Finally, the moment we all have been waiting for. Xiaomi has started providing Android 8.0 ‘Oreo’ update to its flagships. Today, apart from some new features and fixes, Xiaomi Mi 6 users experiences Android O platform in this MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 8.1.11.
How to Update Xiaomi Mi 6 To Android 8.0 Oreo?
First, Mi 6 users should move to MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.12.1 if they are on MIUI 9 Global Stable version. You can successfully switch from Stable to Global via the Fastboot method.
Go to the OTA updates after installing MIUI 9 Global Beta on your phone.
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:
Open Mi Updater App
Click software update
Confirm and Download the update
Go to Settings
Click My device
Go to MIUI version
Click System Update
Click the update now in the notification bar.
Wait for the downloading to complete
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.
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
Open MiFlash tool, and select ‘clean all’ in the right down corner
Click ‘Select’ and browse to a folder where you extracted the Fastboot ROM and click ‘Flash’
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.
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.
If you want a fresh installation, you can also select the recovery mode option and download the Recovery ROM.
Download the model’s MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM mentioned below.
Copy the.Zip file to an SD card.
Open recovery mode.
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 8.1.11 – The Supported Devices
You can get the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 8.1.11 update on these devices:
Redmi Note 4 MTK
Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/Redmi Note 4X
Mi Note 2
Mi 5s Plus
Mi Max Prime
Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm
Redmi Note 3 Special Edition
Redmi Note 2
The update has been suspended for:
Xiaomi Redmi 3
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2
Important Notice: For users of Mi 4, Redmi 3S, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm, Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, Redmi Note 4 MTK, Redmi 4X, please update your Google Map to the latest version after upgrading via OTA. Otherwise, FC issue will occur in these devices.
MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 8.1.11 – Changelog
Sound recording options for Screen recorder
Press and hold a button on the dial pad to quick dial a number
New format for floating notifications in the landscape mode (Full-screen display)
Brand new homepage of Mi Apps with visual and UI effect highly enhanced
Weather info is not aligned with notification & status bar in landscape mode
‘Mobile data’ label is misaligned in Restrict data usage settings
Black screen appears and then lock screen is displayed
MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 8.1.11 – Download Links
You can download the ROM for your Xiaomi smartphone from the links given below: