POCO F1 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI V10.3.5.0]

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched the POCO F1 smartphone in India back in August 2018 running MIUI 9.6 Global Stable on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on an average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 20-40 days. Continue reading “POCO F1 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI V10.3.5.0]”

Xiaomi suspends MIUI Global Beta ROM, will release stable updates more frequently

With more than 300 million global users Xiaomi’s MIUI is amongst the most popular Android skins. MIUI Global ROM has different versions such as Stable and Beta to cater to different users. Xiaomi smartphones come preloaded with MIUI Global Stable ROM pre-installed, and these builds are claimed to be most stable and are recommended for day-to-day usage to normal users by the company. MIUI Global Beta ROM is designed keeping smartphone enthusiasts in mind who want to be amongst the first ones to experience new features, but Beta ROM is not as good as Stable ROM in terms of stability. To learn more about MIUI versions, refer to this post. Continue reading “Xiaomi suspends MIUI Global Beta ROM, will release stable updates more frequently”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI V10.3.9.0]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone in India back in February running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on an average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 30-60 days.

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Xiaomi drops Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A Android Pie update plans [Update: Redmi Y2/S2 Android Pie Kernel source released]

Update 3: June 8, 2019 —  Xiaomi has released Kernel source for Android Pie-based ROM for the Redmi Y2/S2 even before the Global stable ROM is supposed to roll out this month.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro gets Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10.3 Global Stable update with Dark Mode [Download Link]

Xiaomi launched its first dual-camera phone Redmi Note 5 Pro in India last year running MIUI 9.2 on top of Android 7.1 (Nougat) and later updated it to MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo) back in June 2018. MIUI 9.5 also brought some new features such as full-screen gesture support, Dual 4G VoLTE and more to Redmi Note 5 Pro. Later in September 2018, the company rolled out MIUI 10 update for the smartphone, followed by Android 9.0 (Pie) based MIUI 10 Global Beta update in March 2019. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro gets Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10.3 Global Stable update with Dark Mode [Download Link]”

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro gets Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI Global 10.3 Stable ROM with Dual VoLTE and Dark Mode

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 6 Pro in India back in September 2018 running MIUI 9 on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo) and later in December, it was updated to MIUI 10 which was also based on Android 8.1. Back in February, the company started recruiting Beta testers for testing Android Pie based MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM for various devices including Redmi 6 Pro. The company rolled out Android Pie based MIUI Global Beta ROM for the device in March. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro gets Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI Global 10.3 Stable ROM with Dual VoLTE and Dark Mode”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro gets Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10.3 Global Stable update [Download Link]

Xiaomi launched first quad camera phone Redmi Note 6 Pro in India back in November running MIUI 10 on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo) and last month it started recruiting Beta testers for testing Android Pie based MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM for various devices including Redmi Note 6 Pro. The company started rolling out Android 9.0 (Pie) based MIUI Global Beta ROM back in March. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro gets Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10.3 Global Stable update [Download Link]”

Xiaomi Redmi 7 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI V10.3.2.0 with Dark Mode toggle]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 7 smartphone in India on 24th April running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on an average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 30-60 days. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi 7 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI V10.3.2.0 with Dark Mode toggle]”

Mi File Explorer gets Dark Mode with latest update

Xiaomi introduced system-wide dark mode on MIUI Global ROM couple of months ago but some of Xiaomi’s in-house apps such as Mi Drop, Mi Music, and Downloads still lack dark mode. Xiaomi has recently added dark mode to its popular Mi File Manager app, the app is not exclusive to MIUI users and can be downloaded from Play Store. Apart from dark mode, Xiaomi has also worked on redesigning the app to make it look more simpler and cleaner. Continue reading “Mi File Explorer gets Dark Mode with latest update”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI V10.3.5.0 with Dark Mode toggle]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 smartphone in India back in February running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on an average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 30-60 days.

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How to enable Digital Wellbeing on Xiaomi phones

Xiaomi recently introduced Screen time feature with MIUI Global Beta ROM, it is similar to Digital Wellbeing that helps you understand your phone usage better, app usage timers so that you can limit the usage, visuals detailing how many times you unlock your phone per day and how many notifications you receive. Screen time feature is available only on MIUI Global Beta ROM but you can install Digital Wellbeing on your Xiaomi device in case you own a device running Android Pie based MIUI Global Stable ROM, read this step by step guide to learn how. Continue reading “How to enable Digital Wellbeing on Xiaomi phones”

Xiaomi introduces new Utilities card in App Vault bringing 40+ new services

Xiaomi introduced App Vault back in 2017 with MIUI 9 with an aim to bring convenience at users tip. MIUI App Vault shows cards for various services and is an attempt similar to Google Now cards for showing all the important information in one place, MIUI quick cards can be accessed in a similar fashion by swiping left on the home screen. Continue reading “Xiaomi introduces new Utilities card in App Vault bringing 40+ new services”

The almost perfect dark MIUI theme

Colors displayed on the screen affect the power consumption of the display and this is where dark mode helps on AMOLED devices. In last few months, Google gradually rolled out dark mode for some system apps including Phone, Contacts, Messages and recently it introduced system-wide dark mode with Android Q Beta 3 that was announced at Google I/O 2019. Continue reading “The almost perfect dark MIUI theme”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 10.3]

Xiaomi launched its first dual-camera phone Redmi Note 5 Pro in India last year running MIUI 9.2 on top of Android 7.1 (Nougat) and later updated it to MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo) back in June 2018. Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on an average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in 20-40 days. Continue reading “Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro MIUI Software Update Tracker [Update: MIUI 10.3]”

Xiaomi adds MIUI lock screen clock customisation and showing notifications using face unlock

Xiaomi’s MIUI is a heavy skin on top of Android, but what sets it apart from other Android skins is its feature richness and customizations. MIUI gets updated biweekly, including closed beta on every Tuesday and public beta on every Friday. Continue reading “Xiaomi adds MIUI lock screen clock customisation and showing notifications using face unlock”