Install MIUI 8

Install MIUI 8 on Redmi Note 3 without unlocking bootloader [step-by-step guide]

MIUI 8 China Developer ROM and Global Developer are both are available to install on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

This article will demonstrate how to install MIUI 8 on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 without unlocking bootloader and with no data loss.

Important Note: This method is applicable for both Snapdragon and MediaTek variant and makes sure your device has at least 60% charge.

How to install MIUI 8 on Redmi Note 3 without unlocking bootloader:

Step 1:

Before you proceed, make a local backup of your app and data. To do this Go to “Settings-> Additional Settings-> Backup and Reset->Local Backup”. Then hit the backup button and make sure both system and apps are selected. Wait until the process is completed.

Step 2:

Download the MIUI ROM zip file. Click here to download MIUI 8 for Redmi Note 3. Put the ROM into the internal memory (not inside any folder).

Step 3:

After that Go to the Updater app and click on the three-dot menu above. Then select “Choose updater package” and navigate to your downloaded ROM file and select it. Then hit ok.

Step 5:

Make sure your mobile data or Wi-Fi is enabled because MIUI will verify the zip file. When verification will be done there will a pop-up showing “Erase and Update”. Just click on that.

Step 6:

The installation process will begin. Your device may restart several times during installation. Just wait for completing the whole process.

Here is the video showing how to install MIUI 8 on Redmi Note 3 without unlocking bootloader:

Thanks to our friends at Xtream Droid for the video! Be sure to check out all of their videos on their YouTube Channel.


  1. is that for redmi note 3 2gb variant?

  2. Hi am using Redmi Note 3…I want to update my phone to MIUI 8 with Marshmellow 6…
    Was this process successful for anyone…Please reply if successful..Thanks in advance

  3. on miu 5.12.10 but after i follow your instruction, it kept saying couldnt verify update. device still locked. please advise through out my email. [email protected]

    thanks in forward

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