MIUI 8 China Developer ROM 6.12.1 fixes bugs, adds gallery features

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MIUI 8 China Developer ROM 6.12.1 full changelog is out.

The latest China Developer ROM brings major changes in Lock screen, Status Bar, Notification Bar, Theme, Gallery, Music, Market and in Security app.

MIUI 8 China Developer ROM 6.12.1 supported devices:

  • Mi 2/2S, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4c, Mi 4S, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime
  •  Mi Note, Mi Note Pro, Mi Note 2, Mi MIX, Mi Pad 1, Mi Pad 2, Google Nexus 5
  • Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Redmi 2A, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S/3X, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi Pro
  • Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note Prime, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3 MTK, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm

Note: Update for Mi 5 and Redmi 1 are suspended this week.

MIUI 8 China Developer ROM 6.12.1 full changelog:

  • Optimization in icons for USB charging and switching keyboards
  • Fix problem with first notification couldn’t be removed by a swipe
  • Landscape orientation issues in third party themes is fixed
  • New feature for sort “People who look alike” in Gallery
  • New feature added in Mi Note 2 custom theme
  • New feature to share playlists using WeChat
  • Optimization in Layout adjustments
  • Apps sorted in Market by frequency before they are deleted
  • New options to game speed booster in the settings
  • Game speed booster recommends popular games when it’s opened for the first time
  • Optimization in couldn’t boost some games
  • Optimization in animations for icons
  • Fixed problem in game speed booster FC issues, battery issue
  • Fixed problem in Game booster still worked after users left the game

How to download MIUI 8 China Developer ROM 6.12.1:

Step 1: Click here to go to ROM download page. You’ll see a page like below. Select your device from the listed devices below.

miui 8 china rom

Step 2: See the following figure. In the download page, you’ll see two ROM versions.

miui 8 china rom

The China developer version will be shown in the below figure. Download the China Developer ROM from the developer ROM section.

 

MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM 6.12.1 is rolling out, download it here

miui 8 global beta rom

MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM 6.12.1 is rolling out for supported devices.

It brings changes in Lock screen, Status Bar, Notification Bar and in Gallery app.

MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM 6.12.1 supported devices:

  • Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 3/Prime, Redmi 3S/Prime
  • Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm, Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi Note Prime
  •  Mi Max 32GB, Mi 2/2S, Mi 5s, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi Note, Mi 4i

Note: Update for Mi 5 is suspended.

MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM 6.12.1 full changelog:

  • Optimization in icons for USB charging and switching keyboards
  • Fix problem with first notification couldn’t be removed by a swipe
  • New feature for sort “People who look alike” in Gallery

MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM 6.12.1 download links:

Mi 2 / Mi 2S
Fastboot 956M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/aries_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_5.0_global_904be3b42b.tgz
Recovery  715M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_MI2Global_6.12.1_20d68ee01a_5.0.zip

Mi 3 / Mi 4
Fastboot 1192M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/cancro_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_6.0_global_2a8f64b333.tgz
Recovery  895M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_MI3WMI4WGlobal_6.12.1_c0b0580c67_6.0.zip

Mi Note
Recovery  1025M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_MINoteGlobal_6.12.1_ac31ca234c_6.0.zip
Fastboot 1323M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/virgo_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_6.0_global_d486770a59.tgz

Mi 4i
Fastboot 1254M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/ferrari_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_5.0_global_1b488bf787.tgz
Recovery  1031M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_MI4iGlobal_6.12.1_31a98984da_5.0.zip

Mi Max 32GB
Fastboot 1665M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/hydrogen_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_6.0_global_87e3887a7c.tgz
Recovery  1437M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_MIMAXGlobal_6.12.1_862986f10f_6.0.zip

Redmi 1S
Fastboot 990M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/armani_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_4.4_global_c1cf8f5c5b.tgz
Recovery  795M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_HM1SWCGlobal_6.12.1_0ac520dbca_4.4.zip

Redmi 2 Prime
Recovery  846M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_HM2XWCProGlobal_6.12.1_8d033ab3ed_5.1.zip
Fastboot 1158M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/wt88047_pro_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_5.1_global_ca6a63facf.tgz

Redmi 2
Recovery  806M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_HM2XWCGlobal_6.12.1_c3fe72bd17_4.4.zip
Fastboot 1116M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/wt88047_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_4.4_global_ec96966faf.tgz

Redmi 3
Fastboot 1176M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/ido_xhdpi_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_5.1_global_1922cfd17f.tgz
Recovery  1017M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_HM3Global_6.12.1_18bed35908_5.1.zip

Redmi 3S
Fastboot 1840M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/land_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_6.0_global_dcccfe37b8.tgz
Recovery  1494M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_HM3SGlobal_6.12.1_da57c775c0_6.0.zip

Redmi Note 4G
Fastboot 999M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/dior_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_4.4_global_bba54cc4a9.tgz
Recovery  805M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_HMNoteLTEGlobal_6.12.1_0bbc5c283e_4.4.zip

Redmi Note Prime
Fastboot 1147M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/gucci_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_4.4_global_afe1aca9c9.tgz
Recovery  865M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_HMNote1SGlobal_6.12.1_ac0b37c469_4.4.zip

Redmi Note 2
Fastboot 1391M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/hermes_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_5.0_global_7e77e04feb.tgz
Recovery  1154M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_HMNote2Global_6.12.1_4219c2fed6_5.0.zip

Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm
Fastboot 1490M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/kenzo_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_6.0_global_0fd6365b46.tgz
Recovery  1167M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_HMNote3ProGlobal_6.12.1_91d12afd78_6.0.zip

Redmi Note 3 SE
Fastboot 1727M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/kate_global_images_6.12.1_20161201.0000.00_6.0_global_5c26107791.tgz
Recovery 1462M
http://bigota.d.miui.com/6.12.1/miui_HMNote3ProtwGlobal_6.12.1_9d254e93ff_6.0.zip

Remix: A killer dark theme from the Xiaomi design team

remix theme for xiaomi

Remix is an exclusive dark theme and an official theme from the MIUI designer team.

The theme used Zooper widgets to design MIUI interface.

Remix theme also come with two special features. First one feature is Awesome font and another one is Awesome Lock Screen.

Click here to download Remix Theme

The theme is now available on Global Theme store also. So MIUI fans also can find the theme on the store.

Special Note: Remix theme used 5*5 grid on the home screen. By default, MIUI interface features 4*4 grid system. The theme may take time for the first time after applying.

Click here to download the theme

Here are the live previews of Remix theme:

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Three MIUI Security Center features you need use to protect yourself

miui security app

MIUI comes with built-in Security Center which is a combination of advanced security technologies from Tencent, Kingsoft and LBE.

MIUI Security Center is a reliable mechanism to provide privacy protection for users.

As well as the security app also comes with many useful features.

Here are the 3 must try features of MIUI Security app:

1. Save mobile data:

MIUI users can turn on/off data usage for any particular app. This will save data by disabling background data use. You can also choose whether an app can use the mobile data or Wi-Fi.

miui security app

To enable this feature, choose Data usage followed by Restrict. Here, you can do a complete restriction and allow all apps to access data via Wi-Fi only.

2. Phone number block list:

MIUI users can block unwanted calls without any third-party app. To enable block list feature tap on the Block list icon to access the page at the top right-hand corner, click on the settings icon.

Select the blocked numbers and start adding the blocked numbers by clicking the <Add> button at the bottom of the screen. See the following figures:

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3. Battery Saver:

Built-in battery saver in MIUI security app allows users to set customized battery profiles besides default battery profile.

miui security app

You’ll find three popular battery profile as:

Default – Clear background processes when device is locked

Marathon – Turn off WLAN and data services

Sleep – Turn off all network functions except for alarm clock

 

Can the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 be used for serious gaming? Watch this video

mi note 2 gaming review

The Mi Note 2 is one of the most powerful device from Xiaomi, but how good it is for serious gamers?

The device is powered by Quad-core 2.35GHz Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 SoC under.

It carries Adreno 530 GPU for smooth graphics rendering.

In terms of memory, the Mi Note 2 sports 4GB/6GB RAM with 64GB/128GB of storage respectively.

The device is running on Android Marshmallow based MIUI 8 out of the box.

All the above hardware configuration suggest gaming will be a real fun on Xiaomi Mi Note 2. Let’s watch how good is gaming on Xiaomi Mi Note 2.

Note: Xiaomi Mi Note 2 4GB+64GB version is in the video

Here is the complete gaming review of Xiaomi Mi Note 2:

The following games are played during the game play:

  • Asphalt Extreme
  • Eternity Warriors 4
  • Soul Calibur
  • Real Racing 3
  • Mortal Combat X
  • Clash of Clans

The video shows Mi Note 2 is a perfect device for gaming. All the above games show smooth graphics and performances during the gameplay.

Sendiri lagi is an exclusive iOS theme for Xiaomi (download free!)

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Sendiri lagi is an exclusive iOS like theme which looks sleek and elegant on any Xiaomi device.

The theme is designed by MIUI designer team.

It works perfectly on MIUI 8. Sendiri lagi tweaked almost every aspect of MIUI interface. It provides a distinct iOS like feeling with this theme.

Click here to download Sendiri lagi

The theme feature iOS-like design on:

  • Lock Screen
  • Home Screen
  • Notification Shade
  • Password Enter UI
  • Weather UI
  • Dial Pad and more

Click here to download Sendiri lagi

Here are live previews of Sendiri lagi theme:

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Click here to download Sendiri lagi

MIUI 8 China Developer ROM 6.12.1 brings new features to Gallery and Market apps

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MIUI 8 China Developer ROM 6.12.1 changelog preview is out.

The latest China Developer ROM brings the new feature in Gallery and Market App over its previous version.

“People who look alike” in Gallery:

Display a list of “face alike” photos, which allow users to manage a photo album for a specific person more easily.

miui 8 china developer rom

Market app sorted by “frequency of usage”:

The new feature in market app named “frequency of usage” allows users to identify underused apps and by uninstall them to free-up space.

miui 8 china developer rom

The full changelog along with supported devices and download links will be posted on Friday.

MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM 6.12.1 updates Second Space

miui 8 global beta rom

MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM 6.12.1 changelog preview is out.

The latest global beta ROM brings two major improvements.

1. Fix – The first notification couldn’t be removed by a swipe:

The previous global beta ROM was released with a feature to delete Lock screen notifications by swapping.

miui 8 global beta rom

You may have noticed that the first notification couldn’t be removed by a swipe. The latest updated fix the issue.

2. MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM 6.12.1 second space update:

You may have notice that second space can be accessed by three ways

  • Via the Notifications Shade
  • Home Screen Shortcut
  • Via the Lock screen with password or fingerprint

First two method can expose the existence of second space to public. From now you can turn these off for better privacy.

Go to “Manage” on the Home screen of the Second Space, and turn off the settings for “Notification shade shortcut” and “Tap shortcut to switch.”

miui 8 global beta rom

Then set up your password/fingerprint for the Second Space. This will make your second space invisible on notification shade and on the home screen.

The full changelog along with supported devices and download links will be posted on Friday.

Xiaomi releases official MIUI 8 patch for third party phones including Samsung, Huawei, and many more

miui 8 patch rom

Xiaomi has officially released MIUI 8 patch ROM.

MIUI 8 patch ROM is a third-party adaptation tool for MIUI 8.

The latest release will bring MIUI interface firmware to third party phones in an adaptable form.

Earlier custom ROM from Xiaomi can be flashed on other smartphone brands via the unofficial procedure.

miui 8 patch rom

MIUI 8 patch ROM is first official release to flash MIUI on other brands like Samsung, HTC, LG etc.

Click here to download MIUI 8 patch ROM

According to Xiaomi, the patch ROM development tools is designed for up to 496 models till now.

A voting line has also been opened on the Mi forum for fans to vote which of the models should get MIUI third party ROM first.

Click  here to vote for your favorite device

The listed devices for voting are Samsung S7 Edge, Oppo R9s, Vivo X9, Huawei Honor 8, LeEco Le Pro3, Meizu Pro 6, ZTE nubia Z11, OnePlus 3 and others.

The complete guide to MIUI 8 for OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3

miui 8 for oneplus 2 and oneplus 3

Official MIUI 8 is out for OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3.

MIUI 8 official ROM shows stable performances on both of the devices.

Since it is official release it’ll get updated on every Friday.

All major MIUI features including dual apps, second space, quick ball works perfectly on OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3.

This video review along with installation guide will also cover battery and changing performances, gaming performances, camera performances of MIUI 8 ROM on these devices.

Here is the video showing full review along with installation guide:

Here is the step by step guideline to install MIUI 8 on OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3:

Pre-requisite:

  • Bootloader unlocked rooted device.
  • TWRP installed device.
  • At least 60% charged phone.

Step 1: Firstly, you need to download the ROM.

Step 2: Put the above downloaded file into device SD card storage.

Step 3: Now boot the device into TWRP recovery mode. To do this press volume down and power button at the same time.

Step 4: Do a full back-up of your current ROM.

Step 5: Perform a factory reset. To do this go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Select Wipe Cache, Dalvik System Cache, and data. Then Swipe to confirm the action.

Step 6: Return to recovery main menu window and click on “Install”. Now navigate to the downloaded ROM file and swipe to confirm the flashing process. The flashing process takes up to 10-15 minutes.