How to flash back to MIUI 5 from MIUI 6 In Xiaomi Mi 3

Recently MIUI team released the new MIUI developer ROM version for the Xiaomi Mi 3 and Mi 4 users. Some of the Mi4 and Mi 4 users are excited and happy about the changes but some might still prefer the previous v5. So for those who would want to downgrade from their MIUI 6 to MIUI 5, here are a guide for you. The guide is only for the Xaiomi users who recently updated their de3vcie with the latest MIUI 6 ROM. The guide is pretty simple and only takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete the task.

Important Note:
– Please make sure your Mi3 battery is above 50% minimum, otherwise if your phone dies off in the middle of the process you may not be able to Reboot your Mi3.
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flash back to MIUI 5 from MIUI 6 In Xiaomi Mi 3

Steps to Flash Back MIUI 5 from MIUI 6

Step 1. Download Stable Full ROM pack for Mi 3 android smartphone here. Select the phone model and download the full rom on your desktop.

Step 2. Rename the zip file to and move the file on your phone Internal SDcard.

Step 3. Now boot your phone in recovery mode. To do so, either (go to Tools > Updater > press Menu key and select ‘Reboot to Recovery mode’) or Power off your Mi3 and turn it on again by pressing Volume Up + Power button simultaneously and hold them until Mi-Recovery mode appears.

Step 4. In recovery mode, use volume keys to navigate and power key to confirm. From the first screen choose the English Language.

Step 5. Select ‘Wipe & Reset’ from Main menu. Navigate to ‘Wipe User Data’ and select Yes, after that ‘Wipe Cache’ and select yes. : When wiping data is at 98%, wait for a while as it takes few minutes to complete.

Step 6. Go back to the main menu and select ‘Install to System One’. Select Yes to confirm and the update will begin installing.

Step 7. Now the flashing process will start on your phone and once completed go back to the main menu, and select the option ‘Reboot to System One (latest)’.

That’s it! Your Mi 3 should now be running the latest MIUI v5 Stable ROM.

4 thoughts on “How to flash back to MIUI 5 from MIUI 6 In Xiaomi Mi 3”

  1. Nice step by step instructions Dev. Thanks. I would like to point out one small error in step two that actually got me stranded for a while. It gave me an error on step 6 saying not found.

    On further probing I realized that the file should be renamed (in all lowercase) and not Make that one change and your article will perfect.

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