After the recent Google I/O event, Google released the second Beta version of Android 14, offering users a glimpse into the exciting features of the upcoming major Android release. Following this, Xiaomi has announced that Xiaomi 13 Pro, Xiaomi 13, and Xiaomi 12T are eligible for the Android 14 Developer Preview Program. So, if you are a Xiaomi 13/13 Pro user and wondering how to install the DP update on your device, you are in the right place. In this article, we will guide you on how to download and install the Android 14 DP update on your Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro devices.
Getting Ready for the Android 14 DP Update
Before you proceed with the Android 14 Developer Preview Program, it is important to follow a few steps to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience:
- Backup Your Data: Before updating to the Android 14 DP, make sure to back up all your important data, as the installation process may erase your device’s data.
- Keep your Device Charged: Make sure your device is on the charger or has at least 50% charge.
- Enough Storage Space: Make sure your device has enough storage space to install the update.
Download the Android 14 DP Build
You can either visit the Xiaomi website or use the links given below to download the Android 14 DP build specifically designed for Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro.
Download Android 14 DP Build for Xiaomi 13
Download Android 14 DP Build for Xiaomi 13 Pro
Method 1: Local Update
If you prefer to update your Xiaomi device using the Local Update method without unlocking it, follow these steps:
- Copy the downloaded MIUI ROM file (that you downloaded in the above section) into the “downloaded_rom” folder in the internal storage of your Xiaomi device. If there is no such folder, create one and copy the file into it. Make sure the folder is in the root directory of your phone.
- Launch the Settings app on your Xiaomi device.
- Tap About phone.
- Tap on System update.
- Then, tap the three dots icon in the top-right corner.
- Finally, select Choose update package and select the file that you copied in Step 1.
- Wait while the firmware is being extracted and installed on your device. This may require some time, so please be patient.
- After the installation is finished, restart your Xiaomi 13/13 Pro.
- Future beta updates will be delivered through over-the-air (OTA) updates as they become available.
Method 2: Fastboot Update
For the Fastboot Update method, follow these steps:
- Download the MIUI ROM Flashing Tool and install it on your Windows PC or laptop.
- Turn off your Xiaomi device and enter Fastboot mode by pressing the Volume– key and the Power button simultaneously. Connect your phone to the computer using a USB-C cable.
- Decompress the downloaded MIUI ROM file and open the file folder.
- Copy the path of the ROM file folder on your computer.
- Open the MIUI ROM flashing tool (MiFlash.exe) and paste the copied ROM file folder path into the address bar.
- Click on the “refresh” button to refresh, and the MIUI ROM flashing tool should automatically recognize your Xiaomi phone.
- Click on the “flash” button to flash the ROM file to your device.
- Wait for the progress bar inside MiFlash to turn fully green, indicating that the ROM has been successfully installed on your device.
- Your Xiaomi device should now automatically boot into the new Android 14 version.
Note: It is important to understand that the Fastboot Update method will erase all user data on your Xiaomi device. So, it is crucial to back up your data before proceeding with this method.
If you encounter any issues or have feedback during your usage of the Android 14 Developer Preview, you can submit your feedback through the Android DP Feedback app included in the Developer Preview.
Opt-Out or Revert to Factory Settings
If you decide to opt out of the Android 14 Developer Preview Program or want to revert back to the factory settings, you can do so using the Fastboot mode:
- Turn off your Xiaomi device.
- Press the Volume-down button and the Power button at the same time for 4-5 seconds to enter Fastboot mode.
- Once in Fastboot mode, you can choose to restore your device to the factory settings.
With the Android 14 Developer Preview Program, Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro users have the opportunity to experience the latest Android features and improvements before the official release. Remember to back up your data, choose the appropriate method for your needs, and provide feedback to help improve the stability and compatibility of the upcoming Android version. If you face any major issues, you can always revert back.