How to install Android 9 Pie on Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is the current flagship of the company’s Mix series. The Xiaomi Mi Mix was launched and gave rise to the $ 0027Bezel-less $ 0027 display trend. Although, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is not as over the top as the original Xiaomi Mi Mix due to the fact that there is no major design change now.

However, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is not a botch in the hardware department and can hold up as such compared to other current flagships on the market. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 combined with 6 or 8 GB of RAM, depending on the storage variant you choose, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is more than well equipped to be future-proof.

On the subject of “future proof”, we would like to inform you that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S can now be updated to the latest version of Android 9 Pie.

Let’s take a look at how to get you swinging with the update for Android 9 Pie on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.

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Contents hideHow to install Android 9 Pie on Xiaomi Mi Mix 2SDownloadsHow to install Method 1: Using the system update menu (local update) Method 2: Using Quick Boot

How to install Android 9 Pie on Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

You can get the latest update for your Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S from the link below. To install it, follow either of the two guides below, although the simplest is Method 1, which uses the local update option within the Settings app. Very easy.

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downloads

Download a of the following two ROMs to install Android 9 Pie Global Stable ROM on your Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S:

  • Local update ROM | 1.6 GB
    File name: miui_MIMIX2SGlobal_8.9.20_8f2e175c08_9.0.zip
  • Fastboot ROM | 2.5 GB
    File name: polaris_global_images_8.9.20_20180920.0000.00_9.0_global_9fda5dd435.tgz

What ROM should I download?

Well, updating the phone using the system ROM is easier. See Method # 1 called $ 0027 local update $ 0027 for this. If this doesn’t work for you, then you can use the Fastboot ROM, for which, method # 2 below will help you.

How to install

We recommend that you use Method # 1 below as it is quite easy. Method # 2 requires an unlocked bootloader, which voids the device warranty.

Method 1: Using the System Update menu (local update)

  1. Download the system ROM recovery update file from the link above.
  2. Transfer the update file to your Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S if you downloaded it on your PC.
  3. Open the app Settings and tap on About phone.
  4. Tap on Upgrade system .
  5. Click on the button 3 point menu in the upper right.
  6. Tap on Select upgrade package .
  7. Examine and select the update file that you downloaded earlier.
  8. The system will verify the update and will install it automatically . When it asks for confirmation, confirm to allow the installation. Make sure to back up your important data, as installing the update may remove apps and data.

In case the above method doesn’t work, know that you can use Method 2 below to install using the quick start method.

Method 2: Using Fastboot

  1. Will need unlock bootloader of your Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S first for this as fast boot is locked by default. Take your time to do this.
  2. Download MIUI ROM flash tool.
  3. Download the quickstart update file from the table above. Make sure to check that the file you downloaded ends with the extension .tgz (no.zip).
  4. Turn off your Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and press the buttons Volume + Power simultaneously to enter Fastboot mode . Connect the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S to your PC using a USB cable.
  5. Double click the downloaded ROM file and unzip it .
  6. Open the archive folder of the unzipped package and copy your route on your computer.
  7. Unzip the MIUI ROM flashing tool downloaded in Step 1.
  8. Double click on it to install it on your PC.
  9. When the installation is complete, open the file MiFlash.exe .
  10. In your address bar, paste the folder path from ROM file that you copied earlier.
  11. Click the button yellow circled to update and MiFlash will automatically recognize your Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.
  12. Click the button red circled to display the ROM file to the device.
  13. Sit back and watch the progress bar inside MiFlash turn completely green, implying that the new system update has been successfully installed on your Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.
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The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will restart automatically and you will have the update running.

Let us know your thoughts on the Android 9 Pie update in the comments below.