This previous week, Xiaomi revealed their plans to begin rolling out the MIUI 7.1 global stable build custom ROM which is based on Android Lollipop. This MIUI 7.1 release comes just two months after the global stable build of Xiaomi’s MIUI was released.

The Chinese manufacturer also revealed some of the devices that will receive the update. According to Xiaomi, the MIUI 7.1 software will arrive to Mi Note, Mi 3, Redmi Note 4G, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 3G, Redmi Note 2, Redmi 2, Redmi 1S, Mi Pad and Redmi Note Prime.

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The MIUI 7.1 version with a ROM number V7.1.2.0.LXAMICK has already been made available for the Mi 2 or 2S and users can download it from the official MIUI forum.

Recently the Xiaomi Redmi Note was upgraded with Xiaomi’s own MIUI 7.1 operating system based on Android Lollipop. Xiaomi Redmi Note was the initial device released in the Chinese company’s popular Redmi Note edition. Although Xiaomi Red Note was launched back in 2014, which was a month earlier before the Galaxy S5 hit the market, the smartphone is planned to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.

Some of the update improvements included a Mi Drop function that allows file sharing between nearby devices and so much more.

A screenshot was leaked suggesting that the process of updating the Xiaomi MIUI OS to Android 6.0 Marshmallow was still underway. It was revealed that the software update will first hit the Mi Note and the Mi 4 which like the Redmi Note was launched in 2014. However, the Redmi Note could also receive the software soon after.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool