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How To Install MIUI 8 Global ROM On Xiaomi Smartphones

We have already provided all the download links for the MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM for all supported Xiaomi devices. However, there are a lot of users out there who would like to enjoy all the new features, but don’t know how to actually install it on their phones. Considering this, we’ve put together a short guide on how it’s done!

You should know that this is a Beta version and it’s likely for you to deal with bug fixes and an overall instability, but if you can’t wait until August 23, when the MIUI 8 Global Stable ROM will be available, you can give it a try!


  • The installation will completely erase the data on your phone, so it’s highly recommended to make a complete backup before proceeding
  • If you want to install MIUI 8 Global ROM on a Xiaomi Mi 5, Mi Max or Mi Note, your bootloader needs to be unlocked in order to work.
  • Enable USB debugging before starting
  • Make sure your battery has at least 60% battery. Our recommendation is to start with a fully charged battery, in order to prevent an accidental shutdown.


Install MIUI 8 Global ROM On Your Xiaomi Phone


Currently, there are two methods of doing it: through Recovery mode and through Fastboot. Below you will find step-by-step guides on how to perform both.



Download MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM 6.8.4 On Xiaomi Devices



 Recovery Mode


Step 1: Download MIUI 8 ROM From Above link and save it on your phone.

Step 2: Launch the Updater app from your phone.

Step 3: Click on the three-dot menu from the top-right corner and select the “choose update package” option. Select MIUI 8 ROM.

Step 4: Wait until the process is completed and your phone reboots.

That’s it! Your Xiaomi is now running the latest MIUI version.


 Fastboot Mode


Step 1: Download Mi Flash Tool HereLink and install it on your PC.

Step 2: Download MIUI 8 Fastboot ROM From Above link.

Step 3: Boot your device into Fastboot mode, turning it off, then pressing and holding Volume Down and the Power button.

Step 4: Connect your phone to your PC, using a microUSB cable.

Step 5: Extract the Fastboot ROM and copy the path on the PC.

Step 6: Open Mi Flash Tool and paste the path in the address bar. Then, hit ‘refresh’, followed by ‘flash’.

Step 7: Wait until the process is completed. When it’s done, your phone will boot to the latest version.

And this is it. You can now enjoy the MIUI 8 Global ROM and all its features.


If you encounter any issues during this process, feel free to contact us, using the comments section below.