Redmi 7 Android 10 update wait still on as Pie-based May security patch begins rolling out sans MIUI 12 (Download link inside)

Android 10 has been out for about 10 months at this point and as such, many of the devices that were eligible for an update to it have already been updated. Sadly, there are still some outliers like Xiaomi’s Redmi 7.

Despite being eligible for an update to Android 10-based MIUI 11, the device which was first unveiled March 2019 with Android 9 Pie, still runs the same version of Android it launched with.

redmi 7
Redmi 7

From the look of things, it appears as though users of this device might have to wait a little bit longer before their devices get updated to Android 10. This is because Xiaomi is today, rolling out an update to the device, but it is not the one they’re all hoping for.

Redmi 7 is getting updated to the May 2020 Android security patch level and this update is based on MIUI 11 and Android 9 Pie. This update bears software version number V11.0.6.0.PFLRUXM. This update’s changelog hints to little more than a regular Android security patch update.

System
Updated Android security patch until May 2020. Improved system security.
Source

This update has been rolled out to the Russian version of the Redmi 7 and other regions should follow this release pretty soon. This is an OTA and as such, is going to be rolled out in stages.

Users of the Redmi 7 are therefore advised to sit tight and await the rollout of this update to their device. However, for those who aren’t willing to wait that long, below is the download link to the updated firmware. However, it is very important that you ensure this update is for your specific device model otherwise you risk bricking your device.

  • Device: Redmi 7
  • Codename: ONCLITE
  • Channel: Russian Stable
  • Version: V11.0.6.0.PFLRUXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 74bbaa3ea7708009d9fcb630ea2fd74b

We shall continue to keep an eye on this device and report as and when we get more information about when exactly this device is likely to get updated to Android 10.

NOTE: We have these and many more Xiaomi stories in our dedicated Xiaomi section.

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