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Method 1. Flashing full MIUI ROM pack on the phone
Download necessary files to prepare for flashing MIUI ROM
Flashing a newer version of MIUI ROM doesn’t need to wipe data, but flashing an older one does.
If you have downloaded the latest installation pack, there is no need to download it again.
Connect your phone to the computer, and put the ROM file to the folder downloaded_rom in the SD card. Open Updater on the launcher, press the Menu button – Select installation file. Choose the ROM pack you want to flash, and select Update now.
After updating is completed, select Reboot now to enter the new system.
Method 2. Updating zip file in Recovery
Please make sure that your phone has enough power
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Operate on the computer, rename the zip file as update.zip, and copy it to the root directory of the SD card.
Enter Updater, press the Menu button, and select Reboot to recovery mode.
Another way to enter recovery mode: turn off the phone, press the Volume+ key and the Power button at the same time, wait until the screen wakes.
Select your language. Select to install update.zip to system one (use the volume keys to select,and the Power button to confirm). After the updating is completed, reboot to system one.
Method 3. Flashing MIUI ROM in Fastboot Mode
Download necessary files, and make sure that your phone has enough power. This guide will help you to upgrade your ROM version to MIUIV5 or stock Android, all user data will be cleared in the process
Download the ROM flashing tools and the full ROM pack, unzip after downloading is completed.
Operate on the phone. Turn off the phone, press the Volume– key and the Power button at the same time to enter Fastboot mode, then connect the phone to a computer.
Double click on the zip file after downloading is completed to decompile it. Open the folder of the ROM pack, and copy its address on the computer.
Decompile and install the ROM flashing tools after downloading is completed (if there’s a security prompt, please select Allow).Open MiFlash.exe and paste the address copied in the last step into the address bar. Click on the first button to Refresh, and MiFlash will automatically recognize the phone. Then click the second button to flash.
Wait until the progress bar on MiFlash is green, which means the ROM is successfully flashed, and the phone will automatically boot.