Xiaomi announced MIUI 12.5 closed beta and start inviting users to test the early version of MIUI. MIUI 12.5 is a custom Skin based on Android 12, and it will be available for Xiaomi, Redmi, and Poco Devices. So, today we will share the latest BETA update for your respective device; without further ado, let’s check this out.

Everything you need to know about MIUI 12.5

Before continuing further, you need to understand some basic things. This is the closed Chinese build BETA firmware, Xiaomi has not released the global BETA, but you will get English language Support. You must have the basic knowledge to flash the Recovery ROMs using TWRP and use Xiaomi BETA update. Also, this update doesn’t come with Google Play Services. Xiaomi has yet to officially announced the

MIUI 12.5 globally until then, and you can check the Chinese build.

Xiaomi always prioritizes their own custom skin compare to Android Update, this is why we have Android 11 and Android 10 Update.

Pre-Requisites

  • Ensure you keep a backup of your data to avoid incompatibility or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Your device should charge above 40% to avoid an unfinished shutdown.
  • You might experience heating, lagging, and fast battery draining to several optimizations automatically. However, it will become normal after few days, once it did with automatic optimization.
  • Some third-party applications might not compatible with Android 10.
  • Don’t root your device, it will avoid your device warranty service.

Download MIUI 12.5 update

Check the following list mentioned down below, download, and flash the ROM accordingly.

OTA Changelog

Highlights

  • MIUI 12.5. Yours alone.

System

  • New: Response to gestures is now instant
  • New: With 20 times more rendering power, there are now few limited to what you can see on your screen.
  • New: With custom device model adjustments, any phone becomes faster after the upgrade.
  • Optimization: MIUI became lighter, faster, and more durable.

System Animations

  • New: A new animation framework renders movement more realistically.
  • New: New UI design is focused on visualization and making your interaction with the device more lifelike.

System Sounds

  • New: Nature mix is a new exciting way of creating your own notification sound system.
  • New: Hundreds of system sounds that represent animals from all around the world.
  • New: Stereo system sounds.

Super Wallpapers

  • New: Mount Siguniang super wallpaper.

Privacy Protection

  • New: Now you can see what apps access your clipboard and control access.
  • New: Using approximate location adds up points to privacy protection.
  • New: You can now manage sensitive permissions and related app behavior independently.
  • New: The behavior of web pages is also tracked now, which helps you to block unwanted and malicious actions.
  • New: Now it’s up to you who and when can track your online behavior.
  • New: All apps now come with a security statement from GetApps.
  • New: Privacy risk scanner.
  • New: Control which apps access and delete items from your Gallery.
  • New: A comprehensive overview of all sensitive permissions.
  • New: You’ll be notified whenever high-risk permissions are used and will be able to block the corresponding actions.
  • Optimization: An all-new privacy protection page.

Notes

  • New: Compose mind maps with complex structures.
  • New: New tools for doodling and sketching.
  • New: Press and hold a sketch to adjust the strokes automatically.
  • New: A gesture shortcut now allows you to create notes, tasks, and excerpts anywhere.
  • New: Excerpts save texts, URLs, and images to Notes in a few simple taps.
  • New: Dynamix layouts make bring the typography in Notes to a new level.
  • All-new Notes.

MIUI+

  • You can combine your phone and computer into a single working station.
  • You can view MIUI notifications and open phone apps on your computer.
  • Apps from your phone can be handed off to your computer.
  • The items copied on a phone can now be pasted on the computer and vice versa.
  • Photos and screenshots from a mobile device can be instantly used on a computer.
  • Web pages can be seamlessly handed over from one device to another.
  • You can transfer files to your mobile device using the “MIUI+” panel on your computer.
  • New “File Manager” and “Notes” for computers.

Floating Windows

  • New: Instant messengers now support floating windows.
  • New: Floating windows can be quickly replaced with fullscreen versions of the apps.
  • New: App flashcards show key info when apps are displayed as floating windows.
    Learn more about new features in “Special features”/

Xiaomi Health

  • New: You can measure your heart rate using the camera now.
  • New: Start recording running, walking, and cycling workouts manually, and enjoy lots of online workout classes.
  • Optimization: Automatic workout recognition is much more accurate now.

Home screen

  • New: “Ripples” animation for downloading apps.
  • New: “Burst” animation for uninstalling apps.
  • New: New design for app folders.
  • New: A vertical layout for Recents.

Casting

  • New: The aspect ratio is adjusted to the external monitor automatically during casting.
  • New: The audio of the app that’s being cast in a floating window is separated from other audio.

Xiaomi Cloud

  • New: Password manager allows you to store passwords in the cloud.
  • New: You can share device location with other people in your family sharing group.
  • New: Location information can be recorded automatically before the device powers off.
  • New: Convert images to PDF.
  • Mi Carrier Services:
  • New: You can manage multiple SIM cards now.

IME

  • New: A more convenient way to move a cursor using the scrollbar.
  • New: Function buttons support switching between languages and keyboards.
  • New: You can press and hold the function buttons to access more features.
  • New: Custom themes for keyboards.

Themes

  • New: Font weight adjustment options for third-party fonts.
  • Optimization: Personalization features for system wallpapers, animations, and sounds.

Browser

  • New: Wallpaper customization in the lite mode.
  • Optimization: Redesigned Incognito mode.
  • Optimization: Pages load much faster now.

Mi Family

  • New: You can manage multiple SIM cards now.
  • Optimization: Revamped device control center.

Search

  • Optimization: Local search results are sorted automatically now.
  • Optimization: All-new design.

Steps to Update the software version on your Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F)

  • Download the One UI stable package and then copy it to the internal storage.
  • After that, Navigate to Settings -> System -> System Upgrade -> Gear in the upper right corner -> Local Upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> Upgrade now -> System upgrade
  • Now, Restart once it 100% upgrade.
  • That’s it.

Flashing Instructions for MIUI 12

Update: May 20 builds

Download MIUI 12.5 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices, Click on your Device Model, Codename to Start Downloading MIUI 12.5.

Noteworthy:

The general flashing instruction is all same for all devices of Xiaomi, Redmi, and Poco. Although, there might be some possibility of variation in some devices. For that, please have a meet with your device forums for device-specific instructions.

Installation for MIUI 12 in Recovery ROM

Basically, the recovery ROMs come up with a .zip file and can be installed by each of two; with local update method within MIUI / through Xiaomi stock recovery method. There is a custom recovery method such as Project Orange Fox, TWRP for installing these ROMs but device-specific might differ in this method.

Updating in Local Method

  • First thing first, Move your downloaded .zip file to the internal storage of your smartphone. Place the file in the “downloaded_rom” folder in internal storage. If there is no such folder in internal storage, then create a folder in the internal storage base directory.
  • After that, Go to Setting > About Phone > System Update, and tap on the 3 dots in the top right corner and select “Choose Update Package”. If the option does not exist, then tap on the MIUI logo over 10 times for getting more options.
  • After that, select the downloaded .zip file.
  • Show patience for the update to install.

Recovery Method

  • After installation, Rename the MIUI .zip to update.zip and move it to the root directory to your device’s internal storage.
  • Further, power off your device to reboot into recovery mode. After that, press both the Power key + volume up button simultaneously.
  • Go to Settings > About Phone > System Update and again go to 3 dots in the top right corner, tap on Reboot to Recovery mode.
  • After that, scroll to the “update.zip” option using volume buttons, select the option using the power key.
  • Wait for a while to install the update.
  • Last, after the installation; choose the Reboot option if the device does not reboot by itself.

Fastboot ROM Installation for MIUI 12

The Fastboot ROMs consider the .tgz file extension and demands a Windows PC and a smartphone with an unlocked bootloader.

  • Download the MiFlash Tool on your Windows PC. After that, extract and install it. In addition, Install ADB and Fastboot installed to perform.
  • Further, Reboot the device into Download mode by powering it off. After that, press both the power key + volume down button simultaneously.
  • Now, connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.
  • Download the Fastboot .tgz file and extract it. Further, copy the address of the file and move to the location of  MiFlash Tool.
  • Run MiFlash Tool on your PC and in the address bar within the tool. After that, you can paste the extract location from the above step.
  • select “Refresh” in MiFlash Tool to automatically recognize your device.
  • Tap on “Run” and Flash the ROM file to the device.
  • Wait for few minutes for the installation of ROM. After the installation, the device will automatically boot to the new version.
  • That’s it!

Hopefully, this guide helps you to find the perfect ROM for your device. We would like to know your valuable opinion and feedback if there is any query share with us in the comment section down below.