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.