Xiaomi Dev Team has updated the testing build of MIUI 8. Here in this page listed direct download links to MIUI 8 v6.6.1 Fastboot and Recovery ROMs Alpha Build v6.6.1 for Mi 5, Mi Max, Mi Note, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi 2, and Mi 2S. However, other devices may also get MIUI 8 in the near future batch by batch so please be patient if the one you own is not in the supported lists yet. For your information, MIUI Dev Team has announced and invited several Beta testers to actually test the performance of this most anticipated MIUI version in real usage scenarios. Luckily, anyone can now test MIUI 8 by installing its Alpha build which is basically just nearly the same as Stable build unless it’s not official yet – but you may expect some bugs on it.
Users might have difficulties at the beginning operating MIUI8 China ROM features. Moreover, no Google Apps like Play Store, Google Calendar, and so on, are available. However, for those getting MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Android Marshmallow can simply install it using this Gapps package.
Luckily, there’s a nice video demo by Xtreme Droid showing how to install this Alpha build of MIUI 8:
Have you tried it? Please kindly share your opinion and experience with us in the comment section below.