How to Downgrade Mi 3 from Developer ROM to Stable MIUI ROM

Want to downgrade your Mi 3 from Developer ROM to Stable ROM? MIUI Developer ROMs are officially provided by MIUI to let interested users test the beta version of upcoming MIUI OS, which helps them resolve any reported bugs and obtain user feedback prior to the final release. The Developer ROMs are updated every week with bug fixes and new features as compared to Stable ROMs that don’t have a regular update frequency. Perhaps, if you’ve installed a developer ROM on your Xiaomi smartphone (Mi 3/ Mi 4) and are encountering serious bugs and app crashes, then you might want to revert back to Stable ROM.

In the below guide, we’ve covered the easiest and safest way to downgrade Mi 3 MIUI ROM to Stable version by flashing the Full ROM pack. A Full ROM includes all the apps and services in a ROM, even those haven’t changed in an update. You can also fix some problems in your device by flashing the full ROM pack. This method neither requires using the Mi Flash tool (involves booting into fastboot mode) nor using a custom recovery like CWM. You can easily perform the entire process without requiring a computer and technical knowledge.

Guide to Install Stable MIUI 5 ROM (v23) on Xiaomi Mi 3

Note: In this process, the user installed applications and media such as files, photos, music, etc. wont be deleted. Only the user data will be deleted which includes device settings, added accounts, and the settings & data for installed apps. You can take a backup if required.

1. Download Stable Full ROM pack for Mi 3 (WCDMA India) – Version: KXDMIBF23.0 (V5)

2. Copy the file to the root directory of the phone.

>> Rename the file to

3. Boot into recovery mode – To do so, either (go to Tools > Updater > press Menu key and select ‘Reboot to Recovery mode’) or Power off your Mi3 and turn it on again by pressing Volume Up + Power button simultaneously and hold them until Mi-Recovery mode appears.

4. In recovery mode, use volume keys to navigate and power key to confirm. Choose English, then select ‘Wipe & Reset’ from Main menu. Navigate to ‘Wipe User Data’ and select Yes. Note: When wiping data is at 98%, wait for a while as it takes few minutes to complete.

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5. Now go back to main menu, and select ‘Install to System One’. Select Yes to confirm and the update will begin installing.

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6. When Update is installed, go back and select Reboot. Select the option ‘Reboot to System One (latest)’. Be patient after reboot as Mi 3 will take around 5 minutes to boot up.


That’s it! Your Mi 3 should now be running the latest MIUI v5 Stable ROM.

Hope you found this tutorial helpful. 🙂

P.S. We’ve tried this procedure on Mi 3W (Indian version) running MIUI v6 Developer ROM.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

18 Responses

  1. siddhant says:

    hey, how come it says wcdma version? my phone has idea sim which is gsm. will this rom work?

  2. Gaurav says:

    Update failed!
    My phone is stuck on boot loop

  3. Pranav says:


    I did the same. with the latest MIUI India rom (v32 I think).

    But the phone is continuously rebooting now.

  4. Mayur says:

    @Gaurav @Pranav Boot into Recovery, then Wipe Cache and Wipe user data again after installation. It should now work fine.

  5. shahbaz says:

    Hi i did the same what pranav did and im also facing the same problem.sooo plz help me out

  6. Gavin Shah says:

    update failed. it says “update failed. cannot find file in sd card. please rename the update pack to and put it to the root directory of sd card”

    but my phone is stuck on a loop boot mode. how do i rename and transfer into the root folder?
    and where is the root folder?
    please help!

  7. Aniket Patil says:

    after downgrading my themes section and mi account are in chinese language plz… help….

  8. ashish tilekar says:

    pleae help me. i also did the same thing it shows unable to install the,its stuck now what to do.

  9. leomessi says:

    Will downgrading delete all the updated apps nd all the files in the phone?

  10. rajesh says:

    After downgrading, and restarting it is not giving me the prompt to logon to my google account. I also don\’t see any Google related products like playstore etc. Please help!

  11. Sabarigirish says:


    I have downloaded MIUI 6 and installed.

    i had faced problem in Clock

    So i have wiped data and did reboot system 2 again. Not worked.

    Again i tried to do and mistakenly tried rebooting system one. Now totally all process in the phone not working. Any icon i touch it says processed stopped. please help me 🙁

  12. Ashish says:

    Hey…. i was on developer rom 5.2.13 and i downloaded 6.3.9 stable and when i installed it, my phone is crashing and rebooting. .help asap

  13. Vishv Ratn says:

    Hey i used a different approach. I downloaded stable ROM (MIUI 8) and pasted in phone memory. Now i ran the updater and chose folder which is having zip file of ROM in that. Now problem is that is processing in loop. first it shows the process completion bar screen. After the 100% completion it just show screen where android is written below and 3 circles are coming. It\’s going on since 2 hrs now. Kindly help!!!!!!

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