Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 9 SE & Mi Mix 2S August security update rollout in China

Xiaomi revolutionized the way OEMs price their budget devices. Starting from Mi 1, they have never shifted their focus from offering the best specs-to-price ratio. Obviously, it made other manufacturers follow the same path as well.

Every now and then, vulnerabilities arise in Android platform, and Google publicizes them each month. And as an end-user, it is mandatory to keep them at bay. That’s why the companies release monthly security updates over the air.

Although not the fastest in the market, like other OEMs, Xiaomi also delivers monthly OTAs to their devices. Today itself, we spotted them pushing a second update in the same month to Mi A3. Apart from that, Mi Play and Redmi Note 7 (global version) have also received the August patch.

As we are about to step into September, they have untied security overhauls for Mi 8, Mi Mix 2S, and Mi 9 SE. At this moment, the updates are hitting the devices running on Chinese ROM only.

Mi 8

Mi 8’s update with the build number brings nothing much to the plate other than increasing system stability and the security patch of August 2019. In case you are interested in manual flashing, you can use this link to download the zip file.

A user commented on the official forum that even the update didn’t reach the global ROM. Yeah, the company hasn’t gone global with those yet. So, you’ll have to wait until they bring them.

Among the trio, Mi 9 SE is the one which bagged a feature-rich package. Carrying the build number V10.3.5.0.PDGCNXM, it introduces a customizable lock screen clock and a panorama option for the front camera. You can read the changelog below (click here to get the zip file).

• Updated Android Security Patch to August 2019. Increased system security.
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
• New: Panoramas for the front camera
• 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

Let’s now get into Mi Mix 2S’s, with the build number V10.3.6.0.PFBCNXM. Akin to what Mi 8 received, this update does nothing but bumps the security patch to the latest version (click here for the zip file).

We couldn’t grab sreenshot of the changelog. Once we manage to do that, we’ll share them here. You can keep a tab of our Xiaomi section for more update, bugs/issues and other Xiaomi-related news.

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