1. eggrice's Avatar
    I've got an extra android phone laying around, It's on android 7 and MIUI 11, I'm wondering if I can update this to Android 8/9/ or 10?

    EDIT: or would doing this through custom rom etc rooting cause my phone to lag too much?
    05-10-2020 10:35 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which Xiaomi phone? If there's no official system update available through the system settings, then check Xiaomi's support page for that particular phone. If you don't find an official update there, then your only option would be to root the phone and see if there are any custom ROMs available based on a higher Android version. The forums at XDA-Developers.com would be a good resource for that kind of thing.

    Please register on this forum, which will allow you to engage in discussion more easily, as well as post images. https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
    05-11-2020 01:50 AM
  3. eggrice's Avatar
    Thank you! It is a Xiaomi Note 5a, the Note 5a with the finger print sensor on the back. I'm worried if the phone's hardware wouldn't be able to handle a newer version of android hence why Xiaomi stopped giving it 'android' updates.
    05-12-2020 02:40 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's a 3 year old device -- most companies only support their devices with updates for 2 years at the most (and that's typically just for flagship devices). It's not always a question of the hardware.
    05-12-2020 02:53 AM

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