Here there are direct download links to grab MIUI 8 Global Developer ROM v7.1.5 of both Recovery (zip) and Fastboot (tgz) build for Xiaomi Redmi 3 (codename IDO). This new version features Voice over LTE technology or usually known as VoLTE. Redmi 3 is one of popular Xiaomi phone powered with Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 chipset, Octa-core processors (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU), Adreno 405 graphics processor, 2GB RAM, and Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery. The phone was firstly released running MIUI 7 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Recently, Xiaomi has rolled out MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM version 7.1.5 for Redmi 3 which is still based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. According to its official site, the MIUI Developer team has added new feature enhancements including:
Highlights New - VoLTE conference video calls Optimization - Replaced service provider for exchange rates Phone New - VoLTE conference video calls New - VoLTE support for video calls / Conference calls (Jio network users only) Clock / Calculator Optimization - Replaced service provider for exchange rates
*VoLTE = Voice over LTE technology.
As usual, Xiaomi always rolls out two build of its ROM: the Fastboot ROM and Recovery ROM. Fastboot ROM is released with .tgz extension while Recovery ROM is released with .zip extension. Both builds can be used to do clean install on your MIUI device but Fastboot ROM is the one if you need to totally reinstall your phone’s Android OS. It is also useful when your phone is bricked or in bootloop state. Download MIUI ROM from direct links below:
Download Fastboot ROM
How to install? Extract the .tgz file using Winrar or 7zip and then use Mi Flash tool to flash the ROM onto your phone. Read our previous guide on how to flash MIUI Fastboot ROM.
Download Recovery ROM
How to install? Copy the downloaded .zip file into your phone’s internal storage and use Updater app to flash it. Read our previous guide on how to flash MIUI Recovery ROM for further details.