Good news if you own a Xiaomi Mi 9 smartphone, as the devices are reportedly getting Android 10 based MIUI 11 build via stable OTA. Xiaomi has been making some efforts in pushing the MIUI 11 based updates for its smartphones.
And the recent one to join the list is none other than the Mi 9. To recall, it was launched in March 2019 and packs in the Snapdragon 855 paired with 6/8 GB of RAM and offers 64/128 GB of onboard storage.
Under the hood, it is powered by the 3,300 mAh battery and also has a triple 48+12+16 MP camera setup at the rear. In the front, you get a 6.39-inch display with a notch that houses a 20 MP selfie shooter.
Matter of fact, the Mi 9 got the Android 10 based update in China in August that brought along all the cool new goodies of Android 10 to the device. However, the device was based on MIUI 10 at that time.
Moreover, Xiaomi has also been the victim of accidental leaks or misplaced information as the company pushed the MIUI 11 for Mi MIX 2S, Mi 6 and Redmi K20 Pro “accidentally”. Besides, the update was beta builds and the changelog did mention the MIUI 11 with some major changes.
The interesting things do not end here, as the MIUI 11 closed beta was also rolled out for the Mi 9 in the previous month. However, there was a catch, as the facility was not applicable to devices outside China.
It is hard to understand whether Xiaomi really fell prey to such accidents or it was a marketing gimmick to create hype around the MIUI 11. Now coming to the stable OTA for Mi 9 it brings in the MIUI version number V188.8.131.52.QFACNXM (again, Chinese units only!).
The update weighs in around whooping 2.4 GB in size so, it would be better if you use a stable or speedy internet connection to download the update.
Below is the screenshot of the update:
Note that the update is rolled out via OTA and will take some time in reaching the devices. However, if you do not want to wait for the update and sideload the update package from the download section below:
- Device: Mi 9
- Codename: cepheus
- Channel: China Stable
- Version V184.108.40.206.QFACNXM
- Android: 10
- Download: Link
- MD5: eb6e5d0b57a6bf34aa592bb39af7cbbe
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 inside the ‘downloaded_rom’ folder of your internal storage and select the file to update manually.
For a quick note, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has also started receiving the MIUI 11 based on the latest Android 10 and also brings in the October 2019 security patch. Moreover, Xiaomi has also shared the “Rollout Time Table” for MIUI 11:
Let us know in the comments below what are your thoughts about the MIUI 11?
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