New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 27, 2019) follows:

The Redmi Note 8 hasn’t been around for long. The phone was first unveiled in China back in August but has since found its way to multiple markets across the globe, including India and Indonesia.

While the rest of the Redmi Note 8 fraternity got their MIUI 11 update a few days ago, those in India and Indonesia were made to watch in agony, but this painful experience ends today.

Redmi Note 8
Redmi Note 8

Reports just coming in can confirm that the Redmi Note 8 MIUI 11 update has finally landed in India and Indonesia. Whereas the update weighs in at 664MB in the former market, the latter’s OTA weighs in at 660MB.

Indian Redmi Note 8 users are receiving the update as MIUI while those in Indonesia are getting it as version Both updates are still based on Android 9 Pie, but the Note 8 should receive Android 10 at some point.

Redmi Note 8 MIUI 11 update in India (Source)

In fact, its Pro counterpart has already started testing a beta version of MIUI 11 that is based on Android 10, a clear indicator that Xiaomi has plans to push the new OS to the devices in the coming weeks.

In addition to the novelties that come with MIUI 11, the new Redmi Note 8 MIUI 11 update also bundles the latest security patch for the month of November 2019 in both countries. In comparison, other regions got their MIUI 11 updates bundled with October patch.

By now, you probably know a thing or two about OTA updates. Usually, they can take days before hitting all units, but if you own the Redmi Note 8 in India or Indonesia, you can pick the new firmware below and install it manually rather than wait for the download notification.

  • Device: Redmi Note 8
  • Codename: ginkgo
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version:
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: b74080342747592875e611929f0891fe
  • Channel: Indonesia Stable
  • Version:
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: a81985967891b86246e498b2d5fa80fa

The two Redmi Note 8 MIUI 11 updates have the same changelog as shared 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.


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


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



  • New: Editing, sharing, and customizing your screenshots is now much easier
  • Optimization: Lock screen pocket mode
  • Updated Android Security Patch to November 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
  • Fix: Call time bubble overlapped with notification icons



  • Optimization: More obvious naming for local time


Game speed booster

  • New: Continuous swiping opens an additional menu in Game Turbo now
  • New: Floating windows for incoming calls during games
  • New: You can create a Home screen shortcut for Game Turbo now
  • Optimization: You can open the gaming toolbox by swiping from the top side of the screen
  • 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


Update (December 7)

A revised build of MIUI 11 for Indian Redmi Note 8 is rolling out sans any notable change. Details here.

NOTE: There’s more Redmi-related coverage here.

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