Xiaomi Mi 5s is one of Xiaomi’s flagships from the year 2016 after it had already unveiled the Xiaomi Mi 5 in the same year. The Mi 5s featured top of the line specs for 2016 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 3/4 GB of RAM configurations with 64/128 GB of storage, and a 12MP rear-facing camera. All of this, including the 5.2″ display was powered by a 3200mAh battery. It launched with Android 6.0 but was updated to what was then the latest version of Android, Android 7.0 Nougat. Two years down the line, the Android version remains the same but the device is receiving the MIUI 10 Global Stable update and here’s how you can install it on Xiaomi Mi 5s.
With MIUI 10, Mi 5s users will be able to take Bokeh depth-of-field shots with the single 12MP rear camera. It’s basically the portrait mode from the iPhones that every OEM likes to give a different name. The update also brings the use of AI to improve your picture taking capabilities with automatic scene detection and other wizardry. It’s not very helpful. AI will also be used to determine a user’s app usage patterns thus helping them launch apps faster. The Chinese manufacturer calls this AI Preload, and it works also with native UI functions, not only apps. Similar features have been implemented on various other smartphones by a number of manufacturers already.
There is also a new recents screen layout. The new layout, the company claims, maximizes screen space, supports full-screen gestures, lets users swipe to delete tasks, etc. The new menu is designed to take advantage of the taller screens on smartphones these days with vertical scrolling. For those unaware, previous MIUI versions have had an iOS-like horizontally scrolling recents screen. Long-pressing an item on the recents screens gives users more options, such as locking it or shutting it down.
Other aspects of the MIUI interface have also been changed such as quick settings and the notifications and it all seems like a mixture of Android Pie and iOS 12. While Mi 5s users can expect a number of changes and exciting features, MIUI 10 for the device is still based on Android 7.0 Nougat. There’s no hope that the Xiaomi Mi 5s will ever get MIUI 10 based on Android Pie. It never got an Android Oreo update either.
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MIUI 10 Global Stable Changelog:
- All-new full-screen gestures will change the way you interact with your device. They can do everything you used buttons for, except they’re faster, smarter, and more convenient.
- All-new UI is tailored for full-screen devices and lets the content take the front stage.
- You won’t get tired of natural and ever-changing sounds of MIUI 10
- We simplified system sounds and applied smart filters, so you’ll hear something only when you need to
- Ambient sounds of the forest, beach, drizzle, stove fire and summer night will help you to relax and focus on what’s important
- AI brings Portrait mode to single camera devices! Blur the background on your portrait shots and look as gorgeous as you feel
- Other system apps (including Clock and Notes) got a major revamp too
- Your Xiaomi Mi 5s should not be rooted and should have the stock Xiaomi recovery installed.
- Make sure the device is charged enough so that it won’t shut down while the update is being installed. Around 50% of the battery should be enough.
- It’s an official update so it shouldn’t cause any harm to your data but it is always safer to have a backup before installing any updates.
How to install MIUI 10 Global Stable on Xiaomi Mi 5s
- Download the MIUI 10 ROM file from the link above.
- Transfer it to the downloaded_roms folder on your Xiaomi device.
- Go to Settings > About phone > System update. Here, tap on the 3-dot menu button in the top right and select Choose update package.
- Select the downloaded MIUI 10 ROM.
- The system will start decrypting the file and install it automatically for you. Wait for it to finish the process, which may take 10-30 mins.