Android Marshmallow 6.0 on Xiaomi MI3 (How to setup, and short review)

The MI3 is one of the best phones by Xiaomi. Eventhough launched a couple of years ago, the hardware still holds good in the current generation. Now being a tech geek, I get easily bored by the same software and often keep changing. Personally I've used these ROMs on my MI3

  • MIUIv5
  • MIUIv5 China Dev ROM
  • Android 5.1 by Ivan
  • CyanogenMod 12.1 Official
  • MIUIv6 Global Dev ROM
  • Android 6.0 by Ivan
Of these, the ones I used the most of Android 5.1 and MIUIv6. Now that we have Marshmallow, it's time to experiment on this. Here is a short review, and brief steps on how to set this up.

Note : Most of the info is available in the XDA Forum here . And as usual, I'm not responsible for phone bricks and anything that happens to your phone. Please backup all your data before experimenting

Setting up the phone
These are the steps followed to switch to Android L, from MIUIv6(or any ROM)
Download these before starting
Steps to flash

Teewe transforms your TV to a Smart TV

Recently purchased an interesting piece of gadget - Teewe. Straight to the point, what is this?

  • It's a wireless HDMI dongle
  • It has Android/iOS/Windows apps for phones
  • It has a Desktop app for PC/Laptops
  • It has a Chrome plugin
What do all these do? Transforms your TV, into something more than a Reality show/Saas-Bahu box. With this,

  • You can 'cast' photos/videos/movies from you PC/Phone/Tablet to your TV with a couple of touches
  • You can control whatever is playing on Teewe, with any devices connected to it
  • You can 'cast' Youtube videos - Teewe directly streams from Internet
  • You don't have to ask you wife/friends to connect the Laptop to TV everytime ;)
  • You can use your laptop for whatever you want to, while playing content on Big screen!
This device is an Indian version of Google Chromecast. Although I haven't used the Google one, I'm pretty much happy with what Teewe could deliver. I believe the Desktop app is one major difference with the Google Chromecast. The Desktop app let's you play the movies/images stored in your laptop without any hassle of cables. I watched a couple of movies with this, and the streaming is lag free so far.

Now getting deeper into details on my 2 week experience with Teewe

You think that's Snow? Look closer, it's from Bangalore

Update 4[07-Jun-15]: Updated more photos
Update 3[21-May-15]: A video of the 'firey' lake. Part of my video made it into news :) Scroll down to view it
Update 2[17-May-15]: There has been a fire at Bellandur lake. Apparently the methane deposits from the polluted lake caused this fire - Fire on Bellandur Lake
Update 1[12-May-15] : Added more photos, videos, and news links

It's been ages since I've blogged. Life, work and laziness got in the way. But here I am, blogging about something that has bothered me everyday.

I live at Sarjapur Road, and commute every day to Bagmane Tech Park(CV Raman Nagar). After dropping my wife at Ecospace, I take the route via Yemalur which get me to HAL. This route flows right next to the Bellandur lake, and every day I get bothered about the condition the lake is in. While the view looks gorgeous, the sad truth is it's just pollution and a very stingy smell. Here is how it looks
This foam covers this part of the lake completely(there is another section towards the other side of the lake). On searching for more info, I found this video -