An alpha build of Android 9 Pie-based MIUI has leaked out on the internet. This leak comes just days after the company posted on its official MIUI forums calling out beta testers who will be interested in testing the Android 9 Pie-based versions of MIUI for the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S. This is in follow up to the official launch of the Android 9 Pie by Google on August 6, 2018. According to a report by xda, the alpha build of the new update was leaked by the group @xiaomiui on the messaging platform Telegram.
As pointed by the report, Xiaomi did not make any announcement about Android 9 Pie ever since Android P Beta Program launched back in May. Now that the final version of Android 9 Pie is finally out, the company is following suit by starting its work on updating the Android version of its in-house MIUI. According to the images as part of the report, the Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10 ROM comes with version number 8.8.7. The image also reveals that the operating system comes with the July Android security patch level.
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Alpha version essentially means that the company has just started testing the builds that are based on Android 9 Pie as the Alpha stage is the first phase of software testing. So it is very much likely that the ROM will come with bugs and other issues as the software has not been tested much. The report mentions that the ROM is only available in two languages, English, and Mandarin. One thing to note here is that Xiaomi has not launched the Mi MIX 2S in the Indian market. However, if you happen to own a Mi MIX 2S then you can also install the Alpha ROM on your device.
According to the report, you need to download the ROM file and then side-load it on your device. Before doing this make sure to take a backup of your device. To sideload the ROM, you need to head to “About phone” option in the Settings app on your Mi MIX 2S and then tap on “Updates” button.
Once here, you need to make sure that the ROM file is on your Mi MIX 2S. Once the file is on your device, browse to select the file from the Update option and select “Choose update package”.