Xiaomi now releases Android 12-based MIUI 12.5 beta build to the Mi 11 Lineup

Last Month, Xiaomi has announced the Android 12 recruitment program for Mi 11 series. Now as Google officially released the source code of Android 12 OS, a couple of smartphone OEMs has kicked-off the new beta builds based on Android 12. Yesterday, Samsung released the second beta build of One UI 4.0 for the Galaxy S21 lineup, Oppo started testing ColorOS 12 on Find X3 series. Now Xiaomi has kicked-off its first beta build for the Mi 11 series phones. Here’s everything you need to know about the Mi 11, Mi 11i, and Mi 11 Ultra Android 12 Beta update.

Xiaomi seeds the Android 12-based MIUI 12.5 beta firmware for the users who had opted the pilot testing program. The latest firmware on Mi 11 comes with version number, while the Mi 11i and Mi 11 Ultra receives the new update with and build numbers. As it is a major upgrade, both the OTA and recovery ROM weighs more than the usual monthly patches.

As always, the Android-12 based recovery ROM is available for sideloading on all members of Mi 11 series. Thanks to @Xiaomiui telegram channel for sharing the builds. Although, I don’t recommend you sideloading the first beta builds on your primary smartphone aka daily driver, some users are reporting hard brick issue after updating to the new firmware.

Talking about the features, then for the time being, Xiaomi didn’t mentioned any list of new features coming with the Android 12. But users can use the features such as a new widget system to Android, better privacy management, new quick settings, improved auto rotate, scrolling screenshots, universal splash screen, and other basic features of Android 12.

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Here’s the changelog coming with the Android-12 based MIUI 12.5 beta update on Xiaomi Mi 11i.

  • System
    • Updated Android Security Patch to September 2021.
    • Increased system security.
    • Stable MIUI based on Android 12

Now let’s take a look at the Xiaomi Mi 11 and Mi 11 Ultra MIUI 12.5 (Android 12) beta update changelog.

  • System
    • Updated Android Security Patch to September 2021.
    • Increased system security.
    • Stable MIUI based on Android 12
  • Attention
    • This update is a limited release for Mi Pilot testers. Don’t forget to back up all important items before upgrading. The update process might take longer than usual. Expect overheating and other performance issues after you update – it might take some time for your device to adapt to the new version. Remember that some third-party apps aren’t yet compatible with Android 12 and you might not be able to use them normally.

Download Android 12-based MIUI 12.5 beta for Mi 11, Mi 11i, and Mi 11 Ultra

Xiaomi Mi 11 series users can update their phones to the Android 12 beta, by joining the pilot testing program or manually sideloading the recovery ROM. As mentioned earlier, it’s not safe to sideload this beta build, if you’ve a separate Mi 11 series phone for testing purpose, then you can try the new Android 12-based MIUI 12.5 beta build. Here’s the download link of new firmware for Mi 11 series.

Before upgrading your smartphone, I recommend taking a full backup and charge your device to at least 30%. Once done, you can sideload the new firmware on your Mi 11, Mi 11i, or Mi 11 Ultra smartphone.

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