According to the official Xiaomi community, in order to satisfy some “senior users” to try out Android 11 now, the MIUI 12 development version based on Android 11 customized for some “senior users” is now out. This Android 11 MIUI 12 is only available for Xiaomi Mi 10 and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. This update is arriving way ahead of schedule.
As usual with betas, there are some adaptation risks. According to the company, after upgrading to Android 11, some applications may have incompatibility problems. These apps may not be suitable for daily use. The recommendation is that you should be careful with the upgrade and backup all your data. After upgrading to Android 11, Xiaomi does not recommend downgrading back to Android 10. There is an unknown risk of downgrading, and you may brick your device in the process.
Before upgrading, please make sure that there is no modification in the system structure and files (including not flashing/installing unofficial roots/resources, etc.). Furthermore, use the official recovery upgrade (not through third parties) recovery upgrade version. If you use a third-party upgrade, there may be risks of abnormal booting.
The official also reminds users in advance that there are many unstable factors in the internal test version. It is not recommended that users upgrade the internal test version. Ensure that the models/versions participating in the upgrade are consistent with the information filled in when applying for the internal test. Otherwise, you will not receive this push. Again, ensure that you completely back up your mobile phone data before the upgrade to avoid data loss.
MIUI 12 Android 11 Beta 1 update will be generally available soon
According to Zhang Guoquan, director of the Xiaomi mobile phone system software department, MIUI 12 on top of Android 11 will be available soon. The early release for Xiaomi Mi 10/Pro is for “senior users”. However, Xiaomi did not explain what it means by “senior users”. Obviously, it is for a select few. A couple of weeks ago, Google officially released Android 11 Beta 1 some weeks ago. This new system comes with a lot of improvements and new features.
Description of known issues in version:
- There are some issues with the appearance of the status bar
- The camera night view function cannot be used
- Xiaoai classmates do not support voice wake-up
- Temporarily does not support the long screenshot function
- Temporarily does not support the Xiaomi mutual transmission function
- Does not support the one-key switch for now
- The sunscreen feature for some phones is not available for now
- Might fail to update or install some apps from the App Store