Redmi K30 first OTA rolls out as global Redmi 8A gets minor bug fixing update (Download links inside)

After weeks of rumors and leaks, Xiaomi’s brainchild Redmi finally took the wraps off the Redmi K30 and its 5G sibling in China on December 10, becoming the company’s first with a 120Hz refresh rate on the gigantic 6.67-inch panels.

The Redmi K20 came around in June this year, meaning it took half a year for Redmi to give it a successor. Is it a worthy successor? Well, on paper, yes, but you can have all the answers after taking the phone for a ride.

Apparently, it won’t be long before India gets the Redmi K30. The brand has seen massive success in the Asian sub-continent and it’s no wonder the K30 is also headed there.

Redmi K30 4G (M1912G7BI) to launch soon in India, gets certified by BIS.

Redmi K30 coming soon to India (Source)

Unfortunately, we don’t know when the Redmi K30 will leave the Chinese market. This also means that anyone who wants to try the phone right now will have to ship it from China and this one will be running on MIUI 11 China ROM.

The pre-installed version is MIUI, but today, the device is already receiving its first OTA update as V11.0.5.0.QGHCNXM. It weighs in at 241MB and it brings some improvements to the system stability by reducing lag.

– Optimization: Increased system stability
– Optimization: Reduced system lag

Instead of waiting for the OTA, those who already have the Redmi K30 at hand can also grab the firmware from the link below and install it manually.

  • Device: Redmi K30
  • Codename: phoenix
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version:
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: f3161c36f54792b0d95d429c2aff4b9b

Elsewhere, the global Redmi 8A is receiving a minor bug-fixing update to MIUI that weighs in at 265MB. Below are the changes the new update brings to the 8A.

Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade

  • Fix: Couldn’t open notification settings in the Notification shade in Second space


  • Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots

Like the Redmi K30 update in China, the Redmi 8A is also receiving the new update over the air, but rather than wait, we have the download link for installing the new firmware manually right below.

  • Device: Redmi 8A
  • Codename: olivelite
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version:
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: c370c7e26e7944fb1d24ae0c15187f02

The most recent Redmi 8A update brought the November security patch, so it’s hard to imagine that the incoming OTA will bump the patch level to the latest December 2019. Still, do let us know in your comments below once you install the update.

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