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[Guide] [Tutorial] How to Flash MIUI 8 Stable and Developer ROM, Step by Step Guide.

2016-08-23 17:15:28

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Hey Mi Fans,
                   From the launch of MIUI 8 in India many Mi Fans were waiting for its stable ROM roll out. Well, The wait is over, Today MIUI 8 stable ROM will be rolled out. Check this thread to know MIUI 8 ROM supported devices. MIUI 8 offers new colors in its UI and makes your phone operation experience more focussed on content. The ROM is loaded with super cool features which will be a big help in your day to day life. All you have to do is to flash this ROM to experience the awesomeness. MIUI 8 ROM can be flashed by Recovery mode and Fastboot mode. In this thread you will get step by step guide how to flash MIUI 8 on your super cool Mi device by every mode and with all possible methods.

Important points before Flashing/ Updating ROM
1-Make sure your battery is above 60%.
2-Always take back up to be on safe side.
  • Settings-->Additional Settings--> Backup & reset -->Local Bakcup-->Backup
  • Backup file will be created in : Internal Storage-->MIUI -> Backup-->All Back up.
  • Copy the recent back up file on PC or on your USB OTG drive.
  • After flashing/Updating ROM: Copy the back up file from PC or USB OTG drive respectively to: Internal Storage-->MIUI -> Backup-->All Back up
  • Then go to  Settings-->Additional Settings--> Backup & reset -->Local Bakcup--> You will find the backup file -->Tap on it to restore.

MIUI 8: Updating from Updater App

1- You will get Notification on your notification panel that "New Update is available". Tap on it and start downloading the update.
2- You can even manually check it by going to Tools Folder--->Updater app--> Check for Updates.
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3- If you see update is available then start downloading it.

MIUI 8: Flashing Recovery ROM

Points to be noted before flashing by this method.
  • For this method you need to have your bootloader unlocked, else it will not work. (Bootloader Unlock tutorial given below at the end)
  • You must be on latest MIUI Stable/ Beta Build.
  • Take Back up as suggested.
  • There are 2 Methods to Flash this ROM file.

Method 1: Flashing from Updater App:

1- Download the latest MIUI 8 Recovery ROM.
2- If you have downloaded it on PC, Tranfer the file to Internal storage of your device.
3- If you have downloaded it in your phone, Then you will find the ROM in download folder in internal storage.
4- Now go to updater app and tap on "..." on top right corner.
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5- Select "Choose update package" and not it will open in Internal storage.
6- Navigate to the ROM file in Internal storage and select it.
7- After selecting Flashing/Updating process will start, and you will get "Getting Info" written at the bottom.
8- Do not disturb the process, After that it will automatically update and reboot
9- After reboot, Your phone will start with latest MIUI 8 ROm which you flashed.

Method 2: Flashing from Mi Recovery

1- Download the latest MIUI 8 Recovery ROM.
2- Rename the ROM file to "update.zip"
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3- If you have downloaded from PC then transfer the file to Internal storage of your phone. Make sure you do not put it in any folder.
4- Enter in to recovery mode.
There are 2 ways to enter in Recovery Mode.
  • 1st Method: From Updater app you can reboot into Recovery Mode (Check image below).
  • 2nd Method: Turn off your phone and press Volume up key + Power Button key simultaneously.

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5- Once you enter recovery use Volume up and Volume down rockers for navigation and Power Button to Enter/Confirm.
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6- Follow the Steps as mentioned in above images to flash the ROM :
  • Select language-->Install update zip--> Allow it by tapping on "Yes" --> After the process is Complete tap on "Back"--> Reboot
  • Reboot to system 1 and wait for your device to reboot.
  • Your phone will start will latest MIUI 8 ROM which you flashed.

MIUI 8: Flashing Fastboot ROM

  • Download the Fastboot ROM for your device and make sure your Bootloader is unlocked..
  • Download and Install Mi Flash Tool on your PC.
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  • Download fastboot drivers and install them in your PC.
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  • After installing drivers restart your PC.
  • Take a Back up ( Check the above steps which I mentioned at the start)
  • Make sure your battery is above 50% atleast
  • Switch off your device and enter into Fastboot Mode by pressing Volume down+Power button simultaneously.
  • Connect Your device to PC by USB cord.

Follow the steps

1- Open the Mi Flash Tools when it is connected with your device with USB Cord.
2- Click on the arrow near the "Browse" button in Mi Flash Tools--> Select the "Browse" option and navigate to the FastBoot ROM folder which you want to Flash and Press "OK".

3- After Giving the correct path/ Browsing the Fastboot ROm folder.
4- Click in the Arrow of "Browse" button and select "Advanced" this time.
5- In "Advanced" option--> Navigate to the .bat file which you want to flash. Check the below Screenshot to see how each.bat file works.

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Fastboot files

6- After selecting .bat file. Click on refresh.
7- Your device will appear in Mi Flash Tool window if it is connected.


8- After you see your device appears in Mi Flash Tool. Press Flash Button to start flashing the ROM on your device
9- After clicking the "Flash" option. It will take around 2-3 minutes to flash your device.
10- When the operation is completed. You will see Progress Bar in green color.

11- After the complete operation your device will be booted automatically with latest MIUI 8 ROM you flashed.

MIUI 8: Unlocking Bootloader

1- All the phones launched in India from Redmi Note 3 has their Bootloder locked.
2-  To unlock bootloader, First you need to head to http://en.miui.com/unlock/ for Unlock request.

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3- Click on "Unlock Now", If you get the option to Download Tool then you are eligible to unlock, If not, You ave to put request.

4- You need to fill the application form to unlock your bootloader. Once your request is approved you will get sms on your phone.
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Unlocking the Bootloader
1- Download the Mi Unlock tool.
2- Make sure You have logged into phone with same Mi account by which you sent Unlock request.
3- Turn off your device and enter into Fastboot mode by pressing Volume down and Ppower button simultaneously.
4- Connect your device to PC in Fastboot Mode.
5- Login to Unlock tool with same Mi id as of your Unlock request.
6- Press "Unlock". The process will complete in around 10 seconds

If you have any query, Ask in this thread or you can even PM me.

Credits: SwastikSwaroop for the SS and Big Thanks to Dexterouz .


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Edited by SuzAnDroid at 2017-02-14 12:24 PM

Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Will be very helpful for many.
Here is the Video Tutorial for Flashing via Fastboot method -
[Video Tutorial] Installing MIUI ROM on any Mi/Redmi Phone via Fastboot


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2016-08-23 17:24:28
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Great Tutorial !
2016-08-23 17:29:03
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A very detailed tutorial . Thanks for sharing .
2016-08-23 17:32:42
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thanks for the tutorials

2016-08-23 21:04:18
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Sohan lal | from mobile


I checked but no updates found in updater
2016-08-24 12:35:45
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amlan003 | from mobile


I got permission for unlocking bootloader. But while connecting it is saying that mi account on the phone and the one in pc are different. Though I have logged in with the same Miaccount.
2016-08-24 12:49:21
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Pramod Jagadeesh | from mobile


Yes want to see
2016-08-24 13:05:37
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Chirag Mandaviya | from mobile


Officially miui 8 ROM not seen in my redmi 3s.pls give download link of ROM which supported redmi 3s.
2016-08-24 13:40:39
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Vishwajit Kumar | from mobile


I am not getting update in my redmi note3
2016-08-24 13:52:19
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When I get the update MIUI 8 for Redmi 2
2016-08-24 14:03:39
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