Download Xiaomi Redmi 12 4G and 5G Android 14 (HyperOS / MIUI 15) Update

Xiaomi Redmi 12 4G and 5G was launched in selected countries like Europe and Thailand and will soon be available globally. The smartphone is powered by MediaTek G88 SoC and a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. Xiaomi Redmi 12 4G and 5G sports a triple rear camera unit led by a 50-megapixel primary sensor. If you want to try the Android 14 update, you’ve come to the right place. Today Xiaomi rolled out the HyperOS based on Android 14 for the Redmi 12 4G/5G. Follow this guide to install it.

HyperOS is a successor to MIUI that will offer better performance. Now, if you’re a Xiaomi Redmi 12 4G and 5G series user and want to get an early taste of HyperOS based on Android 14 OS, check out this full guide to downloading and Installing HyperOS ROM on Redmi 12 4G/5G.

As per reports, Xiaomi will start rolling out HyperOS in India and other countries from Q1 2024 onwards. At the time of writing this article, the EU and Chinese variants of HyperOS were already available for a bunch of models, respectively. Xiaomi Redmi 12 4G and 5G firmware (codenamed: fire/sky) links have been given below with the global recovery and fastboot ROM release that you can check. Here, we’ve shared steps to flash the HyperOS firmware on your Xiaomi Redmi 12 4G and 5G via fastboot and recovery methods.

Download Xiaomi Redmi 12 4G and 5G Android 14

Xiaomi Redmi 12 and 5G Device Overview:

The Xiaomi Redmi 12 is a budget-friendly smartphone that offers impressive features and performance. It has a 6.79-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G88 processor with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It also supports memory extension up to 16GB.

The Redmi 12 has a 50MP AI triple camera setup on the back, consisting of a main camera, an ultra-wide camera, and a macro camera. It also has a 32MP selfie camera on the front1. The Redmi 12 boasts a 5000mAh battery that supports 67W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.The Redmi 12 has a premium glass back design with IP53 dust and splash resistance. It comes in four colors: gray, blue, purple, and green.

Flash HyperOS on Redmi 12 4G/5G using Fastboot

The all-new HyperOS is based on the Android 14 operating system out of the box and includes plenty of goodies, improved performance, enhanced security with hardware-level integration, dynamic visuals, and more. It’s meant to be an optimized version of MIUI without unnecessary bloatware and bugs that have ruined the user experience in the last couple of years. But not anymore!

It’s recommended to use any methods like TWRP Recovery or Fastboot to flash the firmware. Do keep in mind that both methods will wipe off all the data from your device. So, make sure to take a complete data backup from the device before getting into the steps.

Warning: GetDroidTips won’t be held responsible for any issue or error that might happen while/after following the steps below. You should know what you’re doing. So, do it at your own risk.

Requirements:

  • Make sure your handset is sufficiently charged.
  • You will need a computer and a stock USB data cable.
  • Take a full backup of the data from your phone.
  • Install ADB and Fastboot Tools on your computer.

Step 1: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

First, you’ll have to turn on USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your Xiaomi device by following the steps below. By doing so, your device will be recognized by the computer and you can proceed further in the Fastboot method. To do so:

  • Open Settings on your Redmi 12 4G/5G.
  • Go to About Phone > Tap on the MIUI version 7 times.
  • It’ll enable the Developer Options menu on the handset.

oem-and-USB-Debugging

  • Now, go back to Settings menu > Search for Developer Options and open it.
  • Enable the USB Debugging option.
  • Turn On the OEM Unlock toggle > Hit Enable to confirm.

Step 2: Unlock Bootloader

It’s highly important to unlock the device bootloader as stock ROMs do come with a locked bootloader to ensure data privacy. As this is considered to be an unofficial ROM (custom ROM), you will need to unlock the device’s bootloader. Once unlocked, the system and data on your handset will become less secure & will be prone to malware attacks. Additionally, some internal features might not work properly such as Find device, added-value services, etc. Do remember that unlocking the bootloader can also void the manufacturer’s warranty.

  • Download the Mi Unlock Tool on your computer.
  • Extract the zip file and run the application.
  • Now, sign in with your Mi Account. [You can also create a new one]
  • Switch Off your phone manually > Long-press the Volume Down+Power buttons for a while.
  • This will allow the handset to enter Fastboot mode.
  • Next, connect your smartphone to the PC via a USB cable.
  • Once the Mi Unlock Tool detects your connected handset, it’ll notify you.
  • Click on Unlock and wait for it to complete.

  • A confirmation pop-up will appear > Click on the Unlock anyway button.

  • Your device data and settings will be wiped off.
  • The unlocking process will take a while to complete.
  • Once done, you’ll get a message that says “Unlocked successfully”.

  • Finally, click on the Reboot phone button to restart your device.
  • Disconnect the USB cable from the handset.

Step 3: Download Xiaomi HyperOS ROM

Next, you can select and download the latest Xiaomi HyperOS ROM for your respective device model using the links below, such as Xiaomi Redmi 12 4G and 5G. The HyperOS recovery and fastboot ROM links are mentioned below, where you can either go with the recovery or fastboot ROM version to install.

Xiaomi Redmi 12 4G HyperOS firmware Android 14:

Software Version and Downloads Changelog
Europe Stable ROM:

  • System
    • Updated Android Security Patch to January 2024. Increased system security.
  • Vibrant aesthetics
    • Global aesthetics draw inspiration from life itself and change the way your device looks and feels
    • New animation language makes interactions with your device wholesome and intuitive
    • Natural colors bring vibrancy and vitality to every corner of your device
    • Our all-new system font supports multiple writing systems
    • Redesigned Weather app not only gives you important information, but also shows you how it feels outside
    • Notifications are focused on important information, presenting it to you in the most efficient way
    • New Home screen icons refresh familiar items with new shapes and colors
Global Stable ROM:

  • System
    • Updated Android Security Patch to December 2023. Increased system security.
  • Vibrant aesthetics
    • Global aesthetics draw inspiration from life itself and change the way your device looks and feels
    • New animation language makes interactions with your device wholesome and intuitive
    • Natural colors bring vibrancy and vitality to every corner of your device
    • Our all-new system font supports multiple writing systems
    • Redesigned Weather app not only gives you important information, but also shows you how it feels outside
    • Notifications are focused on important information, presenting it to you in the most efficient way
    • New Home screen icons refresh familiar items with new shapes and colors

Xiaomi Redmi 12 5G HyperOS firmware Android 14:

Software Version and Downloads Changelog
India Stable ROM:

  • System
    • Updated Android Security Patch to February 2024. Increased system security.
Europe Stable ROM:

  • System
    • Updated Android Security Patch to February 2024. Increased system security.
Global Stable ROM:

  • System
    • Updated Android Security Patch to January 2024. Increased system security.

Step 4: Boot to Fastboot Mode

You’ll have to boot your Xiaomi device to the Fastboot Mode to proceed with the firmware flashing. Check out the following steps.

  • Connect your device to the PC via a USB cable.
  • Make sure the USB Debugging option is already enabled.
  • Go to the platform-tools installation folder on your PC.
  • Type in CMD in the address bar and hit Enter to launch Command Prompt.

  • Next, execute the command below to boot your device to Fastboot Mode:
adb reboot bootloader
  • Once done, run the following command to check the fastboot connectivity with a Device ID:
fastboot devices

  • In case, you’re not getting the device ID then install the Android USB Driver on the PC and try again.

Step 5: Flash HyperOS ROM via Fastboot

  • Ensure you’ve already downloaded the ROM file on your computer.
  • Now, double-click on the windows_fastboot_first_install_with_data_format.bat file to launch it.
  • The firmware flashing process will start now.
  • Please wait for it to complete. [Do not touch the device or data cable during the process]
  • Once done, your Redmi 12 4G/5G will automatically boot to HyperOS.
  • The first boot to the system might also take some time. So, have some patience.
  • Go through the initial setup process to get into the home screen.
  • You’re done. Enjoy!

Flash HyperOS on Redmi 12 4G/5G using Recovery

The main firmware flashing process will be different from the recovery method, but the initial requirements and steps will be almost the same as the fastboot method. That means even if you’re using the recovery method to install the HyperOS ROM on your Xiaomi device, you must follow the steps below.

Step 1: Requirements

  • Install Android SDK Platform Tools on the PC.
  • Charge the device more than 50%.
  • Take a full data backup from the handset.
  • You’ll require a computer and a stock USB data cable.

Step 2: Allow USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

  • Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking using the above steps.

Step 3: Unlock Bootloader

  • Unlock the device’s bootloader via the Mi Unlock Tool using the above steps.

Step 4: Download HyperOS ROM

  • Download the HyperOS release firmware file on the PC. (links above)
  • Transfer the ROM file to the device storage.

Step 5: Boot to Fastboot Mode

  • Now, boot your Redmi 12 4G/5G to Fastboot Mode. (steps above)
  • Follow the ROM flashing steps below once your handset is connected to fastboot.

Step 6: Flash HyperOS ROM via Recovery

Next, you’ll need to install a custom recovery like TWRP for your model compatible with the handset. This TWRP recovery will help you flash the Xiaomi HyperOS ROM quite easily. You can also use any other custom recovery tools like OrangeFox (if you want).

  • Visit the TWRP official site and download the TWRP build corresponding to your device.
    • If you can’t find the latest TWRP version, try visiting the XDA Forum to check for the same.
  • Now, use the fastboot method to flash TWRP (.img or .zip) on the handset.
  • Boot into the TWRP recovery menu > Tap on the Wipe button.

Xiaomi Firmware How to Install Fastboot ROM or Recovery ROM

  • Choose Factory reset > Slide the Swipe to Factory Reset option.

  • Once the factory reset is completed, go back to the main menu.
  • Here you’ll need to tap on the Install button.

Xiaomi Firmware How to Install Fastboot ROM or Recovery ROM

  • Head over to the downloaded firmware directory of your device storage.
  • Tap and select the Recovery ROM zip file.

  • Slide the Swipe to confirm Flash option.
  • Wait for it to complete and then tap on the Reboot button.

Xiaomi Firmware How to Install Fastboot ROM or Recovery ROM

  • Now, your device will reboot automatically to HyperOS.
  • The first time booting to the system might take a couple of minutes.
  • Go through the initial setup process to get into the home screen.
  • You’re good to go.

In conclusion, this guide has shown you the steps to successfully install HyperOS ROM on your Redmi 12 4G/5G. If you have any further questions or encounter any issues during the installation process, feel free to leave a comment below for assistance.

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