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ANDROID 13 DEVELOPER PREVIEW PROGRAM

Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi Pad 5 are available for Android 13 Developer Preview Program

Welcome to Android 13 Developer Preview Program

Android 13 Developer Preview Program provides you with all the features needed to improve the compatibility and development of your application for the next version of Android. At present, Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi Pad 5 are available for the Android 13 Developer Preview Program, which is free for developers to use. Flash the preview build and you will be able to use it immediately.

Before you begin:

1.Please don’t forget to backup your data before upgrading to Android 13.
2.Please download the Android 13 build for Xiaomi 12 , Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi Pad 5.
3.Please opt-in to the Android 13 build via the fastboot method.

Fastboot method

Note

A Windows PC/laptop will be needed for the following steps. Make sure that your device is fully charged or has enough power for this process. This guide will help you update your device to the latest ROM version. All user data will be purged in this process. Please back up your data and think twice before proceeding.

STEP 1

Download MIUI ROM Flashing Tool (Size: 66.7 MB).
Devices marked with ★ are locked. If your device is locked, please click here to unlock it first.
Devices marked with ☆ are unlocked. If your device is unlocked, please just follow the following tutorial to complete the ROM flashing.

STEP 2

Select the right ROM version for your phone, and download the corresponding package file.

STEP 3

Turn off the device. Press the Volume– key and the Power button at the same time to enter Fastboot mode. Then connect the device to the Windows PC/laptop via a micro USB cable

STEP 4

Double click on the downloaded ROM file to decompress it. Open the file folder for the decompressed ROM pack, and copy its path on the computer.

STEP 5

Decompress the MIUI ROM flashing tool downloaded in Step 1, and double click on it to install (if there is security warning, select 'Run'). After installation is completed, open MiFlash.exe and paste into the address bar the ROM file folder path copied in the last step.
Click on the first button (circled out in yellow) to Refresh, and MiFlash should automatically recognize the device. Then click the second button (circled out in red) to flash the ROM file to the device.

STEP 6

Wait until the progress bar inside MiFlash turns fully green, which means the ROM has been successfully installed. Then your device should automatically boot to the new version.

If you would like to opt-out or revert back to factory settings, you can do so through the Fastboot mode:
1- Turn off the device.
2- Press the Volume-down button and the Power button at the same time for 4-5 seconds to enter Fastboot mode.

If you have any feedback, do let us know via Android Beta Feedback app that's included in the Developer Preview.

To learn more about Android 13 Developer Preview Program, please visit the Google Developers page.