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MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.12.1 Released – Major Fixes Done

The previous update was suspended for most of the Xiaomi smartphones. However, this week’s update ‘MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.12.1‘ features all those suspended smartphones as well. The new updates include some major fixes which especially the Redmi Note 2 and Redmi 3S users were facing.

MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.12.1

You can get the last week’s update ‘MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.11.23‘ as well.

Update (12/9/17): The latest MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.12.8 has released after the suspened 7.12.7 update. It has some optimizations done to the browser and fixed the launcher issue in many smartphones. Download the ROM from here.

MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.12.1 – How to Download?

The users who are using MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM can grab your update three methods:

OTA (Over the Air) Method

The simplest, risk-free, and the easiest way to jump to MIUI 9 is Via OTA. But let us tell you that if you want to go from Stable to Beta Version of MIUI 9, OTA update is not possible. You have to use the Fastboot method or Recovery method. Here’s the OTA method mentioned in three simple steps:

  1. Open Mi Updater App
  2. Click software update
  3. Confirm and Download the update

MIUI 9 update via Mi Updater app


  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click My device
  3. Go to MIUI version
  4. Click System Update


  1. Click the update now in the notification bar.
  2. Wait for the downloading to complete
  3. Click reboot

MIUI 9 update via OTA

Meanwhile, the user who are using MIUI V5 / MIUI 6 / MIUI 7 / MIUI 8 stable ROM can upgrade their phones to MIUI 9 via the fastboot method.

Fast Boot Method

This one is a little bit complicated and risky. If you haven’t received the update for your supported phone, you can’t try this. Moreover, it’s the only way to shift from Stable to Beta or Beta to Stable ROM or Developer to Stable / Beta.

Before Fast-Booting
  • Unlocked Bootloader
  • Download & install Mi Flash Tool – here
  • Download the Fastboot ROM (will be in .tgz or .tar file)
If you face phone not getting detected,
  • Install Mi PC Suite – here
  • Download Drivers – here

How To Make a Local Backup?

  • Go to settings – additional settings – backup & reset
  • Click ‘Local backup – Backup’, to create the backup and move it to PC before flashing
  • Do remember, it includes only apps so multimedia files need to be backup separately

Steps Before Fast-booting

  • Switch off your phone, press and hold volume down and power button simultaneously, it should power up the phone with fastboot screen
  • Connect your phone via 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 above.
  • Extract the fastboot ROM you downloaded, to a folder on PC

MIUI 9 update via Mi Tools

During Fast-booting

  • Open MiFlash tool, and select ‘clean all’ in the right down cornerMIUI 9 update via Mi tool step to step guide
  • Click ‘Select’ and browse to a folder where you extracted the Fastboot ROM and click ‘Flash’

MIUI 9 update via Mi tool step to step guide 1

  • It will start flashing the phone and will take around 3-5 Minutes depending on the PC and device.
  • The device will reboot with MIUI 9.
MIUI 9 update via Mi tool step to step guide Mi fastboot method
MIUI 9 update via Mi tool step to step guide Mi fastboot method 1

Warning!!! Don’t remove the USB cable when the phone is fast-booting.

Safety Measure: We recommend to backup your data before fastboot. Shifting from Developer mode to Stable requires a complete wipe.

Recovery Method

If you want a fresh installation, you can also select the recovery mode option and download the Recovery ROM.

  1. Download the model’s MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM mentioned below.
  2. Copy the.Zip file to an SD card.
  3. Open recovery mode.
  4. Select the file from the SD card and Install.

A friend of mine uploaded the video when MIIU 9 was released back in the first batch. Here’s a video, instructing how to install and download MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM on any Xiaomi Device:

Note: Make sure you have a backup of the previous ROM.

MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.12.1 – The Supported Devices

You can get the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.21.1 update on these devices:

  • Mi MIX 2
  • Redmi Note 4 MTK
  • Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/Redmi Note 4X
  • Mi 6
  • Mi Note 2
  • Mi 5
  • Mi 5s
  • Mi 5s Plus
  • Mi Max
  • Mi Max Prime
  • Mi Max 2
  • Mi 3
  • Mi 4
  • Redmi 3S
  • Redmi Note Prime
  • Redmi Note 3 Special Edition
  • Redmi Note 2
  • Redmi 4/4X

Note: Update for Redmi 3, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm, Redmi 4A has been suspended.

MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.12.1 – Changelog

What’s Improved?

  • Nothing

What’s New?

  • Resume interrupted transfers in Mi Mover without starting over
  • A new shortcut for opening Second space in “Button and gesture shortcuts.”

What’s Fixed?

  • System UI has stopped after update (for Xiaomi Redmi Note 2)
  • Browser has stopped after update (for Xiaomi Redmi 3S)
  • Hide content on lock screen is not working
  • The notification bar application icon does not display properly
  • Can’t play videos via OTG

MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.12.1 – Download Links

Mi 5

Fastboot (1463MB)

Recovery (1251MB)

Mi Max 32GB

Fastboot (1622MB)

Recovery (1412MB)

Mi 3 / Mi 4

Fastboot (1066MB)

Recovery (745MB)

Redmi 3S

Fastboot (1602MB)

Recovery (1392MB)

Redmi Note 3 Special Edition (MediaTek)

Fastboot (1573MB)

Recovery (1359MB)

Redmi Note 2

Fastboot (1281MB)

Recovery (952MB)

Mi Max (64GB/128GB)

Fastboot (1622MB)

Recovery (1412MB)

Redmi Note 4 MTK

Fastboot (1538MB)

Recovery (1275MB)

Redmi Note 4X/Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm

Fastboot (1966MB)

Recovery (1465MB)

Mi Note 2

Fastboot (1495MB)

Recovery (1283MB)

Mi 5s

Fastboot (1452MB)

Recovery (1254MB)

Redmi 4 / 4X

Fastboot (1734MB)

Recovery (1228MB)

Mi 5s Plus

Fastboot (1502MB)

Recovery (1265MB)

Mi 6

Fastboot (2020MB)

Recovery (1550MB)

Mi Max 2

Fastboot (2039MB)

Recovery (1446MB)

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

Fastboot (2039MB)

Recovery (1507MB)

Hope you will successfully download MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM. Let’s talk in the comment section regarding your experience with MIUI 9, any problems, and improvements needed.


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  1. I have problems after updated for on redmi 3s. The home screen is black!!!!
    They do not want to do anythink…I am started to hate MIUI…

  2. O launcher do sistema não carrega mais, tive que baixar um novo launcher para continuar usando o aparelho. Para baixar segure o botão home vai abrir o google assistent, pesquise google play e baixe uma launcher

    1. Thanks for the solution…I guess we have to inform the developers as well. There was the same issue with Redmi Note 2 as well which has been fixed in this update.

      1. I have the same problem, system launcher crashes and I can’t see my home screen any more. How can I revert back to the previous update?

          1. I’ve downloaded the update already (OTP) and have no icons on my homescreen so I can’t get to file manager. Also, the mi5 does not have an SD card slot so it’s impossible to insert one. From the notification shade I can access my settings but nothing else. My phone is pretty much unusable if I can’t see my home screen.

          2. Thanks for your help. However, the recovery method requires the use of an SD card. I have no SD card slot in my mi5 phone.

          3. Ok. then put that zip file by the name ‘update’ in internal storage. Turn off the phone, go to the recovery mode. You will be in Mi recovery mode…Click install to System…
            If you have made a backup of your previous ROM go to recovery mode and click restore.
            If you can’t do this… have to reset your phone. Go to setting > additional settings > backup & reset > factory data reset > reset phone (icon at the bottom). After that install, the recent ROM of which I sent you the link.
            Beware!!! Make a backup of your data before you reset.

        1. Just to let everyone with a mi5 know, you can go to your settings via the notification shade, select the system launcher from installed apps and select clear all data. This resets your home screen but doesn’t delete your data and your phone will work as normal. No need to go to recovery mode.

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