Xiaomi revealed its official MIUI 11 update plans a while back, but the company hasn’t been keen to stick to the roadmap. For instance, the Mi Note 3 MIUI 11 update wasn’t expected until after November 4, but it’s already rolling out.

The story is true for several other devices like Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi Max 3, Redmi 7A, Mi 9, and probably a few more others.

In the case of Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro, these two were slated to receive their global MIUI 11 update anywhere between October 22 and October 31. Well, if you own one of these, the update is now up for grabs, albeit on a limited basis.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

Xiaomi is rolling out the MIUI 11 update to a handful of Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro units for precautionary purposes. This way, the company is able to keep an eye on how the new software performs on a small set of devices before proceeding with the wider rollout if nothing goes wrong.

The OTA is arriving as MIUI on the Mi 8 and weighs in at 1.9GB. On the other hand, the Mi 8 Pro MIUI 11 update is arriving as version and yeah, it weighs the same at 1.9GB. Both updates are still based on Android Pie with the latest October security patch.


Other than sharing the same update file size, the two also have a similar changelog whose summary is captured below.

Comprehensive design optimized for full-screen display devices
– Removing visual clutter, improving touch controls, and refining the use of color allowed us to create a 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
– 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

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

– 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.

– New: Editing, sharing, and customizing your screenshots is now much easier
– Optimization: Lock screen pocket mode
– Updated Android Security Patch to October 2019. Increased system security.

App lock
– New: Locking Google contacts is available now

Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade
– New: You can choose not to show the fingerprint icon on the turned off screen. Fingerprint unlock will still work normally.
– 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

– Fix: Wi-Fi page wasn’t displayed correctly

App vault
– New: You can swipe down to view more shortcuts now
– Optimization: All-new design and UI

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

Battery usage
– Fix: Some Battery saver setting options didn’t appear

If you don’t feel like waiting for the OTA update to arrive – which may take several days – you can download the updated MIUI 11 ROM for your Mi 8 or Mi 8 Pro and install manually.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 8
  • Codename: dipper
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version:
  • Android: 9.0
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 45261e66d234aeb5ba35de509b13d740
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: V11.0.6.0.PEARUXM
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 99fd810f76e5b97110d8708798d8fd18
  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
  • Codename: equuleus
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version:
  • Android: 9.0
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 390eb435f5bb27e19f79d5abafcc5801
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version:
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: c086847eaf6d6fa717cc06396b6bf8cb

Also receiving a new software update is the Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition. The MIUI 11 update, unlike others in this post, is based on the latest Android 10 OS. The OTA is arriving as MIUI 11 version and is targeting the Chinese model.

If you own one of these and you don’t feel like waiting for the OTA update, we do have the download link below for manual installation.

  • Device: Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition
  • Codename: raphael
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version:
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: e5247b38b705f82e4ca8500d573364d6

This is only the second software update for the K20 Pro Premium following its launch in China. The first update arrived earlier this month with bug fixes and performance improvements but based on MIUI 10 and Android Pie.

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