How to download and install MIUI 8 on the Redmi Note 3

Xiaomi started rolling out the stable MIUI 8 ROM on August 23, seeding the OTA update to the Mi 4i and Redmi Note. The update is now making its way to the Redmi Note 3. If you're rocking the budget handset, it's time to make the switch to MIUI 8.

How to download MIUI 8 on the Redmi Note 3

The easiest way to get MIUI 8 on the Redmi Note 3 is through the OTA update. To see if one is available for your handset, open the Updater app and check for updates. We'll break it down for you:

  1. Open the Updater app from the home screen.
  2. Tap Check for updates.
  3. Download MIUI

Even though MIUI has been updated, the phone itself is still running Android 5.1.1 (build LMY47V). Xiaomi is said to be testing a Marshmallow-based build for the Redmi Note 3, which should make its way to beta testers in the coming months. For its part, the company is continuing to roll out security patches on time, with the phone currently on the August security patch.

As of now, Xiaomi hasn't made download links available for the Redmi Note 3, so you'll have to wait for the OTA to update to MIUI 8. We'll add the relevant links and instructions on how to flash your phone using the recovery files once they're available.

I'm yet to see the update on the Mi 5, Mi Max, or the Redmi 3S, but it rolling out to the devices in the coming days. As a refresher, these are the handsets that are slated to receive MIUI 8:

  • Mi Max
  • Mi 5
  • Mi 4i
  • Mi 4
  • Redmi Note 3
  • Redmi 3S
  • Redmi 3S Prime
  • Redmi 1S
  • Redmi 2
  • Redmi 2 Prime
  • Redmi Note 4G
  • Redmi Note 3G

Did you make the switch to MIUI 8 on the Redmi Note 3? How are you liking the changes?

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.