After updating the 2016 Mi Note 2 to Android Oreo as part of weekly build MIUI9 8.3.15, Xiaomi has today started rolling out the OS to the Mi 5 and Mi MIX as part of weekly build MIUI9 8.3.29.
This is a stable build that takes over from the beta version that has been available for the two devices for weeks now. Xiaomi Mi 5’s Oreo update was supposed to be part of the weekly build that brought the OS to the Mi Note 2, but it was suspended for unknown reasons. It’s good to see that the OEM didn’t take long before rolling out the update to the Mi 5.
In addition to installing Oreo, the new MIUI9 8.3.29 also comes with a bunch of other changes, optimizations and improvements, all of which we’ve documented below.
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MIUI9 8.2.39 full changelog
- System-level adjustment for alarms, messages, and notifications
- Fixed issue where camera crashed in some cases
- Fixed issue where the device couldn’t connect to several Bluetooth devices
- Direct apps are called Quick apps now
- New shortcut for Split screen in Recents
If you can’t wait for the OTA notification to download and install Android Oreo on your Xiaomi Mi 5 or Mi MIX, we have a link to the firmware for you to download and flash on your phone. But before you do so, make sure you know what you are getting into.
It’s worth noting that this new MIUI9 8.3.29 is also compatible with the Mi Note 2, which is still on v8.3.15 that brought Oreo a couple of weeks ago.