How to install MIUI 10 update [8.10.18 beta and stable version]

MIUI 10 update

Update [October 17]: Xiaomi just announced their next version of the developer ROM, and as expected, it is 8.10.18. The full changelog isn’t available at the moment but we can confirm that the update is all about ‘Optimization and Bug Fixes’. So, don’t expect any new features with the 8.10.18 update, but that’s alright too, given the MIUI 10 update is now complete, having hit the stable version too for many devices.


Download links for stable MIUI 10 ROM for both the Global and Chinese variants have been provided below. If a global ROM of stable MIUI 10 is available for your Xiaomi device, then installing it very easy, just see Method #1 below. However, if only a Chinese MIUI 10 ROM is available for a device, then you will need to install it using TWRP recovery, see method #2 below (however, a global ROM should be available soon).

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MIUI 10 download

A developer (beta) version of MIUI 10 is available for almost all eligible device. However, only a few global devices have stable MIUI 10, while many Chinese variants already have the stable version of MIUI 10.

We have broken down the downloads for MIUI 10 in the two sections below: Developer and Stable. This should help you a lot in downloading a correct MIUI 10 ROM for your device.

A word about the installation guide for these ROMs. If a ROM is a global one, you can install it using the System update option in the Settings app on your Xiaomi device. See method #1 for this. However, if it’s a Chinese ROM, then you will need to install it using TWRP recovery, which not all of you would want to go for as this results in losing warranty. See Method #2 for help with this.

Stable MIUI 10 download

  • Global: Stable MIUI 10 now available for some devices
    • Mi 5, Mi 6, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Note 2, and Redmi Note 5
    • Download links provided below, install easily using method #1
  • China: Stable MIUI 10 available for many devices
    • See the table below
    • Download links provided below; can be installed on Global variants using TWRP recovery (Method #2 below)

Update [September 30]: Now available for the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A. Links updated below.

Device Global ROM China ROM
Xiaomi Mi 5 Download Download
Xiaomi Mi 6 Download Download
Xiaomi Mi 6X NA Download
Xiaomi Mi 8 Download Download
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition NA Download
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE NA Download
Xiaomi Mi Mix Download Download
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Download Download
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Download Download
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Download Download
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 NA Download
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Download Download
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro NA Download
Xiaomi Redmi 6A Download Download
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Whyred) Download Download
Xiaomi Redmi S2 Download Download
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 Download Download
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus (India’s Redmi Note 5) Download NA

MIUI 10 beta download (developer ROM 8.10.18)

→ You can install these ROMs easily using Method #1 below.

Device MIUI 8.10.18 download MIUI 8.10.18 download
Mi 8 Local update Fastboot update
Mi 6 Local update Fastboot update
Mi 5 Local update Fastboot update
Mi 5s Local update Fastboot update
Mi 5s Plus Local update Fastboot update
Mi Max 2 Local update Fastboot update
Mi Max 32G Local update Fastboot update
Mi Max 64G/128G Local update Fastboot update
Mi MIX 2S Local update Fastboot update
Mi MIX 2 Local update Fastboot update
Mi MIX Local update Fastboot update
POCO F1 Local update Fastboot update
Mi Note 2 Local update Fastboot update
Redmi 3S/Prime Local update Fastboot update
Redmi 4/4X Local update Fastboot update
Redmi 4A Local update Fastboot update
Redmi 5A Local update Fastboot update
Redmi 5 Local update Fastboot update
Redmi 5 Plus Local update Fastboot update
Redmi 6A Local update Fastboot update
Redmi 6 Local update Fastboot update
Redmi 6 Pro Local update Fastboot update
Redmi Note 3 SD Local update Fastboot update
Redmi Note 3 SE Local update Fastboot update
Redmi Note 4 SD Local update Fastboot update
Redmi Note 4 MTK Local update Fastboot update
Redmi Note 5 (India) Local update Fastboot update
Redmi Note 5 Pro (Note 5 Global) Local update Fastboot update
Redmi Y1 (Note 5A Prime) Local update Fastboot update
Redmi Y1 LITE (Note 5A) Local update Fastboot update
Redmi Y2/S2 Local update Fastboot update
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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 the 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_roms folder on your Xiaomi device.
  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.
  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: Use TWRP recovery

You can install the Chinese ROMs provided above on a respective Global variant of the device using TWRP recovery.

  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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