[Updated] Xiaomi Mi 10 & Mi 10 Pro Android 11 beta update released, but you'll have to flash it manually (Download link inside)
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (from June 16) follows:
After delaying the June 3 Android 11 Beta 1 launch event, Google released the update a few days ago for all of its Pixel devices. It didn’t take too much time for other OEMs to make the Android 11 Beta 1 update available for their phones.
OnePlus was at the forefront and started delivering the update for its OnePlus 8 series. Later, Xiaomi also announced that the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro will be getting the Android 11 beta 1 update soon. Poco also conveyed the same for the Poco F2 Pro via an official post.
However, the post did not come with an ETA as to when the update will be made available by Xiaomi for the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. But, as per a recent post on the official Mi community forum, the Mi 10 Android 11 beta 1 update is now live.
There is a catch though. Users have to manually install the Xiaomi Mi 10 Android 11 beta 1 update on their phones, as it will not be pushed via OTA for the handset. Here is what the official post reads:
Hei Mi 10 users,
We’re very pleased to present the Android 11 Beta 1 for Mi 10.
And if you are also interested in trying out what new features Mi 10 Android 11 Beta 1 has to offer, then you can follow the steps below which includes the instruction to flash the firmware along with the download links to the required files.
Steps to flash Mi 10 Android 11 Beta 1 update
Make sure that you have downloaded the required files for this procedure from the download section mentioned below:
Here are the instructions to manually flash Android 11 Beta 1 update on your Xiaomi Mi 10:
- Download and extract the Mi Flash tool and ADB tool on your PC from the links given above.
- Now reboot your phone into Download Mode by turning the phone off and pressing both the Power and Volume Down buttons together.
- Then connect your Mi 10 phone to the PC via a USB cable.
- Download the firmware file from the given link and extract it. You need to remember the extract location as you have to enter the location in the Mi Flash tool.
- Open the Mi Flash tool and in the address bar of the tool, enter the firmware extract location (as mentioned in step 4).
- Hit the Refresh button to make the tool recognize your device.
- Press Run within the Mi Flash tool to begin the installation procedure.
- That’s it!
As this Mi 10 Android 11 ROM is in the beta stage, you should expect bugs and glitches. So, it is advised that you go ahead only if you are okay with such bugs, and even if you decide to go for the installation, make sure to take a complete backup of your data.
Update 1 (June 17)
Following Mi 10, the Android 11 beta update is now available for Mi 10 Pro as well. And this one also needs a manual installation. Here’s the link:
- Download: Link
Update 2 (June 28)
For those who didn’t want the hassle of manually installing Android 11 beta 1 on their Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro units, the airborne (OTA) update is now rolling out as MIUI 12 beta 20.6.28. Like the previous version 20.6.14, this is still limited software that isn’t fit for use as a daily driver.
Update 3 (September 01)
IST: 06:32 pm: Xiaomi has started recruiting Mi Pilot testers for the Android 11 beta update global trial. The applications are now open and the beta testers can now experience the Android 11 beta on their devices. Read the full story here.
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