Step by Step Guide to Install MIUI 10 Successfully on Your Xiaomi Device

How to Install MIUI 10

Hello OKTricks Readers:) Hope you are enjoying our blog:)) As all you know xiaomi has finally launched MIUI 10 for its devices. But currently MIUI 10 is available for selected devices like Mi 5, Mi 6, Mi Mix 2, and Redmi Note 5 ProSo if you are using any of the above device you can enjoy MIUI 10 on your device using our step by step guide. You just have to flash beta rom on your device using custom recovery like TWRP to install MIUI 10. Let’s Start

Before installing miui 10 on your device make backup of your contacts, messages, important data etc to avoid data loss. Charge your device to atleast 50% before installing MIUI 10 Beta ROM. Also make sure you have some basic knowledge on how to recover your device incase some unexpected problem occurs during this flashing process.

Xiaomi has launched MIUI 10 Beta ROM based on Chinese ROMs. MIUI 10 is currently not available in global stable version. So if you are comfort with chinese rom continue to flash MIUI 10.


So we’ve list of equipments and gears that is must required to install MIUI 10. Once all the items listed below is available with you, go fella and start the process to flash MIUI 10 on your device.

  1. Make sure you have Mi 5, Mi 6, Mi Mix 2 or Redmi Note 5 Pro Device
  2. Unlocked Bootloader (Very Important)
  3. Laptop/PC (32/64 Bit)
  4. ADB & Fastboot Drivers – Download
  5. MI Flash Unlock Tool – Download
  6. TWRP Recovery – Mi 5 | Mi 6 | Mi Mix 2 | Redmi Note 5 Pro (Rename to recovery.img once downloaded)
  7. MIUI 10 Beta ROM – Mi 5 | Mi 6 | Mi Mix 2 | Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Use password if it ask anywhere in above files

Unlock Bootloader of Your Xiaomi Device:

1. How to Request Unlocking Permission :

  • First You need to Login/signup for MI account on your device Login/Signup
  • Now visit and click on Unlock Now Button
  • Enter your MI account id/password (enter same account details used on your device to signin)
  • Once you login click again on Unlock Now button. After that you will see next page like this

  • Now enter your Name,Country,Mobile Number and Unlocking Reason (use unlocking reason like below)

“i want to root my device so please grant my bootloader unlocking permission”

  • Finally enter captcha as you see on page -> click on ‘i confirm’ and APPLY NOW
  • After that enter verification code which you received on your mobile number & click NEXT

  • Now you will see a message says ‘Submitted‘. Please Wait For The Review’

  • All done. Now wait 3 days and you’ll receive an update regarding unlocking permission via SMS
  • Received sms would be – “You have been granted permission to unlock your device”

Important note : After receiving unlocking permission from MI Wait at least 2 Week then follow Next Step (Don’t Try to unlock bootloader Before 2 Week)

Please Don’t Change Your Sim Card After Receiving Unlocking Permission (Important)

Keep Your MI Account Logged In on Your Device Till Unlocking Process (Important)

2. Setting Preference To Unlock Bootloader :

  • First goto settings on your phone
  • Click on About phone and Tap on MIUI version 4-5 times
  • A popup message will appear on your screen says – “you are now a developer”
  • Now again go to settings & click on ‘Additional settings’

  • Scroll down and select ‘Developer options’

  • Here you find ‘OEM Unlocking’ just click on it

  • Confirm your pattern & click on ‘Enable’

  • Now click on ‘USB Debugging’ & click OK

  • All done !! Now follow the steps given below to finally unlock your bootloader

3. Steps to Unlock Bootloader :

  • Start your Laptop/PC
  • Make sure ADB & Fastboot Drivers are already installed
  • Make sure your Laptop/PC is connected to INTERNET
  • Download MI Flash Tool > Extract > Open on your Laptop/PC
  • Now Login with same MI account id/pass which you have used on your device (Important)
  • Turn off your device & wait 10 seconds
  • Now Press Volume Down + Power Button simultaneously until you see MI Bunty logo (Fastboot Mode)
  • Release both button after you see MI bunty logo on your screen (see above screenshot)
  • Now connect your device using original USB cable to your Laptop/PC
  • If You see ‘Phone Connected’ on MI Flash Unlock Tool you’re going great 😉

  • Otherwise make sure you have properly installed ADB & Fastboot Drivers
  • If your phone is connected then finally click on ‘Unlock’ Button

  • Wait till your device is Unlocking…..
  • Finally you will see “UNLOCKED SUCCESSFULLY” that’s enough !! your Bootloader Is Now Unlocked

    • Now click on ‘Reboot Phone’ button to restart your device
    • If you see any error on MI Flash Unlock Tool during unlock then try all steps again
    • If you have successfully unlocked your bootloader then follow next step 🙂

Install MIUI 10 on Your Device:

  • Make sure you have unlocked your device bootloader before proceed (Very important)
  • Turn off your device & wait 10 seconds
  • Now Press Volume Down + Power Button simultaneously until you see MI Bunty logo (Fastboot Mode)
  • Download TWRP For your device Mi 5 | Mi 6 | Mi Mix 2 | Redmi Note 5 Pro (Rename to recovery.img once downloaded)
  • Copy recovery.img file which you have downloaded for your device to C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot\ Paste here
  • Now connect your device to laptop/PC using original USB data cable
  • Press ‘Shift Key’ and Press Right Click on your mouse
  • Select ‘Open Command Window Here’ Option
  • You will see Command Prompt Window with black background
  • Now type the following command fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and press enter
  • Now type fastboot boot recovery.img and press enter
  • You will see TWRP on your device screen. go to Wipe -> Format Data, and then type “yes” to proceed
  • Now go to Reboot -> Recovery
  • After rebooting go to Wipe -> Advanced Wipe, and select Dalvik / ART Cache, Cache, and System partitions Then swipe to format these partitions
  • Now connect your mobile to your PC/laptop and transfer the MIUI 10 ROM to your device
  • Now Tap on Install and navigate to the MIUI 10 ROM file that you have copied
  • Swipe slider to right side to complete flash
  • Wait till MIUI 10 installation is completed on your device
  • Finally click on Reboot System and wait till your device started
  • It will take more then 15 min to start your device. So be patient
  • That’s it. You have successfully installed MIUI 10 on your device

Make sure to follow each and every step carefully to install MIUI 10 ROM on your device. We are not responsible for any unexpected error occured during installation of MIUI 10. You have some knowledge to recover your device if some problem occured.

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