The hype around MIUI 11 came into existence long before the actual release. Our readers should remember that the Chinese OEM unexpectedly pushed a private build of this major update for Mi 9 and a few other phones at the beginning of September.

And then they delivered a watermarked testing version :P

Apart from another round of accidental updates, Xiaomi simplified the whole process of getting MIUI 11 on your phone. The beta initiative went live in China. In fact, guys took the opportunity and promptly released MIUI 11 update for a number of Mi and Redmi branded devices.

Call it an unfortunate event, but Pocophone F1 users have yet to get the chance to evaluate MIUI 11. The update is in the pipeline, but we still don’t know the exact timeline of the long-anticipated OTA.

poco f1 miui 11 india
Oh, and the Poco community is still mad about the successor!

Worry not young padawans, as Xiaomi engineers are working relentlessly to deliver the 11th generation of MIUI as soon as possible. Redmi K20 (which is sold as Mi 9T in some regions) units in China are receiving the update via stable branch since yesterday, alongside Redmi 7.

Redmi K20 MIUI 11 OTA prompt

Xiaomi broke the tradition of delivering major updates to recent most flagships, as Redmi 7 is nothing but an entry-level smartphone. Curiously, two legacy top end phones are now reportedly getting the MIUI 11 update – both of them are powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC.

Yes, we are talking about Mi 8 and Mi MIX 2S. The Chinese units of these phones are getting V11.0.3.0.PEACNXM and V11.0.2.0.PDGCNXM builds respectively, albeit via a staged rollout. The combined changelog is as follows:

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: Folder with unimportant notification was displayed even all the incoming notifications were important


– Optimization: Improved blocklist functionality

Game speed booster

– New: Continuous swiping opens an additional menu in Game Turbo now

– New: You can create a Home screen shortcut for Game Turbo now

– 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


– Fix: Red envelope assistant issues in Mi AI

– Fix: Couldn’t turn Red envelope assistant on and off

– Fix: Red envelope assistant TalkBack compatibility issues


– Fix: Issues with establishing connection to new printers

– Fix: Previews for printed documents weren’t displayed correctly

– Fix: The Print button wasn’t displayed correctly when no printers were selected

– Fix: Going back from the page of available printers led to errors

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Mi 8

Thanks to my friend yshalsager and the Xiaomi Firmware Updater project, our readers can easily grab the update package(s) from the following section.

  • Device: Mi MIX 2S
  • Codename: polaris
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V11.0.2.0.PDGCNXM
  • Android: 9.0
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 3926e4c6ec53961ccc5e15445b2071bf
  • Device: Mi 8
  • Codename: dipper
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V11.0.3.0.PEACNXM
  • Android: 9.0
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 56a5fadf3953e9d36eba8c5c09313382

Happy flashing!

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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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