[Download link] Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro SMS (OTP) issue gets fixed as per user reports

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

Original story (published on January 7, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi brought in the Redmi Note 8 Pro back in August 2019. The device is a decent mid-ranger that packs in features like Helio G90T chipset, 6/8 GB of RAM, a 6.53-inch display, 4,500 mAh battery.

Redmi Note 8 Pro

In the camera department, it houses a quad-camera setup with 64 MP primary camera and also sports a fingerprint scanner at the back.

Moreover, the Redmi Note 8 Pro was served with the MIUI 11 update a couple of times in India. Previously, it bagged its first MIUI 11 update in the month of November with the October security patch.

Redmi Note 8 Pro India MIUI 11

Then, it was re-released with build V11.0.3.0.PGGINXM  and also tagged along the November security patchset. But, right after this update, several users in India started reporting issues of not receiving SMS or OTP along with some bugs in the proximity sensor.

In fact, we also have highlighted this issue in one of our reports. However, it seems like the issue has been finally acknowledged and a bugfix update has been rolled out for the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Notably, the new update arrives with version number V11.0.4.0.PGGINXM and weighs in around 337 MB for this update. It brings the December 2019 security patchset along with the bug fix for the Redmi Note 8 Pro.


bugfix update redmi note 8 pro

Reportedly, this SMS issue on the Redmi Note 8 Pro is now sorted with this new update. However, there are users claiming that the issue has been fixed automatically even without this update.

You can check out a few of the comments made by users on the official community platform:

yes it is fixed without any new updates.. Don’t know what is new in 11.0.4 which is partially Rolled out.


Yes. It’s fixed now but the update is rolling out partially to selected user’s only.


but how my problem got fixed without any updates.. still in doubt


As mentioned by one of the users, the update is pushed for partial users. So, we would advise that you go ahead and check for the update notification by going to  Settings>>About Phone>>System update>>Check for updates.

Update (January 9)

For those who were waiting for this bugfix download link, can rejoice as we are attaching the link to the update package file. With the help of the package file you can upgrade your device right away:

  • Device: Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Codename: begonia
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: V11.0.4.0.PGGINXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 8f956c64131efc489f39c61398f8ccda

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