BREAKING: Redmi 8 MIUI 11 update re-released as the first build pulled back (Download links inside)

The long-anticipated MIUI 11 update brought the taste of Android 10 for phones like Mi 9 and Mi 9T Pro. However, legacy phones, such as Mi Max 2, failed to attract the same level of importance. As a result, they are stuck with older Android version along with historic security patches.

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MIUI 11 for Redmi Note 4 features December 2018 patch!

Moreover, the Chinese OEM had to push new builds of MIUI 11 for a handful of devices days after rolling out the initial stable updates. The list is quite long in fact; it contains current-gen phones like the Mi 9 Lite as well as 2018’s Redmi Y2/S2.

Both Redmi Note 7/7S and Redmi Note 5 Pro even picked up November security patches, thanks to the revised MIUI 11 saga. Well, another Redmi phone now joins the club. Presenting, none other than Redmi 8.

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Redmi 8

Thanks to the internal similarities, both Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A received the so called ‘stable’ version of MIUI 11 little more than a week ago. Xiaomi even published the kernel source code for the device duo, albeit there is no sign of Android 10 yet.

Interestingly, only the Indian variant of Redmi 8/8A got the MIUI 11 update back then. While other regional models are running MIUI 10 till date, Xiaomi has quietly rolled back the first build for Redmi 8 (V11.0.1.0.PCNINXM) and replaced it with a new update (V11.0.2.0.PCNINXM).

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Source

Thing is, the Chinese units of Redmi 8 is also receiving the MIUI 11 update via an equivalent build (V11.0.2.0.PCNCNXM). However, there is no change in the security patch level; still no November patch.

Another anomaly is related to Redmi 8A, as the cheaper variant is expected to get a similar new build simultaneously. We are unable to find anything related so far. Nonetheless, the internal changelog of the new build for Redmi 8 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
– 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

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

Printing
– 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.
– Record and track your menstruation cycle

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

We have also captured the full update packages – thanks to yshalsager and the Xiaomi Firmware Updater project.

  • Device: Redmi 8
  • Codename: olive
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: V11.0.2.0.PCNINXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 07bb0694d7d91438f88e100fd7c8aeb8
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V11.0.2.0.PCNCNXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 07fe0ba01c7e9fa912b326082a44b278

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Kingshuk De

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.