[Mi8] Is it safe to use the "choose update package" in the Updater App?


Oct 31, 2018
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Dear community,

I tried to update my eu.miui 10 via the updater app. The app showed me that there is a new version but when I click on download it said something like "you already have the latest version" (which I don't but I read that the OTA does not work well always).

So I tried update via fastboot but I cant boot to TWRP for unknown reasons.

That's why I thought if I can try to update via the "choose update package" option within the updater app?
Like downloading the latest package, copy it to the phone and then choose it in the updater app.
I would just like to know if it's safe to use that method or if I can brick the device or loose data when I use this way?

thanks and kind regards,
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Nov 22, 2015
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Dear community,

I tried to update my eu.miui 10 via the updater app. The app showed me that there is a new version but when I click on download it said something like "you already have the latest version" (which I don't but I read that the OTA does not work well always).

So I tried update via fastboot but I cant boot to TWRP for unknown reasons.

That's why I thought if I can try to update via the "choose update package" option within the updater app?
Like downloading the latest package, copy it to the phone and then choose it in the updater app.
I would just like to know if it's safe to use that method or if I can brick the device or loose data when I use this way?

thanks and kind regards,
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Yes its safe to "choose update package" but make sure you have TWRP installed before attempting it...you need a custom recovery for it to work ….
Boot the device into recovery to be sure you have TWRP and not Mi Recovery....
 
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Oct 31, 2018
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Thank you two for your replies.

@iamme729 I once installed twrp but I can't boot it, for unknown reasons. Maybe I have to try to install twrp again.
I'm curious, can you explain me why I still need twrp when I try it via the "choose update package" from the Updater app?
 
Nov 22, 2015
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Thank you two for your replies.

@iamme729 I once installed twrp but I can't boot it, for unknown reasons. Maybe I have to try to install twrp again.
I'm curious, can you explain me why I still need twrp when I try it via the "choose update package" from the Updater app?
You will need to re-install TWRP …. you MUST have a custom recovery (TWRP) to install Xiaomi EU ROMs ….
 
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