Chinese Beta MIUI 12 is now available for Mi 8. The New MIUI 12 brings many great features like New Animations, UI, privacy features, and overall a Dynamic OS. Xiaomi started the rollout of MIUI 12 Chinese Beta right after the announcement. Download links and installation guide are provided below
This is a Chinese Beta ROM, which means it contains no Google Apps, although you can sideload them via Xiaomi Store or Download them via the browser. The ROM is limited to English and Chinese. If you are alright will all of this, then you can install the ROM. The build comes with the version number 2.04.27 and weighs around 2.01 GB. You need TWRP to flash the ROM.
Speaking of Mi 8, it was released in May of 2018. It is powered by the Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset and Adreno 630. It comes in three variants: 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, and 256GB 6GB RAM. The display is a 6.21 inches Super AMOLED panel at a resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and HDR10 support. It houses a Dual-camera system on the backside of two 12 MP lenses, one of which is a 1.4µm sensor and another being a secondary telephoto lens. A 20 MP lens is present on the front for selfies. It is fueled by a 3400 mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.
Table of Contents
MIUI 12 Changelog:
MIUI 12. Yours alone.
- System animations
New: All-new physically-based animation engines with advanced architecture will refresh your device’s look.
New: Dynamic window technology takes switching screen orientation to a new level.
- System visuals
Brand new visual design works for all types of content and languages.
Magazine-level layouts bring important things into the spotlight and make the content structure clear.
- Privacy protection
New: MIUI 12 is the first Android-based mobile OS that went through the rigorous enhanced privacy protection testing.
New: Reset your device ID and control how it’s used based on virtual ID technology.
New: Grant permissions that will be used only while you’re using an app.
New: You can also grant permissions just once, and decide again next time a permission is required.
New: Restrict access to telephony to third party apps.
New: Return blank messages to the apps that require personal information.
New: Receive notifications whenever apps record audio, use camera, or access your location.
New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
New: Get comprehensive stats on how apps use permissions in app behavior history.
New: Visit privacy.miui.com to learn how MIUI protects your privacy.
Optimization: Apps aren’t allowed to launch other apps in the background now.
- AI Call Assistant
New: Mi AI can answer your calls now!
New: You can record a customized greeting that will be played to the other person during AI calls.
New: Customized greetings are also supported for outgoing calls.
- Xiaomi Health
New: All-new Xiaomi Health gives you more options and makes your health stats more accurate.
New: Put your device next to you before falling asleep to analyze your sleep cycle and record talking and snoring.
New: You can sync data with supported wearable and smart home devices.
New: Xiaomi Health can remind you to stand up and move when it detects that you’ve been sitting down for too long.
New: The app also analyzes your stats and gives you simple health advice.
New: Swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen to open Control center.
New: Animated icons are a joy to look at!
New: Mi Ditto combines dictation and speech output, making mobile devices more convenient for people who have difficulties using conventionally designed smartphones.
New: Traffic and suggested routes to airports and train stations.
New: You can track your previous trips now.
New: Checklists for trips.
New: Alarms for train arrivals.
- Mi Carrier Services
New: View your SIM balance and mobile data usage stats.
New: Save frequently used phone numbers to top up balance and buy mobile data later.
New: Buy SIM cards and services.
New: Promotional messages are grouped according to their content now.
Status bar, Notification shade
New: All-new design.
New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
- File Manager
New: Use the floating shortcut to filter and sort items, as well as switch view.
New: New layout tailored for landscape orientation is available now.
New: We added lots of fresh animations that will accompany your actions.
New: Calendar cards will remind you about important events and anniversaries.
New: You can create folders with notes now.
New: New dynamic backgrounds look gorgeous!
New: Tasks are completed with a satisfying animation now.
New: Checklists of subtasks make managing your agenda much simpler.
New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
New: Keep your home safe with smart home device alerts.
New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.
- Xiaomi Cloud
New: Shared family storage plan is available now.
Download Chinese Beta MIUI 12 for Mi 8
MIUI Chinese Beta 20.4.27: Download
How to Flash Chinese Beta ROM on Mi 8
- Download the ROM Zip file from Above and Unzip it
- Remove the Compacibility.zip file from the ROM
- TAKE A FULL BACKUP OF YOUR DATA
- Reboot to Custom Recovery / TWRP
- Go in Wipe Section a Format Data, this will remove all Data from your Phone
- Flash the ROM zip file in the Install section
That’s it, Enjoy MIUI 12 on Mi 8.
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