Xiaomi continues to release updates for their devices but sometimes these updates may take longer to arrive than normal. With this guide we are going to teach you how to install MIUI updates manually.
There are two types of ROM update files, one is Recovery ROM other one is Fastboot ROM, as their name implies Recovery ROMs are installed via recovery while Fastboot ROMs are installed from fastboot interface using a computer. This guide talks about using Recovery ROMs to update a device.
1. Updating MIUI manually using built-in updater app
All Xiaomi phones come with MIUI’s built-in updater app and with this app we can either wait for the updates to arrive to our phone or we can manually apply updates.
First of all, we need to download an update package to our phone. To do this you can use our MIUI Downloader app
Here’s how you download the package;
Open the app, choose your device, choose the stable ROM, and then choose the region you want to download. And after that download the OTA package. You can check the image above if you didn’t understand.
After downloading update package;
Go to Settings > My Device > MIUI version.
Press several times on MIUI logo until “additional features are on” text comes up.
Tap on hamburger menu.
Now tap on “Choose update package” option.
Select the package you downloaded.
It will ask you to confirm to install it. Tap update. It should start the process.
What is MIUI Downloader?
MIUI Downloader app is a Xiaomiui product, a must-have app for your Xiaomi devices. It has many unique features such as updating your Xiaomi devices, searching different region roms or one-click Android/MIUI eligibility check. This is perfect solution for quickly update your Xiaomi phone. In this way, you will be able to receive updates from the front row on your Xiaomi device. MIUI Downloader features are listed below.
2. Using XiaoMiTool V2 to update MIUI
You need a computer for this process.
XiaoMiTool V2 is an unofficial tool for managing Xiaomi phones. This tool downloads the latest official ROM, TWRP and Magisk and it decides the best way to install it on our device. But in this guide we will only be talking about installing ROMs using this tool.
To use this tool, you need to enable USB Debugging on your device. To do this;
- Enter Settings > My device > All specs.
- Tap “MIUI version” 10 times until a prompt that tells you that “you enabled developer options” appears.
- Go back to main settings menu and enter “Additional settings > Developer options“.
- Swipe down and enable USB Debugging.
After enabling USB Debugging we can continue on our process
- Download XiaoMiTool V2 (XMT2) and install the downloaded executable file.
- Run the app. There will be a disclaimer so read it carefully.
- Choose Your Region.
- Click “My device works normally I want to mod it“.
- After that, connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable.
- Select your device in the app. After selecting, tool will reboot your phone to gather information about your device.
- If everything goes alright, you should see 4 different categories on the app.
- Select “Official Xiaomi ROM” category.
- Now you can install the latest version of MIUI to your phone.
3. Using TWRP to install updates
This Process requires a computer and an unlocked bootloader.
TWRP is open-source custom recovery image for Android devices. It provides a touch-capable interface that allows users to tinker with their devices. We have already made a guide on how to flash TWRP on your device. You can check it out here
- Download the update you want to install.
- Turn off your phone and power it on again using power + volume up buttons to enter TWRP recovery interface.
- Tap on Install and find your ROM zip.
- Tap on your update zip and swipe to flash.
- Wait until the process is complete and reboot to system.
After this process you will probably need to reflash TWRP image on your phone because flashing any Official update replaces TWRP with Mi-Recovery.
Other Features of MIUI Downloader
Our carefully developed application has a simple and useful interface. No need for confusion, just get what you need. Moreover, it supports all Xiaomi devices on the market thanks to its wide range. Moreover, there is a search bar, you can easily find your device in the search section, either by device name or device code name. It is an application that should definitely be installed for Xiaomi users. Always keep your device updated with MIUI Downloader!
Includes All ROMs – MIUI Stable, MIUI Beta, Mi Pilot, Xiaomi.eu
You can find all MIUI versions of all MIUI ROMs you are looking for from our application. MIUI Global Stable, China Beta, Other Regions (Turkey, Indonesia, EEA etc.) In short, region or version doesn’t matter. You have option of Fastboot ROM or Recovery ROM, you can even go to the oldest versions. Just search, they are all available in our application. So, you can update your Xiaomi phone to the version you want.
Solution to ETA Questions – Android & MIUI Eligibility Check
We offer a unique solution to the “stay up-to-date” problem we mentioned at the beginning of topic. If you are wondering if your device will get MIUI 13 or Android 12 or 13, you can check it from our app. With the “Android 12 – 13 Eligibility Check” and “MIUI 13 Eligibility Check” menus, you can check which update your selected device will receive or not.
Hidden Features Menu
This feature we call Hidden Features, allows you to access hidden settings and features in MIUI that are generally inaccessible to user. None of these features require root, but some are experimental as they aren’t available on normal settings. With careful use, you can unlock extra MIUI features. Some features may differ from device to device.
System App Updater & Xiaomi News
There are many additional features in our application that will be useful to you, these are just a few of them. We also added “App Updater” menu so that you can update your system applications, it’s a nice option for update your Xiaomi phone. In this way, not only MIUI or Android version, but also your applications will always be up to date.
MIUI Downloader is purely a Xiaomiui product, it’s always updated and new features are added by us. Don’t forget to download our app from Play Store and give your feedback. Your feedback is important to us.