Solving “Themes from Third Party Sources Not Supported” Problem in Three Ways

Xiaomi has been preventing themes from other sources that sometimes causes "Themes from third party sources not supported" issue to appear. How can you possibly tackle this problem?

Sometimes, when Xiaomi users try to download smartphone theme from other resources instead the official ones from the company, "Themes from third party sources not supported" issue notification will appear on their Android device screen. All MIOU firmware components including unofficial themes from any source other than official Xiaomi site has been banned by manufacturer since January 1st, 2017. All components should be downloaded on their website at designer.xiaomi.com only. It is to secure and support intellectual property right of the creator, to protect the development engineers, and to expand development of the brand’s interface. So, how can you possibly fix themes from third party sources problem?

Themes from Third Party Sources Not Supported

It is possible for the users to still get “Themes from third party sources not supported" no matter what site they use to download it and no matter if it’s obtained for free or by paid service. However, if you still wanted to use the unofficial theme, there are two solutions that will be explained below. It is completely legal and will bring you out of the themes from third party sources issue. The solutions you can use is to:
  1. Register as a beta tester
  2. Register as a theme creator
  3. Edit theme using MIUI Theme Editor
Follow these steps below to remove themes from third party sources restriction. You can choose either methods because they all would work.

Solution 1: Register as a beta tester

  1. Create free Mi account by using your e-mail or by your phone number
  2. On your Mi account, set a color avatar
  3. Report any problem that appear when you’re using MIUI by screenshotting the said problem to “Feedback” feature 
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  4. Wait for couple of days until Xiaomi lift the restriction. By the time it’s done, you will already become a beta tester.
By officially registering yourself as beta tester, any bans regarding themes from third party sources will be lifted. From the moment you are listed, “Themes from third party sources not supported" won’t appear again on your smartphone.

Solution 2: Register as a theme creator or designer

  1. Similar to the first method, you have to create free Mi account by using your e-mail or by your phone number.
  2. On your browser, type in and enter to http://designer.xiaomi.com, click on Login Now menu on the right. 
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  3. Enter your identity information such as your e-mail address or phone number that previously used to create the account and type in password for your account. After clicking enter, you will get into the site as authorized user. 
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  4. A pop-up window would appear. Select “Individual designer” menu at the top by clicking on it. 
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  5. Type in your data such as name, phone number, and address; then click the green button to submit and register as a creator. 
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  6. Wait for couple of days before Xiaomi sends you confirmation e-mail.
After you are listed as official theme creator, “Themes from third party sources not supported" message will no longer show.

Solution 3: Edit theme using MIUI Theme Editor


The third method to solve themes from third party sources issue is by using MIUI Theme Editor, which steps will be defined below.
  1. Open Google Play on your phone and download MIUI Theme Editor app. 
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  2. Select a theme you want to modify 
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  3. To begin modifying the theme, tap on the “Start” button. 
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  4. Apply the theme on your android device after the whole process is completed.
It can be annoying to get “Themes from third party sources not supported" notification from time to time. However, by attempting three solutions above, the message should be disappear by now.

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