Xiaomi.eu is perhaps one of the most popular custom ROMs available for most Xiaomi devices and it isn’t even based on AOSP. The builds are all products of the latest Chinese beta branch and are released to supported devices on a weekly basis.
We are all aware that Xiaomi changed their beta program tactics a while ago. Earlier, the beta program was available to both Chinese and global users. This apparently didn’t seem to go down too well with Xiaomi and they decided to do away with global builds.
Thus there was a huge gap in terms of new features enjoyed by the Chinese users and those that are made available globally. Of course, such new features do get merged into the global stable branch eventually, but not everyone is that patient.
That’s where Xiaomi.eu comes in. It is a community-run project that ports Chinese beta builds along with a bunch of extra goodies for all to enjoy. These goodies include a completely ad-free experience and no bloatware.
Moreover, Chinese MIUI beta builds don’t really include any Google apps and services which the guys at Xiaomi.eu take care of as well. Lastly, there’s the case of missing translation strings for which again Xiaomi.eu comes to the rescue.
Now, Xiaomi has actually introduced a global pilot testing program for a select group of devices but builds under the program are yet to be rolled out. Further, it isn’t exactly clear if they’re truly set to be based on MIUI 12.5, even though all evidence does point in that direction.
It is clear now that global users are being left out. But the community MIUI 12.5 builds by Xiaomi.eu can help change that. A recent weekly update was released which was totally worth highlighting and you are free to give it a try.
The update is based on the latest MIUI 12.5 beta 21.3.3 update and the full list of supported devices for the same has been given below:
Xiaomi Mi 11
Xiaomi Mi 10
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
Xiaomi Mi 10T / 10T Pro / Redmi K30S
Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite / Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi Pro 5G
Xiaomi Mi 9T / Redmi K20
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro / Redmi K20 Pro
Xiaomi Mi CC9e Download
Redmi K30 / POCO X2
Redmi K30 5G
Redmi K30i 5G
Redmi K30 Pro / POCO F2 Pro
Redmi 9T / Redmi Note 9 4G
Redmi Note 8
If you want to give the complete changelog a good look before making up your mind about flashing the update, then you may do so from here:
Fix – VoLTE and/or VoWiFi status bar icons were being hidden for certain carriers
Fix – Black lines appearing in the middle of the screen while running an app on floating window in horizontal mode (Mi 11)
Fix – Couldn’t restore or create cloud backup
Fix – Incorrect voice input icon in the search bar [Mi 11 only]
Fix – Missing translations (i.e. Chinese) in app version 5.2.23i [fixed in newest version]
New – Added support for ZTE, Asus, ROG and Hisense phones
To download it for your device, head here.
Do note that Xiaomi.eu MIUI 12.5 builds can’t simply be flashed over stock MIUI 12. You need to firstly unlock the bootloader of your device and then follow the instructions given here to get it running.
With that being said, be sure to keep an eye on our MIUI 12.5 update tracker if you are more interested in an official global release.
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