Xiaomi Mi 6 Android Oreo MIUI Global Stable ROM Now Available

By | 28th February 2018

Up until now, Xiaomi hadn’t rolled-out the stable Android Oreo update to any of its smartphones running MIUI. The Xiaomi Mi A1 did receive the Android Oreo update in January, but that doesn’t count here as it is an Android One device instead of MIUI. The company doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to rolling out major Android version updates to older phones, although the situation is reversed when it comes to rolling out MIUI updates (for example, the Redmi 1s from 2014 has received the MIUI 9 update).

In December, Xiaomi started an official beta program for the Mi 6’s Android Oreo update. A month later, the company did the same for its other 2017 flagship smartphone, the Mi Mix 2, and released a beta Oreo ROM for the Mi 6. Now, it has finally released the official Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI 9.2.3.0 Global Stable ROM for the Mi 6.

As a reminder, the Mi 6 was Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone for the first half of 2017. It has a premium list of specifications including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip, 6GB of RAM paired with 64/128GB of storage, a 5.15-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS display, 12MP+12MP wide-angle + “telephoto” rear cameras, an 8MP front camera, and a 3,350 mAh battery. The phone shipped with MIUI 8 on top of Android Nougat, and it recently received the MIUI 9.2 Global Stable update.

Here’s the changelog for the Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI 9.2.3.0 Global Stable update:

Changelog

Highlights

· Optimization – Android 8.0 update (02-12)
· Optimization – Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (02-12)

System
· Optimization – Android 8.0 update (02-12)
· Fix – Apps changed Wi-Fi connection status without the user’s permission (02-12)
· Fix – Apps stopped working in the background (02-12)
· Fix – WhatsApp force closed in Split screen (02-12)Phone
· Fix – DTMF issues after pausing VoLTE video calls (02-12)App Lock
· New – Added the App lock step before unlocking using a new fingerprint for the first time (02-12)

Contacts
· New – Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts (02-12)
· Optimization – Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (02-12)
· Fix – Contact search didn’t work properly for Russian and Ukranian (02-12)

Messaging
· Fix – OTP messages were grouped with notification SMS (02-12)
· Fix – Time in Messaging didn’t change when the system was switched to 12-hour format (02-12)
· Fix – Messages with one-time passwords disappeared (02-12)
· Delete – Adjustments for Messaging: service and promo SMS, scheduled SMS, and group messages. (02-12)

Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar
· Optimization – Vibration for notifications during calls (02-12)
· Optimization – Notification shade response (02-12)
· Fix – Brightness bar wasn’t displayed in its position (02-12)
· Fix – A white bar appeared in the Notification shade (02-12)
· Fix – Lock screen wallpaper wasn’t shown in some cases (02-12)
· Fix – Notification shade issues (02-12)
· Fix – The search bar in the Notification shade wasn’t displayed correctly (02-12)
· Fix – Wallpaper Carousel couldn’t load online resources (a Play Store update was required) (02-12)

Home screen
· New – Animated icons for selected apps in the default theme (02-12)
· Optimization – RAM info isn’t shown in Recents by default. Go to Settings > Home screen & Recents to turn it on. (02-12)
· Optimization – Animation for clearing cache (02-12)
· Optimization – Adjusted the button for clearing memory in Recents (02-12)
· Optimization – Swipe response (02-12)
· Optimization – Folders open faster (02-12)
· Optimization – Users can set their main Home screen in the editing mode (02-12)
· Optimization – New animation for launching and closing apps (02-12)
· Fix – Couldn’t close Recents in some cases (02-12)
· Fix – Issues with icon size for Clock, Calendar, and Weather (02-12)
· Fix – Home screen icons weren’t displayed properly (02-12)

Themes
· Optimization – Redesigned home page (02-12)
· Optimization – Updated Peach blossom and Asphalt themes (02-1)

The Global Stable ROM can now be installed via fastboot or recovery. The “Global Stable” nomenclature means that all users are expected to receive the update over-the-air (OTA) in the coming days. Users can use the MIUI Updater app to check for updates.


Source: MIUI Forums