Xiaomi re-releases Android 9.0 Pie update for Redmi 6/6A with September security patch [Download links included]

Google released Android Pie on 6 August 2019. And, it created history by being the last iteration to bear the name of a dessert. Little did anyone know the Mountain View tech giant’s plan to ditch a decade old tradition back then.

Now we have Android 10. Although the brands (except Google, Essential, and Xiaomi) haven’t started rolling it out for the existing models, people are holding their breath to see the same on their phones.

Android 10
Android 10

In case you are someone waiting to get Android 10 on your handset, you should know there are many who haven’t even tasted a tiny piece of Pie yet. As for Redmi 6/6A users, Android Pie was playing hide and seek. If you happen to be one hapless owner, you know they rolled back the update several times.

And, it might have felt like accidentally flipping a switch to put you through a loop. Starting from the beginning of August, the release and rollout occurred at least four times until a couple of weeks ago.

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Redmi 6

Guess what! They have yet again untied Android 9.0 for Redmi 6/6A. Taking the past events into consideration, we are not sure if the new OTA will follow the same path of the old ones. Let’s hope it will not! You can read the complete changelog of Redmi 6 Android Pie update below.

System
Optimization: Updated Android Security Patch to September 2019. Increased system security.
Stable MIUI based on Android Pie
App lock
New: Face unlock support
New: Locking Google contacts is available now
Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade
New: Use your fingerprint to open Home screen once you unlocked the device using face data and stayed on the Lock screen
Fix: Call time bubble overlapped with notification icons
Fix: Sync page couldn’t be refreshed whenever sync was turned on or off in the Notification shade
Game speed booster
New: Continuous swiping opens an additional menu in Game Turbo now
New: Floating windows for incoming calls during games
New: You can create a Home screen shortcut for Game Turbo now
Optimization: Improved display options for landscape orientation
Optimization: You can open the gaming toolbox by swiping from the top side of the screen
Optimization: Prompts about turning on Game Turbo
Fix: Hands-free call duration wasn’t displayed correctly in Game Turbo
Refreshed start page of Game Turbo
Auto brightness, screenshot gestures, and Reading mode can be turned off automatically when Game Turbo is on
A major upgrade for the toolbox in Game Turbo: autoplay and switching between data SIM cards are available now
Mi Cloud
New: Xiaomi Cloud items can appear in the search results of the Settings app
Fix: Sync status wasn’t always displayed correctly

  • Device: Redmi 6A
  • Codename: Cereus
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V10.4.4.0.PCGMIXM
  • Android: 9
  • MD5: 99304098f72c26cffaaf942540e1407c
  • Download: Link

When it comes to Redmi 6A, the changelog doesn’t have anything significant. It only says the upgrade from Oreo to Pie. But yeah, you will get almost all the features Android 9.0 brings with it.

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Redmi 6A

  • Device: Redmi 6A
  • Codename: Cactus
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V10.4.4.0.PCBMIXM
  • Android: 9
  • MD5: 7b8c7f6a23a09f91dd43b0ec04f221fc
  • Download: Link

Note:- Stay tuned to our Xiaomi section to know whether or not the update gets pulled.

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