How to Upgrade and Downgrade Xiaomi MIUI Phones

So you recently bought the new Mi3 or Redmi 1s or any other Xiaomi Android phone. And don’t know how to update your device with the latest Firmware and how to go back to the previous version. Here is this guide we’ll show you hiw you can do this in simple and easy steps.

Basically there are so many reasons why people want to flash their Mi3 Xiaomi Phones:
1. Update to the latest version Stable Rom (updated on monthly basis)
2. Upgrading from Stable Rom to Developer rom (updated every Friday)
3. Switching to different country version of Rom
4. Reverting back from Developer Rom to the Stable Rom. (Downgrade)

In this guide we’ll show you all the methods to update and downgrade you xiaomi devcie. Foillow all the steps very carefully and do take the backup of you phone.

How to Upgrade and Downgrade Xiaomi MIUI Phones

1. Update with OTA Method

This is the safest and easiest way. Go to System -> Updater and check for the updates.

2. Upgrading from Stable Rom to Developer rom

Download the Developer Rom from here http://en.miui.com/download-101.html. Select you phone model then click Download Full Rom in Developer Rom Section .

After this Connect your phone to the computer, and put the above ROM file in the internal storage of your device.

Open Updater app on the launcher, press the Menu button – Select installation file. Choose the above ROM file and select Update now.

3. Switching to different country version of Rom

In this process you have to use the Mi Recovery to flash the different country rom.

Download the Stable rom from this : http://en.miui.com/download-101.html

Select the version you need by selecting the right tab.

Caution : Do not download and flash Mi3-TD Stable Rom into your Mi3-WCDMA because it may brick it.

Connect your Mi3 to the computer, copy the file in the root of Mi3 internal storage and rename it to update.zip.

Enter MI recovery mode, either from the launcher (System – Updater – Menu – Reboot to Recovery mode) or shutdown your Mi3 then turn it on again by pressing Volume Up and Power Button (at the same time), and hold them until the Recovery Menu appear.

In the recovery mode, select Install update.zip to System One.

Clean everything, Wipe SD Card then Wipe All Data.

Reboot to System One (latest).

4. Downgrade ROM on Xiaomi Devcie

This method is little bit of lengthy but one of the safest way to downgrade your Xiaomi device.

Read the step by step guide here and follow all the instructions carefully.

Hopefully this tutorial will be helpful to you all.

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