Redmi 6/6A MIUI 11 update rolling out with October security patch (Download links inside)

Back in 2017, Xiaomi launched Mi 5c – a mid-ranger phone powered by Surge S1 SoC. It was designed by the Chinese OEM itself. This was the first baby step to reduce the dependency from de-facto chip providers like Qualcomm and MediaTek.

Mi 5c

Unlike Huawei or Samsung, Xiaomi did not stick with their in-house platform. Perhaps it was not matured enough, so the company made their collaboration with Qualcomm even stronger. One of the first commercially available 5G phone – Mi MIX 3 5G – is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 modem.

On the other hand, the OEM maintains a low profile relationship with MediaTek. 2018’s Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A were quite a surprise, as those were the first Helio chipset powered phones in India from Xiaomi. However, the Android Pie update for both phones was nothing but a chaos.

Redmi 6A

After a long series of release, cancellation, re-release and further pull back session, Xiaomi delivered the ‘stable’ version of MIUI 10 flavored MIUI 11 for both Redmi 6 and 6A at the end of September.

Apparently the engineering team is doing a pretty good work, because MIUI 11 is reportedly hitting the phone duo. Owners of Redmi 6/6A are receiving half-a-gig OTA package with plenty of new goodies.

MIUI 11 OTA on Redmi 6A

The complete changelog as well as the download link are as follows:

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

– 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
– Optimization: Updated Android Security Patch to October 2019. Increased system security.

Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade
– New: More clock formats for Always-on display
– 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
– Fix: Issues with overlapping in Dual Clock settings
– Fix: Sync page couldn’t be refreshed whenever sync was turned on or off in the Notification shade

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

  • Device: Redmi 6A
  • Codename: cactus
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.4.0.PCBMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 2a407f41058b21dce74730aff72add2d

Matter of fact, the OTA also bundles October 2019 security patches. Due to the similarities between Redmi 6A and Redmi 6, the changelogs are almost identical.

Redmi 6 with MIUI 11 & October patch
  • Device: Redmi 6
  • Codename: cereus
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.1.0.PCGMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 14119a2019e1c618d89e88ba46be22f3

Credit goes to yshalsager and the Xiaomi Firmware Updater project for tracking the OTA update URLs.

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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.