[New build] Global MIUI 11 update hits Xiaomi Mi Note 2 & Redmi 5 units, Redmi 4X also gets it in China (Download links inside)

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Google recommends that OEMs push at least two Android OS upgrades to their devices. While this is usually true for most high-end phones, the chances of receiving more than two major OS upgrades on entry-level Android devices are quite minimal.

This, however, isn’t true for the many budget Xiaomi devices out there, at least if you think of the company’s MIUI skin as its in-house OS. Given the flurry of features that usually accompany a new MIUI skin, it is worth taking a seat on the major OS updates’ table.

Even better is that unlike any other Android device, entry-level Xiaomi devices get treated to years of MIUI updates, some going as far as three or even more years.

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Redmi 4X

A good example here is the entry-level Redmi 4X, which was unveiled in March 2017 and has just picked up its MIUI 11 stable update in China deep into its third year on the market. The new OS, as you would have guessed, is still based on Android Nougat.

Arriving as version V11.0.1.0.NAMCNXM, the airborne update weighs in at 559MB and tags along quite a bunch of new features baked right from Xiaomi’s in-house oven. We are looking at features like a new design for a full-screen experience, nature-inspired sounds, and more.

Below is a summary of the Redmi 4X MIUI 11 update changes:

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
– Notification sounds won’t make you tired. Now, they keep changing dynamically, just like nature does.

If you cant for the OTA update to arrive, feel free to grab the file from the link below and install it manually. But once again, keep in mind that this is for the Chinese model.

  • Device: Redmi 4X
  • Codename: santoni
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: 11.0.1.0.NAMCNXM
  • Android: 7.1
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 7e7448fe6d609041777221d8daa9b8cc

Global MIUI 11 update for Mi Note 2 and Redmi 5

Outside China, the global MIUI 11 update is now rolling out to the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and Redmi 5 handsets. The former is receiving the update as version 11.0.2.0.OADMIXM while the latter’s version is arriving as MIUI 11.0.1.0.ODAMIXM.

Both updates are arriving over the air and they are still based on Android Oreo. The Mi Note 2 update weighs 623MB while the Redmi 5 MIUI 11 update weighs in at 458MB, so make sure to connect to a strong Wi-Fi network to download the software.

Below is the summary of the changes the Mi Note 2 MIUI 11 update brings:

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.

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

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
– New: Editing, sharing, and customizing your screenshots is now much easier
– Optimization: Lock screen pocket mode

App lock
– New: Locking Google contacts is available now

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
– 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

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

Xiaomi Cloud
– Optimization: Sync with the cloud works faster now

You can also pick up the download file for manual installation right below, unless you are willing to wait for a few days before the OTA download notification shows up.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi Note 2
  • Codename: scorpio
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.2.0.OADMIXM
  • Android: 8.0
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 6353b7fa7ef060a29fcda858f0a748d9

If you own the Redmi 5, the changes accompanying the MIUI 11 update are summarized 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 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.
Documents
– Preview your documents before you open them
– Stay productive and efficient with our all-new Mi Doc Viewer
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
– 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.

As part of the new update, the Redmi 5 now has a newer October security patch and although not the latest version available, few might notice it now that there’s more to check out in MIUI 11.

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Global MIUI 11 update for Redmi 5

If you can’t wait for the Redmi 5 MIUI 11 update to arrive over the air, feel free to grab the recovery ROM below and install it manually.

  • Device: Redmi 5
  • Codename: rosy
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 11.0.1.0.ODAMIXM
  • Android: 8.1
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 54e03286b9662f7890c7932b53638079

Update (November 15)

After the Chinese variant, global Redmi 4/4X units have started to receive MIUI 11 update. Details here.

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