[Guide] How to Install MIUI 8 Nougat ROMs

WARNING

Always create backup or copy of your files in another storage or computer to prevent accidental data loss during the procedures posted here.

This guide is provided as is with no warranty or whatsoever. The author is not to be held liable for any damage that might occur to your unit. Follow at your own risk.

Flashing MIUI 8 Nougat ROMs WILL RELOCK your bootloader. Unlocking your bootloader might void your warranty. If you don’t know what a bootloader means and how bootlader status affects your phone, read here: Blog Link


Official MIUI 8 China ROMs

Requirements

  • Official MIUI 8 China Developer (v6.12.22) or China Stable ROM installed
  • Atleast 50% battery life

Instructions

Developer ROM users

  • Lollipop Dev ROM users
    • Must be running on MIUI 8 China Developer ROM v6.12.22
    • If not using this version of Dev ROM, follow guide below for Stable ROM users
    • If you are already using an MIUI Nougat release, just follow the instructions below
  • Download the Official China MIUI 8 Nougat ROM zip file here: Blog Link
  • Install via System Update: Site Link
  • [Optional] Performance a factory reset to wipe all unwanted leftover files and lessen bugs before or after the update.

Stable ROM users

  • Follow guide here to install latest Nougat update via fastboot: Site Link
  • [Optional] Performance a factory reset to wipe all unwanted leftover files and lessen bugs before or after the update.

Installing Google Apps on Official MIUI 8 Nougat ROMs

  • If you want Google and Playstore functional on your MIUI 8 China Nougat ROM, follow guide here: Site Link

Custom MIUI 8 ROMs (EU, Globe, Multi,etc.)

Requirements

  • Unlocked bootloader
  • TWRP recovery
    • v3.0.2 installed: Blog Link
      • If MIUI Lollipop is currently installed
    • v3.0.3 installedt: Blog Link
      • If MIUI Nougat is currently installed
    • Don’t have TWRP yet? Follow this guide: Blog Link
  • [Recommended] SuperSU 2.79: DownloadMirror1
    • Needed by MIUI LP users to flash TWRP 3.0.3 later
  • Atleast 50% battery life

Instructions

  • Download the Custom MIUI 8 Nougat ROM zip file here: Custom ROMs
  • Reboot to TWRP recovery
  • [Nougat users: Optional, Lollipop users: Recommended] Wipe > Factory wipe > Slide to perform wipe, go back to Main Menu
  • Install the ROM & wipe cache/dalvik
    • Don’t know how to flash ROMs via TWRP? Follow this guide: Blog Link
  • [Recommended] Flash the SuperSU zip file & wipe cache/dalvik
    • Needed by MIUI LP users to flash TWRP v3.0.3
  • For MIUI Lollipop users: Old TWRP v3.0.2 recovery will be erased or become unbootable after flashing Custom MIUI 8 Nougat ROM, flash  TWRP v3.0.3 via PC/Rashr/TWRP Official App/Flashify
    • Don’t know how to flash TWRP via PC? Guide here: Blog Link

NOTES

  • Unless you have officially unlocked your device earlier, flashing Nougat based (Stock/Custom) MIUI 8 ROMs MIGHT RELOCK your bootloader,
    • To unlock your bootloader, check guide here: Blog Link
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