After releasing the Nightly Build of MIUI 9 for Mi Max devices, Xiaomi is now rolling out the stable MIUI 9 update for all Mi Max and Mi Max Prime users. Like all Xiaomi phones that received the stable build of MIUI 9, Mi Max users are also getting it as an OTA update and it will be available to all within a few days.
Xiaomi had started testing the MIUI 9 Nightly build earlier this week for the Mi Max and Mi Max Prime and looks like the update is not having any issue, so they are rolling out the Global stable MIUI 9 update now. If you haven’t received the update yet, you can download the Recovery ROM for the Mi Max and for the Mi Max Prime and flash on your device using updater method.
MIUI 9 Features
The latest MIUI 9 brings several changes, improvements, and fixes to the older version of MIUI. The MI Max and Max Prime have been running MIUI 8 since their launch and with MIUI 9, they get several changes, a few of the highlights are mentioned below.
The MIUI 9 will bring new features like a totally new Mi Drop app for file transfers, all-new silent mode, and an App lockstep before unlocking using a new fingerprint for the first time. Further, it has added 23 new themes, 100 new wallpapers, 60 new ringtones, 2 new fonts. Now, the reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically.
Moreover, there is the search for apps in the Dual App’s settings. There is a new switch for turning battery saver automatically on/off when charged or drained. The virus scans and payment scans are merged into security scan now and the Mi Picks app gets a new name- Meet Apps!
If we talk about bugs in MI Max, the latest MIUI 9 has fixes to most of them. It has fixed the Home screen slow loading after a reboot that came with Android 7.1. Further, it also fixed Apps changed Wi-Fi connection status without the user’s permission. For music player it has fixes for issues like music stayed in the notification shade after exiting the app and music player stopped working on the lock screen after 10-15 minutes.
Moreover, it has fixes for issues with VoLTE calls, and in messaging such as time in Messaging didn’t change when the system was switched to 12-hour format and messages with one-time passwords disappeared. It has several other fixes related to Notification shade issues.
The MIUI 9 also brings several improvements and optimizations to Mi Max phablets as well. It brings redesigned homepage and adjusted the button for clearing memory in recent apps. Further, the Cleaner app now removes empty folders better. They have improved the vibration for notifications during calls and notification shade response also.
With MIUI 9, they have simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page. Also, it protects you from the unintentional tapping of dial pad. It has reduced multiple steps and improved them for discovering Bluetooth devices and rare Bluetooth devices that were hidden in the device list.
Xiaomi has started rolling out the MIUI 9 Global Stable update as OTA. So, if you don’t have the update, you can download the Recovery ROM file of MIUI 9 for the Mi Max here and for Mi Max Prime here. You can flash on your Mi Max and Mi Max Prime using any of the methods of flashing MIUI 9.