Download and Install MIUI 10 Beta on Xiaomi Mi 5 (v8.6.21)

MIUI 10 v8.6.21 for Xiaomi Mi 5 is now available to download. We are writing this post for those users who are getting impatient to install the MIUI 10 ROM on Xiaomi Mi 5. This is the MIUI 10 China Beta ROM so it can only be flashed via TWRP recovery(we have mentioned that process as well). Just read more to download and install MIUI 10 v8.6.21 beta on Xiaomi Mi 5.

MIUI 10 v8.6.21 for Xiaomi Mi 5: Details

The MIUI 10 Chinese version was released along side Xiaomi Mi 8, which also includes the same AI based features, new recent menu and a lot more. However being a Chinese build the ROM includes Chinese bloatware and apps but it lacks the most important Google apps in the firmware. Good thing about this ROM is that you can flash Google Apps in the device later after flashing the main ROM.

The MIUI 10 for MI 5 will be released later via OTA but following the below instructions you can flash it right away on your device without waiting for the official roll out. MIUI 10 update for Mi 5 will be rolling out via OTA for the beta testers first and then stable roll out will happen.

Download MIUI 10 Beta v8.6.21 for Xiaomi Mi 5

Here are some early preparations to install the MIUI 10 ROM on your device.

Before you begin:

Your device bootloader should be unlocked, follow the official bootloader unlocking process.

A working TWRP recovery must be installed on your phone, or grab the TWRP recovery from here and flash it using the following guide.

Xiaomi Mi 5 Global Alpha ROM (MIUI 10 v8.6.21)

Process to install MIUI 10 Beta on Xiaomi Mi 5

Connect your device to PC and move the downloaded MIUI 10 ROM zip on the storage of your device.

Now boot your phone into recovery mode.

Once in recovery, make a Nandroid backup for safety, if anything goes wrong during the process.

Now press Wipe and perform factory data reset.

Now tap Install and choose the MIUI 10 ROM and confirm the process.

Once the process is completed, just reboot your device.

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So flashing the MIUI 10 ROM on Xiaomi Mi 5 gives you a great experience of enjoying the ROM on your device before the official release. So we recommend you to flash this ROM if you are getting impatient to taste the snippet of MIUI 10 ROM before it’s official release.

That’s all! Enjoy the goodies of MIUI 10 ROM on your Xiaomi Mi 5. Give us your feedback and stay tuned for updates.


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