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Xiaomi Mi4 android update: latest news

Update: Marshmallow reportedly rolling out

The powerful and relatively inexpensive Xiaomi Mi4 arrived with Android 4.4.3 KitKat in August 2014. The device was never officially upgraded to Android Lollipop, but it seems it is now starting to receive Marshmallow. Here's what we know about the status of the next Xiaomi Mi4 Android update. 

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Xiaomi Mi4 Android Marshmallow update

On January 22, Geek Snipper reported that the Mi4 was starting to see Android Marshmallow arrive. It appears that the device is jumping straight to the latest version, 6.0.1, and the update only weighs 100 MB. We're waiting for wider confirmation on this one, so let us know in the comments if you have received the update on your device.

Xiaomi Mi4 latest Android update

The latest update the Xiaomi Mi4 received was to Xiaomi's MIUI 7.1 software. MIUI 7.1 rolled out on January 5, and brought many optimizations and improvements, but for the Mi4, it's still based on Android KitKat. Head to the official MIUI forums to flash the update and see what's new.

We'll keep you abreast of all of the Xiaomi Mi4 Android update news as we get it. Until then, what are you most looking forward to in the new build? Let us know in the comments.  


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  • Hi I have got update for my Xiaomi MI4, now I have Android 6.0.1 marshmallows it is fantastic, lots of issues I as have in KitKat that all issues solved and working smoothly

  • Adam-Tom May 13, 2016 Link to comment

    I like the XIAOMI MI4, it carries 13MP Sony camera, Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz chipset, 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 6.0 OS and 3080mAh battery; It is one of the best smartphones around $160. You want to know what else smartphones have the reputation? Search “best smartphone around $160” on youtube, you will find the comparison video among XIAOMI Mi4, Oukitel k6000 pro, K10000 and Letv Le 1s smartphone.

  • when will we get update in india??

  • Faizan Jan 24, 2016 Link to comment

    there are 2 ROMs for Xiaomi smartphones. One is stable and other is Developer. The Developer ROM recently got updated to Marshmallow and people on Chinese version of the Developer ROM have received the Marshmallow update. While the users on Global version of developer rom are yet to get Android 6.
    as for the stable version, it'll take around 4-6 months to receive Marshmallow for both the Chinese & global variant.
    Users are free to choose their respective ROM i.e Developer or Stable & both can be downloaded from the official miui website i.e

  • Not update in norway 😢

  • fake news....using mi4 and updates

  • I can confirm the Android 6.0 update, Xiaomi is doing a closed alpha testing right now.. I had it installed on my Mi4 for 2weeks, the ROM is fast and runs pretty well, but there's a lot a of work to do yet.. High battery drain, lots of FCs, unwanted reboots.. but xiaomi is working hard on that, launching two new builds for week (approx).
    So, 6.0 is coming for Mi4, yes! Mi3 too!! But remember its alpha right now, not even beta, I bet it will be launched with Mi5 (just my opinion).


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