Redmi Note 7 Pro MIUI 11 update up for grabs along with other phones via xiaomi.eu project

As per the schedule, Xiaomi unveiled the MIUI 11 in a felicitous event on September 24. The Chinese OEM created multiple methods for end users to have the access of the newest software update. Besides the closed beta, public testing builds will be available from today (October 27).

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Changelog of the closed beta (9.9.24) of MIUI 11 update for Mi 9

Matter of fact, some internal builds got leaked right after the announcement. Mi 9 and Redmi K20 Pro were merely the tip of the iceberg, as the folks over the Xiaomi Firmware Updater project tracked a bunch of the OTA update URLs for multiple Mi and Redmi phones.

Well well well, there is a catch. First of all, Redmi Note 6 Pro or the charismatic Poco F1 is not part of the list. The reason is simple, as both phones are not sold in China, and thus they don’t have Chinese beta builds. Secondly, those beta builds require whitelisted Mi account for proper flashing.

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Example of error message while flashing pre-release builds

Worry not, as the our friends at xiaomi.eu project carefully picked the latest beta of MIUI 11 (9.9.26), removed the bloats, added multiple languages and prepared them for easy flashing using TWRP.

A total of 27 phones are currently supported under the first batch of MIUI 11, which includes popular ones like Redmi Note 7 Pro, Mi MIX 2S, Redmi K20 aka Mi 9T etc. The last one also runs Android 10 under the MIUI 11 skin.

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Redmi K20/Mi 9T

The complete changelog can be found below (statutory warning: it’s quite long!).

Attention
Empowering the productive MIUI 11
Comprehensive design optimized for fullscreen display devices
Removing visual clutter, improving touch controls, and refining the use of color allowed us to create the system where nothing stands between you and the content.

Ambient display
Ambient display now comes with gorgeous dynamic themes. Essential information is displayed on your screen 24/7.
Personalize your device with a unique signature.
Keep your screen alive with our amazing special effects.

Sounds of nature
Wake up to the gentle sounds of nature with our new alarm ringtones.
Notification sounds won’t make you tired. Now, they keep changing dynamically, just like nature does.

Mi Share
Transfer files from phone to phone at breakneck speeds.
Mi Share works both on phones and computers.

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MIUI 11 supports system-wide dark mode toggle

Casting
MIUI allows you to cast videos, games, documents, and apps to more than 300 TV models directly from your phone.
MIUI’s casting functionality allows you to hide personal items to keep all sensitive things private.

Printing
Print photos and files directly from your phone without installing any additional apps

Ultra battery saver
Use this feature to challenge your device to a whole day on just 5% of the battery.

More features
Tasks. Manage and edit your tasks in the Notes app. Receive timely notifications and mark things done.
Screen time. View stats and manage your time more efficiently.
Emergency SOS. Rapidly press the Power button 5 times to send an SOS message to your emergency contacts.
Quick replies. Reply to messages from any app.
Themes. Lots of free resources to make your device truly unique.
Autofill passwords. Store passwords on your device and use them whenever you need them.
Calendar. All your events in one place.
Security. Safeguard and optimize your device.
Game Turbo. Turn your device into an ultimate gaming console.

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The device specific updated packages can be downloaded from this or this link. As far as we know, Xiaomi pulled back the update for Mi 8 for some unknown reasons. As a result, the xiaomi.eu team was unable to prepare the package for the Pocophone F1 (both phone share common codebase).

We hope the roster will be expanded further in the coming weeks. FYI, xiaomi.eu has dropped support for phones running Android Nougat since the transition to MIUI 11.

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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.