Months after the Xiaomi Mi 5 got the Oreo treatment, the Mi 5S has can finally join the party thanks to the latest MIUI 10 Beta version 8.11.8. The Redmi 5 is also getting the update treatment but will see a bump to Android 8.1 Oreo.
The Mi 5S has been stuck on Android Nougat for some time but users can finally rejoice as an OTA update brings Android 8.0 Oreo to the device. As Xiaomi devices operate with the added MIUI layer, the update to Oreo comes thanks to the MIUI 10 build that carries versions 8.11.8 for the Mi 5S. This does mean that you’ll need to be opted in and running the MIUI 10 to take advantage of the update.
In addition to the Mi 5S seeing an update to MIUI 10, the Redmi 5 is also receiving an OTA update that sees the device updated to Android 8.1 Oreo. The OTA will gradually make its way to devices but is very much part of a staged rollout. As is the beauty with Android, if you don’t want to wait for the OTA to hit your device, then you can go ahead and manually install the software.
Xiaomi provides a recommendation rating for its updates that ask various members of the community and internal MIUI team to rate the update. This particular update received a 95% approval rating with members voting strongly to recommend users to flash this update.
MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM 8.11.8 Full Changelog
- Fix – Hidden app is not working (POCO)
- Fix – Can’t find security app in Settings
- Fix – Digital messages showed on system apps updater but there are not apps need to be updated
- Fix – Notification shade shows blank
How to install MIUI 10
First, you’ll need to grab the software and download it to your device. The links for both the Mi 5S and Redmi 5 are below.
Xiaomi Mi 5S
- MIUI 9.6.1 (stable) – Local update ROM | Fastboot update ROM
- MIUI 10 8.11.8 (beta) – Local update ROM | Fastboot update ROM
- MIUI 10 8.10.18 (beta) – Local update ROM | Fastboot update ROM
Xiaomi Redmi 5
- MIUI 9.6.4 (stable) – Local update ROM
- MIUI 10 8.11.8 (beta) – Local update ROM
- MIUI 10 8.11.1 (beta) – Local update | Fastboot update ROM
Once you’ve got the software, you can go ahead and either update your device by flashing it using custom recovery software like TWRP or locally using the inbuilt system updater (for global firmware only). If you are using MIUI 7 / MIUI 8/ MIUI 9 stable ROM, please upgrade to MIUI 10 via the fastboot method. If your device is locked, please unlock it before fastboot flashing. You can head over to the MIUI website for instructions on how to unlock your phone bootloader?
- Download the MIUI 10 update above.
- Transfer it to a folder on your device on your Xiaomi device.
- Backup important data and files as everything will be deleted during the upgrade process.
- Go to Settings > About phone > System update > tap the 3-dot button in the top right > Choose update package > select the MIUI 10 update file.
- The system will now install the software automatically and reboot when finished.
It’s great to see the devices being updated and receiving MIUI 10, but it would be even better to see the latest version of Android Pie rolling out to these devices. Unfortunately, Android Oreo is already outdated so is difficult to get excited about an old version of software being distributed to devices. However, for those still stuck on Nougat, it will be a welcome arrival.