In this guide, we will show you the steps to install the Xiaomi EU ROM on Mi 9/Lite/Pro/9T/9T Pro devices. The devices from the Chinese OEM are always known to be among the most customizable ones out there. With a plethora of baked-in features in its stock OS experience, there’s not much left to ask. However, if you aren’t satisfied with the MIUI offering, then there’s a large array of custom developments that you could try out onto your devices.
Once you bypass the sole prerequisite of unlocking the device’s bootloader, there stands a plentitude of tweaks to try out. From flashing a custom recovery to installing a custom ROM, the possibilities stand endless. Talking about custom ROMs, the one from Xiaomi’s EU community seems to be on every tech enthusiast list. The reason for the same is hardly a secret.
With a much better optimized and lite-weight ROM, and without the incorporation of unnecessary tweaks, and a faster update cycle, it has quickly become the go-to choice for many users [Read: All Features of Xiaomi EU ROM]. If you are also among them, then you have come to the right place. In this guide, we will show you the steps to install the Xiaomi EU ROM on Mi 9/Lite/Pro/9T/9T Pro devices. Follow along.
How to Install Xiaomi EU ROM on Mi 9/Lite/Pro/9T/9T Pro
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 to flash the Xiaomi EU ROM onto your Mi 9 series device.
STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on Mi 9 Series
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 Bootloader on Mi 9/Lite/Pro/9T/9T Pro
Since this is an unofficial ROM (a custom ROM to be precise), you will need to unlock the device’s bootloader. However, doing so will wipe off all the data and could nullify the device’s warranty as well. So if that’s all well and good, then please refer to our guide on How to Unlock the Bootloader on any Xiaomi Device. Once that is done, you may move over to the next step to install the Xiaomi EU ROM onto the Mi 9/Lite/Pro/9T/9T Pro devices.
STEP 4: Download Xiaomi.EU ROM for Mi 9/Lite/Pro/9T/9T Pro
Next up, grab hold of the Xiaomi EU ROM for your device from the below links (stable builds are the recommended ones). I have uploaded the latest ones at the time of writing. Likewise, I have also attached the direct link to check for the latest builds.
- Check for Latest Builds
STEP 5: Install TWRP Recovery on Mi 9/Lite/Pro/9T/9T Pro
You will need to have the TWRP Recovery installed in order to flash the Xiaomi EU ROM. We have prepared two separate guides for the same, refer to the one corresponding to your device.
Once your device is booted to TWRP, it might be in the Chinese language. If that is the case, then you could refer to our guide on How to Change Language in TWRP Recovery.
STEP 6: Perform a Factory Reset via TWRP
- This process will wipe off all the data from your device, so take a backup beforehand.
- Then go to the Wipe section of TWRP and tap on Format Data.
- Finally, type in Yes in the space provided and hit Enter.
STEP 7: Transfer ROM ZIP File to Device via TWRP
Once the format is complete, transfer the Xiaomi EU ROM to your device. This could be done via Mount, ADB Sideload, or USB OTG. You may also refer to our guide below guides for this purpose:
- [3 METHODS] How To Transfer or Install Files via TWRP Recovery
- How to Use ADB Sideload in Android [Stock and TWRP Recovery]
- How to Use USB OTG or Pen Drive to Flash File via TWRP Recovery
STEP 8: Install Xiaomi EU ROM on Mi 9 Series via TWRP
- Go to the Install section of TWRP, navigate to the ROM ZIP file, and select it.
- Then perform a right swipe to flash it. The flashing might take around 5-10 minutes.
- Once done, you may then reboot the device to the OS via Reboot > System.
That’s it. These were the steps to install the Xiaomi EU ROM on Mi 9/Lite/Pro/9T/9T Pro. 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.