MIUI 9 Global beta ROM released for more Xiaomi devices


Xiaomi has started rolling out the MIUI 9 global beta update for the second batch of smartphones. This will include a lot more Mi phones, such as the Mi Max 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, and Redmi 4 etc. However, since it is the ‘Global Beta ROM’ and not the stable build, installing it comes with some potential issues.

According to Xiaomi’s forum, the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM 7.8.24 is now available for many of the Mi and Redmi phones. Earlier, the company had launched the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM for a handful of devices like the Xiaomi Mi 6, Redmi Note 4, and the Redmi Note 4X in the first phase.

It is to be noted that Redmi Note 4 in India was eligible for the global MIUI 9 beta ROM, which got Android Nougat update recently. However, now apart from Mi 6, Redmi Note 4X/Redmi Note 4 (India) the update is now available for the Xiaomi Mi Mix, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max, Mi Max 2, Redmi 4 and the Redmi 4X.

How to get MIUI 9 Beta

Users can find the download file for Global Beta ROM on the MIUI website under the download section. Since this is a beta build so you will not find it in the Update section of your smartphone. You will have to manually download and install the new update.

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First, locate your device in the list, which is Mi 5 or Mi Max or Mi Max 2 for Indian users. Now, if you have a supported device as per the list for MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM then you can try downloading it and following step by step guide recommended by Xiaomi in the blog post.

Also, take a backup of your device before you proceed to download and install it. Redmi Note 4 users in India who have not tried out the update can also still install MIUI 9.

MIUI 9 was announced by Xiaomi last month and it comes with a bunch of new features such as dual screen support, system optimisations, image search and a lot more. Another highlight of MIUI 9 includes a Smart Virtual Assistant which can be accessed by swiping up from the home screen and a smart app launcher.