Steps to install MIUI Recovery ROM using a local update – The following article guides you to flash and update MIUI Recovery ROM directly on your phone without having to install any additional software on your computer nor any apps on your phone. Xiaomi has included a built-in feature allowing users to easily install any update manually. This feature is compatible with both OTA package and a full ROM package. Both files should have a zip extension: Not the tgz file extension that indicates the fastboot ROM.
We always recommend you to create a full backup of your important data before doing a major flashing of anything, especially flashing an MIUI ROM file. Despite using this method is safer than going through the fastboot method, there is always room for errors.
Follow the outlined steps below to proceed:
- Download the full ROM package here. You may also search for the corresponding version depending on your device variant in this blog. The file has a zip extension.
- Transfer the ROM zip file into your device using its USB cable. It will be easier if you put the file outside any folder. Alternatively, you may also grab the zip file directly from the Internet to your device.
- Launch the “Settings” on your device.
- Tap on “About phone” > then tap on “System Update“.
- Tap the three dots at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
- Tap “Choose update package“.
- Choose “Internal storage” and locate the ROM zip file you have copied.
- Tap on the file name and tap the “OK” button at the bottom.
- Your phone will start upgrading the system using the provided ROM file.
- The phone will then automatically reboot into the new system during the process.
Voila! You have now successfully installed new MIUI version using local recovery method. This method is really suitable especially when you want:
- to update to Global Stable ROM from Global Stable ROM;
- to update to Global Beta ROM from Global Beta ROM;
- to update to Global Beta ROM from Global Stable ROM and vice versa.
A general problem that might occur although rarely happens is the bootloop error. It is a state when your device keeps rebooting over the time and cannot manage to boot into the system successfully. If this happens, try the following workaround:
- Turn off your phone completely.
- Press the Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously until you enter the Recovery Mode.
- Choose “Wipe All Data” or “Wipe Data”. Use the Volume Up/Down button to navigate and use the Power button to confirm.
- Reboot into the system.
Some screenshot pics of the above-explained steps:
Can I use this method to downgrade to older version of MIUI?
Yes, you can but only if your device is not currently running MIUI version with rollback protection enabled. Moreover, you can only downgrade from the same ROM variant (for instance: from MIUI 188.8.131.52 Stable to MIUI 184.108.40.206 Stable and not from Stable to Developer or vice versa). Otherwise, the process will return “Can’t verify update” error.