04 November 2016
UPDATE (September 7th, 2016)
Xiaomi has started roll out of the stable MIUI 8 Global ROM, the changelog for the new update is available now. The new update brings improvements like redesigned Calculator, one handed control tool, T9 dialer search for India customers, new sounds for delivered SMS, improved camera quality and many others. To know all the improvements and changes incorporated in the MIUI 8 read the official log below, however it should also be noted that the changelog released by Xiaomi is for reference only and it will differ accordingly for each device.
MIUI 8 Global Stable ROM Update Highlights & Full Changelog
MIUI 8, simplify your life
· Create scrolling screenshots - an amazing way to share information
· Calculate and convert almost anything with the redesigned Calculator
· Quick ball - the ultimate one-handed control tool
· Personalize your notes with beautiful templates
· Get your photos sorted for you with all-new Gallery
· Dual Apps - create and sign into dual accounts for any app, including WhatsApp, Facebook and more.
· Second space - perfect for times when you need a clear separation in your life
· Video Editing -spice up your videos with filters, text and background music
· Caller ID - automatically identify incoming numbers or find popular numbers when dialing out (India only)
· Hindi T9 - find contacts easily with T9 dialer search (India only)
· Enhanced SMS - SMS accounts of popular businesses now display logos and company names (India only)
MIUI 8 Global Stable ROM Full Changelog
Optimization - Sunlight display improvements (08-05)
New - Sound for delivered messages in the Settings (07-16)
Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar
New - Animation for successful Wi-Fi connection (07-07)
Optimization - Floating notification format for incoming calls (06-22)
Optimization - Separate sound and vibration permissions for notifications (07-07)
Fix - Errors on Wi-Fi details page (06-22)
Fix - Accessibility for Home screen (07-22)
Optimization - Landscape mode for Task manager (07-08)
Optimization - Task Manager stability (07-13)
Optimization - UI details in Task Manager (07-22)
Optimization - Camera's image quality (08-08)
New - Automatic adjustments for photos when sharing (07-21)
New - Delete photos from device only when browsing offline albums (07-26)
New - Saved and available Wi-Fi networks appear first in the list (07-05)
Fix - Couldn't see files saved from dual apps (06-28)
Clock / Calculator
Optimization - Improved order for frequently used settings (07-01)
Fix - Quick ball disappeared in some cases (08-05)
Note: The changelog here is only for reference. You will see different changelog on different devices.
UPDATE (August 23rd, 2016):
If you are a Xiaomi phone user waiting for MIUI 8 OTA update notification to arrive, you can visit the official download links to get the latest MIUI version instantly. The download links are currently available only for Mi 2/Mi 2S, Redmi 1S, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 4G, and Redmi Note 3G. For each device, you will have to download fastboot and recovery file which you can get from official Xiaomi forum.
If you want to know which of the Xiaomi smartphones are eligible for MIUI 8 update, check out the list below.
Soul of Xiaomi smartphones, the MIUI ROM comes preinstalled in all Xiaomi devices. Just like Apple, BlackBerry and lately Microsoft, the Chinese electronics company Xiaomi also started to sell their device with their own OS pre-installed. MIUI is the smoothest version of Android and it is a lightweight ROM specially designed for Xiaomi devices.
The main feature of MIUI is, it provides simplicity for casual users and latest tools for those advanced users who tries to customize their device as they wish. As the company is releasing the 8th iteration of MIUI over to the 2 million global users, it might take a little long to reach all those devices. The company's official website will soon be open with the MIUI 8 stable ROM for the users to download.
Given Below is the list of supported devices:
- Redmi 1S
- Redmi 2
- Redmi 2 Prime
- Redmi Note 3 (Qualcomm and Special Edition)
- Redmi Note 2
- Redmi Note 3G/4G
- Redmi Note Prime
- Redmi 3
- Redmi 3S/Prime
- Xiaomi Mi 2
- Xiaomi Mi 2S
- Xiaomi Mi 3
- Xiaomi Mi 4
- Xiaomi Mi 4C
- Xiaomi Mi 4s
- Xiaomi Mi Max
Take a look at the features of new MIUI 8.
- The Xiaomi Mi Max isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The Xiaomi Mi 4s isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The Xiaomi Mi 4c isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The Xiaomi Mi 4 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
- The Xiaomi Redmi Note isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.