How to update Xiaomi Phones to MIUI 7 (7.1) Global Stable ROM

MIUI 7 Global Stable update is already available via OTA for majority of Xiaomi smartphone holders all over the world. But many of the users find it little difficulty in updating their mobile devices. So, here we shared 3 different methods to install MIUI 7 on Xiaomi Android smartphones.

As per reports, Xiaomi rolled out MIUI 7 Stable Global update for Redmi 1S 3G, Redmi Note 4G, Mi Note, Redmi 2 4G, Mi 3, Mi 4, and Mi Pad. The MIUI 7 brings 30% of faster system response speed, longer battery life up to 10%, new themes, custom baby & Pet Albums, Child Mode, and Showtime. For detailed MIUI 7 changelog, check here.

Note: Below update process also works with MIUI 7.1 v7.1.1.0 Global Stable Build update

miui 7 global stable rom flashing guide

Before starting with the update process, make sure to charge the device well enough to complete the process and make a backup of all the important data present on your handset. Also How to flash Fastboot ROM on Xiaomi phones using Mi Flash Tool

How to install MIUI 7 Global Stable ROM on Xiaomi Android Mobiles:

Method 1: Using Updater Application (OTA)

This method is only compatible when you’re on MIUI V5/MIUI 6 stable version on your Xiaomi smartphone. So, follow the below steps to install MIUI 7 using the Updater application.

Step 1: Launch ‘Updater’ app on your mobile and tap on Check for updates.

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Step 2: If the app shows a new update available for your device, then select ‘Update’ option available at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 3: Once the ROM is successfully download, press Reboot now.

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Step 4: There you go! You have just updated your mobile to latest MIUI 7 OS using OTA update.

Method 2: Flash ROM through Recovery

This method works fine for all devices running on Stable MIUI V5/ MIUI 6 versions. If you’re using China developer version/Global beta build, then you need to wipe all user data in Recovery mode before starting the below procedure.

Step 1: Download the MIUI 7 ROM based on your device model and transfer the same file to the root directory of your device’s storage.

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Step 2: Next launch the Updater app and tap the three dot present on the top right corner and there select ‘Choose update package’. Here you need to select the ROM which you have downloaded earlier in the step 1.

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Step 3: Start using the all new MIUI 7 firmware.

Method 3: Using Mi PC Suite

Like the above methods, update using Mi PC Suite is also one of the simplest method to install MIUI 7 on Xiaomi Android smartphones. The PC Suite will not show any update if you’re on China developer ROM.

Step 1: Firstly download Mi PC Suite and install on your Windows computer.

Step 2: Power off your device and enter into Fastbooot mode (Power button + Volume button at the same time).

Step 3: Next take a standard USB cable and connect your smartphone with PC. Launch the Mi PC Suite.

Step 4: Once your device is detected, tap on ‘Update’ present at the top right corner of the Mi PC Suite.

Step 5: You will see a new screen showing ‘Update available’. Press on ‘Update now’ to start flashing MIUI 7 ROM on your mobile.

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Step 6: Once done, disconnect the device from PC and start using the all new MIUI 7 version.

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Any doubts or struck somewhere, drop a comment as we will always there to help you out.

Related: How to install MIUI 8 Fastboot or Recovery ROM on Xiaomi phones

  • gabridian

    Miui 7 for Redmi note 2?

    • Redmi Note 2 was launched running MIUI 7 out of the box.

  • Abhay

    Miui 7 for mi4i?

    • Company didn’t announced the exact time period. But we can expect somewhere in November- December 2015

  • Muhammad Muiz

    hello, help. i cant install the new update miui 7 because i cant backup my phone. it say backup app is not found , please backup manually, but then when i go to setting and the i click the backup and reset, there is no local backup option, only the factory data reset appeared. please help me

    • You can use the third party backup App by downloading from Google Play Store and then perform backup.

      • Muiz

        but my playstore keep on closing when i try to opened it 🙁

  • I should have mistaken. The Redmi Note 2 might be launched on MIUI 7 only in China. For other countries it might be launched on MIUI 6 OS. check the following link to download the ROM http://en.miui.com/download-274.html

  • Lee Ginty

    Bhavin, Solved the problem ! i still receive the “No updates available message, so I went to http://en.miui.com/download-274.html, and downloaded the ROM update straight to my phone. I then followed Method 2 Flash rom through recovery, worked perfectly !!

    • Ramli Noor Fauzi Jusri

      Hey is there google app after you installed the ROM ?

  • Riswan Ahamed

    Hi bhavin, I cannot get the rom for redmi note 3g from the link above…Can you please provide link for redmi note 3g ROM..Thanks in advance…

    • To let you know, Xiaomi didn’t rolled out MIUI 7 update to Redmi Note 3G.

  • Shubham Banik

    Hi bhavin, I install the miui7 by the 1st process on my MI pad but after doing that wifi and bluetooth features r not working what to do tried wiping user data and cache alspo.

  • Dwi Arianto

    do we need unlock bootloader for doing step 2 ?? already have rom for redmi 3, but, cannot get recovery to clear user data because it locked.

    • No you need not to unlock bootloader to flash the ROM

    • abid dar kashmiri

      Same problem also i reset my phone but password not accepted i many time forgetme password password change but not accepted

  • Chard Leo

    hi,i am on china stable want to change to global stable,using method 2,but it say couldnt verify,is there any solution for this?thx

  • Ashan Kodikara

    my new note 3 cannot update it says connect to network but i already conected and some
    applications still shows chainese letters please help

    • mrvalgard

      same here
      i find on google it’s because software conflict(unfinished upgrade) – and need to go to recovery mode and clear cache – but couldn’t do it without unlock bootloader, so i wait :/

  • Vignesh Narayanan

    Hi there,
    im facing soe difficulty while switching miui 7 from developer rom to stable rom.Its Shows me a Error like “update .zip is corrupted”.
    Can u help me to undergo this difficulty.

    • Make sure you have downloaded the correct update package.

  • Margaret Kelly

    Can I use the simple updater method to change from stable Chinese Rom to stable Global?

  • Jorge Mejía

    Hello, I can’t update my Xiaomi Mi4, i have used any form of instalation procedure: Suite, Recovery, Udater app, Fastboot. My last resource is to use any other app for flashing, but i am afraid of damage the handset. Do you know why do am i having so much trouble?

  • Jomish George

    Please help me…..

    Am using Redmi Note 4G single sim phone…downloaded the latest version of miui 7.5 .0.1 from their official forum ..before installing this rom we want to wipe the all data in recovery mode ..but by mistake I forgot that and installing the rom …now 14 hours completedand phone still in this position…photos attached …please help me …..

  • Sirius9

    Do NOT update if you apsolutely dont have to. I updated without problems my MI4 but after restart phone can not connect to mobile network, I can not make or receive calls as if the sim card is not installed, msgs or use the “phone” for its phone functions :/