Good news for Xiaomi fans. While you have been waiting anxiously for MIUI 9 update and that the company has already confirmed it will be releasing the stable version sometime later this month, it seems the beta version of the update is out now.
Well, Xiaomi has announced that the first public release of the lightning fast MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.8.10 is finally happening. It has to be noted that it is still not the stable version and this update is a beta release.
However, the company has provided a full changelog and some of the new changes include deep-level system optimizations, new icons, new animations for launching and exiting apps, simpler home screen editing, split screen, improved silent mode triggered by the volume button and improved readability for the start page of Messaging.
One of the key system optimizations that the new update will bring is that the devices with rare Bluetooth profiles will now be hidden in the device list. Apart from this users will also be able to search for apps in the Dual app settings. Furthermore, as MIUI 9 is based on Android Nougat, users will be able to experience most of the Nougat features once they install this new update.
How to Upgrade to MIUI 9?
1. The first thing to do is to back up your data before upgrading to MIUI 9.
2. If you are using MIUI V5 / MIUI 6 / MIUI 7 / MIUI 8 stable ROM, you can upgrade to MIUI 9 via fastboot method.
3. If you're using MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM, you can go to 'Updater' and check for updates.
4. If your device is locked, you need to unlock it before fastboot flashing. How to unlock your phone bootloader? You can find the details here.
5. How to flash MIUI ROM? Well, you can follow this tutorial or a step-by-step guide.
MIUI 9 Global Public Beta ROM Supported Devices
The first batch of supported devices: Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm / Redmi Note 4X and Mi 6.
The second batch of supported devices: Mi MIX / Mi Note 2 / Mi 5 / Mi 5s / Mi 5s Plus / Mi Max 2 / Mi Max / Redmi 4/4X.
The third batch of supported devices: Redmi 2 / Redmi 2 Prime / Mi 3 / Mi 4 / Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm / Redmi Note 3 Special Edition / Redmi Note 4 MTK / Mi 4i / Redmi Note 2 / Redmi Note Prime / Mi 2/2S / Mi Note / Redmi 3/Prime / Redmi 3S/Prime / Redmi 4A\
Now that the update is rolled out if you have got the update do let us know in the comments what are the changes that you notice. You can also share your experience of the new OS with us as well.