Chinese handset manufacturer Xiaomi has started rolling out the MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM to select devices starting with Redmi Note 4, Mi Max 2, Mi 5s, Mi MIX 2, Mi 6, and Redmi 4X (launched as Redmi 4 in India). The Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Mi MIX 2, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, Mi MIX, and Mi 5 have also started receiving their updates over the air. You can check here if your Xiaomi device is supported for the MIUI 9 update.
To update via the OTA update, users need to patiently wait for a notification. They can alternatively even check in their Updater app, to see if the update has arrived or not. For those who are impatient however, here are the MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM download links and flashing methods.
Here's how to download and install MIUI 9 on your Xiaomi smartphone:
Before starting on with the flashing process, Xiaomi users should make sure their battery is above 60 percent and should take a backup of the apps and multimedia content to be on safe side. Xiaomi smartphone users will have to download Recovery or Fastboot package depending on the ROM version. If you are running the Developer ROM, then download the Recovery package with .zip extension or alternatively those running the stable ROM should download the Fastboot package with .tgz extension.
For those who have the Redmi Note 4 and Mi Max 2 can download and install the corresponding ROMs from Xiaomi's website. Follow the below highlighted steps on how to download and install the MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM.
Xiaomi Mi Max (32GB)
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime (64GB/ 128GB)
Xiaomi Mi Mix
Xiaomi Redmi Y1/ Redmi Note 5A
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite/ Redmi Note 5A Lite
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Qualcomm)/ Redmi Note 4X
Xiaomi Redmi 4X, Redmi 4 (Qualcomm)
Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2
Xiaomi Mi Note 3
Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
This list will be updated with new MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM links as Xiaomi makes them available.
1) Backup your smartphone, download Fastboot ROM.
3) Once you unlock the bootloader, you need to enter Fastboot Mode. Do this by switching off your device and then press and hold volume down and power button simultaneously. It should power up the phone with fastboot screen.
3) Users can connect their phones with USB to PC, click Refresh button in flash tool app and it should show device ID. If not, install Mi PC Suite and drivers posted here. Extract the fastboot ROM downloaded, to a folder on PC.
4) Open MiFlash tool, and select Clean all in the right down corner.
5) Click Select and browse to a folder where you extracted the Fastboot ROM and click Flash
6) It will start flashing the phone and will take around 3-5 Minutes depending on the PC and device. Users should note that they cannot remove their device while flashing.
7) Device will reboot with MIUI 9.
Recovery ROM method
1) Back up your smartphone, download the Recovery ROM to your device. Place it in internal storage.
2) Open Updater app, and click on menu on top right corner, then click Choose Update Package.
3) Choose the downloaded ROM, and click OK. Wait for the process to finish, then click Reboot.
4) Device will reboot with MIUI 9.
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