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Download: MIUI 12 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices

MIUI 12 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so a MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. This article will serve as the central repository of download links for...

Download: MIUI Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices [Update: April 27 PRE builds]

The latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android skin - MIUI 13 - is finally here. The latest iteration of MIUI has been unveiled at the Xiaomi 12 launch event in China. Compared to MIUI 12/12.5, MIUI 13 brings in a slew of improvements, visual overhauls, and a handful of new features. We have already extracted...

Descendant 12 based on Android 12 is here for the POCO F3, POCO X3, and more

The Descendant custom ROM is quite popular in the aftermarket development community, providing an alternative experience to users who want to retain the ability to customize their device and still stick closer to the stock Android look and feel. Over the years, Descendant has managed to create its own loyal fanbase who like the ROM...

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE/9 SE/9 Lite and Mi 8 Lite/Max 3 Android 10 kernel source code now available

Qualcomm debuted their 700-tier chipset series with the release of the Snapdragon 710 SoC back in 2018, and Xiaomi was the first smartphone maker to adopt it with the Mi 8 SE. Later on, Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 712 SoC with a little performance boost over the Snapdragon 710, and Xiaomi once again was first in...

TWRP is now officially available for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, and Mi Translator

Android 10's recovery implementation and the introduction of the "super" partition containing multiple dynamically resizable partitions has considerably slowed down the process of porting TWRP to devices running Android 10 out of the box. However, older non-Pixel phones that have been updated to Android 10 via OTA are not affected by those changes because they...

Download: Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 SE, Mi 9 SE, Mi 9 Lite receive stable Android 10 with MIUI 11

The initial batch of MIUI 11 update for several Xiaomi and Redmi phones went live during Q4 2019. However, the underlying software was still based on older versions of Android in most of the cases. The company eventually published the kernel sources of the Android 10 update for the Mi Mix 2s, Mi Mix 3,...

[Update 2: Mi 8 Pro, Mi MIX 2S] Android 10-based MIUI 11 betas available for Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi K20/Mi 9T and others

Following the official rollout of Android 10 back in September last year, Xiaomi showcased MIUI 11 at a launch event later that month. Shortly thereafter, the company started rolling out MIUI 11 for a number of Xiaomi and Redmi devices, however, the software was still based on older versions of Android. The company has since...

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE and Mi 8 SE kernel source code for the Android Pie release are available

Alongside the Mi 9 and Mi 8 flagship smartphones, Xiaomi also offers more affordable variants in each lineup. The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE and Xiaomi Mi 8 SE are great mid-range options for consumers who want a similar experience to the flagship Mi line. Sadly, both smartphones are currently only sold in China, though Xiaomi...

Magisk Canary update adds support for A-Only System-as-root devices on Android Pie

Android's ecosystem supports two types of partition layout: the traditional partitioning scheme (where the ramdisk is present in the /boot partition and mounted as rootfs and system is mounted at /system), and the newer A/B partitioning scheme, where the system is mounted as rootfs. Google has made system-as-root mandatory for devices launching with Android 9...

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE gets stable MIUI 10 update based on Android Pie

The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE was launched alongside the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 EE in China in late May 2018. The Mi 8 SE is a cheaper, lower-end variant of the standard Mi 8, featuring a smaller 5.88" notched display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC. Unlike the Mi 8, the Mi 8...