Download MIUI 12 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices

Xiaomi officially announced MIUI 12 (Xiaomi’s custom Android skin) on the launch event of Mi 10 Youth Edition. MIUI 12 brings many new features with visual overhauls, improvements when compared to the MIUI 11 which was released around 6 months ago.

MIUI 12 wallpapers are already available for download, and here you can find the latest MIUI 12 closed beta firmware download links for Xiaomi and Redmi devices.

Last year Xiaomi decided to suspend the global beta roll-out, so, MIUI 12 closed beta ROMs are specially built for Chinese variants. In order to bypass the MIUI beta account whitelisting you have to install the TWRP Recovery to flash the recovery ROMs. Language options in MIUI 12 closed beta ROM are limited to English and Chinese only.


MIUI 12 full changelog

  • Highlights
    • MIUI 12. Yours alone.
  • System animations
    • New: All-new physically-based animation engine with advanced architecture will refresh your device’s look.
    • New: Dynamic window technology takes switching screen orientation to a new level.
  • System visuals
    • Brand new visual design works for all types of content and languages.
    • Magazine-level layouts bring important things into the spotlight and make the content structure clear.
  • Privacy protection
    • New: MIUI 12 is the first Android-based mobile OS that went through the rigorous enhanced privacy protection testing.
    • New: Reset your device ID and control how it’s used based on virtual ID technology.
    • New: Grant permissions that will be used only while you’re using an app.
    • New: You can also grant permissions just once, and decide again next time permission is required.
    • New: Restrict access to telephony to third party apps.
    • New: Return blank messages to the apps that require personal information.
    • New: Receive notifications whenever apps record audio, use a camera, or access your location.
    • New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
    • New: Get comprehensive stats on how apps use permissions in-app behavior history.
    • New: Visit to learn how MIUI protects your privacy.
    • Optimization: Apps aren’t allowed to launch other apps in the background now.
  • AI Call Assistant
    • New: Mi AI can answer your calls now!
    • New: You can record a customized greeting that will be played to the other person during AI calls.
    • New: Customized greetings are also supported for outgoing calls.
  • Xiaomi Health
    • New: All-new Xiaomi Health gives you more options and makes your health stats more accurate.
    • New: Put your device next to you before falling asleep to analyze your sleep cycle and record talking and snoring.
    • New: You can sync data with supported wearable and smart home devices.
    • New: Xiaomi Health can remind you to stand up and move when it detects that you’ve been sitting down for too long.
    • New: The app also analyzes your stats and gives you simple health advice.
  • Control center
    • New: Swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen to open the Control center.
    • New: Animated icons are a joy to look at!
  • Accessibility
    • New: Mi Ditto combines dictation and speech output, making mobile devices more convenient for people who have difficulties using conventionally designed smartphones.
  • Trips
    • New: Traffic and suggested routes to airports and train stations.
    • New: You can track your previous trips now.
    • New: Checklists for trips.
    • New: Alarms for train arrivals.
  • Mi Carrier Services
    • New: View your SIM balance and mobile data usage stats.
    • New: Save frequently used phone numbers to top up balance and buy mobile data later.
    • New: Buy SIM cards and services.
  • Messaging
    • New: Promotional messages are grouped according to their content now.
  • Status bar, Notification shade
    • New: All-new design.
  • Weather
    • New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
  • Settings
    • New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
    • New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features upfront.
  • File Manager
    • New: Use the floating shortcut to filter and sort items, as well as switch view.
  • Calendar
    • New: New layout tailored for landscape orientation is available now.
    • New: We added lots of fresh animations that will accompany your actions.
    • New: Calendar cards will remind you about important events and anniversaries.
  • Notes
    • New: You can create folders with notes now.
    • New: New dynamic backgrounds look gorgeous!
    • New: Tasks are completed with a satisfying animation now.
    • New: Checklists of subtasks make managing your agenda much simpler.
  • Security
    • New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
    • New: Keep your home safe with smart home device alerts.
    • New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.
  • Xiaomi Cloud
    • New: Shared family storage plan is available now.

MIUI 12 beta builds are either Android 10 or Android 11, depending on the device. Find the list below.

Download MIUI 12 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices

Old MIUI 12 Closed Beta builds

MIUI 12 (20.8.5)

MIUI 12 (20.8.4)

MIUI 12 (20.8.3)

MIUI 12 (20.7.30)

MIUI 12 (20.7.29)

MIUI 12 (20.7.28)

MIUI 12 (20.7.27)

MIUI 12 (20.7.23)

MIUI 12 (20.7.22)

MIUI 12 (20.7.20)

Redmi 10X 5G (atom) Android 10
Redmi Note 8 Pro (begonia) Android 10 Download
Redmi 10X Pro (bomb) Android 10
Mi 9 (cepheus) Android 10 Download
Mi 10 Pro (cmi) Android 11
Mi 9 Pro 5G (crux) Android 10 Download
Redmi K20/Mi 9T (davinci) Android 10 Download
Mi 8 (dipper) Android 10 Download
Mi 8 Pro (equuleus) Android 10 Download
Redmi Note 8 (ginkgo) Android 10 Download
Mi 9 SE (grus) Android 10 Download
Redmi Note 7/7S (lavender) Android 10 Download
Mi CC9e (laurus) Android 10 Download
Redmi K30 Pro/POCO F2 Pro (lmi) Android 10
Mi Max 3 (nitrogen) Android 10 Download
Mi Mix 3 (perseus) Android 10 Download
Redmi K30 5G (picasso) Android 10 Download
Mi 8 Lite (platina) Android 10 Download
POCO X2/Redmi K30 4G (phoenix) Android 10 Download
Mi Mix 2S (polaris) Android 10
Mi 9 Lite/Mi CC9 (pyxis) Android 10 Download
Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro (raphael) Android 10 Download
Mi 8 SE (sirius) Android 10 Download
Mi Note 10/Mi CC9 Pro (tucana) Android 10 Download
Mi 10 (umi) Android 11
Mi 8 Explorer Edition (ursa) Android 10 Download
Mi 10 Youth Edition/Mi 10 Lite Zoom (vangogh) Android 10
Mi CC9 Meitu Edition (vela) Android 10 Download
Redmi Note 7 Pro (violet) Android 10 Download

Follow the guide in this article to flash the recovery file.

Teja Pagidimarri

Teja is a tech writer primarily covering FAANG - Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google. He is also interested in the future of cryptocurrencies as it relates to the convergence of technology and fiscal policy.

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