Here’s a nifty trick that is making its rounds on the web that should interest all Xiaomi users. By simply changing the region in the settings, you will get the next MIUI version – with a bit of luck. NextPit shows you how this update trick works on your Xiaomi smartphone.
The distribution and development of updates is always a bit problematic with Android smartphones. While there are projects like Project Treble that are designed to get new versions out faster, things aren’t getting things going as intended. If you are using a Xiaomi phone, this guide may help you get the next MIUI version a little faster.
This is because Xiaomi will always prioritize its top domestic market with new versions first before moving forward gradually in other areas. Cashy’s blog recently picked up a tip from the comments section that suggested a change in the region. This allowed multiple Xiaomi devices to download newer updates. Now how about a cool workaround?
Update your Xiaomi smartphone faster: this is how it works
Of course, we tried this for you in our editorial team before recommending such a step. We have taken screenshots of the implementation of the region change and show you step by step how it all works. First, you need to go to the settings on your Xiaomi smartphone, followed by the following steps:
- Under “Settings” look for “More Settings”.
- Choose region “.
- Now search for India and set the region as the default.
- Return to Settings.
After changing the region, you will need to check for an update for your phone again. To do this, you need to do the following:
- Go to “My Device” in your smartphone settings.
- Here you can find under “Update” whether updates are available.
- Tap “Download Update” to start the installation process.
The result we got on a Xiaomi Mi Note 10? We couldn’t find an update in the German region. After moving to India, we downloaded the security patch from April 2021. However, the entire process typically takes less than five minutes, and you don’t even have to switch back to your region afterwards.
By the way, you don’t have to worry about the language changing on your smartphone to reflect the change in the region. Rather, Cashy’s blog indicated that it might install some additional apps that would be irrelevant in other countries. You can just hide them or go straight to our guide to uninstall preinstalled apps.
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