Xiaomi and Microsoft have kept their promise and here is the Windows 10 ROM for the Xiaomi Mi4. The Windows 10 official ROM can be downloaded from the Xiaomi MIUI forum. The Windows 10 ROM will open up a new option to the users and will also allow them to taste Microsoft’s new operating system without actually buying a Windows phone.


The steps involved in flashing the ROM would however differ from the ones followed to flash an Android phone. If you want to access the flashing guide, you are required to register for the Microsoft Insiders program first. Rest assured that at any point of time if you want to revert back to MIUI, you can do so by flashing the MIUI ROM. The caveat lies in the fact that the Windows 10 comes only as a Chinese version, thus indirectly barring the non-Chinese users. Also, the version of Mi 4 you have also matters, so if you didn’t buy the phone in China, most certainly you are out of luck.

This is probably the first time wherein a phone manufacturer has given the power to choose the operating system to the users. The best part is that users will have the flexibility to flash the operating system as and when they want without fretting about how to revert to MIUI. Flashing devices has been around the corner from a really long time and all the while it has been considered sort of outlaw to flash your phone. That being said, the notion about flashing or rooting your phone has been constantly challenged by Xiaomi and now they have just taken it to the next level, all thanks to Microsoft who singlehandedly championed the cause of having Windows 10 run on an android smartphone. It shouldn’t be long before they figure out having the ROM compatible with other smartphones as well.

Have you downloaded the Windows 10 ROM and flashed it on your Mi 4? If yes, do let us know about the experience while we chalk out a guide on how to install Windows 10 for your Mi 4 using the official ROM.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.