MIUI global beta ROM 6.3.17 released
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A global beta build of MIUI ROM version 6.3.17 is now available. Installing this beta build will bring users the sweet Android Marshmallow dessert treatment ahead of the official rollout. Users of Mi 3, 4 and Mi Note would be able to take advantage of this build.

This beta build brings a spate of changes including bug fixes, optimisations as well as new additions in terms of features. The following is the complete changelog for version 6.3.17.

MIUI global beta ROM 6.3.17

  • Added account lock after flashing phone in Mi Cloud — Find device. Avoid risks of lost phone being used by others
  • Permission Manager supports managing permission to create home screen shortcut, and restricting all apps' access to a specific permission in one press
  • Shortcuts to downloads and hidden folders in Explorers
  • Device-to-device wireless transfers in Explorer
  • Introducing card design for Explorer

Changelog for MIUI global beta ROM 6.3.17

Phone

  • Optimisation - Accessibility: Voice-over for SIM 1 and SIM 2, voice-over for keypad

Messaging

  • Optimisation - Send contacts' name card style
  • Optimisation - Optimised starred messages' text box style
  • Optimisation - Supporting syncing part of SIM card messages
  • Fix - When recipients exceeded one line, the upper and lower parts might get cut
  • Fix - Texts in input box could not be seen when sending a message

Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar

  • Fix - Sometimes status bar disappeared
  • Fix - Power button menu could not be read out or operated on in Accessibility mode
  • Fix - Viewing Daily lock screens sometimes led to black screen
  • Delete - (For security reasons) "Forgot password" option for lock screen

Home screen

  • Fix - Sometimes daily lockscreen did not work
  • Fix - It asked to change folder name when first open the folder in Mi Space mode after rebooting
  • Fix - Issue with lost Home screen icons after they've been successfully restored and device rebooted
  • Backup
  • Optimisation - New design for Mi Mover
  • Fix - Interruptions or unsuccessful file transfers in Mi Mover in some cases

Permissions Manager

  • New - Manage permission to create home screen shortcut. Restrict all apps' access to a specific permission in one press

File Explorer

  • New - New feature for file transfers between devices. No internet required
  • New - Added shortcuts to downloads and hidden files in Categories
  • New - Redesigned the layout for storage view to make it more informative
  • Optimisation - New redesigned card layout

Cleaner

  • New - Deep clean supports cleaning APK. files
  • New - Deep clean supports managing videos
  • Fix - Errors in calculating sizes of deep clean big files

Security

  • Optimisation - Improved performance for status bar

Mi Cloud

  • New - Added account lock after flashing phone in Find device. Avoid risks of lost phone being used by others

How to update

Go to Updater app on the phone and check for updates. If you are running any older versions, you will have to update to version 5.12.17, then check for the updates again followed by a reboot. You should be able to get MIUI 6.3.17

In case your phone is running on other older versions, click here to download the ROM via fastboot mode. Do remember to create a backup for all the important data of your phone before you go ahead with the flashing. Below are the download links for fastboot files. Download the appropriate fastboot file for your phone, as installing an incorrect version would brick your device.

Download fastboot files

For Mi 3 or Mi 4

For Mi Note (Alternate link)