Xiaomi’s second flagship phone of the year – the Mi MIX 2 has begun receiving its MIUI 9 update. This is the global stable version with version number V188.8.131.52.NDEMIEI.
The OTA is said to be 1.4GB large but if you can’t wait, you can download the full ROM from here. It is 1.6GB though. All you have to do is copy the file when you are done downloading into the ‘downloaded_rom’ folder of your phone’s internal storage. Open the updater app, tap the icon at the top right corner and select “choose update package”. Select the file from the folder and you should be fine from there.
MIUI 9 brings a number of new features to Xiaomi phones. There is now split-screen multi-tasking support, new icons and animations, and a redesigned notification shade. However, the biggest changes are not visual. The overall user experience is now faster thanks to a number of optimizations such as dynamic resource allocation, automatic cache cleaning, and real-time defragmentation to name a few.
Xiaomi has also already began recruiting beta testers for Android Oreo on the Mi 6. The same should happen for the Mi MIX 2 soon.