Cannot update to Stable 17 from Stable 15

Mar 17, 2014
As stated above, I cannot get an update to work from what I have Stable 15 to Stable 17.
Downloaded file is on my phone, but when I use the Updater App, the phone goes through as I would expect it to restarting.
But after several tries the phone is staying at Stable 15.
I have looked at some of the posts on this but none have helped.
This is my First android phone and It has updated from 13 - 14 - 15 without any problems.
I did find that ROOT permissions where turned off, so I fixed that.
I have tried to use TWRP but the file that has downloaded is not an IMG file?
The File miui_redmiw_mam_17.0.0_b4cbe8e.... is a zip file.
I have got Super SU installed and running/working.

What are the ways I can do an Update?
1: the Updater App
3: ???

Info from the About Phone in Settings.

Device Name: Hongmi phone
Model Number: HM 1W
Android version: 4.2.2 HM2013023
MIUI Version: MIUI-15.0.0
CPU: Quad-Core1.5GHz
Ram: 1.00GB
Internal Memory: 1.64 Available / 4.00GB total
Baseband Version: MOLY.WR8.W1248.MD.W / GMP.V28.P38 / 2014/04/22 20.00
Kernel Version: 3.4.5

I did run a full backup but have never needed to restore from that, I dropped back to the default theme.
There must be something I am doing wrong but being a newish user I don't know what that would be, all help welcome.
Mar 17, 2014
After I connected my phone to the computer I found that the file was only 17k.
So I downloaded the Full file from
But that failed to install. I did have an older Rom zip file and I am using that, Hope this works.

Ok the Old file worked. but I don't know what version it is?
Is this Older then the 15 I had?
When I check for updates it tells me this is the most up to date version?
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Mar 17, 2014
Do I have to rename the file? All I get is maybe 20% in and an error.
Looks like I have Lost the Root access.
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Aug 3, 2014
Try download the rom again from the official website. Install using updater through menu and select rom update from the downloaded folder. Switch of phone n reboot into recovery. Flash twrp. Once done. Take out battery n boot into recovery manually to enter twrp. Flash .