Redmi 6 Android Pie update finally arrives in Russia, brings MIUI 11 & April security patch (Download link inside)

The Android world is looking forward to the launch of Android 11 public beta on June 3. Then there is the Redmi 6 lot in Russia that is just receiving Android 9 Pie update after ages of waiting.

In the same Android realm, though, a nearly 2-year-old OS is still relatively new, especially when it has a market hold of 31.3% like Pie does at the moment. That said, the incoming Redmi 6 Android Pie update in Russia shouldn’t blow your mind away.


After all, Android 10 is approaching its first anniversary with a market share of just 8.2%, an indicator that the OS will still be rolling out to certain devices months from now to be anywhere near the current Pie market share.

Numbers aside, the incoming Redmi 6 Android Pie update for the RU ROM is even better thanks to the inclusion of MIUI 11 for the first time. All this time, the handset has been on MIUI 10, yet another software released in 2018.

Even better for owners of the Redmi 6 in the European country is that this same update also tags along an updated April 2020 security patch. That’s a lot of new stuff in one update, hence the 1.4GB file size, so be sure that you have a stable Wi-Fi connection.


The annoying thing about OTA updates like this one is that they can take days before everyone gets them. Rather than wait, you can grab the updated firmware right below and install it manually.

  • Device: Redmi 6
  • Codename: cereus
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version:
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 0cabf33d0d49b7c1357083ad1f453306

Unfortunately, this is the only OS update for Redmi 6 owners, but you can rest assured that MIUI 12 is coming your way. Although at this rate, how about 2021 for an expected release date? Hopefully not.

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