Xiaomi ends MIUI beta support for the Redmi Note 4, Redmi 3S, 3X, and more

Xiaomi ends MIUI beta support for the Redmi Note 4, Redmi 3S, 3X, and more

Xiaomi is known to push the latest updates not only to its new but also older smartphones. Redmi Note 3, Mi 4, Mi MAX were some of the aged devices that received the MIUI 10 update as part of Xiaomi’s commitment to keep older hardware running on new software. But after the company’s announcement of establishing Redmi as an independent brand in China, it is now making certain changes to its strategy for updates. Xiaomi has announced that it will be withdrawing support for MIUI beta ROM for older devices “to ensure better stability“.

Starting April 4, Xiaomi will no longer be pushing the updates for MIUI beta aka Global Developer ROM to certain devices under the Xiaomi and Redmi brands. These devices include:

  • Redmi 4 series
  • Redmi Note 4 (MediaTek variant)
  • Redmi 4A
  • Redmi 3S/3X/3SP
  • Redmi Note 3 SE
  • Redmi Pro.

To clarify, the Indian version of Redmi Note 4 which is powered by Snapdragon 625 chipset will still be eligible for the MIUI beta update. For others listed above, Xiaomi recommends that users must install the latest stable MIUI 10 ROM in order to keep receiving the latest updates. While doing so, it must be noted that you will not be able to install any older MIUI 10 build if you have one of these smartphones due to Xiaomi’s anti-rollback policy.

For users who would still be interested in testing new features on their devices before the final release, Xiaomi will be hosting a separate program in the future. While there is no further information on this, we can expect it to be some sort of a closed beta program.

If you’re running MIUI 10 beta on any of the Redmi devices above and wish to continue receiving latest updates, you need to download the latest Fastboot ROM for your device and install it using the Mi Flash Tool. Your data will be wiped in the process, so make sure you take a full backup. Although the steps for this process are fairly simple, if you wish to double check, you can follow this tutorial by the MIUI community.

Via: FoneArena Source: Mi Community India

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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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