MIUI 9 Global ROM now available for the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A

MIUI 9 Global ROM now available for the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A

A while ago, Xiaomi announced the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Xiaomi Redmi 6A in China. These devices were aimed squarely at the budget market, which has always been the case for the Redmi series. With the 12nm process based MediaTek SoC’s, the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A focus on a healthy combination between power and performance, which many average users with casual needs would appreciate.

SpecsXiaomi Redmi 6Xiaomi Redmi 6A
OSAndroid 8.1 MIUI 9Android 8.1 MIUI 9
SoCMediaTek Helio P22MediaTek Helio A22
Display5.45″ 18:9 720p5.45″ 18:9 720p
Rear Camera12MP (1.25µm) + 5MP13MP
Front Camera5MP5MP
RAM3GB / 4GB2GB
Storage32GB / 64GB16GB
Battery3,000mAh Capacity3,000mAh Capacity
ColorsGrey, Blue, Gold, Rose GoldGrey, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold

The Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A have yet to be made available in regions like India, but you already have the MIUI 9 Global ROM being made available for them. This Global ROM would allow users (that import from China) to load a ROM that has better localization than the default Chinese ROM that would have come preloaded on these devices. The existence of this ROM could also indicate that the devices are heading to regions outside of China.

The Redmi 6 (codename: cereus) gets MIUI update version v9.6.4.0.OCGMIFD based on Android Oreo 8.1 with an update size of 1.2GB. On the other hand, the Redmi 6A (codename: cactus) gets MIUI update version v9.6.2.0.OCBMIFD based on Android Oreo 8.1 with an update size of 1.2GB.


Download MIUI 9 for Xiaomi Redmi 6 Download MIUI 9 for Xiaomi Redmi 6A Source: @MIUIUpdatesTracker | @XiaomiFirmwareUpdater

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech 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]