Google has launched Android 13 with the stable version finally available for Pixel devices. Other OEMs have also been rolling out the Android 13 OS upgrade recently. Xiaomi has officially released the Android 13 Beta version for Global editions of Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro.
The Android 13 Beta is based on MIUI 13 and will be rolled out for the first 200 users of Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro.
Prerequisites before installing the Android 13 Beta update
There are a few things that you should keep in mind before you decide to install the Android 13 Beta update.
- Back up your data to cloud storage or an external storage device
- As it’s a beta update, you’ll be encountering a log of bugs
- You need to know how to recover the smartphone if the update fails
- If your smartphone doesn’t turn on after the update, head over to the authorized Xiaomi service centre
How to apply for the Android 13 beta update
To get the Android 13 beta update on your device, users must apply for the beta program by heading to this link. When filling up the form, make sure that you’ve entered the same MI account that is signed into your device.
The build number for the Android 13 beta update for Xiaomi 12 is 126.96.36.199TLCMIXM while the build number for Xiaomi 12 Pro is 188.8.131.52TLBMIXM. For both devices, the beta update will weigh around 4.23 GB. Moreover, you’ll be getting the August security patch update for the handsets with the MIUI 13-based Android 13 beta.
For checking the beta update after applying for the recruitment, you’ll be able to open the Settings app and then tap on About Phone. Then, Check for Updates to see if the update has been made available for your device. If the Android 13 OTA update is available for your Xiaomi 12 or Xiaomi 12 Pro, download the update through a stable Wi-Fi network.