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 a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • I switched to MIUI and I'm very impressed with it . Some major changes like second space, ability to clone apps are of great use. Quick ball also comes in handy with some customizable shortcuts.
  • Bro I have Redmi 3s . Want miui8 in it.
    When I click on updater . It's showing Ur device is upto date in miui7
  • Same Here Bhai
  • It'll take a while for MIUI 8 to be available on all devices. My Redmi 3S is still on MIUI 7.
  • Testing Marshmallow for the Redmi Note 3, beta Roms will make their way to devices in the coming months, that's safe to say, RN3 will get Android M when Google is getting ready to announce what's to be expected on Android O ( or whatever version is next). Smh
  • can i ask why my redmi not 3 still cant update t the miui8
  • Still showing lollipop??? Why?? I thought MIUI8 is based on marshmallow..! Will redmi note 3 ever get marshmallow?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Actually the only thing miui lacks is doze, that's pretty much it. The rest of the features are pretty much included regardless of Android version. Split screen from nougat is supposed to be added to miui beta builds in upcoming months. Also miui is one of the most stable ROM I've encountered. If something crashes its because of that app not because of the OS. Also cold launch times are are some of the best means lightning quick app openings.
    Overall glad I got a redmi note 3
  • I've been using MIUI 8 since a month now. Very impressed by the features it provide. Long screenshot, new notification shade, volume control, dual apps, second space, etc. I don't understand why everyone wants Marshmallow so desperately on this device, MIUI is independent of the Android version that you're using. So if you have Lollipop or Marshmallow, it doesn't make a difference. MIUI 8 based on Lollipop will have the same features as that of MIUI 8 based on Marshmallow.
  • Except the Marshmallow features.
  • Is there any way to lock the home screen icons in place? I got my mom the redmi 3s and am thoroughly impressed by it.
  • To be honest idk, My mom owns the redmi 3 and I installed Nova Launcher right out of the box (I fuc***ing love it :D) I'd recommend you doing so. That way you will be able to lock the entire homescreen, sort icons, change themes, whatever you like...! Nova Launcher is free and PRIME version is great but just if you are interested on the PRIME-only features. :D
  • Miui 8 stay on lollipop on redmi note 3 .really Bad company
  • I Hv RN3 ... Not Getting Update... Still On MIUI 7..
  • I thought all the MIUI8 builds were going to be based on Marshmallow.
  • How to update on redmi note 3 without WiFi?? Can possible to download with mobile data.. ?
  • I have redmi note 3. And I want to update to MIUI 8. My problem is that when I switched to Update button in phone, it display that cant find connection, wifi is not available, while all my internet and other browsing is working in wifi. I cant understand why update button not able to connect wifi while phone is connected to wifi. Update button is showing MIUI update in mobile data, but I want to update with wifi. please help me
  • I have redmi note 3. And i want to update to MIUI 8. My problem is that when i switched to update button ;then i found an update of MIUI 8 then i click on 'Update'. But downloading remains on 0% after a long time not increasing the downloading % .
    Now can you suggest me how could i update my phone?
    Please .