Global MIUI 11 update for Xiaomi Mi 9 & Mi 8 Lite arrives, former includes Android 10 & October security patch

Xiaomi fans are probably more excited about the arrival of MIUI 11 than Android 10. The Chinese company has one of the most customized Android skins, but it is loved by a good number of people who use the Mi and Redmi phones across the globe.

The company started rolling out the stable version of the MIUI 11 update in China not long ago and it has gradually been spreading this love to more devices across the globe.

While the global MIUI 11 update is still not as widespread, more devices keep joining the fray, the latest ones the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. These two, as you may have guessed, already got their stable MIUI 11 updates in China.

Xiaomi Mi 9

The Mi 9 MIUI 11 update in China had more on board, tagging along the latest and greatest from Google, Android 10 OS. This is also true for the global MIUI 11 update that is arriving on the Mi 9 as I write this as version 11.0.1.0.QFAMIXM.

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Mi 9 MIUI 11 Android 10 update (Source)

The OTA update weighs in at 2.3GB, which is understandable for a file that carries a myriad of changes and new features from both Xiaomi and Google. Also, you do get an updated October security patch as part of the incoming software.

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Mi 9 MIUI 11 update includes October security patch

It’s worth noting that the incoming Mi 9 MIUI 11 update is available on a limited basis as the company monitors the performance of the software for early adopters. If things go well, the wider rollout should begin later this week.

For those on the older Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, the global MIUI 11 update is arriving as version 11.0.5.0.PDTMIXM and weighs in at 636MB. Unlike the Mi 9, though, the base OS is still Android Pie and the security patch level is September 2019.

The Mi 8 MIUI 11 update is also rolling out in Russia as version 11.0.5.0.PDTRUXM and yeah, it is still based on Pie. Below is a summary of the changelog as provided by Xiaomi.

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
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
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
More features
– Tasks:- Manage and edit your tasks in the Notes app, Receive timely notifications and mark things done
– Quick replies:- Reply to messages from any app
– Game Turbo:- Turn your device into an ultimate gaming console
System
– Stable MIUI based on Android Pie

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OTA updates can take several days before hitting all units. While you can always wait, that shouldn’t be an option when you can grab the download file via the links below and install the new software manually.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
  • Codename: platina
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 11.0.5.0.PDTMIXM
  • Android: 9.0
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 7464e6f6d2ad2ef95d22ce52a4666611
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: 11.0.5.0.PDTRUXM
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 7cf5452571d60e55967d26cfca8ac8db
  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 9
  • Codename: cepheus
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 11.0.1.0.QFAMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: fe2e2306cc969777a1c7fc8ae321209e

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