BREAKING: Redmi Note 8 Pro Android 10 update arrives via latest MIUI beta, bundles November security patch (Download link inside)

The Redmi Note 8 Pro was scheduled to receive MIUI 11 update somewhere in December, but the company threw in a surprise by rolling out the update early this month, with more regions still receiving it to date.


Although the device runs Android 9 Pie out of the box and we all knew its eligible for Android 10, Xiaomi was never going to bundle the new OS in the Redmi Note 8 Pro’s MIUI 11 update.

Instead, the same base OS was retained, but it won’t last long, at least going by the latest developments in China. As of this writing, those using the Chinese variant of begonia can finally switch to Android 10 via the latest MIUI 11 beta update.

Xiaomi closed its global beta testing program a while back, but it still lives on in China. The company releases weekly updates to the beta channel and the latest is arriving as MIUI 11 9.11.21, which is the version that brings Redmi Note 8 Pro Android 10 update.

Redmi Note 8 Pro Android 10 update in beta (Source)

From the screengrab above, we can pick out that besides Android 10, the Redmi Note 8 Pros update to MIUI 11 beta 9.11.21 also improves the security patch level to the latest for the month of November.

Below is a summary of the changelog, although you can always bump into more stuff while playing around with the new software.

– Update Android Security Patch to November 2019
– Android 10 OS

App lock
– Optimize app lock verification page display
– Fix status bar exception when quickly entering and closing app locks

Lock screen, status bar, notification bar
– Fix the problem that fingerprint lock icon isn’t displayed when screen is unlocked and App lock interface is displayed

– Optimize screenshot animation
– Fix long screenshot capture issue on some apps (doesn’t scroll)

No one knows how long the testing window will last, but for all we care, the Redmi Note 8 Pro Android 10 update isn’t too far away now that the beta is live. We will keep an eye on the development and let you know when the update goes global.

For those who wish to try the new Android 10 beta on their Redmi Note 8 Pro units, we have the download link below. But once again, this firmware is meant for the Chinese market, so beware of that coupled by the fact that it is still unstable software.

  • Device: Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Codename: begonia
  • Channel: China Beta
  • Version: 9.11.21
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 3c5d88297ff780305b89666510d8b68e

NOTE: If interested, check out more Xiaomi-related stories here. For more Android 10-centric coverage, we have a dedicated section here.

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