Xiaomi Mi 5 Android 8.0 Oreo MIUI Global Beta ROM released


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Earlier this week, Xiaomi started rolling out Oreo Based MIUI Stable update to its 2017 flagship Mi 6, and with today’s weekly MIUI Beta update company is updating its 2016 flagship Mi 5 to Android Oreo.

The new update is based on Android Oreo 8.0 and also brings February security patch to the device. Users need to flash the Oreo based ROM manually even if they are using MIUI Global Beta ROM on their devices as incremental update to MIUI 8.3.1 is still based on Android Nougat 7.0. Users can download the Recovery ROM here and flash it using updater method or download the Fastboot ROM to flash it using fastboot method.

The company is recommending users to do a clean fastboot flash as the ROM contains an Android upgrade. In case you do not wish to go through the hassle of taking backup and flashing ROM, you can wait for a couple of weeks as company will eventually roll out Oreo to all users via OTA. This is MIUI Beta Build and Stable ROM users need to wait for 1-2 months to get Android Oreo on their devices, in case you wish to read more about different MIUI ROMs, refer to this post.

Company will also upgrade Mi Max 2 to Android Oreo, we are also expecting Mi Max Prime and Mi Max to receive Android Oreo. Check out the changelog below,

Highlights

  • Oreo Update
  • Fix – Voice is low during call [02-12]
  • Fix – The contents of the notification bar are covered by the black area [02-12]
  • Fix – Saved contacts are shown as numbers in call log [02-12]
  • Fix – Mobile phone random reboot when using MI mover and MI drop [02-27]
  • Fix – Missing Titles for ‘Bookmark’ & ‘Manage Downloads’ for Text Size M [02-27]
  • Fix – Colored notifications don’t display correctly [02-27]

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