How to install OTA Update

OTA is an official device update that automatically arrives via mobile Internet or Wi-Fi connection. The abbreviation comes from “Over the Air”. This is an analogue of FOTA (Firmware Over The Air).

Not every version of Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO firmware gets OTA. Sometimes developers release updates only for installation via Recovery or Fastboot. When installing manually, please pay attention to the MIUI version you are using OTA for. It won’t install on any other version because the OTA is not a full-fledged firmware, but just an update for a specific MIUI version.

OTA update version check

A ready-made OTA update is released in stages for individual regions and users – usually taking about a month. Not everyone gets it all at once. This is done to ensure that Xiaomi’s download servers run smoothly and to identify critical bugs not noticed during the testing phase.

If you don’t want to wait your turn, you know — MIUI OTA update can be installed manually. To do this, you need to download the official OTA update for your smartphone or tablet.

When you install the update package, your user data will be saved, but there is always the risk of losing it due to an accidental error. Make a Mi backup copy beforehand!

There are 3 ways to install the OTA update on your phone: automatic, via “three dots” and manual installation.

Manual OTA update installation

Although the OTA update arrives on Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO smartphones automatically, it is done in stages over several weeks. You may wait for your turn for a long time or not wait at all. For example, MIUI update does not come with an unlocked bootloader or active superuser rights.

For manual installation you need to download the official OTA update from and install it. When selecting the ZIP file, look at the MIUI firmware version for which the OTA is intended. It won’t install on any other version because OTA is not the firmware, it’s just an update package for a specific MIUI version.

How to install OTA update manually:

  1. Choose your model in the MIUI catalog for phones or tablets, download the OTA update for it.
  2. Move the ZIP file to your smartphone’s memory.
  3. Open the settings, go to About phone.
  4. Select the MIUI version tile.
  5. Tap the button with three dots.
  6. Tap Choose update package.
  7. Select the downloaded ZIP file and click OK.

How to install OTA update manually

OTA installation will start automatically. The phone will reboot during the process.

Installing OTA update via Three Dots

How to install OTA update via three dots:

  1. After launching the settings, go to About phone.
  2. Click on the MIUI version tile.
  3. On the top right side, tap the button with three dots.
  4. A menu will appear where you need to select Download latest package.

How to install OTA update via three dots

The download of the package and its decoding will start. After that the smartphone will reboot and the full firmware will be installed during the restart.

Installing OTA update automatically

How to install OTA update automatically:

  1. Start your smartphone settings and go to the About Phone section.
  2. Tap the MIUI version tile.
  3. Tap Check for updates.
  4. Tap the Update button.

How to install OTA update automatically

The “Update” button will only be active if MIUI update is available for your smartphone Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO. If there is no update available, the button will not be available. In this case, download the OTA and install it manually.

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  1. Shubham Dharwaiya

    Redmi note 10 pro me MIUI 13.0.14 update kab ayega.

    1. Pavel author

      This update is already released.

    2. Saurav

      Redmi 10 prime doesn’t have “choose update package” option in the hamburger of miui version.

      1. Yaroslav

        Try to install it with Recovery or Fastboot.

      2. raksmeykang

        double tab on Miui Version Number couple of times (in update page)

  2. joanthan toledo

    My Phone has no option of “Choose update package”
    how can I select it then?

    1. Yaroslav

      What phone do you have?

  3. Román Pichardo

    I have install the ota update for my Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5g, and came with a lot of issues, for example, the volumen control it’s not working, I can’t down the volumen, Can’t make calls, can’t send voice notes on WATHASPP.

    Functions with microphone doesn’t works.

    1. Yaroslav

      This is an update bug. Try resetting to factory settings.

  4. S.S .RIFAI

    Internet and local call coverage not working what problem

  5. Haris

    I have redmi note 10. Can anyone tell if redmi note 10 will get miui 14 update or not

  6. Sharifwani

    Can i flash recovery rom 14 to my poco x3 pro without unlocking bootloader

    1. Yaroslav

      What version of ROM do you have now?

  7. OddSucc

    It seems i don’t have option to “Choose Update Package” and when I tap “Download Latest Package” it always says couldn’t download and try again later. I have Poco X3 Pro and in MiUI

  8. Ashish

    Why Redmi 5 mobile has no update i cant access pen drive and other activities like this..

  9. dave6564

    HUAWEI Y360-U82

    My mobile phone is android 4.4.2
    and it kernel version is 3.4.67.
    hardware version is VER.A
    it isn’t updated since 2010…….
    plz HELP

    1. Yaroslav

      Here we are talking about Xiaomi devices. Not Huawei.

  10. Amey Patil

    Mi 10T Jio 5G not working
    Please new mi 10T

    1. Yaroslav

      We are not Xiaomi.

  11. Destaw

    Mi 11 lite 4G global has MIUI 14 updates, but it won’t show in the OTA update way – Why?

    1. Pavel author
    2. Yaroslav

      There’s no time yet. You need to wait.