The Redmi can be directly upgraded to the latest software by using over-the-air method. Here’s how :
- By default, the Redmi will check for firmware updates automatically when it’s connected to Wi-Fi.
- If there’s a new firmware, an Update available icon will appear on the notification bar. You can then drag the notification bar open, and tap Update.
- Next, you should see a prompt to backup your phone before the update. Tap Backup and follow the on screen instructions to save your phone’s data and settings. If not, you can tap Cancel.
- When the update completes, you should see the Update complete icon on the notification bar.
How to check for firmware updates manually ?
If you for some reason, your phone doesn’t detect the new firmware automatically. You can initiate the update manually by following the steps below :
- On your Redmi, find and launch Settings .
- Tap General Settings and then About phone.
- Next, tap System updates.
- Tap the Check update button to check for new firmware manually. If new firmware is available, it will be listed on the screen.
- Now, tap the new firmware and select Update.
Note: The steps here were written for Android 4.2.2 on a Redmi (HM1W). If you’re having a different model of Redmi or other version of Android, there’s a possibility that the steps and screenshots will be different.
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Mr Chong says
I tried to check for system updates, but everytime I push the button,it will go back to main menu.What is the prob?is my redmi note fake?
You can seek help in MIUI forum regarding your issue. Besides that, you can explore flashing the latest ROM manually. Here’s the download page which comes with a guide to help you.
As for the originality of your Xiaomi, try read up this thread to find out more.
Hi, I have the Redmi 1S and I have the same behavior. Did you try manual upgrade?