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MIUI 8.2 (Global Stable Version) – The Changes, Supported Devices & Installation

A month back we witnessed the release of MIUI 8.2 Developer version, which was only restricted to the Chinese ROM tested by beta users and developers. Recently, Xiaomi smartphones UI updated to the latest version for the Global Stable ROM. The update is available via OTA (over the air) for most of the Xiaomi smartphones. We know that Xiaomi is sluggish in providing quick updates.  This update is not as major as the upcoming MIUI 9 (expected to launch on mid of July). Still, it has some changes, enhancements, and fixes done. Let XiaomiToday enlight you about the all new MIU 8.2:

MIUI 8.2 (Global Stable Version) – Supported Smartphones

MIUI 8.2 Global Version was released in February, and the first phone which received the update was Xiaomi Mi 5. Lately, almost every Xiaomi smartphone has acquired the update expect for some of the Xiaomi smartphones. The devices which support MIUI 8.2 Global Stable Version are:

  • The Mi Family: Mi Max / Mi Max Prime / Mi 3 / Mi 4 / Mi Note / Mi Note 2 / Mi MIX / Mi 5 / Mi 5s
  • The Redmi Family: Redmi 1S / Redmi Note 4G / Redmi 2 Prime / Redmi 3/Prime / Redmi Note Prime / Redmi 4 Prime / Redmi 2 / Redmi 4A / Redmi Note 3 Special Edition / Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm / Redmi 3S/ Redmi 3S Prime / Redmi Note 4X/Qualcomm

MIUI developers are working on the pending smartphones which are:

  • Redmi Note 4 MTK, Redmi Note 2, Mi 2/2S, Mi 5s Plus, Redmi 4, Mi 4i

Moreover, for the pending phones, the user can install MIUI 8.2 China Stable ROM to enjoy the latest updates and fixes till the Global Version releases.

MIUI 8.2 (Global Stable Version) – What’s New?

It should be noted that the update can’t be compared to the upcoming major update ‘MIUI 9’ but has some highlights including:

  • The all new and improved layout for toggles in the Notification shade
  • Full user control over automated tasks
  • Brand new system sounds and ringtones

Complete Changelog

For Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar

  • New – Swipe to delete Lockscreen notifications
  • New – UI adjustments for toggles
  • New – Battery saver toggle can be added to the Notification shade
  • Optimization – Lock screen PIN layout
  • Optimization – Changed icons forUSB charging and switching keyboards
  • Optimization – Floating notifications won’t appear in DND mode
  • Fix – Notification shade issues during incoming call floating notifications
  • Fix – Wi-Fi page made the device freeze when it was opened for the first time
  • Fix – Notification shade issues
  • Fix – Issues with opacity after using third party themes
  • Fix – a swipe couldn’t remove the first notification
  • Fix – Landscape mode issues with third party themes

For Homescreen

  • New – Home screen settings added to the Settings
  • Fix – Part of UI for deleting apps wasn’t visible on light backgrounds
  • Fix – Minor adjustments for animations in the Launcher

For VirusScan

  • New – Antivirus scans for the apps installed not from Google Play

MIUI 8.2 – How to Install?

There are two ways to install MIUI 8.2:

  • Via OTA updates: This is the easiest method. Just go to settings, then check for the software updates. After something, the phone will restart and upgrade to MIUI 8.2.
  • Via Fastboot method: This one is a little bit complicated and risky. If you haven’t received the update for your supported phone, you can’t try this. Download the model’s ROM (Global or Chinese) in the list given below. Copy the.Zip file to ‘downloaded_rom’ in the internal storage. Launch the updated app. For MIUI 6/7/8: Click the ‘…’ icon at the top-right corner, select ‘Choose update package,’ and choose the ROM file you’ve put in ‘downloaded_rom.’ For MIUI V5: Press the Menu button, select ‘Choose update package,’ and choose the ROM file you’ve put in ‘downloaded_rom.’ We recommend to backup your data before fastboot. Shifting from Developer mode to Stable requires a complete wipe.

Xiaomi MIUI 8.2

  • Via Recovery Mode: Download the model’s ROM (Global or Chinese) from Official MIUI website. Copy the.Zip file to an SD card. Open recovery mode. Select the file in the SD card and Install.

Here are the downloading links of MIUI 8.2 for different smartphones:

Redmi Note 4X/Qualcomm

Fastboot 1832MB

Recovery 1483MB

Redmi 3S/Prime

Fastboot 1817MB

Recovery 1447MB

Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm

Fastboot 1610MB

Recovery 1318MB

Mi 5s

Fastboot 1676MB

Recovery 1457MB

Redmi Note 3 SE

Fastboot 1730MB

Update 1424MB

Mi 5

Fastboot 1790M

Recovery 1519M

Redmi 4A

Recovery 1468MB

Fastboot 1840MB 

Redmi 2

Recovery 767MB

Fastboot 1078MB

Redmi 4 Prime

Fastboot 1788MB

Recovery 1467MB

Mi MIX

Fastboot 1700MB

Recovery 1466MB

Mi Note 2 

Recovery 1496MB

Fastboot 1693MB

Redmi 2 Prime

Recovery 811MB

Fastboot 1123MB

Redmi 3/Prime

Fastboot 1143MB

Recovery 984MB

Redmi Note Prime

Fastboot 1109MB

Recovery 828MB

Mi 3 / Mi 4

Fastboot 1149MB

Recovery 852MB

Redmi Note 4G

Fastboot 956MB

Recovery 762MB

Redmi 1S

Fastboot 948MB

Recovery 753MB

Mi Note

Recovery 983MB

Fastboot 1281MB

Mi Max 32G

Fastboot 1622MB

Recovery 1395MB

Mi Max 64G / 128G

Fastboot 1574MB

Recovery 1395MB

You can get the China Stable from here.

We hope that you will update your Xiaomi smartphone successfully. Let us know about the features you loved in MIUI 8.2 and the problems you are facing. Stay tuned for more MIUI updates.

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Started blogging at the age of 18, Roman is a techie with 3 years of blogging, SEO, and Wordpress experience, totally opposite of his health & nutrition career. He is a die-hard Xiaomi fan and an avid gamer, working hard to provide valuable information regarding Tech & Gadgets. You can contact him on this email: [email protected]

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