Xiaomi Mi 8 & Mi 8 Pro bag June security patch ahead of MIUI 12 update later this month (Download link inside)

The Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro were some of the best smartphones to be released in 2018. Both phones came with the top of the line specifications for a reasonable asking price. On the software front, Android 8.1 Oreo came pre-loaded alongside MIUI 10 on both models.

Since then, the devices have bagged the MIUI 11 update as well. Moreover, they are also in line to receive Xiaomi’s latest skin, which is MIUI 12. Earlier, we reported that the MIUI 12 update for the Mi 8 will arrive by the end of July or mid-August. That information still holds true and we expect to see it arrive by the end of the month.

However, Xiaomi isn’t waiting for the MIUI 12 update to push the June security patch for the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro. This could be the last MIUI 11-based update for the duo. The new update carries the V11.0.4.0.QEARUXM software version for the Mi 8 and V11.0.4.0.QECRUXM for the Mi 8 Pro.

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The update is currently live in Russia and global variants are yet to receive the June security patch. The changelog for this update can be seen below:

Note:The changelog is the same for both devices.

System
– Updated Android security patch until June 2020.
– Improved system security.
(Source)

Since the latest MIUI 12 beta 20.7.9 comes with the July security patch, we do expect upcoming stable MIUI 12 builds to also be released with at least the July 2020 patch. Nonetheless, if you haven’t received the OTA update or simply want a fresh install, you can download the latest firmware from below:

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 8
  • Codename: dipper
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: V11.0.4.0.QEARUXM
  • Android: 10
  • MIUI version: 11
    • Type: Recovery
  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
  • Codename: equuleus
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: V11.0.4.0.QECRUXM
  • Android: 10
  • MIUI version: 11
    • Type: Recovery

Make sure to create a backup of your files on the device to avoid loss of data. This new update does not bring any additional features or major improvements. Therefore, it’s a simple security patch update.

In the meantime, you can check out our MIUI 12 update tracker to know when it arrives on your device. Moreover, we are also keeping a track of MIUI 12 bugs and their fixes.

Stay tuned to PiunikaWeb to be the first to know when the stable MIUI 12 update goes live for the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro.

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Dwayne Cubbins

I've been interested in tech for as long as I can remember. And I used to be a Windows Phone enthusiast. When I am not writing about tech, I'm on the couch playing games with my squad. Oh, I also play the guitar and drums.