How to install MIUI 10 update: 8.12.13 beta and stable version

MIUI 10 update

Update [Dec 13]: Following the update to MIUI 10 beta 8.12.6, some users of several Xiaomi phones, most notably the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Pocophone F1, have been experiencing annoying issues on their phones. Xiaomi is now rolling out an MIUI 10 beta 8.12.13 update that not only takes care of issues on these two but also issues faced by other devices in the beta program.

Of course, the update also includes a bunch of performance-enhancing optimizations, including a structural revamp for the Apps section in the Settings menu.

If you haven’t received the OTA update to MIUI 10 8.12.13 by now, it should be coming your way over the weekend. Alternatively, you can keep scrolling down this page for the download links for your specific device, including a guide on how to install MIUI 10 on your Xiaomi phone.

Update [Dec 6]: A new MIUI 10 beta update is available over the air for eligible devices. The initial rollout begins today, with the rest of the party to commence over the weekend. The biggest beneficiary is the Poco F1, which now has joined the 960fps video recording gang. The update also comes with plenty of bug fixes and stability improvements for those trying out Android Oreo on the Redmi 5A, Redmi 5, Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus as well as users of Pie beta on the Mi 8.

Download links are not available, but we should get them in the coming days alongside the full changelog.


You will find the download links for the latest MIUI 10 ROM, both beta and stable, for all the eligible devices below. In case stable MIUI 10 ROM is not available for a device, we have shared its MIUI 9 stable ROM.

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MIUI 10 download

Here is a list of Xiaomi devices for which MIUI 10 ROM is available. In some cases where MIUI 10 is not available in the stable update form, you will find the latest MIUI 9 version of the ROM.

Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi Mi 5S

Xiaomi Mi 5S Plus

Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi Mi 8

Xiami Mi 8 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

Xiaomi Mi Max (32GB)

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime 

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Xiaomi Mi Max 3

Xiaomi Mi Mix

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Xiaomi Mi Note 2

Xiaomi Mi Note 3

Xiaomi Poco F1

Xiaomi Redmi 3S/Prime

Xiaomi Redmi 4A

Xiaomi Redmi 4X (Indian Redmi 4)

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime

Xiaomi Redmi 5

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus/Indian Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Xiaomi Redmi 6

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi 6A

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon variant)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Special Edition)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (MediaTek variant)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X (Snapdragon variant)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro/Redmi Note 5 Global

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A/Redmi Y1 Lite

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime/Redmi Y1

Xiaomi Redmi S2/Redmi Y2

How to install the MIUI 10 update

Install of the MIUI 10 update depends on the kind of file you have. Forn Global ROMs, use Method #1 below that uses the Settings app, and is very, very easy. However, if you

You need to install the MIUI 10 update using a custom recovery like TWRP. So, you need to have TWRP, which may require you to unlock the bootloader of your device first.

Note: This guide is only for the recovery flashable files in .ZIP format. If the file you downloaded from the table is in .TGZ file format, then it’s flashable only via fastboot, for which, use this guide on how to install Xiaomi firmware using fastboot.

Method #1: Use System updater (local update)

If you downloaded the MIUI 10 update from above, here’s a simple method to install it:

  1. Download the MIUI 10 update (global beta from the table above).
  2. Transfer it to the downloaded_rom folder on your Xiaomi device. (Create a folder by this name if you don’t have one already.)
  3. Backup important data and files (everything will be deleted).
  4. Go to Settings > About phone > System update > tap the 3-dot button in the top right > Choose update package > select the MIUI 10 update file.
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  5. That’s it. The system will start decrypting the file and install it automatically for you. Wait for it to finish the process, which may take 10-30 mins.

Now, if the above doesn’t work, then follow these steps to install it using custom recovery called TWRP.

Method #2: Fastboot method

Please see the detailed guide here to install a .TGZ fastboot update file using MiFlash PC software.

Method #3: Use TWRP recovery

You can install the Chinese ROMs provided above on a respective Global variant of the device using TWRP recovery. Here’s how. You can also install the Global ROMs using TWRP but method #1 is the easiest way for that.

  1. First of all, Install the TWRP recovery on your Xiaomi device. Below are some that we have covered, but if your device isn’t in the list below, use Google search to install TWRP for your device.
  2. Download the required files:
    1. Get the MIUI 10 update from above
    2. DM verity disabler file, lazyflasher
  3. Transfer the MIUI 10 update and lazyflasher files to your Xiaomi device.
  4. Reboot to recovery mode to access TWRP recovery.
    1. Power off your Xiaomi handset.
    2. Press and hold Volume down and Power buttons together until you see anything on the screen. You will see the TWRP soon.
  5. Select ‘Wipe‘ from the TWRP main menu and do a ‘wipe to Factory Reset’ on the bottom of the screen.
    └ Note: This will factory reset your device. Skip this step if you don’t want to factory reset your device, that is, if you are already on MIUI 10 update.
  6. Tap on the Wipe button again, and now tab on Format data button. Type yes on the next screen and then hit the enter key to confirm and format the data partition.
  7. On the TWRP main menu, tap on ‘Install‘ and select the MIUI 10 update file that you transferred to your device above. After selecting the .zip file, do ‘Swipe to Confirm Flash’ on the bottom of the screen to begin the custom ROM installation process. This may take some time.
  8. Once your ROM is successfully flashed, you’ll see ‘Wipe cache/dalvik‘ option, select it and then do ‘Swipe to wipe’ on the bottom of the screen.
  9. Install lazyflasher file too the same way.
  10. Tap on the ‘Reboot System’ button to restart the device. Done!

That’s it.

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MIUI 10 root

If you wish to root the MIUI 10 update, here what you got to do.

  1. Make sure you have TWRP recovery installed on your device. See the guide above for links to TWRP.
  2. Download the Magisk root package.
  3. Download the DM verity disabler file, lazyflasher, too.
  4. Transfer the Magisk file your Xiaomi device if you downloaded it on PC.
  5. Reboot to recovery mode to access TWRP recovery on your Xiaomi device.
    1. Power off your Xiaomi handset.
    2. Press and hold Volume down and Power buttons together until you see anything on the screen. You will see the TWRP soon.
  6. On the TWRP main menu, tap on ‘Install‘ and select the Magisk file that you transferred to your device earlier. After selecting the .zip file, do ‘Swipe to Confirm Flash’ on the bottom of the screen to begin the custom ROM installation process.
  7. When done, tap on the ‘Reboot System’ button to restart the device. That’s it.

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Sharing a love-hate relationship with Biotechnology in college, Husain moved on to his true calling of being a tech geek through and through. While briefly being persuaded by the iPhone, he made it back to the Android camp with the OnePlus One and has been a loyal comrade since.