Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition & Mi MIX 3 getting MIUI 11 update via stable channel (Download links inside)

A new and refined Android OS is launched every year. And with every new iteration of the OS, it packs in some cool new features and enhancements for the Android devices.

Android 10 was launched on September 3, 2019, and since then, many of the OEMs have tried to push either the beta update or the stable release for their smartphones (Google, Essential, OnePlus, Nokia to name a few).

But. for skin-heavy OEMs like Samsung, Xiaomi, etc the stable update is yet to roll out. However, in a recent development, Xiaomi has made the MIUI 11 update available for Mi MIX 3, Mi 8 Pro and Mi 8 Explorer.

Recently, the stable update for the MIUI 11 was made available for many Xiaomi devices including Mi 8 SE, Mi 8 Lite, and Mi Max 3. However, the list does not end here as Mi 9 SE, Redmi Note 7/7S & Note 7 Pro also joined the bandwagon in receiving the MIUI 11 based updates. Let us take a look at the updates one by one.

Mi MIX 3

Talking about the update available for the Mi MIX 3, it carries the version number V11.0.3.0.PEECNXM and weighs in around 787MB in size. But, point to note is that the MIUI 11 update for Mi MIX 3 is still based on Android 9 Pie and there is no incremental OS update to Android 10.

Previously, Mi MIX 3 was served with Android 10 beta update, that brought along the MIUI 11. However, the new update is available via the stable channel. 

Below is the official changelog and the screenshot of the update:

Changelog:

  • Optimized system performance
  • Improved system security and stability
Source

You can download the update package file from the below download section to side the update on your device:

Download Link

  • Device: Mi MIX 3
  • Codename: perseus
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V11.0.3.0.PEECNXM
  • Android: 9
    • Download: Link
    • MD5: 517b7829ac7589eb57462c3fe5faf1ea

Mi 8 Pro

Another Xiaomi phone is served with the latest MIUI 11 which is the Mi 8 Pro. The new update carries the version number  V11.0.2.0.PECCNXM and is available via Chinese stable channel. 

It is sized at around 2.1GB for the recovery update package file. Note that the new update is still based on the Android 9 Pie. You can check out the official changelog below:

Changelog:

Comprehensive design optimized for full screen 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

Always-on display
– Always-on 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
– 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

Documents
– Preview your documents before you open them
– Stay productive and efficient with our all-new Mi Doc Viewer

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

System
– New: Editing, sharing, and customizing your screenshots is now much easier
– Optimization: Removed unnecessary sound notifications for DND mode
– Optimization: Lock screen pocket mode

Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade
– New: More clock formats for Always-on display
– New: Use your fingerprint to open Home screen once you unlocked the device using face data and stayed on the Lock screen
– New: Different options for hiding the notch
– Optimization: Calendar icon on the turned off screen
– Optimization: Improved UI and layouts for selecting items that are displayed on the turned off screen
– Optimization: In-screen fingerprint scanner’s response
– Fix: Issues with overlapping in Dual Clock settings
– Fix: Fingerprint icon didn’t always appear on the Lock screen
– Fix: Fingerprint icon wasn’t always displayed on the Lock screen
– Fix: Fingerprint icon didn’t always disappear after unlocking

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

Moreover, you can download the update package file from the below download section and sideload the update on your Mi 8 Pro:

Download Link

  • Device: Mi 8 Pro
  • Codename: equuleus
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V11.0.2.0.PECCNXM
  • Android: 9 Pie
      • Download: Link 
      • MD5: c8d4ac5b2bcf5bb84ef7f12388461ee1

Mi 8 Explorer

MIUI 11 update is also now available on the Mi 8 Explorer which was launched in 2018. The new update carries the version number V11.0.2.0.PEHCNXM and shares same changes as mentioned for the Mi 8 Pro.

Download Link

  • Device: Mi 8 Explorer
  • Codename: ursa
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V11.0.2.0.PEHCNXM
  • Android: 9
    • Download: Link
    • MD5: d379552ffb8daa7e296b8e2b74f83658

Once you have downloaded the update from the above link, go to Settings>>About Phone>>System update>>press the MIUI version logo 10 times>> tap on the three-dot icon at the top right corner and select Choose update package. Locate the update package on your internal folder and select the file to update manually.

Happy Installing!

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