When installing MIUI updates on Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO phones and tablets, various errors may occur. These errors are a result of the built-in Updater application, which checks the compliance of the installed update file according to several criteria.
The automatic check is necessary because of the wide variety of Xiaomi firmware, the many supported regions, and the way ROMs are distributed. Also, some firmware is not intended for public use and is only available to beta testers.
Most of the messages start with the text “Can’t verify update…” when it’s impossible to verify the update file. Let’s take a look at the causes and solutions for 10 popular errors when updating MIUI. If the Xiaomi Update app has an error again, you’ll know what to do.
Some firmware is not released for all regions. For example, European MIUI update might not be designed for France. If you change the region and try to install it manually, you may experience various problems with your phone.
- Couldn’t verify. Looks like current ROM’s network…
- Can’t verify update. ROM is in beta testing…
- Can’t verify update. It’s not allowed to upgrade…
- Can’t verify update. Sorry, flash older version is not allowed
- Can’t verify update. Couldn’t verify the source…
- Not enough space in cache partition. There isn’t enough…
- You don’t have permissions to access the update log…
- Can’t verify update. Sorry, flash to this stable version…
- Can’t download. Something went wrong. Wait a minute…
- Can’t verify update. Other reason
- Can’t Verify Update. You’re allow to flash the newest stable version
Couldn’t verify. Looks like current ROM’s network…
Can’t verify update. Couldn’t verify. Looks like current ROM’s network carrier type is different from that in the Recovery package. Please download the correct ROM from MIUI forum.
An error occurs when trying to install an update for another region or mobile operator.
Xiaomi ROMs for smartphones and tablets is divided into two types — MIUI China (for the domestic market of China) and MIUI Global (the rest of the world). MIUI Global is divided into 8 regions — Global, India, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea. All regions have their own regulations and laws, the frequencies of mobile operators are also different. Regional firmware is adapted to these and other features.
The firmware and region update files are different, so the update for India can only be installed on Indian ROM. Similarly with all other regions. For example, it is not possible to install the Indonesian update on the ROM for China, Russia or the global version.
There are two ways to solve this problem:
- Unlock Xiaomi bootloader and install Fastboot ROM through the Mi Flash Tool. It is not possible to install this firmware through the standard Updater application built into the MIUI interface.
- Download and install the update from the official MIUI firmware catalog corresponding to the MIUI region of your device. When choosing the firmware, pay attention not only to the MIUI version (the first digits), but also to the region code and the binding to the mobile operator.
How to choose the MIUI region:
- 18.104.22.168.TLFMIXM is the global version.
- 22.214.171.124.TLFIDXM is the update for Indonesia.
- 126.96.36.199.TLFINXM — India version.
For a list of region codes and sample mobile operators from the MIUI firmware number, please see the image below:
Can’t verify update. ROM is in beta testing…
Can’t verify update. ROM is in beta testing, make sure you have signed in with a beta authorized xiaomi account.
The error message means that the user is trying to install a version intended for the testing team.
Before the stable version is released, the ROM goes through several stages of testing. Any user can download MIUI Beta, but before installation, the system checks your Xiaomi account against the list of testers. If you are not a tester, an error is displayed.
Wait for the official release of the update on your phone, or try to join the beta testing program.
Xiaomi periodically announces recruitment for testers, posting announcements about it on the official Mi Community forum. They invite owners of certain smartphone models and regions. You need to fill out a form, send an application and wait. After a while you will be able to install MIUI beta versions.
This is what the application form for the beta test of the Global ROM looks like:
If the Xiaomi firmware is only released as Recovery ROM, without OTA update or Fastboot ROM, it may be a stable beta version of MIUI. If you try to install it, you’ll see a “Can’t verify update error”. The ROM can be upgraded to stable version status at any time, or the developers will release an update with a new number later.
Can’t verify update. It’s not allowed to upgrade…
Can’t verify update. It’s not allowed to upgrade to unofficial ROM package.
The Verification Failed and Unofficial Version error message means that the user is trying to install a modified version of MIUI or ROM from an unofficial source.
Before installing an update, the Updater app built into MIUI checks the downloaded file for authenticity. It also detects where you downloaded the file from. If the original archive has been modified or downloaded from an unofficial source, it will not install. The Updater app only allows you to install the 100% original, official version.
This is to prevent you from accidentally installing unofficial firmware from third-party developers. That’s why all the files in the MIUI ROM catalog are downloaded directly from the official Xiaomi servers, and we only publish links to download them.
However, it’s not uncommon for an update downloaded from the official miui.com site to fail to install after three points, giving an unofficial software installation error. This is due to a corrupted file during the download process or an incorrect archive date.
To solve the problem, disable Wi-Fi and make sure your internet connection is stable. After that, download the file again via mobile internet. It must be downloaded 1 time without pauses, in one thread.
The firmware file may have been created before its official release (it happens). Enabling early updates in MIUI settings and re-installing ROM through three dots helps.
The last option is to flash through the Mi Flash Pro tool.
This error message is useful and prevents users from installing service packs from unreliable sources.
Can’t verify update. Sorry, flash older version is not allowed
Can’t verify update. Sorry, flash older version is not allowed.
Xiaomi prohibits installing older firmware versions if there is a more up-to-date version. When rolling back to a previous MIUI version, this error appears.
You can’t cancel or roll back OTA updates on modern Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO phones — the developers removed this feature with MIUI 11.
If your phone is running MIUI 10 or an older operating system version, you can return to the old firmware via “three dots” or Recovery mode. Starting with MIUI 11, it’s impossible to roll back the update via Recovery and “three dots”. The only way for modern smartphones is to flash the device using Fastboot mode and a Fastboot ROM file.
There are two ways to bypass this limitation:
- Unlock the bootloader and flash the device in Fastboot mode using Mi Flash Pro. To install an older firmware, use our step-by-step instructions “How to rollback Xiaomi firmware and get back to the previous MIUI version“.
- Install firmware by file swapping. This method has been written about on 4PDA and XDA Developers forums.
Can’t verify update. Couldn’t verify the source…
Can’t verify update. Couldn’t verify the source of this update. Try downloading it again.
The message means that the update package file contains errors.
The error has two causes:
- Unstable Internet connection. To download a new version of MIUI to your smartphone, you need a stable Wi-Fi or mobile Internet connection. You need to complete the download in one go, without pausing or dropping the connection.
- Some users unzip the downloaded file.
Make sure your Internet connection is stable while downloading the update, do not pause the download and do not unzip the update package file.
When downloading a file via mobile Internet from a phone or tablet, even an incoming call can interrupt the installation. In this case, you need to download the file again.
Not enough space in cache partition. There isn’t enough…
Not enough space in cache partition. There isn’t enough free space for an update in the cache partition of your device’s storage. Tap “Reboot” to clear the cache partition and reboot your device. Your data won’t be affected by this action.
The solution is described in the error text. If pressing the Reboot button doesn’t help, you can clear the cache via Recovery Mode.
Reset the phone via Recovery Mode:
- Create a backup Mi phone data.
- Enter Recovery Mode.
- Navigate to the Wipe Data menu item using the volume buttons. Press the power button to confirm the wipe.
- When the wipe is complete, press Reboot.
Now you can install the MIUI update again.
You don’t have permissions to access the update log…
You don’t have permissions to access the update log. Make sure the account you signed in with has the required permissions.
Log access error message often occurs when developers recall an update due to bugs. Xiaomi releases all updates in waves, not only to reduce the load on their servers, but also in the case of critical bugs in the phones of the first wave, to recall the firmware for revision. We have to wait for them to fix bugs and open the possibility of installation again.
Also the problem could be caused by failures in Xiaomi servers. Try to repeat the installation a little later.
The third reason is that a test version of MIUI is installed on your device. If you have it installed, you probably know about it.
Can’t verify update. Sorry, flash to this stable version…
Can’t verify update. Sorry, flash to this stable version is not allowed.
The error occurs when you try to install an incorrect version of MIUI update.
This usually happens when you install an update on an unsupported version of the firmware.
Each OTA update is designed for a specific version of MIUI and cannot be installed on another. When downloading an OTA, always pay attention to the MIUI version for which it is intended.
Can’t download. Something went wrong. Wait a minute…
Can’t download. Something went wrong. Wait a minute or two and try again.
When the Xiaomi servers are overloaded, this message may appear on your Xiaomi, Redmi, or Poco smartphone.
If tapping Try again doesn’t help, try again after a while.
Can’t verify update. Other reason
Can’t verify update. Other reason.
The error occurs when installing a beta version that was originally intended for a narrow range of users and was deleted.
Another reason for the error is the installation of a modified update file.
In both cases, you can reset Xiaomi phone to factory settings, download and install the official MIUI version.
You can’t rule out an error on the Xiaomi server. Try to wait for some time and try again.
Can’t Verify Update. You’re allow to flash the newest stable version
Can’t Verify Update. You’re allow to flash the newest stable version published by miui forum from developer version only.
An error message is displayed when installing a previous version of MIUI that is under development. Only the latest version can be installed.
If you see this message, please download the new firmware for your device.
These are popular bugs that make it difficult to understand their causes. You may encounter them when trying to install an update on your Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO phone through the built-in MIUI Updater app.
There are simpler errors with obvious solutions that are not mentioned in the text. For example, the error message “Connect to WLAN” is supplemented by the text “To download this update, connect to a WLAN network”. The solution is obvious.