Download: Xiaomi rolls out the first MIUI 12 beta with Android 11 for the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro

Download: Xiaomi rolls out the first MIUI 12 beta with Android 11 for the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro

Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphones, the Xiaomi Mi 10 (review), and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (unboxing & hands-on), run MIUI 11-flavored Android 10 out of the box. The device duo has recently received the taste of Android 11 Beta 1, but there are some caveats. You can’t find the signature MIUI skin there, because the initial beta builds are based on vanilla Android. The company also offers them in the form of Fastboot ROMs only, which means there is no way you can sideload the builds using the recovery environment or MIUI’s built-in updater.

The good news is, Xiaomi is working hard to integrate all the features of MIUI on top of Android 11. The OEM has now released the first set of MIUI 12 beta builds (China) that are based on Android 11 for the Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro. Remember that these closed beta builds are targeting the Chinese variants of the Mi 10 family, so you can’t find Google Play Services or any pre-installed Google apps inside them. Compared to the Android 10-based MIUI 12 builds, some features might be incomplete or missing altogether. Lastly, the language options are very likely limited to Chinese and English only.


Download Android 11 Beta 1 with MIUI 12 for the Mi 10/10 Pro

Warning: The builds linked below are strictly meant for developers only. They are likely to be very unstable for daily usage scenarios. MIUI 12 is relatively young at this moment, thus combining its features with the beta version of Android 11 might trigger various system instabilities. Once again, users are advised to exercise caution before flashing. Xiaomi has also not yet detailed any rollback procedures to downgrade.

The update packages are regular recovery flashable ZIP files, but an authorized Mi Account for Beta testers is still required to sideload them. The restriction can theoretically be bypassed by flashing via TWRP. Transitioning from one major Android version to another is an utterly complex process, so it is highly recommended that you back up your data before proceeding.

Sr. No. Device, Device Codename, XDA Forum Link Build Number and Android Version Download Link
1. Mi 10 (umi) 20.6.28 (Android 11) Download Recovery ROM
2. Mi 10 Pro (cmi) 20.6.28 (Android 11) Download Recovery ROM

The aforementioned builds were compiled on yesterday (June 28). The Android security patch level (SPL) of them is June 2020. Judging from the trend, the POCO F2 Pro/Redmi K30 Pro 5G might also receive a similar Android 11-based MIUI 12 beta build in the near future. We’ll update this article when we get more download links.

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DIY enthusiast (i.e. salvager of old PC parts). An avid user of Android since the Eclair days, Skanda also likes to follow the recent development trends in the world of single-board computing.

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