How to update your Xiaomi ahead of time: two ways to speed up MIUI updates

2022-10-31 10:57:40

Updating a Xiaomi mobile implies waiting until a new version of MIUI arrives on the phone, whenever that happens. That you do not want to wait because there is a new version that you want to have as soon as possible? Surely it is not possible to download it, but you can speed up the wait for it to arrive faster. And there are several steps to achieve this.

If we know something the owners of an Android mobile is that updates arrive when they arrive and almost never quickly, but not all brands are delayed to the same extent. Samsung has put the turbo in regards to updates, Xiaomi usually renews the software of much of its catalog. And, given the popularity of the brand, there are several shortcuts to get to the latest MIUI.

Turn on the 'Get updates sooner' option

Update Xiaomi

MIUI has tons of adjustments and configurations, some somewhat hidden; not in vain is one of the layers with the greatest possibilities of customization. And it adds options that aim to improve the experience for an upcoming update: install automatically, download updates with mobile data and the one we are interested in, 'Receive updates before'.

MIUI 13: news, release date, phones to be updated and everything about the Xiaomi layer
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MIUI 13: news, release date, phones that will be updated and everything about the Xiaomi layer

To accelerate the arrival of Xiaomi mobile news you have to do the following on your phone:

  • Go to the settings and go to 'About phone'.
  • Click on the image of MIUI 13. In previous versions you should go to 'System Update'.
  • Tap on the top three menu items and choose 'Update Settings'.
  • There you will see the option we highlighted: 'Receive updates before'. Tap on it.

From this moment Xiaomi should take your phone into account to include it in the first waves of each update. It shouldn't speed up the process too much, but you could get a few days ahead of you. With a disadvantage: being one of the first, you may encounter some errors in the update. You must keep that in mind.

Stable beta program to test ahead of time

Miui 13 Beta Stable

The beta versions of MIUI have long since ceased to be available to global users since Xiaomi limits them to Chinese territory. Even so, there is still a MIUI Beta program, a voluntary option where updates can be tested for some models. Currently, the MIUI 13 test program is available.

To qualify for the download of the stable betas of MIUI 13 you must perform the following process (as long as it is active):

  • Access the global website of the program.
  • Accept the participation permission and complete all the steps. Xiaomi will ask you for the mobile model, the IMEI other essential data to know if your phone is suitable or not to access the betas of MIUI 13.
  • Once the request is sent, Xiaomi will not notify you of anything, so do not expect a notification email. In the event that your mobile has entered the test group, you will receive a warning to install MIUI 13 Beta stable.

Although this international beta program is based on already stable and global ROMs, that does not mean that they are free of errors: remember that installing their updates can make your mobile unstable. Evaluate it before signing up and, above all, before installing an OTA if they finally accept your mobile in the