How to flash Xiaomi Mi 8. Update to Android 9Pie & 10 Q

Flashing Xiaomi Mi 8. Updated to Android 9Pie and 10 Q

Unfortunately, many people want to sell their smartphone and buy a new one in a year, there seem to be more functions there, Android is newer and performance is 5% more, but does it make sense to waste money if you can reflash an existing smartphone, giving it new opportunities? This article will show how to update firmware on Xiaomi Mi 8.

Yes, why update the firmware on Android? You thought, after all, I’m so good

There are many reasons for reflashing:

  1. The mobile device does not turn on;
  2. The phone often reboots for no apparent reason;
  3. It is necessary to restore to its previous state. For example, after unsuccessful firmware;
  4. You are an enthusiast and want to install the latest firmware.

Flashing Xiaomi Mi 8

Flashing Xiaomi Mi 8. Updated to Android 9Pie and 10 Q

We will perform the firmware using ZYKUFlasher – This is a free universal program for flashing devices based on the Android operating system. It supports many companies and models of smartphones and tablets. Processors Qualcomm, MTK (Mediatek), Exynos and others. There is protection against “bricking”, I already checked for myself when using the left firmware errors start to pour in. In general, the program is suitable for both novice users and service center engineers.

Instructions for ZYKUFlasher from official site will give you the opportunity to update the firmware on Android or restore your smartphone from a brick state if it freezes when loading or does not turn on.

Flashing Xiaomi Mi 8. Updated to Android 9Pie and 10 Q

Download firmware for Xiaomi Mi 8

On our site you can find and download official firmware versions for free:

And also update your gadget to:

All archives have a file downloadlist.txt, in which you can see links to everything listed on the firmware page for your device model. Attention, some firmware versions may be different (since the latest version may not always be compatible with your device)

You can download downloadlist.txt separately along with the firmware checker.

If you suddenly need firmware for a model that we don’t have, write to us through the page order firmware and we will post it in our Telegram channel and send a link to your mail (if you specify it).

Root rights to Xiaomi Mi 8

Soon I will post a separate article for those who need to get root rights, but for now I recommend considering two options for universal and free programs. I used the first of them, following the instructions from the developers site and I was able to get root myself.

  1. Rootkhp pro, the last version 3.1 (at the time of writing);
    Flashing Xiaomi Mi 8. Updated to Android 9Pie and 10 Q
  2. ZYKURoot – similar to the first program in functionality, the last version 2.5 (at the time of writing);
    Flashing Xiaomi Mi 8. Updated to Android 9Pie and 10 Q
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