Xioami’s MIUI is one of the most popular ROMs for those who prefer to use non-stock versions of the Android OS. Recently, Xiaomi announced the MIUI 9 – its latest update to the MIUI which brings Android Nougat OS for its users. The ROM was announced as a China-only variant in late July. Today, the company has released the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM, which is available for users outside China as well.

For those of you wondering if your device will support the MIUI 9 Global beta ROM, here’s a list of supported devices:

Phones that can Run the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 

Xiaomi has stated that the update will be coming out in three batches.

Batch 1: Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/ Redmi Note 4X and Mi 6.

Batch 2: Mi MIX / Mi Note 2 / Mi 5 / Mi 5s / Mi 5s Plus / Mi Max 2 / Mi Max / Redmi 4/4X.

Batch 3: 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

How to Install MIUI 9

  • Before we begin the installation process, make sure that all your data is safely backed up.
  • For those using the MIUI 5, 6, 7 and 8 ROM (Stable versions), the update can be done via the fastboot method.
  • However, for those on the MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM, they can check out the updater and check for updates from there.
  • Your phone has to have its bootloader unlocked. It won’t be possible to perform fastboot flashing on locked devices.
  • You can now proceed to flash your ROM.

MIUI 9 Global Beta Changelog: What’s New

New – Deep-level system optimizations (08-07)
New – New icons (08-07)
New – New animations for launching and exiting apps (08-07)
New – Simpler Home screen editing (08-07)
New – Introducing Split screen (08-07)
New – Improved Silent mode triggered by the volume button (08-07)
New – Improved readability for the start page of Messaging (08-07)

System Optimization – Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (07-25)

Settings
New – Search for apps in the Dual apps settings (08-03)

Download MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM

For those using the Mi 6

Recovery 1460M: http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.10/miui_MI6Global_7.8.10_024aaf1afd_7.1.zip

Fastboot 2053M: http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.10/sagit_global_images_7.8.10_20170810.0000.00_7.1_global_8039c40e70.tgz

For those using the Note 4 Qualcomm or Note 4X

Recovery 1424M: http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.10/miui_HMNote4XGlobal_7.8.10_e9be2ff85a_7.0.zip

Fastboot 2020M: http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.10/mido_global_images_7.8.10_20170810.0000.00_7.0_global_239182c21e.tgz