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

Original story (published on January 2, 2020) follows:

The ‘Mi 9T’ moniker surfaced online back in May 2019, and we initially suspected that Poco F1’s successor might be coming under this ‘T’ variant. Turned out, Xiaomi played another rebranding game and launched the Redmi K20 series in various international markets with this tag.

A rose (Redmi K20) by any other name (Mi 9T) would smell as sweet

Unlike the beefier ‘Pro’ model, the Android 10 update situation for the regular Redmi K20 is not very much vibrant. MIUI 11 landed on regional variants in October, but the underlying Android layer was based on Pie. The phone received Android 10 via stable channel only in China.

Interestingly, Mi 9T Pro also secured the long-anticipated Android 10 OTA weeks after the Chinese and Indian units (aka Redmi K20 Pro). Guess the same is happening with the Snapdragon 730 powered edition as well, cause the latest security update does bring something extra for Mi 9T.

TADA! Android 10 is here, at least on the global model (Source)

The complete changelog of this new build (V11.0.1.0.QFJMIXM) is as follows:


– Stable MIUI based on Android 10

– Updated Android Security Patch to December 2019

– Increased system security

Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade

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


– Optimization: Localized payment security icon for India


– Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots

Don’t get confused by the naming scheme of the MIUI build itself, as the global variant of Mi 9T received Pie-based MIUI 11 with a similar tag (V11.0.1.0.PFJMIXM) at the beginning of November. Xiaomi decided to retain the major version number for some unknown reasons.

Thanks to our collaboration with yshalsager and the Xiaomi Firmware Updater project, our readers can download the full OTA package right away from the following section:

  • Device: Mi 9T
  • Codename: davinci
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.1.0.QFJMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 8717ecdcf34b033833ef31bd5d3184eb

FYI, the European edition of Mi 9T is still running Android Pie with November patch. It is possible to cross-flash the global build on the EU model (and vice-versa), but the related discussion is beyond the scope of this article.

Have you received the update notification on your Mi 9T? Let us know by commenting below.

Update 1 (January 3)

After the global variant, European Mi 9T is also getting the stable Android 10 update. Redmi K20 units in India grab the same with December patch. Details here.

Update 2 (January 20)

A new Xiaomi Mi 9T Android 10 build is now rolling out to the European and global variants as MIUI and brings the latest January 2020 patch. Take a look at this article to know more.

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Kingshuk De
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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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