New update alert: T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi A1, Mi 9 Lite, Mi Note 3 & Nokia 2.1 (Download links inside)

A bunch of smartphones from Xiaomi and Nokia are receiving new software updates with the latest February 2020 security patches and some are only getting the older January 2020 and even December 2019 security updates.

The former camp has the Android One-powered Mi A1; the currently China-exclusive Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, as well as HMD Global’s Android Go-based Nokia 2.1. In the latter camp are the Mi 9 Lite, also known as Mi CC9 in China, and the Mi Note 3.

February security updates

To begin with, let’s take a look at the devices receiving the latest February security updates, beginning with Xiaomi’s Android One device, the Mi A1. Owners of the device are still hopeful that Android 10 could arrive at some point.

Some have even taken to the Change.org website to sign a petition that should see the company release the Mi A1 Android 10 update, the third major OS upgrade for the handset. Although unlikely, what seems certain is that security updates will keep coming in.

The latest comes over a month following the release of January patches and brings software version V10.0.18.0.PDHMIXM, up from the previous version V10.0.17.0.PDHMIXM. The OTA may take time to arrive, but we have the link to manually download the update.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi A1
  • Codename: tissot
  • Channel: Global (India) Stable
  • Version: 10.0.18.0.PDHMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 5fc7b092a472b0c35372ed3d8512f3e0
Mi A1

If you managed to ship one of the Mi 10 or Mi 10 Pro from China, be sure to check the software update section unless you have already received the latest OTA update.

Arriving as MIUI 11.0.10.0.QJBCNXM on the Mi 10 (up from V11.0.7.0) and version V11.0.8.0.QJACNXM on the Mi 10 Pro (up from V11.0.4.0), the update not only installs February 2020 patches but also optimizes WeChat for faster notifications about red envelopes when using mobile data.

The OTA download notifications may take some time to hit your Mi 10 or Mi 10 Pro unit, so be sure to grab the update from the link below and install it manually, that is if you can’t wait for the OTA to arrive.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Codename: umi
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: 11.0.10.0.QJBCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 5ceecaedadc891c8dd15340e66ee19bd
  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
  • Codename: cmi
  • Version: 11.0.8.0.QJACNXM
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: ccca3509b6bc64df83ad32dc12f5822c

Last but not least is the Nokia 2.1. The device is now receiving an update to the February security patch based on Android Pie. Sure, HMD has promised to push Android 10 to the 2.1, but until then, be sure to install the incoming OTA update.

Nokia-2.1-February-security-update
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January security updates

For owners of the Mi 9 Lite aka Mi CC9 and Mi Note 3, the incoming updates are here to install January security patches as well as address a few bugs here and there.

Where the Mi 9 Lite is receiving the update to MIUI 11.3.9.0.PFCEUXM in Europe, those in Russia are receiving a new V11.3.5.0.PFCRUXM update on their units. Below is a summary of the changes both updates bring to the Mi 9 Lite.

System
– Updated Android Security Patch to January 2020. Increased system security.
Status bar, Notification shade
– Fix: Couldn’t open notification settings in the Notification shade in Second space
Other
– Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots

For those who can’t wait for the OTA, we also have the download links to the new firmware update shared below.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
  • Codename: pyxis
  • Channel: Europe (EEA) Stable
  • Version: 11.3.9.0.PFCEUXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 43fc5033d6893c308afc41c632c2e6a3
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: 11.3.5.0.PFCRUXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: debc6b1086a46682504ab0f02a36380b
mi note 3
Xiaomi Mi Note 3

Lastly, the Mi Note 3 is receiving January patches as MIUI 11.0.5.0.PCHMIXM, a target for the global variant. Below are the changes the OTA package brings:

System
– Updated Android Security Patch to January 2020. Increased system security.
App vault
– New: Music card
– EU privacy adjustments
Security
– Optimization: Localized payment security icon for India

Rather than wait for days before the OTA arrives, how about you grab the updated firmware from the link below and install it manually?

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi Note 3
  • Codename: jason
  • Channel: Global (India) Stable
  • Version: 11.0.5.0.PCHMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 1fa945374d3930cbf8990871400fc535

December security updates

Apparently, T-Mobile is seeding new updates for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with December 2019 security patches. The software version is G93xTUVSBCTA2 and weighs in at 66.73MB, but there are still no updates to the official software update trackers.

T-Mo-Galaxy-S7-December-update
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Happy installing!

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