How to Install MIUI 10 Beta on Xiaomi Devices

Xiaomi has recently launched MIUI 10 for some of its devices. Users have been waiting for MIUI 10 update for a long time. And this most awaited update brings several new features and modifications. However this is only a beta update, while the stable release is still to be released couple of months later, the users can download Chinese Beta ROMs. So, if you’re willing to try latest version of MIUI before stable version release, follow this tutorial to check how to install MIUI 10 Chinese Beta on your Xiaomi device.

MIUI 10 Beta is currently available only for the Mi 5, Mi 6, Mi Mix 2, and the Redmi Note 5 Pro devices. Keep an eye on this article for updates when more devices are added to the list. You will need to unlock your device’s bootloader. You can check this link for tutorial. You will also need to install Minimal ADB and Fastboot drivers on your PC. You can find ADB drivers on google easily.
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How To Install MIUI 10 Beta on Mi and Redmi Smartphones?

Step 1

You would need to download the TWRP custom recovery for your device. You can download respective version of TWRP depending upon your device from the links given below. Download the TWRP custom recovery “.img” file and save it on your PC.

TWRP Custom Recovery for Mi 5 (Download)

TWRP Custom Recovery for Mi 6 (Download)

TWRP Custom Recovery for Mi Mix 2 (Download)

TWRP Custom Recovery for Redmi Note 5 Pro (Download)

Now, download the MIUI 10 Beta ROM ZIP file to your device from the links given below:

MIUI 10 Beta ROM for Mi 5 (Download)

MIUI 10 Beta ROM for Mi 6 (Download)

MIUI 10 Beta ROM for Mi Mix 2 (Download)

MIUI 10 Beta ROM for Redmi Note 5 Pro (Download)

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Step 2

Now switch off your phone and then press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down key simultaneously to boot your phone in Fastboot mode. In fastboot mode, we will flash TWRP custom recovery to your Xiaomi device.

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Step 3

To flash the TWRP Recovery on your device, connect your device to your PC in fastboot mode. Now, open a Command Prompt or Powershell window on your PC and run the following command:

fastboot flash recovery full_path_of_TWRP_recovery.img

For example, if you downloaded TWRP image file to C: drive directly, the command will be modified to following:

fastboot flash recovery C:/twrp.img

After flashing TWRP, run the following command to boot into the TWRP Recovery:

fastboot boot full_path_of_TWRP_recovery.img

If you downloaded the TWRP image file to C: drive only, the command will change to:

fastboot boot C:/twrp.img

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Step 4

After you’re into TWRP recovery, go to Wipe -> Format Data, and then type “yes” to proceed.

After formatting your data, reboot your device to TWRP Recovery again. Go to Reboot -> Recovery.

After the reboot, your device will again boot into TWRP recovery. This time you go to Wipe -> Advanced Wipe, and select Dalvik / ART Cache, Cache, and System partitions. Then swipe to format these partitions.

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Step 5

Now connect your mobile to your PC and transfer the MIUI 10 ROM zip file to your device. Then, from TWRP recovery, tap on Install and navigate to the MIUI 10 ROM file that you just copied to your device and tap on it.

Swipe the bar below to install the ROM. Once the ROM is installed successfully, tap on “Wipe Cache/Dalvik”. After that, just reboot your device to System.

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Step 6

And you are done here. MIUI 10 is now installed on your Xiaomi device. You can now enjoy latest MIUI 10 ROM on your Xiaomi device even before official release.

You have successfully installed MIUI 10 Beta on Your Xiaomi Device.

The process is very simple and you can now experience the goodness of MIUI 10 pre-release version. Based on Android Oreo, the new MIUI ROM brings you a lot of features and enhancements. However this ROM is still under Beta and is not recommended for daily use. You can expect the things to get better with release of  next beta version. So, why don’t you try out MIUI 10 for your Xiaomi device? Enjoy, have fun!

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About Aslam Khan

Hi there, I am a blogger, engineer and a computer geek. I love kittens. I spend some of my time blogging besides full time job as Senior Windows Administrator. I like to learn new things.

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