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Xiaomi Android 10 Update

Xiaomi Android 10 Update
Written by Hassan Abbas

Xiaomi Android 10 Update: Over three months since Google launched the stable build of Android 10 for Pixel devices. Simultaneously the updates were launched by OnePlus, Essential Phone, and Xiaomi. But it was the lattermost who successfully launched a custom-skinned variant of Android 10 within a week of the OS’ initial launch.

Unlike OnePlus, Xiaomi doesn’t focus on delivering only premium smartphones and has a much bigger lineup. So, for them, it’s not only about making the latest software but it’s also about bringing the updates to many lower and mid-range devices as possible.

What is the Xiaomi Android 10 update?

Everyone knows that Android 10 is a worthy successor to 2018’s Android Pie. This year, the latest version of Android can’t bring a boatload of visual changes. But there are lots of fine refinements that made its way into the release.

As we mentioned earlier, Xiaomi implements a heavy custom skin on top of stock Android. This skin also acts as MIUI and making an appearance with the latest version of Android. The absence of App Drawer, custom themes, and widgets make MIUI 11 look like a complete OS altogether.

Xiaomi devices updated to Android 10 already

Xiaomi has already launched the latest version of Android for many devices. And we are here listing them out for you. We’ll keep updating the list having new devices as Xiaomi confirms them.

Make sure if your device isn’t on the list, then it means that Xiaomi hasn’t publicly announced whether Android 10 would be available for the concerned handset.

Devices with complete public rollout with download links (India)

At the moment the Redmi Note 8 Pro is experiencing batch rollout, while the stable launch for Note 6 Pro has been paused for the time being. Other devices are either getting the update in particular regions or will do so in the coming days. Here’s the timeline according to Xiaomi’s official blog.

Devices with complete public rollout with download links (Global)

Mi Note 10

Mi 9 Lite/Mi CC 9

Redmi Y3

Pocofone F1


How to Install Android 10 update

How to install Android 10 ROM using recovery ROM

If you want to download an OTA file or a recovery ROM from the links above, you’re using the following method to install MIUI 11 on your Xiaomi phone. Remember that the file you downloaded was in .zip format. In case of an OTA update, make sure that your device currently runs on the MIUI version tagged with the update. Both Recovery ROM and OTA can be flashed by the instructions given below.

Step 1:

At first, Download the MIUI 10 Recovery update for your Xiaomi phone from the links above.

Step 2:

Now Backup important data and files.

Step 3:

Then go to Settings > About phone > System update.

Step 4:

If clicking the 3-dot button display the “Choose update package” option, tap on that and select the downloaded ROM from your internal storage or SD card. In case if you don’t find the “Choose update package” choice from the 3-dot menu, click on the MIUI 10 logo inside the “System update” page many times. A prompt appears that additional updater settings are now available. Now you can click on Choose update package and select the MIUI 10 update file.

Step 5:

That’s all. The system will begin decrypting the file and install it automatically for you. Wait for a while to complete the process, which may take 10-30 mins.

How to install Android 10 ROM using Fastboot ROM

Follow the method below if you download the .tgz file or if the above method didn’t work for you. Make sure that installing system updates using Fastboot requires a PC.

Step 1:

At first, unlock the bootloader of your Xiaomi phone. If not, click here.

Step 2:

Then download Mi Flash Tool on Your PC.

Step 3:

Enable USB Debugging from Settings > Additional Settings > Developer Options.

Step 4:

Switch off your device and press the Volume + Power buttons simultaneously to enter Fastboot mode.

Step 5:

Now Connect your device in fastboot mode to the PC using a USB cable.

Step 6:

Then Extract the Mi Flash Tool on your PC and install it.

Step 7:

After installation, open MiFlash.exe. 

Step 8:

Now extract the Fastboot ROM (.tgz) file on your computer. Also, Copy the path of this folder.

Step 9:

Paste the path inside the address bar of the Mi Flash Tool application that you just opened.

Step 10:

Tap on the yellow circled-out button to refresh and MiFlash will automatically recognize your device.

Step 11:

Click on the red circled-out button to flash the ROM file to the device.

Step 12:

Wait until the update is flashed onto your Xiaomi phone. Once it has done, the progress bar inside MiFlash will turn fully into the green.

Your device will automatically boot to Android 10.


Here is a complete guide on Xiaomi Android 10 Update. For further queries and questions let us know in the comment section below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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