Do you want to update your Xiaomi Android smartphone? I bet you do. This article is all about “How to download Specific Firmware for Xiaomi Device and the safest way to flash it. Though it is a common article for websites, It is not easily described in there for newbies to understand. I have tried to make it as easy as it could be for the visitors.The process is very simple. Also a newbie can flash firmware using Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool in their phone if they follow these steps correctly.
How to download official firmware’s from the internet?
Firmware is known Flash File too. If you are using a branded Smartphone like Samsung, Sony, Google Pixel, HTC, LG, Xiaomi etc then you can download them easily from their specific website. But if you are using a non branded Chinese phone, then downloading a firmware is a little bit tricky. It dosen’t matter what branded phone you are using, you can download everything from internet. Just remember to match the Brand Name, Model number, Chipset number with the firmware that you are going to download. Please be caution about it. Cause if you try to flash other Device’s firmware into yours, then you will brick your phone.
After downloading specific firmware for your device, you must follow next steps.
Before doing flash using Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool, please follow the required instructions that are given below or you can brick your smartphone.
You have to consider some important factors before flashing. Cause They ensure proper installation.
- Check that your device charge is at least 50%. If it is below 50%, do not start the Flashing process.
- Check your device model, chipset with the downloaded firmware’s twice.
- You must make a backup of your important files as well as contacts and messages, as there is a chance to loss them during flashing.
Tools needed for flashing any Xiaomi Device:
There are three tools that you need to download and install before you are ready to be flash it.
#1 is USB Driver for your PC.
You need to download Xiaomi USB Driver for your PC. Without it, when you connect your device with your PC during flashing, your pc could not be able to recognize it. Thus you can not complete your Flashing process.
Here is a link of Commonly used Xiaomi Driver:
#2 Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool Downloader.
You will need a software in order to flash named Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool. (You can not flash other Device’s with it)
Here is a Link of Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool.
Firmware or Flash file is a OS that your device runs. Yes, It is like our PC’s Windows OS. It is a software and without it Your device is dead. Remember it, Your device is BODY but Firmware is LIFE. Flashing new firmware helps your device in many way:
- Sudden Shut-Down.
- LCD Related Problem. (Blinking, Color Related)
- Unwanted Monkey
- Slow performance
- CPU and RAM High Uses.
- Phone Storage Full
- System file missing and Corruption
- “Unfortunately App has been stopped” Notification
Now that Every required things are done & you are ready to flash firmware using Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool . Lets go to the next level.
Flashing is a easy but dangerous thing. If you do anything wrong, then your device must be bricked. So, Stay focus and follow my final instructions.
At first, Install the downloaded Mi USB Driver. (If you do not know how to install it, let me know and i will give a proper instructions). After this, extract the downloaded firmware using popular winrar or 7zip software for windows.) Then you will find the similar files like below. (File name varies as per device model)
Then extract Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool Archive and Enter into its folder and run MiFlash****.msi as an Administrator. Now It will be started. (Leave it alone for now.)
After this, Switch off your Device. (Now you must boot your device into downloader mode). In order to do it, Must hold down Power + Vol Down Key at the same time for at least 6 sec.
When you’ve booted successfully into the download mode, You will see Similar warning Screen Like below Image.
After, Step #2 Completing, you need to connect your device (download mode enabled) with your PC via USB Cable. Once your device is successfully connected, Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool will automatically detect Device.
Now you need to locate and select firmware Folder for Mi Device.
After locating all firmware files click on the START button to Begin the Flash Process. It will take up to 5 minutes to complete. So, Hang tight.
After the completion of the flashing process, a green PASS message will appear on the screen of Flash Tool. Now you have to disconnect the device from the computer and turn it on. (It will take Sometime to start the Device for the first time after flashing)
In this article, I’ve tried to explain everything regarding flashing firmware into Mi Device using Xiaomi Mi Flash Tool. But if you confuse about anything then let us know by commenting below. I will be glad to help.
Please note that: This process is 100% safe. But if you do anything wrong and got bricked your device then any of us are not responsible for your action. We can only give you suggestion, nothing more.
Hope it helps somebody.
Good Luck and Happy Flashing.