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Xiaomi MIUI 8 update out: Here’s how to download and install MIUI 8 right now

Xiaomi released MIUI 8 recently for all Xiaomi smartphones but for now, this update is available on selected models only. Soon Xiaomi will roll out MIUI 8 OTA update on more Xiaomi smartphones. MIUI 8 is a feature packed ROM for Xiaomi smartphones and it comes with lots of new features which you haven’t seen in any of the MIUI versions before. MIUI 8 ROM is going to be the sweetest update ever because this update will bring the sweetness of Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Xiaomi smartphones.

MIUI 8 comes with lots of new features like floating ball; a feature which will remind you of iOS assistive touch (if you used iPhone before). A feature called clone app will enable you to clone any app like Facebook and WhatsApp to create another account of the same app.

MIUI 8 Supported Devices

MIUI 8 is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Here’s a list of Xiaomi smartphones that are supported to receive the update.

  • Redmi Note Prime
  • Redmi 3
  • Redmi 3S/Prime
  • Mi 2/2S.
  • Mi 3
  • Mi 4i
  • Mi 5
  • Mi Note
  • Mi Max 32GB

MIUI 8 OTA updates

Xiaomi released the OTA updates for some Xiaomi smartphones, these smartphones will get the MIUI 8 update over the air. These are the supported Xiaomi smartphones which are eligible for over the air updates.

  • Redmi 1S
  • Mi 2/2S
  • Mi 4i
  • Redmi Note 3G
  • Redmi Note 4G

Steps to install the OTA update

  1. Unlock your smartphone and go to Settings > About Phone.
  2. Scroll all the way down and tap System Updates.
  3. If you don’t see any updates, tap Check for updates button.
  4. You will see a new update there, tap the Update button and wait for some time.

The update will start to download and soon your phone will reboot automatically for installing the update. Installation of the update and the first boot will take about 15 minutes so it’s good to leave your phone alone for some time.

Steps to update to MIUI 8 without OTA update

If you don’t see MIUI 8 update in updater app then you can update your phone manually by flashing the official MIUI 8 ROM on your smartphone. Check out the complete guide to flash the MIUI 8 ROM on your Xiaomi smartphone.

MIUI 8 is the biggest update Xiaomi is providing for its devices. Soon Xiaomi will release smartphones with MIUI 8 preinstalled on them. Tell us which feature you like the most on your Xiaomi smartphone after installing the MIUI 8 update.