Download Xiaomi 13 Ultra Android 14 (HyperOS / MIUI 15) Update

Xiaomi 13 Ultra was launched in 2023, powering Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and features a 6.73-inch LTPO AMOLED Display, a Quad rear camera unit setup with a 50 MP primary sensor, a 5,000mAh battery, and running with Android 13 under MIUI 14.  Today, Xiaomi rolled out the HyperOS based on Android 14 for the Xiaomi 13 Ultra. Follow this guide to install it.

HyperOS is a successor to MIUI that will offer better performance. Now, if you’re a Xiaomi 13 Ultra user and want an early taste of HyperOS based on Android 14 OS, check out this full guide to downloading and Installing HyperOS ROM on Xiaomi 13 Ultra.

As per reports, Xiaomi will start rolling out HyperOS in China, Europe, 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 13 Ultra firmware (codenamed: ishtar) links below with the Europe recovery and fastboot ROM release that you can check. Here, we’ve shared steps to flash the HyperOS firmware on your Xiaomi 13 Ultra via fastboot and recovery methods.

Download Xiaomi 13 Ultra Android 14 (HyperOS / MIUI 15) Update

Flash HyperOS on Xiaomi 13 Ultra 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 few 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, the computer will recognize your device and you can proceed further in the Fastboot method. To do so:

  • Open Settings on your Xiaomi 13 Ultra.
  • 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. 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 13 Ultra HyperOS firmware Android 14:

Software Version and Downloads Changelog
Global Stable ROM:

  • System
    • Updated the security patch to June 2024. Increased system security.
Europe Stable ROM:

  • System
    • Updated the security patch to April 2024. Increased system security.
Global Stable ROM:

  • System
    • Updated the security patch to April 2024. Increased system security.
Europe Stable ROM:

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

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

  • System
    • Updated Android Security Patch to November 2023. Increased system security.
  • Comprehensive refactoring
    • Upgraded memory management engine makes frees up more resources and makes memory usage more efficient
  • 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
    • Every photo can look like an art poster on your Lock screen, enhanced by multiple effects and dynamic rendering
    • New Home screen icons refresh familiar items with new shapes and colors
    • Our in-house multi-rendering technology makes visuals delicate and comfortable across the whole system
    • Multitasking is now even more straightforward and convenient with an upgraded multi-window interface
Global Stable ROM:

  • System
    • Updated Android Security Patch to November 2023. Increased system security.
  • Comprehensive refactoring
    • Upgraded memory management engine makes frees up more resources and makes memory usage more efficient
  • 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
    • Every photo can look like an art poster on your Lock screen, enhanced by multiple effects and dynamic rendering
    • New Home screen icons refresh familiar items with new shapes and colors
    • Our in-house multi-rendering technology makes visuals delicate and comfortable across the whole system
    • Multitasking is now even more straightforward and convenient with an upgraded multi-window interface

 

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 Xiaomi 13 Ultra 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 Xiaomi 13 Ultra 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 Xiaomi 13 Ultra 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 install HyperOS ROM on your Xiaomi 13 Ultra successfully. 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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