We all love to have our mobile updated, and we always want to have the new version of Android before the others. However, that is not always possible, as mobile manufacturers meet update schedules every time they present a new version of Android. What manufacturers do is release the new firmware little by little, something that allows them to catch errors early, and prevent their servers from becoming unnecessarily cluttered.
However, on Android, there is always a trick for everything. Do you want to have the latest Android and MIUI before anyone else? To learn how to force update a Xiaomi with MIUI.
Get updates on your Xiaomi allows you to have them before anyone else
Perhaps you will think that what we are going to teach you is something very complicated, that requires experience and so on, but the truth is that it is not. The method that we will show you is very easy to apply and tends to be very safe because you will not install a ROM from the recovery, fast boot, or ADB. With this process, you will only ask Xiaomi for an official update that is stable if you are on Xiaomi stock firmware, and if it is available it will be downloaded and installed. Basically you are going to request MIUI update manually, and this is what you should do:
- Enter the Settings menu on your Xiaomi.
- Click on “About Phone” (or “About Phone”).
- Enter “System update” and click on the “Check for updates” button.
When doing so, your mobile will ask the Xiaomi servers to look for an update for MIUI (and therefore Android) and to find it will allow you to download it. If you know there is a pending update and this doesn’t work for you, then continue with the following:
- On the update screen, tap the three dots icon in the upper right corner.
- Go to “Update settings” to locate the option you need.
- Go to the end of this menu, and check the “Receive updates before” option in the “Others” section.
- Repeat the first three steps to recheck.
With this, Xiaomi should take you as a priority when launching new MIUI and Android updates. However, this carries a small risk, and that is that if the update comes with errors, you can be a victim of them. It almost never happens, but it is a possibility.
How to force a MIUI update by changing the language of your Xiaomi mobile
The other method that sometimes works to manually force a system update is changing the language of the mobile. English is the predominant language, and that’s why sometimes updates come first. We know that Xiaomi is China, and the updates always go there first, but we will not make you change the language of your mobile in that way. To do it you just have to follow these steps:
- Enter the Settings menu of your mobile.
- Access the MIUI “Additional Settings”.
- Press the option “Languages ??and inputs”.
- Click on “Language” and change it to “English (United States)”.
- Repeat the first three steps in the previous section.
If Xiaomi coincidentally released an update for English-speaking countries before for those who speak Spanish, then you can download it. And then, you will have the option to return to Spanish anyway. As you can see, the methods are simple, and they don’t have any strange or dangerous trick between their steps, so you can apply them without any problem. By the way, this process could also serve you for any other manufacturer, such as Samsung or Huawei, but changing the names and locations of each option a little. Now that you know how to update your Xiaomi with MIUI, what else would you like to know?