HyperOS 2.0 lie: Facts about settings

Among the thousand other incidents happening in the high-octane world of Android theming and tweaking, a few Xiaomi users stumbled last week upon what seemed to be the all-new Android settings application for HyperOS 2.0. Many enthused people believed this is a look at the new upcoming interface of HyperOS 2.0, but let me clear out the facts and debunk some myths around it.

What is HyperOS? Understanding Origins of HyperOS

HyperOS is a step further into user experience customization within Android—the in-house Android layer developed by Xiaomi, which is related to the famed MIUI interface. This means patches are integrated into pure Android OS to bring unique features and optimizations that obviously can’t exist inside the stock Android experience.

The Truth About the HyperOS 2.0 Setup Menu

A screenshot made the rounds recently in an internet buzz. – It was showing a Settings application that was part of the new upcoming HyperOS 2.0 update. This was off point, as the claimed application originally got conceived for the Redmi A3X.

Key Things to Note

  • Source of Settings App: The settings application misrepresented as a part of HyperOS 2.0 is from a Redmi A3X. This device has a slightly lesser RAM configuration and hence runs pure Android.
  • Why All the Confusion? The Redmi A3X is a entry-level Xiaomi device, and as such, the ROM and its applications, including the Settings app, will carry Xiaomi’s system signatures. This caused the app to be misidentified by people thinking that it was part of the new HyperOS.
  • Compatibility: To avoid too much confusion, at this moment understand that these are Pure Android applications and can be installed on devices running both MIUI and HyperOS. They are, of course, not native to HyperOS 2.0.

Misinformation and Caution by Users

The spread of this misinformation highlights a common problem among the tech community: an eagerness for updates can lead to premature conclusions. Here’s what users need to know: – Not HyperOS 2.0: The Settings application being shared here is not part of this release. It comes from a system that is designed differently in terms of configuration and user interface.

Warning: Installation

We advise not to install this misrepresented Settings application on your phones; since it is not designed for either HyperOS 2.0 or the hardware of any other Xiaomi device, the result may be operational issues or even the stability of the system.

If you want to uninstall it after you install it, you can uninstall updates from the settings app.


So, in short, all the hype for new updates and features related to Android customization is refined but the credibility of such information must be cross-verified. The Settings app that purports to be from HyperOS 2.0 is actually from the Redmi A3X and should not be misconstrued as a part of the upcoming HyperOS updates. Xiaomi users are advised to patiently wait for official updates and not install mismatched applications, which will damage the performance and user experience of the device.

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