As I recently shared on Facebook, my Redmi 4X just received an OTA update to MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM 9.1.1.0 (NAMMIEI). Actually, I’m quite surprised with it. Previously I’ve been using LG, Samsung and Huawei smartphones and I’ve never received any cool updates on these devices. So, I really was impatient to check all the new features.

Redmi 4X (santoni) MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM Overview

Previously, one of our authors already covered the most awesome things about MIUI 9. Here I will share a few differences from MIUI 8, that I’ve noticed at first sight.

MIUI 9 Stock Theme - Limitless

MIUI9 stock theme is called “Limitless” and it comes with new beautiful flat icons.

Redmi 4X MIUI 9 Global ROM

MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM 9.1.1.0 (NAMMIEI) | Android 7.1.2

Redmi 4X MIUI 9 ROM Highlights

MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM Highlights and change-log.

I’m really enjoying the new animations, they’re really nice and smooth looking. Overall the new ROM version runs pretty fast. New stock theme is called “Limitless” and it comes with new beautiful flat icons and backgrounds. I prefer to use more darker background on my phone, but I fell in love with the new icons.

Text on the bottom icons is now removed. Looks pretty good if you ask me. Also small icons in notification bar is looking much prettier.

I also noticed a new icon near the standard clock widget, which I’ve actually missed.

Another new feature is MIUI “Screen Recorded” application. Here’s a short example of a screen recording I’ve made.

A small fix I’ve noticed is that Instagram now opens with the right colors in notification bar. Previously it was all white on my phone.

How to fix Gmail Notification on MIUI 9

The only thing that bothers me with the new update is that Gmail notifications are now displayed without any message title and short excerpt.

The only thing that bothers me with the new update is that Gmail notifications are now displayed without any message title and short excerpt. The only text I see “1 New message”, it was quite convenient for me to see what message I’ve received without opening it in the Gmail app. If anyone got a solution for this, I’ll be more than happy.

How to update Redmi 4X to MIUI 9 Global Stable with Updater App

If you haven’t received an OTA update, you can easily do it manually. This method will only work if you’ve got previous version of Official MIUI Global Stable ROM installed.

  1. Download recovery ROM from the link below.
  2. Open “Updater” application.
  3. Tap on the three dots icon in the top.
  4. Tap on “Choose update package” and locate downloaded ROM .zip archive.
  5. Wait until installation completed and your phone automatically reboots into system.

Download MIUI9 Recovery ROM version here:

Redmi 4X (santoni) – Global Stable ROM 9.1.1.0 (NAMMIEI) / MIUI 9 / Recovery / System / Android 7.1: Download

Redmi 4X (santoni) – Global Stable ROM 9.1.1.0 (NAMMIEI) / MIUI 9 / MiFlash / fastboot / Android 7.1: Download


Redmi 4X (santoni) – Global Stable ROM 9.1.1.0 (NAMMIEI) / MIUI 9 / Recovery / System / Daily / Android 7.1: Download

Find all the previous ROMs for Redmi 4X (santoni), including the latest China Stable MIUI 9 ROM here: https://xiaomifirmware.com/downloads/download-latest-miui-roms-xiaomi-redmi-4x/

And what about you? Did you installed this version already? Share your thoughts and comments below!