MIUI 13: Features, Rollout Schedule, Download Links and more from Xiaomi’s latest Android skin

MIUI 13: Features, Rollout Schedule, Download Links and more from Xiaomi’s latest Android skin

At a launch event in China on December 28, 2021, Xiaomi unveiled the latest version of its Android skin — MIUI 13. As you’d expect, MIUI 13 comes with a bunch of new features and performance improvements, including new privacy features, a new system font, a bunch of cool wallpapers, and even a version optimized for tablets. Here’s a quick overview of everything new in MIUI 13, followed by its wallpapers, rollout schedule, download links, and more.

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MIUI 13: New Features and Performance Improvements

MIUI 13 brings several performance improvements over the previous release — MIUI 12.5. Xiaomi claims that the latest version of its custom Android skin offers better app fluency with 15% fewer dropped frames in third-party applications when compared to the previous release. Xiaomi’s native apps also run better on the new release, with 23% fewer dropped frames.

Xiaomi claims that MIUI 13 ranks at the top in Master Lu’s fluency test, beating Android skins from other OEMs on devices across all price points. Xiaomi has also improved the multitasking capabilities on MIUI 13, and the software now lets you have up to 14 apps open in the background on a flagship device at any given time.

Xiaomi has also worked on making MIUI 13 more secure for the end-users with new features like face verification protection, privacy watermark, and fraud protection. At the moment, we don’t have the complete details for all these features. However, we do know that the privacy watermark feature will let you add a watermark to images that you share to prevent misuse.

MIUI 13 new privacy features

New privacy and security features

The fraud protection feature, on the other hand, consists of a couple of different measures to protect users from online and telecom frauds, like “E-fraud warning,” “Official logo,” Fraud application installation interception,” and “Transfer protection.”

MiSans font

As mentioned earlier, MIUI 13 also includes a new system font called MiSans. It’s a flat and minimal font with rich Opentype features, like automatically adjusting the height of hyphens to uppercase and lowercase letters. The font is free to download for both personal and commercial use.

MIUI 13 live wallpapers

Furthermore, MIUI 13 comes with a host of new live wallpapers that showcase crystal formation. Xiaomi says that these wallpapers were captured using a polarization microscope via 8K timelapse photography. We’ll make sure to share these new wallpapers with you as soon as the first build of MIUI 13 starts rolling out to devices.

MIUI 13 widgets

MIUI 13 widgets

In addition, MIUI 13 also includes support for a bunch of new widgets, like “Super Countdown Day” and “Water Measuring Cup”. The company only gave us a glimpse of these new widgets during the launch event, but we expect to learn more details in the coming days.

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MIUI 13 Pad

Along with MIUI 13 for smartphones, Xiaomi also announced MIUI 13 Pad during today’s launch event. MIUI 13 Pad is an optimized version of Xiaomi’s Android skin for large-screen devices. It brings some additional features to help users make the most of the extra screen real estate. Xiaomi has also worked with developers to optimize apps for this new tablet interface and the company claims that over 3000 apps have already been adapted for large screens.

Along with all the new features mentioned above, MIUI 13 Pad includes a few additional features to improve the multitasking experience on large-screen devices. These include features like a new shortcut to quickly switch between full screen and windowed modes, window scaling, a global taskbar with drag and drop support for multitasking, and more. MIUI 13 Pad also offers support for a bunch of keyboard shortcuts to enhance productivity.


MIUI 13: Rollout Schedule

Xiaomi plans to start rolling out MIUI 13 to the first batch of devices by the end of January 2022. The new Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and the Xiaomi 12X will be among the first devices to receive the update, along with the Mi 11 Ultra, the Mi 11 Pro, and the Mi 11.

MIUI 13 rollout schedule for global models

  • First batch (Q1 2022)
    • Mi 11
    • Mi 11 Ultra
    • Mi 11i
    • Mi 11X Pro
    • Mi 11X
    • Xiaomi 11T Pro
    • Xiaomi 11T
    • Mi 11 Lite
    • Mi 11 Lite 5G
    • Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
    • Xiaomi 11 Lite NE
    • Xiaomi Pad 5
    • Redmi 10
    • Redmi 10 Prime
    • Redmi Note 8 (2021)
    • Redmi Note 10 Pro
    • Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
    • Redmi Note 10
    • Redmi Note 10 JE

MIUI 13 rollout schedule for Chinese models

Public Beta version — First batch (mid-January 2022)

    • Xiaomi Civi
    • Xiaomi MIX 4
    • Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition
    • Redmi Note 10 Pro
    • Xiaomi 11 Ultra
    • Xiaomi 11 Pro
    • Xiaomi 11
    • Xiaomi 11 Youth Edition
    • Xiaomi Pad 5
    • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G
    • Xiaomi 10S
    • Redmi K40 Pro
    • Redmi K40
    • Redmi K30S Extreme Edition
    • Redmi K30 Extreme Edition
    • Xiaomi 10 Extreme Edition
    • Xiaomi 10
    • Xiaomi 10 Pro
    • Redmi K30 Pro
    • Redmi Note 11 5G
    • Redmi Note 9 4G
    • Redmi Note 9, Redmi 10X Pro
    • Redmi 10X and Xiaomi CC9 Pro
  • Second batch (TBD)
    • Redmi Note 11 Pro
    • Redmi Note 11 Pro+
    • Redmi K30 5G
    • Redmi K30i 5G
    • Redmi K30
    • Xiaomi 10 Youth Edition
    • Redmi Note 9 Pro
    • Redmi Note 10
  • Stable rollout — First batch (end of January 2022) 
    • Xiaomi 11 Ultra
    • Xiaomi 11 Pro
    • Xiaomi 11
    • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G
    • Xiaomi Pad 5


Download MIUI 13 Wallpapers

If you are looking for new wallpapers for your device, you can download MIUI 13 Wallpapers.


List of Devices that have received MIUI 13 or MIUI 13 Pad

Here are the devices that currently have a stable MIUI 13 build available. Note that the devices are sorted alphabetically for their codename. Generic flashing instructions are available at the bottom of this article. However, we advise users to refer to the device forums for specific flashing instructions for their device, in case there are any variations or special instructions that need to be followed.

Builds with DEV in their name are public betas. User discretion is heavily advised before flashing such builds. Not recommended for regular, daily usage.

1. Redmi K40 / POCO F3 / Mi 11X (alioth)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.2.1.1.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.2.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
China (alioth)
1.1.V13.0.2.0.SKHCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link
1.2.V13.0.3.0.SKHCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link

2. Xiaomi Mi 10T / Redmi K30S (apollo)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.0.1.1.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.0.1.6.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link

3. Redmi K40 Gaming Edition / POCO F3 GT (ares)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.0.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.1.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link

4. Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra (cas)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.0.1.1.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.0.1.2.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link

5. Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G [China] / POCO X3 GT (chopin)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.0.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.1.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link

6. Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (cmi)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.0.1.1.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.0.1.2.DEVDownload Link
0.3.V13.0.0.1.5.DEVDownload Link
0.4.V13.0.0.1.6.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link

7. Xiaomi 12 (cupid)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.12.1.1.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.21.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
China (cupid)
1.1.V13.0.10.0.SLCCNXM (Rolled Back)Download Link
1.2.V13.0.12.0.SLCCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link
1.3.V13.0.16.0.SLCCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link
1.4.V13.0.21.0.SLCCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link

8. Mi Pad 5 Pro (elish)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
China (elish)
1.1.V13.0.4.0.RKYCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link

9. Mi Pad 5 Pro 5G (enuma)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
China (enuma)
1.1.V13.0.2.0.RKZCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link
1.2.V13.0.3.0.RKZCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link

10. Redmi Note 11S / POCO M4 Pro 4G (fleur)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
Europe (fleureeaglobal)
1.1.V13.0.1.0.RKEEUXMDownload LinkDownload Link
Russia (fleurruglobal)
2.1.V13.0.2.0.RKEEUXMDownload LinkDownload Link

11. Redmi K40 Pro / Redmi K40 Pro+ / Mi 11X Pro / Mi 11i (haydn)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.5.1.1.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.6.1.2.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
China (haydn)
1.1.V13.0.5.0.SKKCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link
1.2.V13.0.6.0.SKKCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link

12. Redmi K30 Pro / POCO F2 Pro (lmi)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.0.1.1.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.0.1.2.DEVDownload Link
0.3.V13.0.0.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link

13. Xiaomi CIVI (mona)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
1.1.V13.0.0.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link

14. Mi Pad 5 (nabu)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
China (nabu)
1.1.V13.0.3.0.RKXCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link
1.2.V13.0.5.0.RKXCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link

15. Xiaomi Mix 4 (odin)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.2.1.1.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.3.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
China (odin)
1.1.V13.0.2.0.SKMCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link

16. Xiaomi 12X (psyche)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
China (psyche)
1.1.V13.0.10.0.RLDCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link
1.2.V13.0.12.0.RLDCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link

17. Mi 11 Lite 5G (renoir)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.5.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
China (renoir)
1.1.V13.0.4.0.SKICNXMDownload LinkDownload Link

18. Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (star) / Mi 11 Pro (mars)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.5.1.1.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.1.V13.0.9.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
China (star)
1.1.V13.0.5.0.SKACNXMDownload LinkDownload Link
1.2.V13.0.9.0.SKACNXMDownload LinkDownload Link

19. Mi 10S (thyme)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV (thyme)
0.1.V13.0.1.1.1.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.1.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
China (thyme)
1.1.V13.0.1.0.SGACNXMDownload LinkDownload Link

20. Xiaomi Mi 10 (umi)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.0.1.1.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.0.1.5.DEVDownload Link
0.3.V13.0.0.1.6.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link

21. Mi 11 (venus)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.4.1.1.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.5.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
China (venus)
1.1.V13.0.4.0.SKBCNXM (Rolled Back)Download LinkDownload Link
1.2.V13.0.5.0.SKBCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link

22. Xiaomi 12 Pro (zeus)

Sr. No.Build Number, Region, and StatusRecovery ROMFastboot ROM
DEV
0.1.V13.0.12.1.1.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
0.2.V13.0.21.1.5.DEVDownload LinkDownload Link
China (zeus)
1.1.V13.0.10.0.SLBCNXM (Rolled Back)Download Link
1.2.V13.0.12.0.SLBCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link
1.3.V13.0.16.0.SLBCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link
1.4.V13.0.21.0.SLBCNXMDownload LinkDownload Link

Flashing Instructions for MIUI 13

Note that these are generic flashing instructions that should generally be applicable across Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO devices. However, there is a possibility that there is a variation that is unique to your device, so we strongly advise visiting your device forums for device-specific instructions.

How to Install Official Android Updates on Xiaomi, Mi, Redmi, and POCO smartphones with MIUI


Thanks to XDA Recognized Developer yshalsager and XDA Member kacskrz for providing these download links!

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] or on Twitter (@aamirsidd94).