Redmi 8 & 8A get new MIUI 11 update on European, global & Indian models, latter bundles November patch

Xiaomi maintains region-based MIUI ROMs for the various smartphones it sells across the globe. For instance, there are MIUI ROMs developed specifically to be used in China while others are meant for use in India.

There is also a special MIUI ROM for the European region although Russia has its own and then there’s another MIUI ROM meant for the rest of the global market.

Although these ROMs mostly have the same features, they also have a few differences here and there. Furthermore, Xiaomi sends out software updates to these ROMs at different intervals, meaning some regions get new updates ahead of others using the same device in another region.

Redmi-8A
Redmi 8A

This is what is happening with the latest MIUI 11 updates for the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A. Where the Redmi 8A received its MIUI 11 update in India a while back, this same update is only making its way to the global ROM as I write this.

Arriving as version 11.0.1.0.PCPMIXM and weighs 585MB, the new update brings all the novelties of MIUI 11 but still no room for Android 10. It’s likely this update includes the October security patch, but do let us know in case otherwise. Below is a summary of the changes the 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.

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.

System

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

Lockscreen, Status bar, Notification shade

  • New: Different options for hiding the notch
  • Fix: Couldn’t open the Notification shade in some cases

Clock

  • Optimization: More obvious naming for local time

App vault

  • Optimization: Improved the “Stocks” card

Radio

  • Fix: The app force closed in some cases

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
  • 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

As noted, the Indian Redmi 8A already picked up its MIUI 11 update and in the latest update the device is receiving in the region, a new November security patch has been included.

The update is rolling out over the air and weighs in at 201MB. The software version is MIUI 11.0.3.0.PCPINXM.

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Redmi 8A November security patch in India (Source)

These Redmi 8A updates are rolling out over the air, meaning it may take several days before all units receive the OTA download notification. You can either wait or grab the update via the links provided below for manual installation.

  • Device: Redmi 8A
  • Codename: olivelite
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 11.0.1.0.PCPMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 163c56b0b8a593e1e44651b1a68c4f10
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: 11.0.3.0.PCPINXM
  • Android: 9
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 8a514b6ebe7e8d608028014bcf5aa3d8

Elsewhere across Europe, the standard Redmi 8 is receiving its MIUI 11 update as version 11.0.1.0.PCNEUXM. This is the first MIUI 11 update for this variant, but folks in India already received this update. Next in line should be the global and Russian models.

The airborne MIUI 11 update is arriving on the European Redmi 8 weighing in at 707MB and keeps the same base OS – Android 9 Pie. For some reason, though, the changelog isn’t fully available, but part of it is reduced system lag and improved system stability.

redmi 8
Redmi 8

Rather than wait for the OTA update that could take days, we have the link to download the new firmware and install manually on your Redmi 8, but be sure that you are in the EU region.

  • Device: Redmi 8
  • Codename: olive
  • Channel: Europe Stable
  • Version: 11.0.1.0.PCNEUXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 1a4ec8d8c67503d39514fb1a4210733c

NOTE: For more Redmi-related coverage, check out this dedicated section. There’s also wider coverage on Xiaomi devices here.

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