If you have a Xiaomi Redmi/Mi smartphone running the MIUI Stable ROM, and looking at developer options, then it is now seemingly easy to update to the MIUI 10 Developer ROM without having to unlock the bootloader. To resort to this, you need not possess a modern Xiaomi smartphone, even some older ones are eligible for the process.
Here USP of shifting to MIUI 10 Developer ROM is the fact that you get to check out beta updates every Friday. This means that you could have a feel of all the new features before anybody else whilst getting to share feedback on these features. Check out below the list of supported smartphones, for the transition from MIUI Stable ROM to MIUI 10 Developer ROM (via folks at Mi):
First things first - the list of eligible Redmi/Mi smartphones:
Upgrading to MIUI 10 Developer ROM, from MIUI Stable ROM
[Disclaimer: The below procedures require sound technical knowledge; Republic World will not be held responsible for any device damage during or post installation. Users could proceed at their own risk].
The actual process