How-To: Upgrade Xiaomi Mi 3 to MIUI 6

Last night I flashed my Mi 3 to the latest developer public release of the new MIUI 6.

Read carefully these steps on how to update:

Take note that the only phones supported in the release are the W/C versions of the Mi 3. (This instruction is for International release of phones such as in the Philippines, Singapore, etc.)

Also before upgrading, make sure you remove any security pin to avoid being stucked with a 'Input Password' on the lock screen after the update.

Step 1: Update to MIUI V5 developer version MIUI 4.8.22 firstly, then go to Updater - Check update to download the full ROM to upgrade to MIUI 6.

Download the MIUI 4.8.22 here.
Version: 4.8.22 430M MD5: b723725e6041e2e67b9e15cac47d6dea

After updating to Developer ROM 4.8.22, go to Updater (Tools - Updater) then click the OTA button to get the MIUI 6; You may also download the 4.8.29 - MIUI6 on your computer, connect your device to PC, then put the zip file to the folder downloaded_roms on your storage so you can manually select it on the Updater app as your selected package to use for update.

Step 2: After upgrading to MIUI 6, it's recommended you switch to the default MIUI theme. There may be bugs in other themes.

Step 3: Upgrading to MIUI 6 from MIUI 4.8.22 won't wipe your data. However, data backup is always highly recommended (Settings - Backup & reset - Back up my data).

*This is a beta release. Expect to encounter several bugs

More info on this release can be found here:

Should you need any help or have questions feel free to email me, or visit the Official MIUI English Forum

My Open Letter to Mr. Banatao

On the last day of PhilDev's IDEA Entrepreneurial Workshop Series 2014, I was really inspired and motivated with the words of Mr. Dado Banatao's speech during his closing remarks.

To you Sir Dado, you have my utmost respect. You are truly an amazing example that filipinos can do great in the field of entrepreneurship and technology.

To be honest, before the workshop I hardly ever knew you, I didn't have an idea what Dado Banatao does. I wasn't expecting that meeting you in person and hearing your vision and words for us filipinos and the Philippine Entrepreneur ecosystem would change and made me think about that something.

I am privileged and lucky enough to get to meet you in person. I will see your works as my guide and inspiration in life to do better for myself and for my country.

Looking forward that one day, I will be able to tell to you my own success story and be an inspiration to other people.

"We would like to see you, Filipino entrepreneurs, after you become successful, to give/pay back to the country." -- Dado Banatao, PhilDev Chairman, welcomes the participants to the ‪#‎IDEAworkshop‬ Day 1.

Campus Brands launching tonight

We will have a soft launch of Campus Brands, hopefully by tonight.

Campus Brands is a clothing company formed by a team dedicated to spreading school lifestyle labels and providing a convenient and efficient online shopping for premium crafted campus merchandises. It is committed to achieving customer delight and satisfaction through safe and secure transactions and varied payment options.

We are partnered with Dragonpay Corporation, a secured and reliable online payment provider based in the Philippines.