one passed away, or perhaps flustered when we are stressed, or even angry when things are not going our way.

However the bible reminds me to rejoice and do not be sad. We should be having a joyful countenance so that we may tell others why we are happy, because our names are wtitten in heaven and this world is not our home.

People may say I am crazy, but I’d say I’d rather be crazy and be at right with God, than someone who is sane and on the wrong side with God.

Fear of God

•2016/01/05 • Leave a Comment

Isaiah 29:13King James Version (KJV)

13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

What do u think of this?
. Precepts of men meant more than God
. Traditions more important

Not elected or Not Chosen

•2016/01/04 • Leave a Comment

People always get flustered by the doctrine of election. I do not dwell on this. Nor do I even share this with other people until they are in the circle. To be chose is Grace. To be chosen is God’s mercy and pleasure.

Many people choose to give the reason that they are not called by God… Therefore they will not be saved. Can I say that it is because you choose not to believe therefore you are not chosen? But Because you believe… You know you are chosen. Therefore on order to know if we are elected, u believe first in God and perservere for this is the great mystery.

Do not let the unknown to hinder us from the salvation of God… But instead cling on by faith to the saving grace of Jesus. 

Case 1:
Jn 6.44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

It had been argued that I am not elected or chosen therefore I will not be saved.

The parallel to this illustration is as if a person is dying in a burning room and choose not to cry out for help.

Remember what Jesus said.

7 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 ¶ He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Similarly the fire dept did not send their fireman so that the people will be burnt to death. But that the people through the fireman may be saved!

He that believe on the fireman is not doomed, but he that believe not in the fireman will be doomed to a fiery end, because he refused to believe in the saving capability of the fireman.

Therefore he who believed in the fireman will be saved from the fiery end, similar to our saving faith in Jesus, who call upon His name shall be saved.

Case 2:
An even simpler scenario. Despite all the calling and rewards beyond comprehension to be a fireman. Despite knowing the risk that without fireman skills presumably, u will surely die in a fire, and family too. You still refuse to be a fireman. It’s pretty certain that you were never called to be a fireman coz yiu rather die in the fire than to be one.

Case 3:
Interesting. I got this from today’s 2015.1.4 devotion on the same topic! Rejecting Christ..

Daily Bible Readings in the Life of Christ by J.R. Miller 

REJECTING CHRIST 

He came unto his own, and his own received him not. JOHN 1:11 

THE picture represents Christ coming with infinite grace to those He loved, and to His own people, only to be rejected by them and turned away from their doors. This was one of the saddest things about the Saviour’s mission to this world. He was the God of glory and of life; He came to bring heaven to earth: but when He stood at men’s doors and knocked, the doors were kept closed upon Him and He had to turn and go away again, bearing back in His hands the precious gifts and blessings He had brought and wished to leave. 

We say the Jews, “His own,” were very ungrateful to treat their Messiah in this way; and also that their rejection was a terrible wrong to themselves, for they thrust away in Christ the most glorious things of heaven and eternity. But how is it with ourselves? Christ comes to us; He is continually coming. His hands are full of blessings; He has eternal life to bestow. Do we receive Him? Is it not true of us that He comes unto His own, and His own receive Him not? Do we really take from the hand of Christ all that He offers to us? Do we not daily grieve Him and rob ourselves of blessings by declining what He brings? 

Especially do we reject Christ often when He comes to us in the garb of pain or sorrow. Many times the blessings He brings to us then are the very richest and the most precious in all His store. But how many of us receive Christ as gladly, and take the gifts from His hand as cheerfully and gratefully, when He comes in grief or suffering, as when He comes in the garb of joy or worldly prosperity? Why should we not do so? Can we not trust His love and wisdom? He never sends pain unless pain is best. He never chastens unless there is a blessing in chastening.