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

2017-07-04 06:23:45
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Hey Mi Fans,

MIUI 8 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.

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.

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 ""

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.

5- Once you enter recovery use Volume up and Volume down rockers for navigation and Power Button to Enter/Confirm.

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: from here
  • Download fastboot drivers and install them in your PC:
  • 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% at least
  • 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.

Click image to enlarge it

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 for Unlock request.

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

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。

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2017-07-04 06:23:45
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Navafpp | from app


thanks for sharing
2017-07-23 01:58:17

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Redmitt | from Redmi Note 3


To update Redmi Note 3 bought in China, is it necessary to unlock bootloader? Thus far, I've tried updating to miui 8 without success using the updater app. The phone went thru the process of updating but when its complete it reboot with the same miui 7 as before nothing changed. So do I need to unlock bootloader in order to update or my phone just can't be updated? BTW my phone is on miui 7 stable (LHFNYUN). Thanks for any help
2017-11-12 07:41:40
Redmitt replied at 2017-11-12 20:41:40
To update Redmi Note 3 bought in China, is it necessary to unlock bootloader? Thus far, I've tried u ...

Nope! You dont have to unlock the bootloader. Unless you want to flash to Global rom. I think the problem now is that your phone is under the china rom. I think you can try clicking the download links for the china update and see whether it works!

2017-11-13 01:52:09

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Redmitt | from Redmi Note 3


Mememifan thanks for your advise but nothing has changed. I download the China ROM and update the phone with it but it went thru the process of updating, that is "Getting info..., then reboot the phone" and it is the same as before MIUI 7, same version everything nothing changed. I did it several times but the result is always the same.
2017-11-13 10:46:30

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Redmitt | from Redmi Note 3


Nope! You dont have to unlock the bootloader. Unless you want to flash to Global rom. I think the  ...

thanks, but it didn't make any difference phone when thru the process like it is updating but when its done its the same miui 7. It looks like this Redmi Note 3 cannot be updated, anyone?
2017-11-22 23:00:06
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