[Live in Russia with March patch] Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite & Mi Max 3 Android 10 update rolls out globally (Download links inside)

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

Original story (published on March 20) follows:

Unless you are still new to Xiaomi phones, you probably know of the company’s devices sold in China have slightly tweaked software when compared to models sold in other parts of the globe.

Sure, there might be small differences in the software, but a larger part of it remains unchanged across the board. As you would expect, folks in China are usually treated to new features through software updates ahead of their global counterparts.

Since the software is mostly the same, Xiaomi simply picks the China ROM, makes some tweaks to it based on global requirements and starts seeding the OTA – a process that could take a couple or so weeks depending on the complexity of the task at hand.

android 11
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This is the case for the Mi 8 Lite and Mi Max 3 Android 10 updates. Both devices picked up the new OS in China nearly two weeks ago and today, both are receiving the same update across the globe.

The OTA update is arriving on the Mi 8 Lite as MIUI 11.0.1.0.QDTMIXM, tagging along last month’s security patch. Below is a brief changelog attached to this update, but of course, there is more to the firmware. Check out the official announcement post here.

– Stable MIUI based on Android 10
– Updated Android Security Patch to February 2020. Increased system security.

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Global Mi 8 Lite Android 10 update

On the other hand, the Mi Max 3 Android 10 update is arriving as MIUI 11.0.1.0.QEDMIXM and like the Mi 8 Lite, you also get February 2020 security patches as part of the package.

Below is a summary of the changelog. For the announcement post, click here.

– Stable MIUI based on Android 10
– Updated Android Security Patch to February 2020. Increased system security.
Source

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Global Mi Max 3 Android 10 update

These are the Global Beta Stable versions for both devices’ Android 10 updates, meaning they are still being monitored and in case of any issues/bugs, Xiaomi may halt the rollout. This also means that some people may not receive the notification to download the update now.

But if interested – and can’t wait for the OTA update – we have the download links you need to grab the updated Android 10 firmware for either device and install manually. Check them out below:

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
  • Codename: platina
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 11.0.1.0.QDTMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 2fb79ba67d6980e65248d9058fed0e29
  • Device: Xiaomi Mi Max 3
  • Codename: nitrogen
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.1.0.QEDMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 7b489a7719e225a0321d6198140e3b68

Update 1 (March 21, 2020)

Head here for the official announcement for Mi 8 Lite Android 10 update.

Update 2 (March 30, 2020)

Russian variants of the Mi Max 3 and Mi 8 Lite are now receiving updates to Android 10 accompanied by security patches for March 2020. Below are the changes you get after installing either update:

System
– Stable MIUI based on Android 10
– Updated Android Security Patch to March 2020. Increased system security.
App lock
– New: App lock is supported for all apps now

Where the Mi Max 3 update is arriving as MIUI 11.0.1.0.QEDRUXM, folks on the Mi 8 Lite are receiving the same update as MIUI 11.0.1.0.QDTRUXM. Below are the download links for those of you who can’t wait for the OTA update.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi Max 3
  • Codename: nitrogen
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: 11.0.1.0.QEDRUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: cb4b6937222886ceff59c4e8d956433f
  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
  • Codename: platina
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: 11.0.1.0.QDTRUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 11ad3a942e1c48a153ef2660472332e9

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