Today we have to talk about something very interesting about MIUI, your favorite graphical interface: what is the meaning of the letters that appear in the Xiaomi MIUI version.
It is something that for you surely has gone unnoticed because, yes it is already quite difficult to stay on top of all the news that is produced around Xiaomi, imagine knowing the details that abound within the extremely complex MIUI universe.
But for that we are here, on your Xiaomi4Mi trust blog, to show you everything we find interesting about this company and keep you informed.
Before seeing the meaning of the letters that accompany the Xiaomi MIUI version …
First of all, I want to tell you that the letter chain has a segmented meaning or in other words, each letter or group of letters has a meaning.
Second: if you are a bit lost regarding where to find the alphabetical string that accompanies the version of Xiaomi MIUI, look at the following pictures.
Justly! We refer to this set of letters that you are seeing now.
The meaning of the first letter in the MIUI version
To specify which versions of Android are compatible with the MIUI version of your mobile, the first letter of the alphabetical chain is used.
One version of MIUI can be used in different instances or versions of Android. So you could find a mobile device with Android 10 or Android 9 that both have a version of MIUI 11.
- L – Android 5.x (Lollipop)
- M – Android 6.x (Marshmallow)
- N – Android 7.x (Nougat)
- O – Android 8.x (Oreo)
- P – Android 9.x (Pie)
- Q: Android 10.x
- R – Android 11.x
The letter corresponding to the Android version in this same section of the configuration must coincide with the first letter in the alphabet string of the MIUI version.
Meaning of the second and third letter in the Xiaomi MIUI version
The second and third letters of this alphabetical chain refer to the model of your mobile. Below we show you an extensive list so that you can identify each model:
- AA – Xiaomi Mi 5
- AC – Xiaomi Mi Pad 2
- AD – Xiaomi Mi Note 2
- AG – Xiaomi Mi 5s
- AH – Xiaomi Mi MIX
- AI – Redmi 3/3 Pro / 3 Prime
- AJ – Xiaomi Mi 4s
- AL – Redmi 3S / 3X / 3S Prime
- AM – Redmi 4x / Redmi 4 Indian version
- BC – Xiaomi Mi Max 32GB
- BD – Xiaomi Mi Max Pro 64GB / 128GB
- BE – Redmi 4 PRO
- BF – Redmi Note 4 (MTK) / Note 4x (MTK)
- BG – Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
- CA – Xiaomi Mi 6
- CB – Redmi 6A
- CC – Redmi 4A
- CE – Redmi 4
- CF – Redmi Note 4X
- CG – Redmi 6
- CI – Xiaomi Mi Pad 3
- CJ – Xiaomi Mi 5c
- CK – Redmi 5A
- CL – Redmi GO
- CM – Redmi 7A
- CN – Redmi 8
- CO – Redmi Note 8
- CP – Redmi 8A
- CX – Redmi Note 8T
- DA – Redmi 5
- DB – Xiaomi Mi 5x
- DC – Xiaomi Mi 6x
- DD – Xiaomi Mi Max 2
- DE – Xiaomi Mi MIX 2
- DF – Redmi Note 5a / Y1 Lite Indian version
- DG – Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S
- DH – Xiaomi Mi A1
- DI – Xiaomi Mi A2
- DI / DM – Redmi 6 Pro (Chinese version) / 6 Pro (Indian version)
- DJ – Xiaomi Mi Pad 4/4 +
- DK – Redmi Note 5A Prime / Y1 Indian version
- DL – Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
- DT – Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
- EA – Xiaomi Mi 8
- EB – Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
- CE – Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
- ED: Xiaomi Mi Max 3
- EE – Xiaomi Mi MIX 3
- EF – Redmi S2 / Y2 Indian version
- EG – Redmi 5 Plus / Redmi Note 5 Indian version
- EH – Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
- IE – Redmi Note 5 for the Indian version
- EJ – Poco F1
- EK – Redmi Note 6 Pro
- EM – Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G
- FA – Xiaomi Mi 9
- FB – Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
- FC – Xiaomi Mi CC 9 / Mi 9 Lite
- FD – Xiaomi Mi Note 10 / CC 9 Pro
- FF – Redmi Y3
- FG – Redmi Note 7
- FH – Redmi Note 7 Pro
- FI – Xiaomi Mi Play
- FJ – Redmi K20 / MI 9T
- FK – Redmi K20 Pro
- FK – Redmi K20 Pro Premium
- FL – Redmi 7
- FM – Xiaomi Mi CC 9E
- FN – Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
- CF – Xiaomi Mi A3
- FX – Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G
- GG – Redmi Note 8 Pro
- GH – Little X2
- GH – Redmi K30
- GI – Redmi K30 5G
- HB – Redmi 1S, WCDMA
- HC – Redmi 1, WCDMA
- HD – Redmi Note 1 / 3G-MTK
- HI – Redmi Note 1 / 4G Dual Sim – Snapdragon
- HJ – Redmi 2, WCDMA
- HJ – Redmi 2 Pro
- HK – Redmi Note 1S
- HL – Redmi 2A / Enhanced
- HM – Redmi Note 2
- HN – Redmi Note 3 (MTK)
- HO – Redmi Note 3 (Qualcomm) / Redmi Note 3 Pro
- HQ – Redmi Pro
- HR – Redmi Note 3 SE
- CH – Xiaomi Mi Note 3
- JA – Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
- JB – Xiaomi Mi 10
- JO – Redmi Note 9
- JW – Redmi Note 9 Pro / 9S
- MA – Xiaomi Mi 1 / S
- XA – Xiaomi Mi 2
- XD – Xiaomi Mi 3 TD
- XD: Xiaomi Mi 3 / Mi 4, LTE / WCDMA
- XE – Xiaomi Mi Note
- XF – Xiaomi Mi Pad
- XH – Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
- XI – Xiaomi Mi 4i
- XK – Xiaomi Mi 4c
Meaning of the fourth and fifth letters in the MIUI version
As for the meaning of the letters that accompany the Xiaomi MIUI version, they become more relevant.
Recall that the fame of Xiaomi and its devices has spread throughout the planet. Hence the need to create different versions of MIUI that can be adapted to the language and needs of each user.
In addition to this, Xiaomi has audience segmentation requirements that it wants to meet and configuration parameters required to obey the telecommunications standards that are demanded by the governments of the different regions, so it must adapt MIUI for each of those regions to the you want to get there.
The purpose of the fourth and fifth letters are related to this: to identify the region in which a version of MIUI should be distributed:
- CN: This is a device for the Chinese market.
- EU: This is a device intended for the European market.
- ID: This is a device designed for the Indonesian market.
- IN: this is a device intended for the Indian market.
- MI: This is a device designed for the Global market.
- RU: This is a device designed for the Russian market.
In case you are on the European continent, the best option would be the global one or the EU.
Although these are not fundamentally different from each other, the EU version is better adapted to the requirements of the European Union.
You have to be very attentive to this. Especially for the matter of the bands or frequencies in which the mobile internet works according to the region in which you are.
By the way … Did you know that the Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro shows 5G when connected to 4G in the Netherlands?
The meaning of the sixth and seventh letter in the MIUI version
These letters specify the manufacturer of the ROM of your mobile device.
In most cases we will find the letters XM. This means that the manufacturer of the ROM is the company Xiaomi itself.
Otherwise, we will find different letters, which indicate that it is the operator or some other entity to Xiaomi who has installed the ROM.
In cases where the sixth and seventh letter of the alphabetical chain are not XM, we must know that MIUI updates will take a longer time to reach our mobile.
In the case of Spain these could be the combinations for the sixth and seventh letter:
- The VF – ROM editor of the Vodafone operator.
- TM – The publisher of the ROM is the operator of T-Mobile.
- The Xiaomi XM-ROM editor.
Knowing the meaning of the letters that accompany the Xiaomi MIUI version can be, in addition to curious, very useful to know, for example, the region in which that mobile you are about to buy can be distributed. As I said before, you are going to avoid mobile connection problems.