Step-by-step guide to install MIUI 12 update (China closed beta) using TWRP recovery on Xiaomi devices globally
Xiaomi doesn’t outrightly allow phones manufactured for global markets to run MIUI China ROM (vice versa is also true), but there is a way you can get things running without any major issues.
Thanks to TWRP recovery, you can easily flash the latest MIUI 12 China closed beta ROM on your global Mi, Redmi, or even Poco handsets and enjoy the many new features ahead of time. But this will come at the expense of a few things.
First, your device needs an unlocked bootloader. Also, when this particular China ROM is installed, say goodbye to OTA updates. This means that when the global MIUI 12 version goes live, you will have to manually flash your way out of the China ROM.
As with all betas, the latest MIUI 12 China closed beta is unstable and buggy so be sure that you want this experience. Unless you have another phone to use as a daily driver, you better have a second thought about this route.
PiunikaWeb will in no way be held accountable for the actions you take to install MIUI 12 update on your handset. To be on the safe side, be sure to back up all important data in case something goes wrong during the installation.
With that out of the way, below is a step-by-step guide on how to install MIUI 12 update (China closed beta) on your global Mi, Redmi or Poco handset without any problems, hopefully.
How to install MIUI 12 update manually
In addition to having an unlocked bootloader, make sure to set up ADB on your computer and install TWRP for your particular device (download here). In case yours isn’t available, search for it on XDA forums.
When done, follow the steps below to install MIUI 12 update on your device.
- Download the latest MIUI 12 ROM available for your device (currently beta 20.4.30)
- Mi 10 Pro (Download)
- Mi 10 (Download)
- Mi Note 10 (Download)
- Mi Note 3 (Download)
- Mi 9 (Download)
- Mi 9 SE (Download)
- Mi 8 (Download)
- Mi 8 Lite (Download)
- Mi 8 SE (Download)
- Mi 6X (Download)
- Mi 6 (Download)
- Mi MIX 3 (Download)
- Mi MIX 2S (Download)
- Mi MIX 2 (Download)
- Mi MAX 3 (Download)
- Redmi Note 8 Pro (Download)
- Redmi Note 7 Pro (Download)
- Redmi Note 7/7S (Download)
- Redmi Note 5 Pro (Download)
- Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro (Download)
- Redmi K20/Mi 9T (Download)
- Redmi K30 5G (Download)
- Redmi K30/Poco X2 (Download)
Note that the MIUI 12 China ROM doesn’t include the Google Play Store and other Google apps out of the box. But with the Xiaomi.eu MIUI 12 version, you get all the Google apps and services out of the box. You can check it out here.
PiunikaWeb started as purely an investigative tech journalism website with main focus on ‘breaking’ or ‘exclusive’ news. In no time, our stories got picked up by the likes of Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Macrumors, and many others. Want to know more about us? Head here.