Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi recently launched the latest version of MIUI, the MIUI 9 which is the custom skin of Android which comes with all the devices that are shipped by the company. The company announced that the MIUI 9 update will come to most of the recently launched Xiaomi devices as well as for the devices released by the company in the past.
We had already reported earlier that Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 China Developer ROM was already into beta testing and now Xiaomi has made the ROM available for download so that we can get the taste of MIUI 9 before it is officially released by the company.
Latest Features In MIUI 9
Now about the latest features that have been made in the latest version of MIUI, although there have been some newer additions to the ROM from Stock Android, the company has focused more on reliability rather than adding new features. One of the main announcement that Xiaomi made about the latest update was that the MIUI 9 update will have faster app launching speeds.
Apart from that, MIUI 9 will have Dynamic resource allocation which will ensure that the phone uses memory necessary to perform the operation on hand and not get overheated or drain battery unnecessarily by running background apps.
One more addition to MIUI 9 is the Split-screen feature that has been added in the ROM which is considered to be one of the most attractive features of any Nougat running device. However, this feature is already available in Android Nougat officially.
If you are not the one to wait for the official update or you want to get the taste of the latest version earlier than others then the China Developer ROM has been made available for download and you can install it on your Xiaomi device.
Availability For Devices
The MIUI 9 China developer ROM is a pretty comprehensive one and it almost covers all the Xiaomi devices that have been released by the company in the recent past. The list of device covers almost all the Mi devices and along with them, it also supports many Redmi devices that were launched recently such as Redmi Note series of devices.
For the safest step by step installation method, check out the link given below.
Check This Out: How to Install MIUI 9 ROM On Xiaomi Devices (Global + China)
Here are some download links to the China developer ROM for various Mi and Redmi devices.
Mi MIX : http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/lith…759833759b.tgz
Mi Note 2: http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/scor…791d87a16d.tgz
Mi 5 : http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/gemi…2714479b5b.tgz
Mi 5s : http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/capr…672899c023.tgz
Mi 5s Plus : http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/natr…cf412665e2.tgz
Mi 5c : http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/meri…e119959eb9.tgz
Mi Max 2 : http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/oxyg…2f03a769f3.tgz
Mi Max 32G : http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/hydr…0b715bfa35.tgz
Mi Max 64/128G : http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/heli…f33ec6357e.tgz
Mi 4S : http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/aqua…aa3cdf2711.tgz
Mi 4c : http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/libr…8a9bd446c0.tgz
Mi Note Pro : http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/leo_…db93520fab.tgz
Redmi 4X : http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/sant…e5d0079756.tgz
MI 5: http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/miui…3d8987_7.0.zip
MI 5s: http://bigota.d.miui.com/7.8.14/miui…88fba3_7.0.zip
One important thing to note before downloading the update is that the download links for the ROMs that have been mentioned above are for the Chinese regions. So you may get some text that might have been written in the Chinese language even after changing the default language from Chinese (Mandarin) to English so you should always proceed with caution.
How To Convert China ROM To Global ROM | Install Global ROM From China
Now, there is an option to convert the Chinese ROM to Global ROM as well which will remove all the apps that are available for Chinese region only including music, browser, etc. Now, there are a few commands that have to be executed in order to make this China Developer ROM to a Global ROM just like any official update from the company.
Step 1: After the installation of the ROM has been completed on your phone, you need to flash a TWRP recovery on your Xiaomi Device.
Step 2: After flashing TWRP on your device, you will need to flash SuperSU zip or Magisk zip in order to gain root access on your device.
Step 3: Now that you have flashed TWRP on your device and gained root access on your phone, you will need to add certain commands in the build.prop file of your device which can be found by using any root access file manager. The most recommended app for checking root files is the ES file manager.
Step 4: In the build.prop file, the first command that you will have to add is the following:
Step 5: Here, the name “scorpio_mam_global” is the name for the Mi Note 2 so you need to change that name for the device you have in your hands. For example, if you have a Xiaomi Mi 5 then the code will be changed to ro.product.mod_device=gemini_mam_global and if you have a Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus then the code will be ro.product.mod_device=natrium_mam_global as Gemini and Natrium are the codewords for the devices respectively.
Step 6: The next commands to add to the build.prop will be as follows:
ro.product.locale.language=in ro.product.locale.region=IN persist.sys.timezone=India/Bengaluru persist.sys.language=in persist.sys.region=IN ro.product.locale.language=in
Step 7: In the above-mentioned commands, the word “in” or “IN” stands for Italy which sets the language as well as the location of the device while globalizing the ROM. You will need to change that to your country code in order to convert the device for your country.
Step 8: Other than that, you will also need to change the time zone of your device from “persist.sys.timezone=Europe/Rome” to your current location. For example, the time zone in India can be set to India/Bengaluru.
Step 9: Now you will need to download the zip package that has all the Google Apps. The file can be downloaded from here.
Step 10: After downloading, extract all the apps on your phone and install them one by one on your phone same as standard app installation.
Step 11: After this, you will be able to have all the Google Apps on your Xiaomi phone running MIUI 9 Global ROM.