How to update an old mobile to MIUI 12.5

If you have an old Xiaomi mobile and have not received the MIUI 12.5 update, you don’t have to worry. The Chinese brand treats aspects related to mobile software with great care. Therefore, even if you do not receive the new version, you can automatically download it manually.

Generally, these versions are released progressively so as not to saturate the system. This can cause the same model of a smartphone to receive it on different dates. Although you must bear in mind that this is only possible if Xiaomi itself has deployed the update in question. The method for this is not very complicated, you just have to complete a few steps.

Search the Xiaomi website

The first thing you will have to do is go to Xiaomi’s own website , look for the name of your terminal and download the most recent update available for your mobile. In this case, we are looking for MIUI 12.5 to fix the problems that MIUI 12 brought.

When the download is complete, the next move will be to access the phone’s ‘Settings’. One of the first options that will appear in the upper area is ‘About the phone’ . Click on it and enter the ‘MIUI version’ section.

You may get the ‘No updates available’ prompt, but ignore it completely. Touch the three vertical dots on the top right and choose the option ‘Select upgrade package’ .

All you have to do now is find the file that you have previously downloaded and select it for the system to start the download.

An effective alternative

In the event that you cannot manually find the version you want, there is a possibility that usually works most of the time. The procedure is much simpler than the one we have just seen. Mainly because all you have to do is change the region of the smartphone.

You may be wondering what this is for. Basically what you get when modifying the country is forcing the system to look for updates of the specific territory that you have marked.

To do this you have to access the device settings again, although it does not have any major complications. Swipe down until you come across the ‘Additional settings’ section. Then click on ‘Region’ and select any other of the available ones. The most advisable thing is that you choose India , since the new versions usually arrive in the Asian country first.

If after following either of these two methods you have not been able to download the update to MIUI 12.5, I am sorry to tell you that your terminal is not suitable for it.

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