A month ago, Xiaomi unveiled the new MIUI ROM, the MIUI 9 with its Mi 5X smartphone alongside. The new custom ROM based on Android Nougat brings a refined user interface and packs a bunch of new features, improvements. The Chinese OEM last month announced that the open global beta will be rolled out in batches, starting with the flagship Mi 6, the Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm version. Xiaomi on the MIUI forums has now announced that the global beta is rolling out to the second batch of devices. The second set of Xiaomi devices that are receiving the beta update include- Mi Mix, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max, Mi Max 2, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4X.
The company is also rolling out an update to the Mi 6, the popular mid-range Redmi Note 4 and the Redmi Note 4X. The update brings along bug fixes, optimization improvements and some minor changes.
The new builds are available for download on the MIUI website. For those users whose devices are on a previous version of the global beta, they can take the over-the-air update that is expected to roll out soon. If you are on the stable ROM, and want to move to MIUI Developer ROM based on Android Nougat you will need to flash the update via fastboot. Users will have to unlock your bootloader if it is locked. Notably this is not the final stable version of the MIUI 9 update but a Global Beta ROM which means users might face certain bugs and potential risks upon installing it. Further, users will have to manually update it only if they are comfortable using ‘pre-release software’ else they can wait for the final build release that is expected to roll out around September.