Xiaomi already started accepting applications from various Mi and Redmi smartphone users as a beta testers on its official MIUI forum. These users are responsible for testing MIUI 8 China/Global Developer ROMs on their respective Xiaomi devices and have to report the bugs and issues if any. Doing this, they will help in making the ROM stable and then the update can be pushed to other users.
MIUI 8 China Alpha ROM
Public Release date: June 1st, 2016
Supported Devices: Mi 2/ Mi 2S/ Mi 3/ Mi 4/ Mi Note/ Mi 5/ Mi Max
MIUI 8 China Alpha ROM testing team: Apply Here
Once the China Alpha ROM is released all the users of the above-listed devices can flash the ROM. If you’re already on MIUI 8 China Alpha ROM, then you can receive the update via OTA. Normal users will not receive any OTA updates after flashing MIUI 8 China ROM.
Related Content: MIUI 8 China Alpha ROM released – Download, flashing guide
MIUI 8 China Developer ROM
Public Release date: June 17th, 2016
Supported Devices: Mi 2/ Mi 2S/ Mi 3/ Mi 4/ Mi 4C/ Mi 4S/ Mi 5/ Mi Max/ Redmi series/ Redmi Note series/ Mi Note series
The MIUI 8 China Developer ROM is a much stable version compared to China Alpha ROM. The ROM can be flashed on all the devices listed above. But before flashing the ROM on your mobile make sure to backup data as the flashing process undergoes factory reset. If you’re Xiaomi Mi Max or Mi5 users and wanted to upgrade to MIUI 8 via fastboot update, make sure the device bootloader is unlocked first. Look HERE for an unlocking tutorial.
MIUI 8 Global Alpha/Developer ROM
Release date: June 1st, 2016
Supported devices: Mi3, Mi4, Mi Note, Mi2/2S, Mi5 (more devices will be supported soon)
MIUI 8 Global Alpha ROM testing team: Apply Here
As the ROM is still under development, users may face issues and potential bugs which may also result in bricking of your device.
Stay tuned with us for more MIUI 8 updates news. Also, do share the post with your friends and let them know about the above testing plans.