New update alert: AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Sprint Galaxy A6, Redmi K20, Redmi 8, Note 8T, & ZenFone Max Shot

It’s raining new software updates for multiple Samsung, Xiaomi/Redmi, and Asus smartphones in various parts of the globe.

Some devices will be upgraded to the latest February 2020 security patch level following this firmware update while others will only manage to get to last month’s security patch level. No matter the patch level, these are the updates you shouldn’t ignore whatsoever.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 & Galaxy A6 updates

AT&T is rolling out the latest February security patch to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The device has already been updated to Android 10 on the carrier, so this becomes the first software update into the new One UI 2.0 era.

The Galaxy Note 9 One UI 2.0 update arrived on AT&T with January security patches included and now the build version is being bumped to DTB1, up from DTA5.

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Although the Galaxy A6 2018 is also expected to receive Android 10 this coming Q2 2020, folks on Sprint can only make do with the latest February security patches based on Android Pie.

The OTA package should hit your model SM-A600P as software version A600PVPS6BTB2.

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Redmi 8, Redmi K20 & Redmi Note 8T updates

Outside the U.S., multiple Redmi devices are receiving new software updates across India, Europe, and the rest of the globe. The updates tag along new, although not necessarily the latest, security updates and a fair share of bug fixes and optimizations.

Redmi K20

The Redmi K20 is receiving a new update in India as MIUI 11.0.2.0.QFJINXM, up from the previous version V11.0.1.0.QFJINXM that first brought Android 10 to the device but then halted for some reason.

In addition to installing the new OS for those coming from Pie, the update also bumps the security patch level to January 2020, fixes an issue where images overlapped in scrolling screenshots, and so on. Below is the summarized changelog:

System
– Updated Android Security Patch to January 2020. Increased system security.
– Stable MIUI based on Android 10
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
Security
– Optimization: Localized payment security icon for India
Other
– Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots

You can either wait for the OTA to arrive or grab the updated firmware from the link below and install it manually. But keep in mind this firmware is for the Indian variant of the device.

  • Device: Redmi K20
  • Codename: davinciin
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: V11.0.2.0.QFJINXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: a6d5ee94e711330cb3b303ef91d28a46

Redmi 8

If you hail from Russia, the rest of Europe or the globe for that matter and you own the Redmi 8, a new software update is also available for your unit. In Russia, the update is arriving as MIUI 11.0.4.0.PCNRUXM while the rest of Europe is V11.0.4.0.PCNEUXM.

The global variant, on the other hand, is getting the latest update as V11.0.7.0.PCNMIXM. The update fixes the issue where multiple line input wasn’t scrollable.

The updated Russian firmware bundles both January and February 2020 security patches while the EEA model includes February patches and a localized payment security icon for India. Below is the download link for each respective variant for manual installation.

  • Device: Redmi 8
  • Codename: olive
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 11.0.7.0.PCNMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: db1f5a40bbcd1a82c46c2d99eb13a485
  • Channel: Europe (EEA) Stable
  • Version: 11.0.4.0.PCNEUXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 81aaeb0b7bc7bef6b0b9d80c0bbc2ed7
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: 11.0.4.0.PCNRUXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 0ce96ab8eab8326d60de2ac6029ecd64

Redmi Note 8T

New updates are also available for the European and global Redmi Note 8T. The former is receiving it as MIUI 11.0.5.0.PCXEUXM while the latter is getting it as V11.0.2.0.PCXMIXM. The changes included are the same:

– Increased system stability
– Reduced system lag

Similar to the other Redmi handsets, we also have the download links for these new updates so that you don’t have to wait for the OTA download notification.

  • Device: Redmi Note 8T
  • Codename: willow
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 11.0.2.0.PCXMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 1053d07721a441ea67bc5351a94e0509
  • Channel: Europe (EEA) Stable
  • Version: 11.0.5.0.PCXEUXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 96688d238d50061e6899d39a97f87601
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Asus ZenFone Max Shot

Asus ZenFone Max Shot update

Last but not least, Asus is also rolling out a new update to the ZenFone Max Shot. Announced a year ago running Android Oreo, updates aren’t the Max Shot’s strength, so make sure you grab the incoming OTA as soon as it shows up.

It carries software version 16.14.2002.291 and installs the latest February security patch.

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