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.
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.