New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

The Redmi K20 family, broke the traditional definition of the ‘Redmi’ subbrand. After the separation from Xiaomi, Redmi is trying to step into the premium flagship segment. Well, they are kinda successful, especially with the Redmi K20 Pro.

Redmi K20 Pro

Unlike Poco F1, the philosophy of Redmi K20 and K20 Pro is to deliver a luxurious piece of gadget infused with high end techs. They had to increase the price as the company did not want to compromise with the build quality.

Another parameter is software development, and Xiaomi really excels in this domain. Redmi K20 Pro is getting regular feature and bugfix updates via stable channel, while it also received the first taste of Android Q (rather Android 10) based MIUI via semi-public beta.

Redmi K20 Pro running MIUI beta (based on Android 10)

The arrival of MIUI 11 is imminent, and we also know that Xiaomi will close down the development of MIUI 10 based beta builds at the end of this month. Interestingly, the penultimate weekly beta build now publicly brings Android 10 to Redmi K20 Pro.


The changelog is like a mammoth, but it’s normal for such a major update. If you are interested to find out all those little details besides September security patch and the obvious Android version, here you go:


– Fix – Background application memory usage optimization, improve system fluency

– Optimize – Optimized system size and install time


– New – added optional quick snap mode for video

– New – added quick snap photo sound can be turned off

Lock screen, status bar, notification bar

– Fix – Repair stuck in traffic one yuan quickly switch the display name wrong question

– Fix – Fix problems fast wireless network switch not clickable

– New – New lockscreen wallpaper animation


– New – Dark mode schedule [Android 9]

– New – New screen cast modes

Power optimization

– Optimization – Super power notification bar animation

– Fix – Problems caused by quick click Home Repair super power-saving mode


– Fix – Fixed T9 search in dialer (Contacts -> Settings -> More -> Rebuild index data)


– New – New Calendar app version

Personal Assistant

– New – Personal Assistant app version

File Explorer

– New – File Explorer app version

Quick Reply

– New Scroll Screen Shot

– Recent App Blue

– New Home screen layout

– FaceUnlock & Fingerprint Together in AppLock

– Digital Wellbeing (Removed)

– New Charging Animation

– Dark Mode

– MIUI Notification Style Change

– Battery Indicator Change in Fast Charging

– Permanent Notification

– Android Pie Update

– Added New Option in Settings

– Optimization & Bug Fixes

– Important bug fixes

– New FaceUnlock Feature in App Lock Added

– Updated Security patch.

  • Device: Redmi K20 Pro / Mi 9T Pro
  • Codename: raphael
  • Channel: China Beta
  • Version: 9.8.22
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: c9055744b99c40b501103140e33fdb99

If you have the Indian Redmi K20 Pro or European Mi 9T Pro, you may try the corresponding build. Remember, this one needs an unlocked bootloader.

On the other hand, the regular Redmi K20 is receiving August security patch along with a bunch of improvements in India. The last update bundled June patchset, which was released more than a month ago.



– Updated Android Security Patch to August 2019. Increased system security.

Mi Cloud

– Optimization: Improved sync across multiple devices

  • Device: Redmi K20 / Mi 9T
  • Codename: davinci
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: V10.3.8.0.PFJINXM
  • Android: 9.0
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 207eaee6623c669b59431886f7c521a8

As you can see, Mi 9T aka Redmi K20 does not get any kind of public Android 10 based MIUI build yet. No need to worry through, as Xiaomi should eventually concentrate on the mid-rangers after servicing the flagships.

A huge thanks to my friend yshalsager and the Xiaomi Firmware Updater project for tracking the OTA update URLs.

Update (August 31)

After Poco F1, Xiaomi is now recruiting volunteers to test Android 10 based MIUI update for Redmi K20 Pro in India. However, this is not MIUI 11. Details here.

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Kingshuk De
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I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.

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