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Install MIUI 10 Leaked ROM on Xiaomi Devices

This is how you can download and install MIUI 10 ROM (leaked) on compatible Xiaomi devices — Xiaomi Mi Mix 2/2S, Xiaomi Mi 6/5, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, and also, Xiaomi Mi Note 2. MIUI 10 is the brand’s next major iteration for its popular Android skin. Most loyal users would already know that before Xiaomi was a smartphone brand, it developed custom ROMs named under MIUI. Years have passed, the brand has evolved but staying true to its software philosophy, the company has come out with MIUI 10, its the most advanced Android skin yet. The official launch for the ROM is slated later but for some popular devices, official ROMs have already leaked and you can install them with the guide ahead.

For installation, this time round, as these are leaked builds, you would require to have TWRP installed. Our step by step procedure will cover TWRP custom recovery installation part as well. Coming to the actual features of MIUI 10, they are numerous but as stated, there hasn’t been a official change-log due to this build being leaked earlier than actual launch. Keep reading to update your Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 / 2S, Mi 6 / 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro and Mi Note 2.

Xiaomi MIUI 10 Leaked ROM

Download MIUI 10 ROM for Xiaomi Devices

Here are the leaked MIUI 10 ROMs available for compatible Xiaomi Devices, you can download the package for your device and use steps ahead to install it:

Now that you have downloaded the MIUI 10 ROM, next you have to install it on your phone. As mentioned before, you would be required to install TWRP, if not already, on your device.

How to Install MIUI 10 Leaked ROM on with TWRP

Step 1 – Please make sure Fastboot is configured and properly installed on your computer. How? See here: How to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK.

Step 2 – Connect your phone to your PC.

Step 3 – Download the right TWRP image for your phone: (Save this on your computer in the same directory as Fastboot)

Step 4 – Download latest Google apps: Android 8.1 Oreo Google Apps.

Step 5 – Download complete MIUI 10 ROM for your device from the list ahead.

Step 6 – You need to transfer the complete ROM as well as the Google Apps package from your PC directly to the root of your phone.

Step 7 – Boot your smartphone into bootloader mode by first powering it off and then turning it by pressing Power Button and Volume Down simultaneously.

Xiaomi MIUI - Fastboot Mode

Step 8 – Now you need to boot TWRP custom recovery on your smartphone. For that, issue the following command:

fastboot boot FILENAME 
(Replace FILENAME with the actual filename you downloaded in Step 3.)

Step 9 – After you reach TWRP custom recovery’s UI, you need to click Wipe after which you should swipe to factory reset.

Step 10 – Navigate back to main screen of TWRP and then tap on Install. Now select the ROM you previously downloaded and transferred to your phone.

Step 11 – After the ROM finihes installation, go back and again tap on Install. This time, select Google Apps package.

Step 12 – Now, after both packages have been installed, just tap on Reboot and reboot to system.

That’s all to it! You should now have latest MIUI 10 China Developer leaked ROM running on your device.

You can go to Settings > About phone to see what version are you running on you phone.

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