[Updated] Redmi Note 7/7S Android 10 update rolls out via beta channel with January 2020 security patch (Download link inside)

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (published on Jan 8) follows:

Xiaomi has already released the stable Android 10 to a handful of its devices, mostly in the high-end family of phones, among them the Mi 9, Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro, just to name but a few.

With that said, next in line are devices in the Redmi series. The latest in the popular budget lineup is the Redmi Note 8 family, out of which only the Note 8 Pro has picked up the update to Android 10 in beta.

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Redmi Note 8 Pro Android 10 update in beta

In the older Redmi Note 7 family, Xiaomi started Android 10 closed beta program for the standard Note 7/Note 7S and Note 7 Pro in mid-December 2019.

The MIUI 11-based update that first brought Android 10 beta to the Redmi Note 7 came as version 9.12.16. After a long wait, the device is picking up another MIUI 11 beta update as version 20.1.7. This same version is also available for the Redmi Note 7S.

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Redmi Note 7 Android 10 beta update (Source)

The base OS is still Android 10 beta, but this time you get an updated Android security patch for the month of January 2020, the latest patch level available today. But once again, this is the China ROM and being closed beta software, it’s still pretty much unstable.

It’s still unclear when Xiaomi will bring the Redmi Note 7 Android 10 update to the global scene. But since the global MIUI beta program was scrapped, we only wait for the release of the stable beta for global Mi Pilot testers. This could take a while.

As usual, we do have the download link for the latest Android 10 beta update for the Redmi Note 7/7S shared below for manual installation, but be sure you know your way around this whole ROM flashing thing.

  • Device: Redmi Note 7/7S
  • Codename: lavender
  • Channel: China Beta
  • Version: 20.1.7
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: c3fd677fbb39ac6a3aa50892cc9aa73e

Update 1 (July 10)

The stable update to Android 10 for the Redmi Note 7 and Note 7S is now live with the June security patch. Head here for more coverage.

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