[Update: Feb. 8] Xiaomi opens global MIUI stable ROM pilot testing program ahead of MIUI 12.5 launch


New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on February 03, 2021) follows:

Well, it’s here at last. Following an announcement and launch alongside the Xiaomi Mi 11 back in December, MIUI 12.5 has now inched closer than ever to a stable global rollout in light of a fresh development.

This comes right after an announcement about the suspension of MIUI beta development for around two weeks due to the Chinese New Year holidays.

Anyway, Xiaomi made a post today on the Mi Community about a new MIUI pilot testing program. In case you are unaware, pilot builds are a prelude to official stable releases and may also be referred to as ‘beta-stable’ builds.

Such releases are not immediately made available to the general public. Instead, they are rolled out to select people initially that test and report bugs and issues that somehow seeped through beta testing.

Again, MIUI 12.5 has been put to some really rigorous beta testing on a bunch of devices since it was launched. This, however, was a part of a beta program that is only available to Chinese users.

Nonetheless, Xiaomi obviously wants users from all around the world to contribute to the development of MIUI 12.5. This is despite mentioning this explicitly in the announcement post.

After all, the Chinese and global releases are pretty similar in terms of features. Even so, there is a great likelihood of the introduction of new features and even bugs on global builds that may not be present on Chinese releases.

That said, if you want to be part of the pilot testing program, then head here to register. Also make sure that you are on the MIUI Global Stable ROM in order to receive the pilot OTA update sans issues after registration.

Moreover, the last date for enrollment is March 1 which gives users ample time to backup their data (which has been marked as ‘mandatory’) and make up their mind.

Also keep in mind that although the list of eligible devices is pretty lengthy, as you can see below, the MIUI 12.5 pilot testing program has been limited to newer devices only. At least for now.

Mi 10T/10T Pro
Mi 9T
Redmi K20
Mi Note 10
Mi 9 SE
Redmi Note 9T
Mi 10T Lite
Mi 10i

Redmi Note 9 Pro
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Redmi Note 9
Redmi 9
Redmi 9 Prime

Redmi 9C
Redmi 9C NFC
Redmi 9A
Redmi Note 8
Redmi Note 8T
Redmi 9T

That said, if you are interested in further details about the MIUI 12.5 update for your device along with its status, then be sure to check out our dedicated MIUI 12.5 update tracker.

Update (February 08)

In a statement shared on the official Mi Global Community channel on Telegram, Xiaomi has the following to say about the ongoing recruitment:

Hello Mi Fans,
1st of all we want to clear that ongoing recruitment isn’t for MIUI 12.5 Global Stable ROM. Even though its not mentioned anywhere that recruitment is for MIUI 12.5 Global Stable, Many unofficial sources are claiming that its for MIUI 12.5 so by this announcement we put fullstop on the rumours.

With all listed devices already on MIUI 12, there is only one thing that could be next for them — MIUI 12.5 update. But Xiaomi claims otherwise. Luckily, we should find out soon.

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