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How to Flash Fastboot & Recovery ROM on Xiaomi Mi Mix

Looking for a manual firmware flashing guide on Xiaomi Mi Mix, then you need not wait longer as here we have shared a complete step by step procedure on how to flash Fastboot & Recovery ROM on Mi Mix. This will be much handy whenever your device doesn’t receive regular OTA updates. So, without much wasting time let’s begin with our flashing process.

Xiaomi Mi Mix flash fastboot recovery rom

Xiaomi Mi Mix is the company’s latest flagship smartphone launched back in October this year exclusively for the Chinese market. It includes various high-end specs like 6.4-inch (2040 x 1080 pixels) display, 2.35GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 64-bit processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 16MP rear camera, and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is already available to purchase on GearBest online retailer store starting for 906.59 (Buy Now).

How to Update Xiaomi Mi Mix:

There are two popular methods that let you install the latest updates on your Mi Mix device – Recovery method & Fastboot method. Of both the methods, update via recovery is quite quick and easy.

Updating via Recovery Method:

Download MIUI ROM from the Xiaomi official forum on your PC/Computer and copy it to your “Download” folder on your device. Make sure to download the latest version of the ROM.

Now you need to go to the app drawer and launch the “Updater” app. Tap on “3 dots” located at the top right corner and choose “Choose update package”. Here you need to select the Recovery ROM zip file which you have copied to the Download folder. Confirm and your device will automatically reboot and flash the Recovery ROM accordingly.

Now you have successfully flashed MIUI 8 Global/China ROM on your Xiaomi Mi Mix.

Updating via Fastboot Method:

It is another method that lets you flash MIUI 8 ROM on your device. Before starting with the process, make sure to download necessary files and full-fill all the below requirements.


  • Make sure to enable USB Debugging and Developer options from Settings. (Complete guide)
  • Disable Driver Signature Enforcement in Window 7/8/10 64-bit
  • The battery level should be maintained to at least 85% or more.
  • Backup all your important data using a third-party backup app.
  • Setup ADB & Fastboot Drivers on your PC.

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How to flash Fastboot ROM using Mi Flash tool:

Boot your device into EDL (Emergency Download Mode) and connect to PC. Open the Mi Flash tool and tap on ‘Select’. Here you need to go too fast boot ROM folder and choose the “images” folder and click OK to add the address.

Tap on the ‘Refresh’ button on the Mi Flash tool to confirm the connection between PC and device. Finally, click on the “Flash” button to start the flashing process. It takes about 3-4 minutes for it complete, so keep patience and wait.

That’s it! Now you will see ‘success’ message which indicates that the ROM has been flashed on your mobile. You can also check our tutorial on how to flash MIUI 8 Recovery/Fastboot ROM on Xiaomi smartphones.

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