Xiaomi issues anti-rollback to prevent your Redmi Note 5 Pro running MIUI 10 from bricking

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Xiaomi announced the MIUI 10 global beta for the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro last month in India. Many users jumped on to the half-baked ROM in haste for want of some new features on the MIUI 10 build. However, these users will not be able to go back to their old versions, either stable or beta. As per an announcement by Xiaomi, downgrading from MIUI 10 8.7.6 will result in the user completely bricking the device. Hence, they have introduced an anti-rollback feature that stops users from going back to their previous versions. 

Also read: Xiaomi release MIUI 10 global beta for Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 4, and a many other phones

Xiaomi announced on its forum that the unusual move was part of its efforts to “maintain system stability” and ensure “security of the device”. This is specifically for Redmi Note 5 & Redmi Note 5 Pro. Hence, if any of our readers have installed the MIUI 10 8.7.6 beta, do not attempt to downgrade to an older version.

Below follows Xiaomi’s announcement on MIUI Forums –

“To maintain system stability and ensure the security of the device, we have introduced a mechanism of anti-rollback. After you have updated to MIUI 10 Public ROM 8.7.6 or ROM afterwards, you can not downgrade your ROM to previous Stable ROM and Beta ROM.” Xiaomi further added that users who have updated devices to MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM 8.7.6 or ROM afterwards, should not try to downgrade the ROM. “Otherwise, your device will be bricked, which may also affect your device stability. If your device has been bricked, please go to the nearest Mi service centre for help,” says the company. 


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