Delivering a long-anticipated update and withdrawing it after a while is a common scenario nowadays. OnePlus 6/6T owners are the latest victim of this incident. The Android 10 based stable OxygenOS 10 OTA brought multiple issues to the phone duo and was silently pulled back.

Redmi 6A’s Android Pie update was quite an eventful incident

Matter of fact, Essential also uploaded a botched up Android 10 update package on the launch day. We have even experienced the reverse drama as well, where a company (i.e. Google) pushed internal OTA builds to regular users.

Let’s conclude it: no one is free from these quality control issues. So be prepared to welcome another candidate in the hall of shame! Xiaomi is now gradually pushing new builds of MIUI 11 for Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 7/7S in India, replacing the older ones.

Redmi Note 7

PiunikaWeb readers should remember that Redmi Note 7 as well as Note 7S (same phone, but upgraded primary camera sensor) were part of the first group of phones that received the stable version of MIUI 11. The initial rollout started at the end of October.

Nevertheless, the first build (V11.0.5.0.PFGINXM) of MIUI 11 for Redmi Note 7/7S is now replaced with V11.0.6.0.PFGINXM. Unlike the previous one, the new OTA is available to a wider audience right from the beginning.


The complete changelog is 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
– 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

– New: Editing, sharing, and customizing your screenshots is now much easier
– Optimization: Removed unnecessary sound notifications for DND mode
– Optimization: Lock screen pocket mode
– Updated Android Security Patch. Increased system security.

Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade
– 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

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

Thanks to our collaboration with yshalsager and the Xiaomi Firmware Updater project, we have already captured the download link of the full update package.

  • Device: Redmi Note 7/7S
  • Codename: lavender
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: V11.0.6.0.PFGINXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 66ab0238a72387809d8bd49c4f40507f

At this moment, we are not sure whether Xiaomi engineers bumped the security patch level to the latest or not. However, they did include the November patch in the revised MIUI 11 OTA package for Redmi Note 5 Pro in India.

The Chinese OEM delivered the initial build with October patch around two weeks ago. Although we captured the OTA URL right away, a number of users notified us regarding the unavailability of the OTA via built-in updater. Similar reports can be found across the official Xiaomi forum as well.

Revised MIUI 11 OTA on Redmi Note 5 Pro (Source)

Similar to the case of Redmi Note 7/7S, the second build for Redmi Note 5 Pro (sold as Redmi Note 5 outside India) comes with minor version number change (V11.0.2.0.PEIMIXM => V11.0.3.0.PEIMIXM). Moreover, both of them are based on Android Pie; no Android 10 yet.

  • Device: Redmi Note 5 (Pro)
  • Codename: whyred
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.3.0.PEIMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: ff4c5a6b1af0388a2f4a9634de846231

Apart from the updated security patch, there should be new fixes inside. Try out the new builds and let us know if you can find something interesting. And yes, the package for ‘whyred’ is not limited to Indian users; owners of global Redmi Note 5 units can flash it too.

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Kingshuk De
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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.

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