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From the launch of MIUI 8 in India many Mi Fans were waiting for its stable ROM roll out. Well, The wait is over, Today MIUI 8 stable ROM will be rolled out. Check this thread to know MIUI 8 ROM supported devices. MIUI 8 offers new colors in its UI and makes your phone operation experience more focussed on content. The ROM is loaded with super cool features which will be a big help in your day to day life. All you have to do is to flash this ROM to experience the awesomeness. MIUI 8 ROM can be flashed by Recovery mode and Fastboot mode. In this thread you will get step by step guide how to flash MIUI 8 on your super cool Mi device by every mode and with all possible methods.
Important points before Flashing/ Updating ROM
1-Make sure your battery is above 60%.
2-Always take back up to be on safe side.
1- You will get Notification on your notification panel that "New Update is available". Tap on it and start downloading the update.
2- You can even manually check it by going to Tools Folder--->Updater app--> Check for Updates.
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3- If you see update is available then start downloading it.
Points to be noted before flashing by this method.
Method 1: Flashing from Updater App:
1- Download the latest MIUI 8 Recovery ROM.
2- If you have downloaded it on PC, Tranfer the file to Internal storage of your device.
3- If you have downloaded it in your phone, Then you will find the ROM in download folder in internal storage.
4- Now go to updater app and tap on "..." on top right corner.
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5- Select "Choose update package" and not it will open in Internal storage.
6- Navigate to the ROM file in Internal storage and select it.
7- After selecting Flashing/Updating process will start, and you will get "Getting Info" written at the bottom.
8- Do not disturb the process, After that it will automatically update and reboot
9- After reboot, Your phone will start with latest MIUI 8 ROm which you flashed.
Method 2: Flashing from Mi Recovery
1- Download the latest MIUI 8 Recovery ROM.
2- Rename the ROM file to "update.zip"
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3- If you have downloaded from PC then transfer the file to Internal storage of your phone. Make sure you do not put it in any folder.
4- Enter in to recovery mode.
There are 2 ways to enter in Recovery Mode.
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5- Once you enter recovery use Volume up and Volume down rockers for navigation and Power Button to Enter/Confirm.
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6- Follow the Steps as mentioned in above images to flash the ROM :
Follow the steps
1- Open the Mi Flash Tools when it is connected with your device with USB Cord.
2- Click on the arrow near the "Browse" button in Mi Flash Tools--> Select the "Browse" option and navigate to the FastBoot ROM folder which you want to Flash and Press "OK".
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3- After Giving the correct path/ Browsing the Fastboot ROm folder.
4- Click in the Arrow of "Browse" button and select "Advanced" this time.
5- In "Advanced" option--> Navigate to the .bat file which you want to flash. Check the below Screenshot to see how each.bat file works.
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Fastboot files6- After selecting .bat file. Click on refresh.
7- Your device will appear in Mi Flash Tool window if it is connected.
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8- After you see your device appears in Mi Flash Tool. Press Flash Button to start flashing the ROM on your device
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9- After clicking the "Flash" option. It will take around 2-3 minutes to flash your device.
10- When the operation is completed. You will see Progress Bar in green color.
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11- After the complete operation your device will be booted automatically with latest MIUI 8 ROM you flashed.
1- All the phones launched in India from Redmi Note 3 has their Bootloder locked.
2- To unlock bootloader, First you need to head to http://en.miui.com/unlock/ for Unlock request.
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3- Click on "Unlock Now", If you get the option to Download Tool then you are eligible to unlock, If not, You ave to put request.
4- You need to fill the application form to unlock your bootloader. Once your request is approved you will get sms on your phone.
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Unlocking the Bootloader
1- Download the Mi Unlock tool.
2- Make sure You have logged into phone with same Mi account by which you sent Unlock request.
3- Turn off your device and enter into Fastboot mode by pressing Volume down and Ppower button simultaneously.
4- Connect your device to PC in Fastboot Mode.
5- Login to Unlock tool with same Mi id as of your Unlock request.
6- Press "Unlock". The process will complete in around 10 seconds
If you have any query, Ask in this thread or you can even PM me.
Credits: SwastikSwaroop for the SS and Big Thanks to Dexterouz .