Very simple method to Downgrade Any Xiaomi Phone From MIUI 8 to MIUI 7

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Downgrade MIUI 8 to MIUI 7

Many Xiaomi Users do not like the UI of MIUI 8. This is because MIUI 8 is very heavy and may not work with stability in some Xiaomi devices. These people wish to revert back to MIUI 7 from MIUI 8. There are many methods to downgrade MIUI 8 to MIUI 7 on your Xiaomi Phone. In this tutorial, I will show you a simple method to downgrade your Xiaomi phone from MIUI 8 to MIUI 7.

Note: Follow each and every step very carefully, if anything goes wrong, your device may be stuck in the boot loop.

Downloads:
ADB Sideload

Android Multi Tools

MI Flash Tool

ROM download

Also Read: Android O 8.0 Oreo is out and find out if your device is eligible?

Steps to downgrade MIUI 8 to MIUI 7:

  • Before starting the process, disable the drivers signature on your windows computer. If you do not know, how to disable the drivers signature, then click here.
  • Install the drivers correctly. Make sure to disable the drivers signature before installing the drivers.
  • Download the ROM and extract it in any drive of your computer.
  • Once you extract the ROM, dowload and extract ADB folder. Also, download and install MI flash tool.
  • On your Xiaomi Phone, enable the developers option. To do so, go to Settings< AboutPhone< tap on MIUI version for 7 times.
  • Go to Additional settings and open developers option, enable the USB debugging.
  • Connect your Xiaomi phone to the computer.
  • Open ADB folder, press shift and then right click on the computer, click on Open Command Window Here.
  • A black screen will popup on the screen.
  • Type “adb devices”, it will show you the list of devices and if anything popups on screen, just select yes.
  • Now type “adb reboot edl”. Your android will be booted into the edl mode.
  • Open MI flash tool, select browse and select the download ROM images. Select refresh and then click on flash.
  • Flashing will take around five minutes.
  • After the flashing is completed, remove your phone and turn it on.
  • Congratulations! You have successfully downgraded MIUI 8 to MIUI 7.

Final words: I have used this method on Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3s to downgrade from MIUI 8 to MIUI 7. Use this method at your own risk. If you do not follow the procedure properly, it may get into boot loop.

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