Download MIUI 10 China Alpha 8.7.2 for Xiaomi devices

MIUI 10’s stable release is just around the corner and the company is currently rolling the Alpha version of the ROM to various devices. The Alpha & Beta ROMs are available in two versions – the MIUI China variant and MIUI Global variant. The major difference between the two variants of ROM is the MIUI Global ROM comes with Google Play Services integrated while the MIUI China ROM comes with Xiaomi services. Apart from this, there are considerable differences in language settings, location-specific settings etc… Users who are eager to taste the latest version of MIUI can now download MIUI 10 China Alpha 8.7.2 for 11 Xiaomi devices.

MIUI 10 China Alpha 8.7.2 Availability

Xiaomi has recently provided the roadmap of MIUI roll-out for many of its devices. Before the release of a stable version, the company is providing many Alpha and Beta ROMs to many users for testing and software improvement purpose. Now, MIUI 10 China closed Alpha 8.7.2 is available for 11 Xiaomi devices.  You can find the complete list of devices below:

  1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
  2. Xiaomi Redmi 4X
  3. Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
  4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
  5. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Lite
  6. Xiaomi Mi 6
  7. Xiaomi Mi 5X
  8. Xiaomi Mi 5S
  9. Xiaomi Mi Note 3
  10. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  11. Xiaomi Mi Max 2

If you own one of these devices, you can grab the ROM file from below links and follow the installation procedure to install latest MIUI ROM on your device. So, without any further ado, let’s proceed with the ROM installation.

Prerequisites

  1. Your device needs to have at least 60% charge to ensure it doesn’t run out of battery during the installation process.
  2. Enable USB Debugging on your phone. To do this, go to device Settings » Developer options » toggle the “USB Debugging” switch.
  3. Install ADB & Fastboot tools on your PC. You can follow our simple guide which lets you install ADB & Fastboot tools in 15 seconds.
  4. Make sure you have the latest TWRP on your Xiaomi device. Download the latest TWRP image from below:

    Once you’ve downloaded the TWRP image, you can install it using our detailed guide on how to install TWRP using Fastboot.

Downloads

How to install MIUI 10 Alpha 8.7.2

  1. Download and transfer the MIUI 10 ROM file and Gapps to your device’s internal storage.
  2. Reboot into recovery mode.
  3. Make a nandroid backup of your device in TWRP recovery. To do this, navigate to Backup option, select the partitions available and swipe right to make a backup.
  4. Once the backup is complete, format your device.
  5. In TWRP recovery, click on Wipe » Advanced Wipe. Select data, system, cache and, Dalvik-cache on this page and wipe them.
  6. Go back to TWRP main menu, tap on Install and select the MIUI 10 ROM file in your internal storage. Swipe to confirm OS flash.
  7. Now flash the Gapps Zip same as the ROM file.
  8. Reboot your device once both the files are flashed.

It will take some time on the first boot, so don’t panic if it takes 5-10 minutes to boot up. Once the device boots up, you’ll be welcomed with the MIUI 10 setup screen.

Source: XDA

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