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How To Update Mi Max To Android 7.0 Nougat Manually (MIUI 8 6.12.29)

If you own the Chinese variant of the Xiaomi Mi Max, we have a good news for you! You can now enjoy all the features brought by Android 7.0 Nougat, based on MIUI 8 6.12.29, as the update is now available. In order to use it on your phone, simply follow the instructions below!


Here are some of the features you can enjoy after installing the update on your Mi Max:


  • Multi-window
  • Doze
  • Improved Notifications system
  • New Messaging apps
  • Seamless update
  • Vulkan API
  • Gallery Improvements
  • Contacts app updates

Important Notes


Before proceeding with installation, here are a few aspects you should consider, in order to avoid any issues:

  • This update is just for the Xiaomi Mi Max. Don’t try installing it on another device, since it won’t work.
  • The updating process may erase your data, that’s why our recommendation is to perform a full backup before starting.
  • Check out your battery level and make sure it’s at least 50%, otherwise you risk experiencing an accidental shutdown in-between process.
  • The update doesn’t include the Play Store, so you need to install it manually as well.
  • Please follow the instructions below carefully, otherwise you can brick your phone.



Download MIUI 8 6.12.29 For Mi Max (16/32 GB)


Download Nougat OTA ZIP For Mi Max (MIUI 8 6.12.29) – Official 

Full Nougat Fastboot File For Mi Max – Download


Download MIUI 8 Nougat For Mi Max Prime (64/ 128 GB )


Recovery ROM For Mi Max Prime – Download

Fastboot ROM For Mi Max Prime –Download




Update Mi Max To Android 7.0 Nougat Manually (MIUI 8 6.12.29)



Recovery ROM 


Step 1: Download the Android 7.0 Nougat Recovery ROM for Mi Max, and save it on your device.

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.

Step 4: Wait for the update to complete, it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. When it’s done, your phone will reboot to the latest MIUI version.


Fastboot ROM


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

Step 2: Download the MIUI 8 6.12.29 Fastboot ROM.

Step 3: Press Volume Down + Power, in order to boot the phone into Fastboot Mode.

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

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

Step 6: Open the Mi Flash Tool and paste the address bar of the ROM file folder path.

Step 7: Click on the Refresh button, so it can recognise your device, then click on Flash, in order to begin installing the MIUI 8 6.12.29 update on your Mi Max.

Step 8: Wait for about 10 minutes, until the updating process is completed. Your phone will boot to the latest MIUI version.


And this is it! You have successfully managed to install Android 7.0 Nougat manually on your Xiaomi Mi Max. If you have any questions about this whole process or encounter any issues during it, feel free to contact us, using the comments section below.

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  • Andres Quintero

    that rom have spanish language ? and it works on the “international” or “global” version of xiaomi mi max 32gb

    • viraj

      yes it does have Spanish language.. go on!

      • Andres Quintero

        Can u tell me why? Because i have the miui 8 v and it is marshmellow… So, this is the v 6.x.x. and it have nougat?

        • viraj

          This one is a global beta version thus it have android 7.0 nougat.

  • Va IM

    hello sir,
    on my mi max 16gb global version got error when use mi flash tool.
    and try to update via recovery mod, there were no any updated on my device after finished update.
    could you tell me why?


    • Viraj Desai

      Can you please tell us what error it shows? Then we can find out what is wrong.