Redmi 6 Pro December security update up for grabs (Download link inside)
Xiaomi had a phenomenal run at the smartphone market so far – especially in India – where it became one of the top-selling brands. The OEM also revealed futuristic concept phones, like Mi MIX Alpha, in this year.
Though the Chinese company is not a name to reckon when it comes to delivering timely security updates, we have some good news for the owners of Redmi 6 Pro. FYI, Mi A2 Lite is the Android One counterpart of this handset.
This new update is bringing the latest December patchset for Redmi 6 Pro. Along with an improved security level, it brings several fixes related to lock screen, notification, clock and screenshot taker.
To recall, Xiaomi brought in the Redmi 6 Pro back in 2018. The device offers some decent mid-range specs like the Snapdragon 625 chipset, 3/4 GB of RAM, up to 64 GB of onboard storage, a huge 4,000 mAh battery, FHD+ screen, AI dual camera and more.
About a month ago, Redmi 6 Pro picked up stable MIUI 11 update with September patch. The underlying Android layer was based on Pie though, and Xiaomi might not provide Android 10 for the phone.
And cut to now, this new update bumps the security patch level to December 2019. It arrives with the version number V126.96.36.199.PDMMIXM and weighs in around 366 MB for the OTA.
Notably, there is no reference of the December patch in the below-mentioned changelog associated with the OTA:
Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade
– 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
– Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots
Keep in mind that the update is being pushed for the Indian users via OTA in batches and will probably take some time in hitting all the units.
However, you can upgrade your Redmi 6 Pro right away by heading to the below section for downloading the update package file for manual sideloading:
- Device: Redmi 6 Pro
- Codename: sakura
- Channel: Global (India) Stable
- Version: V188.8.131.52.PDMMIXM
- Android: 9
- Type: Recovery
- Download: Link
- MD5: 9239c018308c37f0fd6d40c3b9f3737d
- Type: Recovery
Once you have downloaded the update from the above link, go to Settings>>About Phone>>System update>>press the MIUI version logo 10 times>> tap on the three-dot icon at the top right corner and select Choose update package.
Locate the update package inside the ‘downloaded_rom’ folder of your internal storage and select the file to update manually.
Note – You can check out our Xiaomi section to keep yourself updated regarding all the latest happenings around Xiaomi smartphones.
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