How to install MIUI 10 update: 9.2.14 beta and stable version

MIUI 10 update

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February 13, 2019: After about a fortnight of no MIUI 10 beta updates, Xiaomi is back at it again, this time with beta ROM 9.2.14 that’s set to begin rolling out tomorrow. The update, as per the changelog, brings camera improvements, system optimizations, a redesigned homepage for the Mi Cloud app, and lots of bug fixes.

The update will be available to select users as from tomorrow, with the rest of the beta testing community expected to join the party over the weekend.

January 24, 2019: Xiaomi has a new weekly update to the MIUI 10 beta community that brings version 9.1.24. At the moment, all we have is a changelog preview that doesn’t give us much about this update.

Users of the Pocophone will be glad to know this version optimizes the dark mode feature so that it can be searched in the settings while those using the Redmi Note 6 Pro will be glad to learn that after this update, they can finally get to see the name of the notification sender in the Messaging app.

Of course, the update should also tag along plenty of other bug fixes and optimizations for improved performance.


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

Installing the MIUI 10 update depends on the kind of file you have. For Global ROMs, use Method #1 below that uses the Settings app and is very, very easy. However, if you need to install the MIUI 10 update using a custom recovery like TWRP, 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.