Xiaomi Mi 3
Xiaomi MIUI 3

During the fourth anniversary of MIUI, Xiaomi, the Chinese mobile manufacturer introduced its latest mobile operating system, MIUI 6.

The MIUI 6 is currently in its beta phase and is being tested by 100 beta testers. Xiaomi will release the final version of the OS in October.

While users are eagerly waiting for the stock firmware version, the beta version of MIUI 6 can be installed on the Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone. But note that the device might come across bug issues with the installation, as the of MIUI 6 is still in the beta phase.

Those who wish to experience the latest features of MIUI 6 through the beta firmware on Mi3, may follow the installation guide below.

IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Before following the installation guide, users are advised to verify their devices meet the following requirements.


1) Enable USB Debugging Mode on the phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings>> Developer Options then check USB Debugging.]

2) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recovery such as ClockworkMod or, TWRP then backup data using the same.

3) If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery during the process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Xiaomi Mi3 should have charge above 80% battery charge.

4) The MIUI 6 ROM works only with Xiaomi Mi3. Flashing this on any other model might brick the device.

How to install MIUI 6 on Xiaomi Mi3

Step-1: Before installing the ROM, remove the SIM card from the smartphone, also do not use any internet connection while flashing the ROM

Step-2: Download and install the Mi flash app on the computer

Step-3: Download MIUI firmware file and unzip it on the desktop, cancro_alpha_images_4.8.15_4.4_cn folder into the C Drive root directory

Step-4: Run the Mi flash tool on the computer

Step-5: Click on the browse key and select the aforementioned folder from the C Drive

Step-6: Switch off the Mi 3. To do so press the Power button and select Power off, or press and hold the Power button for about five seconds. Enter fastboot mode by pressing Volume Down and Power buttons together for a few seconds

Step-7: Connect the Xiaomi Mi3 to the computer using the USB cord

Step-8: On the flashing tool, press the refresh button

Step-9: The phone will now detected by the programme

Step-10: Press the flash key

Step-11: Once the installation is completed, reboot the phone. Then try to connect the device to any Wi-Fi network

Step-12: Install and open the root explorer. Navigate to System>> build.prop>> Open with rb editor>> Search "ro.miui.secure=1" and change 1 to 0. Save this and exit then reboot the phone

Step-13: Insert the SIM card

The Mi3 should now be ready to use with the MIUI 6 beta firmware.

[Source: Android Geeks]