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

Original story (published on December 17, 2019) follows:

During the last few months, Xiaomi upgraded a bunch of phones to MIUI 11 – the latest version of their in-house Android skin. We still don’t know the situation about the tablets, but some Mi and Redmi branded phones already got stable Android 10 builds as part of the rollout process.

Redmi K20 is the newest member in the Android 10 club

Other than the stable updates, Xiaomi is also testing Android 10 on multiple phones via closed beta channel. Popular mid-range phones like Redmi Note 8 Pro is a part of that clan, while legacy devices such as Mi Max 3 and Mi 8 Lite secured their postitions as well.

The Android 10 update status of the ever-popular (should I say controversial?) Poco F1 is still mystified, but we do know that the company is working on it. Interestingly, Mi 8 and Mi MIX 2S share the same kernel source as Pocophone F1 and the former duo received Android 10 back in October in beta form.

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Mi 8

However, the stable MIUI 11 update for these phones are based on Android Pie till date. The situation is changing though, as Mi 8 has picked up Android 10 with November security patch in the recent most stable update in China.

At the time of writing this article, the OTA (V11.0.5.0) is available to a very small number of people. In case you are running the global variant of the phone or have unlocked bootloader, you can try out the correposning build from here.

  • Device: Mi 8
  • Codename: dipper
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V11.0.5.0.QEACNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 55a4a9dc845d4247c28111929187f856

Another phone is also receiving a long-anticipated update, but it is not Android 10 we are talking about. PiunikaWeb readers should remember that Redmi 7A was one of the early receipients of the MIUI 11 stable update, but Indian units were left behind.

No need to worry though, as the OTA is finally rolling out as software version V11.0.1.0. The underlying Android layer is Pie, but the phone now features November security patches.

Interested about the complete changelog? Here you go:

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.


– 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

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

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

– Fix: Couldn’t open the Notification shade in some cases


– Optimization: More obvious naming for local time


– New: Quick replies for messaging apps

App vault

– New: You can swipe down to view more shortcuts now

– Optimization: All-new design and UI


– Fix: The app force closed in some cases

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


– Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots

The global variant of Redmi 7A also received the November patch via a separate update. The download links are as follows:

  • Device: Redmi 7A
  • Codename: pine
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: V11.0.1.0.PCMINXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: c500d9c9da98cda7c8de91b362843a67
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.5.0.PCMMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: d87548dd5a6364c3fb9e184373e69127

Credit goes to yshalsager and the Xiaomi Firmware Updater project for tracking the OTA update URLs.

Update (January 8, 2020)

Xiaomi Mi 8 Android 10 update goes live across the globe via stable channel. Apart from bumping the underlying Android layer from Pie to 10, the new build (V11.0.1.0.QEAMIXM) also brings December 2019 security patch for Mi 8. Details here.

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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.

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