In this guide, we will show you the steps to install Android 12 on Xiaomi Mi 11 via Fastboot Commands. As soon as Google announced the twelfth iteration of the OS, many OEMs came forward and announced the OS upgrade for their flagships. And Xiaomi did the same with its Mi 11 series. Since these are the top-level offerings from the Chinese OEM, it came as no surprise that these devices were chosen to be the flag bearer.
So if you own any of the devices from the Mi 11 lineup, then get ready to welcome a plethora of new and intriguing features onto your device. From a complete major UI overhaul to privacy improvements and a plethora of new additions to the OS, there’s a lot to look forward to. And you could now enjoy all these goodies on your device as well. Given here are the detailed instructions steps to install Android 12 on Xiaomi Mi 11 via Fastboot Commands.
What’s New in Android 12?
With the twelfth major release of the OS, there have been quite a few new features that will cross your paths. Let’s check out some of the noteworthy ones.
Material You Design
The User Interface has been completely redesigned, keeping in mind its new Material You theming system. One of the biggest takeaways from this is the Wallpaper-based UX Theming. Using this feature, your device will pick up the color from the currently set wallpaper and assign it throughout the device. Be it the lock screen, quick settings, or even the notifications panel, all will now respect the new color theme.
Some major improvements to Privacy have always been made. To begin with, there’s a new dashboard that gives you detailed information as to which apps have asked for what kind of permission and when. Likewise, there are new indicators that will pop up as soon as any app is using the device’s camera or microphone. Moreover, you now also have the option to share your approximate location rather than the precise one.
with Android 12, you now get the much-requested Scrolling Screenshot feature. As is evident from its name, it allows you to take the screenshots of much wider and longer content, such as that of WhatsApp chats.
Google has finally added an On Device Search feature that will allow you to search for any app, settings, messages, or online content, all from one place.
Camera Switch is an accessibility feature that will allow you to have full control of your device right via your facial gestures, For example, just turn your face right to perform the next gesture, laugh to pause a playing song, or just raise your eyebrows to select content on your display. [Using a workaround, you could now enable this feature on Android 11 as well!].
Well, these were just some of the noteworthy features, there is a plentitude of other ‘under the hood’ changes that would leave you impressed. And it’s time that you welcome them onto your device. So without any further ado, let’s get started with the steps to install Android 12 on Xiaomi Mi 11 via Fastboot Commands.
How to Install Android 12 on Mi 11 via Fastboot Commands
The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow in the exact same sequence as mentioned. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.
STEP 1: Install Android SDK
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 and OEM Unlocking on your device. The former will make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device to Fastboot Mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is required to carry out the bootloader unlocking process.
So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.
STEP 3: Unlock Mi 11 Bootloader
The Android 12 Update Package for your Mi 11 is basically a Fastboot ROM. And flashing a Fastboot ROM on Xiaomi requires an unlocked bootloader. So if you haven’t done so yet, then please refer to our detailed guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on any Xiaomi Device.
STEP 4: Download Android 12 Firmware for Xiaomi Mi 11
You may now grab hold of the Android 12 firmware for your device from the below official links:
STEP 5: Transfer ROM files to Platform Tools
- Once you have downloaded the firmware, change its extension from GZ to TGZ.
- After that, extract the contents of that firmware to any convenient location on your PC.
- Then go to the Images folder and copy all the files from there.
- Then paste those files inside the platform-tools folder on your PC.
STEP 6: Boot Mi 11 to Fastboot Mode
- Connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
- Type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
adb reboot bootloader
- To verify the Fastboot connection, type in the below command and you should get back the device ID.
STEP 7: Flash Android 12 Firmware on Mi 11 via Fastboot Commands
Now just execute the below fastboot commands to install the Android 12 onto your Mi 11 device. Make sure to execute one command at a time. Moreover, these commands should be entered inside the command prompt window that you have opened in the platform-tools folder.
fastboot erase boot_ab fastboot flash xbl_ab xbl.elf fastboot flash xbl_config_ab xbl_config.elf fastboot flash abl_ab abl.elf fastboot flash aop_ab aop.mbn fastboot flash tz_ab tz.mbn fastboot flash featenabler_ab featenabler.mbn fastboot flash hyp_ab hypvm.mbn fastboot flash modem_ab NON-HLOS.bin fastboot flash bluetooth_ab BTFM.bin fastboot flash dsp_ab dspso.bin fastboot flash keymaster_ab km41.mbn fastboot flash devcfg_ab devcfg.mbn fastboot flash qupfw_ab qupv3fw.elf fastboot flash uefisecapp_ab uefi_sec.mbn fastboot erase imagefv_ab fastboot flash imagefv_ab imagefv.elf fastboot flash shrm_ab shrm.elf fastboot flash multiimgoem_ab multi_image.mbn fastboot flash cpucp_ab cpucp.elf fastboot flash qweslicstore_ab qweslicstore.bin fastboot flash logfs logfs_ufs_8mb.bin fastboot flash rescue rescue.img fastboot flash storsec storsec.mbn fastboot flash spunvm spunvm.bin fastboot flash rtice rtice.mbn fastboot flash vendor_boot_ab vendor_boot.img fastboot flash vm-bootsys_ab vm-bootsys.img fastboot flash super super.img fastboot flash cust cust.img fastboot flash dtbo_ab dtbo.img fastboot flash vbmeta_ab vbmeta.img fastboot flash vbmeta_system_ab vbmeta_system.img fastboot erase metadata fastboot flash metadata metadata.img fastboot erase userdata fastboot flash userdata userdata.img fastboot flash boot_ab boot.img fastboot flash logo logo.img fastboot set_active a fastboot reboot
The second last command will set the A slot as the active partition. Then the last command shall boot your device to the newly updated OS.
So with this, we conclude the guide on how you could install Android 12 on Xiaomi Mi 11 via Fastboot Commands. 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.
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2 thoughts on “How to Install Android 12 on Mi 11 via Fastboot Commands”
On reboot (the last command) the phone reboots but comes back to fastboot
During giving the command listed in the post, I got an error on –
fastboot flash vm-bootsys_ab vm-bootsys.img
fastboot: error: cannot load ‘vm-bootsys.img’: No such file or directory
Pl. advise how to procced. I am stuck in the fastboot loop.
Hi Kapoor, sorry that you had to face this issue, Could you please verify if the vm-bootsys.img file is indeed present inside the Fastboot ROM and also that you have transferred it to the platform-tools folder on your PC? Likewise, please double-check that the file name matches exactly as vm-bootsys.img