Many Chinese consumers prefer to buy from an offline market and resellers often install third-party launchers and adware in the device. And consumers may think that its device specific issue. So, first Huawei blocked third-party launchers to install on all the Huawei and Honor device and Xiaomi is following the same path.
The third party launcher was blocked first on Xiaomi’s Mi 9 running on MIUI 10 China 9.3.18 build. The new update blocked all the unverified third-party launchers from Xiaomi Mi 9 and other Xiaomi devices.
Xiaomi’s Response to XDA Developers,
Third-party launchers are allowed on China ROM-based Xiaomi smartphones after a verification process. Any launcher that is approved to be listed on the Mi App Store (our app marketplace in Chinese Mainland) will automatically be verified and can be used on MIUI smartphones running the China ROM. There are no plans to implement a verification process for launchers on the global (including India) firmware.
As Xiaomi spokesperson says, not all the third party launchers are blocked from China ROM. You can still use verified third-party launchers which are available on the Mi store. Xiaomi is taking a softer approach to stop resellers from putting adware on consumers smartphone.
Although, The unverified launchers are only blocked in the Chinese ROM. The Global MIUI ROM doesn’t have this issue which blocks third-party launchers. The launcher block will not make its way in Global MIUI ROM so don’t worry about that.
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