MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.9.7

MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.9.7 Is Here – What’s New, What’s Fixed?

Xiaomi and MIUI have finally released the MIUI 9 for the remaining Xiaomi devices. Moreover, the previous models which already runs on the new MIUI, the latest MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.9.7 provides the latest fixes and new features. Still, MIUI 9 has delayed due to stability factor for some of the smartphones including:

  • Redmi Pro
  • Mi 1/1S
  • Mi 2A
  • Mi 3

MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.9.7

MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.9.7 – How to Download?

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 7.9.7 – The Supported Devices

You can get the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.9.7 update on these devices:

  • Mi 5
  • Mi Max
  • Mi 2
  • Mi 2s
  • Mi 4
  • Mi Note
  • Mi 4i
  • Redmi 3
  • Redmi 3S/3X
  • Redmi 2 (Android 4.4)
  • Redmi 2 (Android 5.1)
  • Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm
  • Redmi Note 3 Special Edition (MediaTek)
  • Redmi Note 4G
  • Redmi Note 2
  • Mi Max Prime (64GB/128GB)
  • Redmi Note 4
  • Redmi Note 4X/Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm
  • Mi Note 2
  • Mi 5s
  • Redmi 4X
  • Mi 5s Plus
  • Mi 6
  • Mi Max 2

MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.9.7 – Changelog

What’s Improved?

  • Simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page
  • New animation for launching and closing apps
  • Simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page

What’s Fixed?

  • Messages with one-time passwords disappeared
  • Android security patch level was shown with the wrong date

What’s New?

  • Animated icons for selected apps in the default theme
  • Downloads keep waiting when the connection is established again in case it was interrupted

You can download MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.9.7 from here.