Loosing data updating MIUI


manuam

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Hi, after uploading miui_STAR_V12.5.20.0.RKACNXM_942a5712ef_11.0.zip OR miui_STAREEAGlobal_V12.5.11.0.RKAEUXM
to my Xiaomi MI11 Ultra, will I loose all my data Twrping the new Miui???
Which would be the best MIUI, knowing I wish to keep my google services.
Thanks for any help. Regards.
 

Mark F

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Any change of ROM branch needs a data format. This due to possible partition differences between them. If you dirty flash, you may be able to use the phone until you format data.
 

manuam

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Mark, thanks so lot for your usefull answer.
This means that I could update with V12.5.20.0.RKACNXM knowing that I am actually running 12.5.7.0RKACNXM, this with no formating and data loss???
 

Mark F

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As long as you update with the same ROM branch, like Chinese stock to Chinese stock or EEA to EEA or Global to Global, it's fine. It's when you want to go Chinese stock to Global or EU to EEA, any cross branch, this is when you must format.
In your case if, 12.5.7.0 RKACNXM version is in the same branch, that's fine but if your change is like V12.5.20.0.RKACNXM Chinese stock and 12.5.7.0 RKACNXM is global, then data format will be required.