As MIUI is not tightly coupled with the Android version, the design allows Xiaomi to provide updates for legacy devices for quite a long time. In fact, their budget oriented phones are not ignored in this venture. For example, 2017’s entry level Redmi 5A recently picked up stable MIUI 11 update.

Redmi 5A

Talking about older phones, the Chinese OEM also delivered the long-anticipated MIUI 11 OTA for Redmi Note 4 – a phone released during the first quarter of 2017. While they didn’t upgrade the Android layer, a new quote of paint is certainly nice.

Interestingly, the Snapdragon 625 inside Redmi Note 4 is pretty capable in terms of OS support. Keeping aside the Android One phones, even Redmi Y2 (known as Redmi S2 outside India) with the same chipset runs received Oreo update. Redmi 6 Pro, another SD625 powered phone, now runs Pie.

Redmi Y2

Stable MIUI 11 update for Redmi Y2 started to appear at the beginning of this month. Although we captured the OTA, Xiaomi apparently paused the rollout process for some unknown reasons.

Sounds like the Redmi Note 5 Pro story? I have to agree with you, as the phone maker is now delivering a new build of MIUI 11 with October security patch for the global as well as Indian units of Redmi Y2/S2. The version number gets a tiny bump; from V11.0.1.0.PEFMIXM to V11.0.2.0.PEFMIXM.


The complete changelog can be found 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.

– 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: 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: More obvious naming for local time

– 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
– Optimization: Improved the “Stocks” card

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
– A major upgrade for the toolbox in Game Turbo: autoplay and switching between data SIM cards are available now

Another phone from the same generation is reportedly getting the stable MIUI 11 update. We are talking about Redmi 4 (also sold under Redmi 4X moniker in some countries).

Some of our readers should remember that the same phone grabbed the update in China merely a week ago. Well, now time for the global rollout.


There is no point in repeating the changelog as Redmi 4’s one is a subset of the above. As you can see, the build is based on Android Nougat. Moreover, there is no improvement in the security patch level.

I like to thank my friend yshalsager and the Xiaomi Firmware Updater project for tracking the OTA update URLs.

  • Device: Redmi Y2/S2
  • Codename: ysl
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.2.0.PEFMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 9b41feaa9c196d45d252d207381fa8ea
  • Device: Redmi 4/4X
  • Codename: santoni
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.2.0.NAMMIXM
  • Android: 7.1
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: eae1390b46b0ea046c8739abae049137

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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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