[Official Announcement] Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite Android 10 update hits Global & Russian units as Europe awaits (Download links inside)

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

Original story (published on March 19) follows:

A couple of weeks ago, Xiaomi pushed the stable Mi 9 Lite Android 10 update to users in China following weeks of testing the beta firmware in the country.

Like several other Xiaomi devices, the Mi 9 Lite has a different name in China. Here, it goes by the name Mi CC9, but the underlying software is nearly identical bar the China-exclusive stuff.

When the Mi CC9 picked up the stable Android 10 update, it meant that the Mi 9 Lite Android 10 update for the rest of the globe wasn’t too far away. And indeed, as of this writing, the software is now up for grabs for select owners of the Global and Russian variants of the Mi 9 Lite.

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In Russia, the update is arriving as MIUI 11.0.1.0.QFCRUXM while those using the Global variant should see an OTA download notification with MIUI version 11.0.1.0.QFCMIXM. In both cases, the new OS is accompanied by an updated February 2020 security patch.

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

In the official announcement post, Xiaomi is quick to warn Mi 9 Lite owners that this isn’t the full rollout of the OS. Rather, it’s a limited release for a few units, with the wider rollout expected once the company is confident that there are no bugs in this initial firmware.

This phase could last a week or two and depending on the outcome, the wider rollout may or may not proceed. But why wait when we have the download links needed to install the new OS manually on your device? If interested, check them out below.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
  • Codename: pyxis
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 11.0.1.0.QFCMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 212c62202d1401cca356122569dc54ec
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: 11.0.1.0.QFCRUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: a8e12d669d8eeab1d4aa3264c6e49527

As for folks on the European (EU) ROM of the Mi 9 Lite, the wait is still on. This variant recently picked up January 2020 security patches, but users say the update is causing issues with the Netflix app.

Whether this slight delay in receiving the update to Android 10 has anything to do with Xiaomi addressing this issue is still unknown, but we will keep an eye on the developments and update this story when the update for this region is out.

Update 1 (March 21)

While the global and Russian region Mi 9 Lite users receive the beta stable of Android 10 a few days back, the European region users were kept gawking. But now the update is live for them as well. Here’s the download link:

  • Channel: European Stable
  • Version: V11.0.1.0.QFCEUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: ff6e40b4b418302dee2690cd3c397094

Update 2 (April 6)

Head here to checkout the official announcements for the European Stable rom and here for the Global stable rom for the Mi 9 Lite.

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