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Original story (from July 17) follows:

Xiaomi’s latest skin known as MIUI 12 has brought a boatload of new features and improvements. For starters, the company has completely revamped the user interface and certain system elements. Further, Xiaomi has added some cool new features such as the Super Wallpapers.

Unfortunately, not all the new items make their way over to all eligible devices. Take for example the Super Wallpapers. These cool new 3D-live wallpapers offer a cool effect while unlocking the phone. But Xiaomi has decided not to make the feature available on all MIUI 12 supported devices.

The Redmi K20 or Xiaomi Mi 9T is one of the devices that are not supported officially. However, in the Android world, a lot is possible thanks to the developer community.

redmi k20
Redmi K20 aka Mi 9T

Xiaomi Redmi K20/Mi 9T users who want to experience the Super Wallpapers on their device can now do so with the latest MIUI 12 beta ROM 20.7.16. This release is based on the official MIUI 20.7.16 update.


New – Enabled Super wallpapers for all supported devices by
ATTENTION: This feature might cause certain issues like lagging, heating up or battery drain – it’s your choice! If don’t you want to use it, you can use normal wallpapers, but don’t complain about these issues, if would they happen on your device. Any complain about that on the forum might just get banned. Thanks!
Fix – DRM-protected content couldn’t be displayed normally (Redmi Note 8 – disabled Widevine L1 for now, it’ll be added back when Global Android 10 is released for this device)

Fix – Crashing on start for some users

Fix – Certain e-mails were not visible in Dark mode

Fix – “Last copied URL” text was displayed on Chinese

Optimization – Redesigned accessibility settings

Fix – Crashes in the background for certain languages, like Italian and Turkish

New – 4 video filters: Black gold, Green Orange, Cyberpunk, Black ice (Mi 10 Lite Zoom)

Always on display
New – You can select what should be displayed or not displayed on your AOD: notifications, battery status, date and time, steps
Fix – Incorrect date format with “Super wallpaper” option enabled on English (UK) language

New – You can select atmospheric pressure unit on the settings

A Redditor has also shared a screenshot of the feature running on the Redmi K20/Mi 9T.


Installing the custom ROM will enable the Super Wallpapers on the device. Of course, much like any other live wallpaper, the battery life will take a hit. Nonetheless, it does not seem like Xiaomi will change its mind and enable the feature officially on the phone.

So the custom ROM is a great alternative for those looking out for additional features such as the Super Wallpapers. Interested users can download the latest ROM via the link below:

  • Device: Redmi K20/Mi 9T
  • Channel: beta
  • Version: 20.7.16
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Once downloaded, make sure to create a backup of your files on the device to avoid loss of data. After that, you can download and flash the new ROM to enjoy all the additional features including the Super Wallpapers.

Further, you can also visit the official website for the installation guide and any other queries.

That being said, the company is yet to release its new skin to a few other eligible devices. You can take a look at our MIUI 12 update tracker to know when it arrives on your device. Stay tuned to PiunikaWeb for updates on similar topics.

Update 1 (September 18)

IST 04:00 pm: Its now coming to light that one of the most appreciated features of the MIUI 12, the Super Wallpapers, are limited to the Snapdragon 8xx SoC devices. You can read the complete coverage here.

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Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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