Lollipop and Marshmallow: What the heck is wrong with my Xiaomi Mi 4?

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The Xiaomi Mi 4 was launched back in 2014 running Android 4.4.3 (KitKat) out-of-the-box. My unit arrived in November 2015 running Android 4.4.4. If we go by Xiaomi’s announcements, the Mi 4 received Android 5.1.1-based MIUI 7 update in October 2015 and some users are reporting getting Marshmallow already.

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Here is the issue: my unit is yet to so much as get 5.1.1 Lollipop, not even to mention 6.0 Marshmallow. I have my device set to check automatically. I also do a manual check at least once a week. Nada. Zilch. Mba. The thing no gree see update. I am beginning to suspect that something is wrong with my Xiaomi Mi 4. Any other users out there? What have your experiences been?

PS1: I have been told again and again that Xiaomi devices have their updates tied to an active Mi account. My device has been logged in to a Mi user account for weeks – and still no software updates.

PS2: No; I don’t want to do a manual download and installation of the update.


  1. shocked that you have stayed on MIUI v6 all this while.

    some devices couldn’t make the OS version jump via OTA.

    i suspect the Mi4 is one of them

  2. Ashipa,

    I have downloaded and installed the ROM on that link before. It is exactly what is running on my unit now – MIUI7 on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

  3. OK.

    I thought you were on v6.

    In that case people who say they have newer OS are probably using the dev channel OS or joined a beta program. Xiaomi is always running those, asking for closed group testers.

    I should ask one of their official devs. Will let u know if I receive a response

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