How to Manually Update Indian Mi 3 to MIUI 6 Official Stable ROM
With the launch of Mi 4 in India on Jan 28th, Xiaomi also started rolling out the much awaited MIUI v6 Stable ROM update for Mi 3 users in India. Some users have already got the latest MIUI 6 update on Mi 3W in India while others are stuck with MIUI 5. If you can’t wait anymore, then you can have it right now by installing the Stable MIUI v6 OTA update manually on Mi 3 Indian version. The update isn’t available on MIUI download portal yet but the link for official OTA zip file is out now! The update sized 542MB will update your Mi 3 in India from MIUI 5 version: KXDMIBF34.0 to MIUI V18.104.22.168.KXDMIBL (Stable).
MIUI 6 is big update with significant changes in terms of looks as it features an entirely revamped UI, several new features, improvements and bug fixes. It’s based on Android 4.4.4 (KitKat).
Note: This update is meant only for the Indian Mi 3 WCDMA variant.
Best part is that none of your data including the installed apps, apps data, and other settings Will Not be deleted as you’re simply installing the official OTA package.
Installing the Stable MIUI 6 (v22.214.171.124.KXDMIBL) Update on Mi 3 in India –
Note: Flashing a newer version of MIUI ROM doesn’t requires to wipe data, but flashing an older one does. So, as you’re updating to a newer version wiping is not needed. Make sure your phone is charged.
1. Download the MIUI 6 v126.96.36.199.KXDMIBL Stable ROM full package.
2. Place the downloaded file in the downloaded_rom folder on internal storage.
3. Open Updater app, press the Menu button. Then tap on ‘Select update package’ option and choose the downloaded ROM (miui_MI3WMI4WGlobal_V188.8.131.52.KXDMIBL_81cf4052dd_4.4.zip). Click on the ‘Update’ option, wait for the update to complete and then Reboot to finish.
Voila! After rebooting your Mi 3 should load up with MIUI 6’s entirely new flat user interface.
Note: Be patient after reboot as Mi 3 will take a while to boot up.
Credits: MIUI Forum