The Problems with Widevinwe L1 of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

There is no use having a high-quality screen of a generous size, if the quality of what we are going to see leaves something to be desired. That is the great battle that some Xiaomi users have, as we have seen recently in the Pocophone F1 with Windevine. However, this problem extends, for the moment without solution, to other super-sales of the Chinese firm such as the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9S.

As we have seen on other occasions, the Widevine L1 certificate allows our terminals to view content in high definition , in those streaming services that are protected by copyright. The DRM digital rights certification opens or closes the door to certain functions, such as display quality, determined in this case by the different security levels of Widevine, where Widevine L1 means being able to watch, for example, Netflix in HD or Widevinw L3, in SD quality.

The story is not new

However, unlike the Pocophone F1, the Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 Pro were certified with Widevine L1 to play content in HD. However, it was an update that “broke” that certificate. This happened more than a year ago and although a later update promised to correct the problem, there are many affected users who flood the Xiaomi forums looking for a solution in this regard. Now we see that the definitive solution could be on the way, although skepticism is great among those affected.

There’s a solution?

According to Piunika web, a trusted moderator of Xiaomi’s official forums, has recently indicated that the company is working on a solution. This means that the fix could be imminent, but it also seemed that the Pocophone F1 would be considered equally and it was not. Hope diminishes as software support for these devices comes to an end. At the moment it only remains to wait or try some of the solutions that work, but not for all users.

The solution is successful in some cases, it goes through entering the menu Settings / Passwords and security / Fingerprint / Payments with fingerprint. Then, in the Widewine L1 option, click on download certificates. In most cases, it is also necessary to restart the device and clear the cache of both Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, in order to watch HD content again.


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