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


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.

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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