Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pie update news and more: Android 9 beta available globally as MIUI 10 v9.1.24

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January 28, 2019: Xiaomi Mi Max 3 got the update to Android 9 Pie in its last MIUI 10 beta update and today, we have the download link to the latest version MIUI 10 9.1.24 beta available for you. This version fixes bugs, improves performance and general system stability for a device that is running unfinished software.

Xiaomi is expected to release the stable version of Pie to the Mi Max 3 before the end of this Q1 2019, but that we cannot guarantee. For now, the best you can do is grab the beta file from the table below and flash it using this guide.


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Xiaomi launched the Mi Max 3 with MIUI 9 out of the box, largely because at the time of its arrival, there was no stable version of MIUI 10, but a beta version was available. Months later, beginning October 18th, a new update started rolling out with a stable MIUI 10 update.

Besides MIUI 10 updates, this post brings you all the latest software update news, official and unofficial, regarding Xiaomi Mi Max 3. The page will be updated regularly to reflect the latest news available.

Software update timeline

Mi Max 3 update (Global)

Here are all the software updates recently released for the Xiaomi Mi Max 3.

Date Software version Download link Changelog
24 Jan 2019 MIUI 10 9.1.24 (beta) | Android 9.0 Recovery update Bug fixes, optimizations, and more
10 Jan 2019 MIUI 10 9.1.10 (beta) | Android 9.0 Recovery update Installs Android 9 Pie beta on the global variant
13 Dec 2018 MIUI 10 8.12.13 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Bug fixes and optimizations
06 Dec 2018 MIUI 10 8.12.6 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Bug fixes and enhancements
29 Nov 2018 MIUI 10 8.11.29 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Bug fixes and system optimizations
23 Nov 2018 MIUI 10 8.11.23 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Bug fixes and improvements
01 Nov 2018 MIUI 10 8.11.1 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Bug fixes and performance improvements
18 Oct 2018 MIUI 10.0.1 (stable)| Android 8.1 Recovery update Installs stable MIUI 10 update
12 Sep 2018 MIUI 9.6.6 (stable) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Multiple bug fixes and performance improvements
01 Sep 2018 MIUI 9.6.4 (stable) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Bug fixes

Mi Max 3 update (Russia)

Date Software version Download link Changelog
18 Oct 2018 MIUI 10.0.2 (stable)| Android 8.1 Recovery update Installs stable MIUI 10 update

Mi Max 3 MIUI 10 update

  • Stable update available for download

After more than two months of beta testing, Xiaomi released the stable version of MIUI 10 for users of the phablet Mi Max 3 in mid-October 2018.

Related: How to install MIUI 10 update

Mi Max 3 Android Pie update

  • Android 9 Pie beta update released in China in Nov 2018
  • Beta available for global variant too
  • Stable version to arrive in Q1 2019

Xiaomi started rolling out MIUI 10 beta based on Android 9 Pie in China as of November 27, 2018. The update has MIUI 10 version 8.11.26. As from January 10, 2019, users of the global Mi Max 3 can also grab the beta version of Android 9 Pie and install it right now. Those in the beta channel should get the OS as an OTA update, but for the rest, the stable version should arrive before the end of this Q1 2019.

You can also join the beta program by hitting the link above on how to install MIUI 10, where you also find the download file required to make the switch to the new OS.

Related: When will my phone get Android Pie?

Custom ROMs

The fact that the Mi Max 3 has Oreo out of the box also means it comes with support for Project Treble, something that is already being relished by the developer community. At the moment, there are already several Treble custom ROMs that are working on the Mi Max 3 and while not everything is rosy, most of the stuff is working perfectly.

Here’s the current list of Treble ROMs that are supported on the Mi Max 3.

  • Android 9 Pie GSI
  • LineageOS (Unofficial)
  • AOSP 8.1
  • Pixel Experience (Bluetooth isn’t working, fix coming soon)
  • Resurrection Remix O v.6.1.0 (Bluetooth isn’t working, fix coming soon)
  • Bootleggers 2.3 (Bluetooth isn’t working, fix coming soon)

You should install any of the custom ROMs from above only after confirming that it is working for your device.

Let us know if you have any query in respect of software updates for the Xiaomi Mi Max 3.

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