How to Install MIUI 9 on Xiaomi Smartphones

Xiaomi revealed the MIUI 9 with the release of the Xiaomi Mi 5X which is the first smartphone rocking the latest MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. MIUI 9 is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with most of the features inherited fromt he stock Android 7.1 Nougat OS which users were looking for, from a long time. The MIUI 9 has a slightly changed interface but has lots of features in it than the previous version.

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Xiaomi already released the global beta verison of MIUI 9 for the first and second batch devices, the third and last batch still waiting for the global ROM. The first batch includes; Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4X and Mi 6. The second batch includes these devices; Mi MIX , Mi Note 2 , Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4X. And the third batch includes; 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, Mi 2S, Mi Note, Redmi 3, Redmi 3 Prime, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime, Redmi 4A and Redmi 4 Prime.

If you own one of these devices from the list then get ready to install the latest MIUI 9 global beta ROM on it. The installtion is very simple and anyone with no knowledge of Android coding can perform without any problem. You can install MIUI 9 on Xiaomi smartphones, just follow the steps and make sure to read the precatutions and things you need for this installation.


Before installing MIUI 9 on Xiaomi smartphones, you should remember to take a backup of all the important data you have on your phone. This installtion process and files provided are only for the devices listed under second batch. If your device do not fall under that batch, do not try this update. Installting this update on your Xiaomi device might make the device unusable because of the bugs and glitches so make sure you know how to go back to stock firmware just in case.

What you need

To install MIUI 9 on Xiaomi smartphones, you need a PC with internet connection and adb drivers installed. You also need the type of data cable you go twith your device, Type-C or microUSB. The download links are provided in the steps below, you can download the ROM and other important files from there.

Steps to install MIUI 9 on Xiaomi smartphones

  1. Go to this page here and download the proper MIUI global stock ROM for your Xiaomi device.
  2. Move that file to your smartphone, save it in the root folder of internal storage and rename it
  3. Now open the Updater app and tap the three dots on the top right corner, select Local  update and wait.
  4. The app will search for the update file and start installing the update.
  5. Now to install the update, your phone will reboot and installation wil install in few minutes.

After installation your phone will reboot to system normally. You can use your device as you were using it before, some settings you have to change before using your device as before.

Wrapping up

This is the tutorial about how you can update your Xiaomi smartphone to the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat based MIUI 9. If you have any problem, issue or query about the installtion files or if you want to know when the update will come on the remaining devices. make sure to subscribe Techozilla on every social media.

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