Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S getting new update, brings July patch, lock screen clock & bug fixes

Just last week, Xiaomi pushed the June security patch to Redmi 7 (the OEM’s current year mid-range phone fueled by a Snapdragon 632 processor). The update (MIUI V10.3.3.0) fixed a couple of issues and introduced a lock screen clock.

June OTA on Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Indian units)

Cut to now. A week later, a similar update with a few additional changes is rolling out to Redmi Note 7/7S devices. But the major difference is, this one brings the latest July security patch instead of June.

As an expansion of Redmi Note 7 lineup of devices, the Chinese OEM Xiaomi recently introduced Redmi Note 7S in India. It’s a 48MP camera device fueled with Snapdragon 660 chipset, shipped with Android Pie layered with MIUI 10. Redmi Note 7S will basically be replacing Redmi Note 7 in the region.

Kingshuk De from our team has clarified the detailed difference between Redmi Note 7 and 7S here.

Coming to the currently circulating July update on Redmi Note 7 & 7S units, it adds the popular lock screen clock. As for bug fixes, the issues wherein media volume refused to restore after receiving a notification and hands-free call duration didn’t show correctly in Game Turbo have been resolved.

Apart from that, Wi-Fi networks sorting principle and Mi Cloud sync have also been optimized.

Redmi Note 7/7S July OTA

Here’s what the complete update changelog reads:

[Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade]
New: Introducing customizable Lock screen clock (Settings > Lock screen & password > Advanced settings). New Lock screen clock doesn’t work with third party themes.
Fix: Media volume couldn’t be restored after receiving a notification
Optimization: Sorting principles for Wi-Fi networks
[Game speed booster]
Fix: Hands-free call duration wasn’t displayed correctly in Game Turbo
[Mi Cloud]
Optimization: Improved sync across multiple devices

As is usually the case with firmware updates, they are rolled out in batches, so this particular patch may take time to make it to all Redmi Note 7/7S devices. But those of you who don’t wish to wait for the OTA can get the update using the following download links:

  • Device: Redmi Note 7/7S
  • Codename: lavender
  • Channel: EU Stable
  • Version: V10.3.5.0.PFGEUXM
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 934d66eec92dfe285362e94bb4666788
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: V10.3.6.0.PFGINXM
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 7a59ebf9427a913566069ba56efd4c11

We would like to credit yshalsager and the Xiaomi Firmware Updater project for tracking the OTA update URLs. Feel free to drop a comment and let us know how the update acts on your unit.

NOTE: For more Xiaomi related bugs/issues news and stories interested readers may head here.

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