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How to Get AOSP Screenshot UI on MIUI [Xiaomi Devices]

In this guide, we will show you the steps to get the AOSP Screenshot UI on Xiaomi devices running MIUI. The Chinese OEM is infamous for providing tons of bloatware and a truckload of features. In this regard, there has been this long-standing debate whether Xiaomi’s customized OS skin and its baked-in apps are better than what the stock OS has to offer. Well, there’s no definite answer to this and it ultimately depends on the user preference.

With that said, the eleventh iteration of the OS (Android 11) had bought in a plethora of new and noteworthy changes. One among them was the completely revamped Screenshot user interface For the unaware, you could now easily Share and Edit the taken screenshot with just a single tap. And if you wanted the same on your Mi/Poco/Redmi device, then you have come to the right place. In this guide, we will show you the steps to get the AOSP Screenshot UI on your Xiaomi device running MIUI.

How to Get AOSP Screenshot UI on Xiaomi [MIUI]

How to Get AOSP Screenshot UI on Xiaomi MIUI

Well, the tweak is quite impressive and intriguing in equal measures. All that you need to do is simply disable the stock MIUI screenshot app. As soon as you do so, the screenshot UI will automatically shift over to the Android 11 style. So with that said, let’s make you aware of the instructions steps.

STEP 1: Install Android SDK

install adb platform tools windows

First and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.

STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

Next up, you will also have to enable USB Debugging on your device. This will make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on MIUI 7 times > Go back to Settings > Additional Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.

STEP 3: Enable Android 11 Screenshot UI on Xiaomi MIUI

  1. Now connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
  2. Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
  3. Type in the following command in the CMD window to enable the shell environment:
    adb shell
  4. If you get a prompt on your device, make sure to Allow/Grant it.
  5. Finally, execute the below command to disable the MIUI screenshot app:
    adb shell pm disable-user --user 0 com.miui.screenshot
  6. This will disable the stock screenshot app and replace it with the one that Android 11 has.

So with this, we round off the guide on how to get the AOSP Screenshot UI on Xiaomi devices running MIUI. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.

  • Ralph Chen

    This is actually the post I made in Xiaomi subreddit🤣
    Thank you for sharing this method to everyone!