Xiaomi hasn’t been the fastest lap-runner when it comes to major Android updates. However, it seems like Xiaomi could be changing that. In a recent post published over on their Facebook page, Xiaomi has announced that they’ve begun pushing Android Q Beta to the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi MiX 3 5G.
Xiaomi further detailed the whole ordeal by announcing that enthusiasts would actually have to participate in the Android Q Beta by joining the program itself and would not be available to everyone out of the box via an OTA.
Xiaomi also made sure that they would detail the instructions briefly. And so, if you aren’t aware of the process, let’s simply go over them.
Based on what we’ve seen so far, it seems like you would not have to unlock your bootloader to move from MIUI to the Android Q Beta, rather, you would use the fastboot method to install the beta on the Mi 9 and Mi MiX 3 5G.
If you’re interested in flashing the new firmware, you would have to install the latest version of Mi Flash, along with the respective drivers for either device. In addition to that, you would have to extract the files from the zip file Xiaomi has provided and install it from there.
The latest Android Q Beta introduces system-wide dark mode to Android, along with a number of other navigation gestures to go along with it. Of course there are a number of other improvements that Android Q brings to the table, but that isn’t something we have to detail here.