Although Xiaomi is way behind other leading manufacturers in terms of the Android updates, the manufacturer is now moving into the Oreo firmware. Xiaomi is trying hard to bring about the latest Oreo updates for several devices. The only device from the company running Android 8.0 Oreo update is the Mi A1. Today, we are seeing MIUI 9 8.1.11 builds based on Global Oreo beta for Mi 6 and Mi Mix 2 smartphones.
The first MIUI 9 Oreo Global Beta ROM is now available for download starting the Mi 6 and the Mi Mix 2. It comes with build number 8.1.11 based on the Android 8.0. The MIUI 9 8.1.11 comes to most of the Xiaomi devices. However, only the Mi 6 and Mi Mix 2 receive Oreo at this moment. Other devices are still stuck on Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat.
This brings us to our main point that Xiaomi is now focusing on Oreo sources. See the list of Xiaomi devices receiving Oreo. We have already seen many custom ROMS like AOSP ports, Lineage OS 15.1, Nitrogen OS based on Android 8.1 Oreo as well.
Here are the devices receiving MIUI 9 8.1.11 Beta update:
The first batch of supported devices: Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm / Redmi Note 4X, Mi 5X and Mi 6.
The second batch of supported devices: Mi MIX 2/ Mi MIX / Mi Note 2 / Mi 5 / Mi 5s / Mi 5s Plus / Mi 5c / Mi Max 2 / Mi Max / Mi 4s / Mi 4c / Redmi 4/4X, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 5A Prime.
The third batch of supported devices: Mi 4, Mi Pad 3, Mi Pad 2, Redmi Note 4X MTK, Redmi Note 4 MTK, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi 4, Redmi 3S/3X, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 2, Redmi 3.
Download Xiaomi Mi 6 Oreo update
The following build has been captured from Xiaomi servers directly. Though the official update post says, Android 8.0 O has been delayed for Mi 6 and Mi Mix 2, it is now available for download.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Oreo Global Beta:
Xiaomi Mi 6 Oreo Alpha:
Root Mi 6:
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Oreo update:
In order to install the update, you can make use of the stock recovery method or the Mi Flash Tool method. both work perfectly fine. You can also flash it via TWRP method.
However, it is recommended to flash the ROM over TWRP recovery. Later, flash the latest SuperSU onto the ROM for stability.
How to install?
- Make sure your Xiaomi device is rooted with latest TWRP recovery setup.
- Download the above Android 8.0 Oreo ROM and the SuperSU zip from above.
- Transfer all the files to device storage.
- Reboot into TWRP recovery.
- Take a Nandroid backup.
- Flash the ROM normally.
- Flash SuperSU.
- Reboot to system.
Enjoy the Oreo update for your Xiaomi devices.