MIUI, one of the most popular custom ROMs for Android devices, recently released its latest version: MIUI 12.5. It comes with a variety of new features and improvements, including a new interface, enhanced app controls, and more. However, some users may prefer to downgrade to MIUI 12.0, the previous version, for various reasons. This article will explain how to do so.
Steps to Downgrade
Step 1: Back Up Data
Before downgrading, it is important to back up all data on the device. This includes apps, contacts, messages, photos, and any other files stored on the device. To do this, go to Settings > Additional Settings > Backup & Reset and select ‘Back Up My Data’.
Step 2: Unlock Bootloader
In order to install a custom ROM, the bootloader must first be unlocked. To do this, go to Settings > Additional Settings > Developer Options and enable the ‘OEM Unlocking’ option.
Step 3: Download MIUI 12.0 ROM
The next step is to download the MIUI 12.0 ROM from the official website. This can be done by visiting the website, selecting ‘MIUI 12.0’ from the list of available versions, and then downloading the ROM package.
Step 4: Install MIUI 12.0
Once the ROM package is downloaded, it must be installed on the device. To do this, go to Settings > Additional Settings > System Update and select ‘Install’. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
Step 5: Restore Data
Once the installation is complete, the device will be running MIUI 12.0. The last step is to restore the backed up data. To do this, go to Settings > Additional Settings > Backup & Reset and select ‘Restore My Data’.
Downgrading from MIUI 12.5 to 12.0 is a relatively straightforward process. All that is required is to back up data, unlock the bootloader, download the ROM package, install the ROM, and restore the data. Once this is done, the device will be running the previous version of MIUI.