How to upgrade Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro without unlocking bootloader / phone. Xiaomi called this method is Local Update method without unlocking the phone. The method suits for the situations listed below for sure: Update to Global Stable ROM from Global Stable ROM, Update to Global Beta ROM from Global Beta ROM, Update to Global Beta ROM from Global Stable ROM and vice versa. If something went wrong, we can fix it by wiping all data from Mi-Recover Mode ( Turn Power off the device and then hold both Volume Up and Power key together to enter Recovery Mode.
Follow these instructions:
Download the latest MIUI ROM Redmi Note 8 Pro file Click here to download, Download the rom based on device model Global, Europe (EEA), Indonesia, Russia, India and China Stable ROM. There is no need to do it again if you’ve already downloaded the latest ROM file.
Connect your device to the Windows PC/laptop via a micro USB cable, and copy the ROM file downloaded in Step 1 into the folder ‘downloaded_rom’ in the internal storage of your device.
- Open ‘Settings’ app on your device,
- select ‘About phone’,
- select ‘System update’,
- tap ‘three dots’ icon at the top-right corner
- select ‘choose update package’. Choose the ROM file you’ve put in ‘downloaded_rom’ in Step 2.
After choosing the right ROM file, your device will begin upgrading. Your device should automatically boot to the new version when the update is completed.
How to enable “Choose update package” option on MIUI 10
If the option “Choose update package” does not appear or can not see. To enable it, go back to the previous menu and tap 10 times on the MIUI 11 logo. It will receive a prompt message “Additional update features are on” and now, when selecting Options, The option “Choose update package” will appear now.