How to download and update MIUI 12 on Xiaomi phones

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Last April, just in full confinement, Xiaomi officially presented MIUI 12, its Android-based personalization layer for its catalog of mobiles and tablets. Although the full version has been long overdue, MIUI 12 is already starting to reach Xiaomi users in China

MIUI 12, News

What does this operating system implement? If you want to know all the features and news that the new MIUI 12 brings, you can read them here. being some of the most outstanding:

– A cleaner user interface

– New animations

– Changes in navigation gestures

– New live wallpapers and ‘Always on Display’ designs

– Privacy indicators for microphone, camera and use of location

– Improvements in multiple windows and Picture-in-Picture

– A built-in sleep tracker.

How to download and install MIUI 12

The stable version of MIUI 12 is distributed via OTA in the form of an update, weighing 763 MB and the software number ‘V12.0.1.0.QEACNXM’. At the moment, as we say, it has started in China -the brand’s birthplace-, although it is expected that soon the patch with the update will jump to the West and countries like Spain will be among the first to receive it.

If you have a Xiaomi with MIUI 11, you can try looking for the MIUI 12 update in case it might be available for your model. The easiest way is to search the Updater app on your mobile, and click Check once you have opened it, if it is available it will be downloaded and installed.

The second option is to do this yourself and search for and download the MIUI 12 update package from the Xiaomi website. Simply enter the Xiaomi page with all the ROMs of each mobile model, search for your model, download the compressed .Zip file and put it in the memory of the terminal. Here you have 2 options:

– You can do it on a PC, and then connect the mobile to the PC and transfer the downloaded file to the smartphone

– You can open the Xiaomi website in a browser on your own mobile and download the update directly to the terminal.

Be that as it may, once you have the update file on your mobile, open the Updater app and look for the option Choose update package. Find the .zip file and hit it to run. The operation is that simple, and it is something that is done with all MIUI versions, although right now we see that the web only lists the update packages to MIUI 11, so you will also have to wait for MIUI 12 to hang. .

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Xiaomi phones compatible with MIUI 12

Most of the devices that have made the cut are from Xiaomi’s Redmi series, which has even included devices like the Redmi 6, which it released running Android 8.1 Oreo over 2 years ago. It’s no wonder that the Mi 10, Mi Note 10, and Mi Note 10 Pro are also online for the MIUI 12 starting next month, just like the Pocophone F1.

Mobiles that will receive the entire MIUI 12 pack

  • My 10
  • My Note 10
  • My Note 10 Pro
  • Mi 8 Lite
  • LITTLE F2 Pro
  • F1 Pophone
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi Note 8
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi Note 6 Pro
  • Redmi Note 5
  • Redmi 9
  • Redmi 8
  • Redmi 8A
  • Redmi 8A Pro
  • Redmi 7
  • Redmi 7A
  • Redmi 6A
  • Redmi 6
  • Redmi 6 Pro
  • Redmi S2

Models that will have MIUI 12 but without all the improvements

However, Xiaomi warns that not all MIUI 12 candidate mobiles will receive all the functions. For example, the Xiaomi Super Wallpapers will only be available on the Mi 10 and the POCO F2 Pro of those 23 devices. Rather, the remaining 21 will support static wallpapers instead. In addition, floating windows will only be available in the following 12 models:

  • My 10
  • My Note 10 Pro
  • My Note 10
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Mi 8 Lite
  • LITTLE F2 Pro
  • F1 Pophone
  • Redmi 7
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi 9

Xiaomi also notes that it will implement animation icons only for the Mi 10, POCO F2 Pro, Pocophone F1, and Redmi Note 8 Pro. Finally, the new camera features will be supported by the devices listed above except for the POCO F2 Pro. The remaining 11 models will receive functions such as floating windows.


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