MIUI V6 for Mi2/Mi2S based on Android 4.4 released


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If you are one of the Xiaomi Mi2 or Mi2S owners who were upset that MIUI V6 would be based on an older version of Android for your device we have good news! It looks like Xiaomi have had a change of heart and released an Android 4.4 dev version.

A few weeks ago we reported that users of the older Xiaomi Mi2 and Mi2S flagship phones would have to settle for MIUI V6 based on Android 4.1, a huge blow to the Xiaomi community, and also the Oppo community too, why? Well the issue, according to sources, wasn’t that Xiaomi (or Oppo) didn’t want to update the ROM, but the fact that Qualcomm hadn’t released the relevant source to make it possible. Fast forward to this week and we learn that Oppo have been able to work around it for the Find 5 and now that Xiaomi have too!

Currently this version of MIUI V6 based on Android 4.4 is for the Xiaomi Mi2 and Mi2S and is really just a developer build, so you can expect a few bugs and optimisation issues, but the fact that his has been released is amazing news.

More details can be found on the MIUI forums, and if anyone tries it out please let us know how it is as I gave my trust Mi2 away.

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18 Comments

  1. Ajey
    September 14, 2014

    Hi i’m from India.. I own a xiaomi Redmi 1S which is running on 4.3…. Any info regarding kitkat update for it..?

    • Airyl
      September 14, 2014

      By the end if the year, if I’m not wrong.

  2. iKosh
    September 14, 2014

    Any info about the Redmi Note? Does it get KitKat?

    • Airyl
      September 14, 2014

      By the end of the year.

      • MTK Cash
        September 14, 2014

        With MTK SoC?

        Maybe…

        • September 14, 2014

          MTK released 4.4 for their chipset so why not?

        • desponent
          September 14, 2014

          There are already miui with 4.4 for MTK phones floating around.

  3. Guest
    September 14, 2014

    Hi i’m from India.. I own a xiaomi Redmi 1S which is running on 4.3…. Any info regarding kitkat update for it..?

    • Airyl
      September 14, 2014

      By the end if the year, if I’m not wrong.

  4. iKosh
    September 14, 2014

    Any info about the Redmi Note? Does it get KitKat?

    • Airyl
      September 14, 2014

      By the end of the year.

    • Guest
      September 14, 2014

      With MTK SoC?

      Maybe…

    • Fenix2412
      September 14, 2014

      MTK released 4.4 for their chipset so why not?

    • desponent
      September 14, 2014

      There are already miui with 4.4 for MTK phones floating around.

  5. RRRobert
    September 14, 2014

    More info on the international forum: http://en.miui.com/thread-43681-1-1.html
    Great news. I can name various other manufacturers that don’t listen so well to their customers as Xiaomi apparently does…

  6. Guest
    September 14, 2014

    More info on the international forum: http://en.miui.com/thread-43681-1-1.html
    Great news. I can name various other manufacturers that don’t listen so well to their customers as Xiaomi apparently does…

  7. $3003525
    September 16, 2014

    Will be out also for Mi2A?

  8. Guest
    September 16, 2014

    Will be out also for Mi2A?