New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on July 20, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi is one of many Android OEMs that take a long while to release Android updates for their devices. The company releases a bunch of new phones every year which might be the reason why updates often take longer to arrive.

Nonetheless, Xiaomi does release at least two major Android updates for its mid-range or premium devices. Further, it also provides 2-3 MIUI version updates to these phones. The latest of which is known as MIUI 12 and is yet to release for all eligible devices.

A couple of days ago, we reported that the Redmi K20 Pro bagged the stable update in India. Further, the standard K20 has also received the Beta Stable update in the country.

redmi k20
Redmi K20 aka Mi 9T

Cut to now, the K20 or rather Mi 9T has now bagged the MIUI 12 update in Russia. This new update for the device comes in the form of the Beta Russia Stable version V12.0.1.0.QFJRUXM. It is currently being pushed via OTA to random users to make sure there are no major flaws before the stable release.

The announcement for the release of this new software version was made on the Mi Community forums. As expected, there are a ton of new features and improvements that have been introduced with the update.

MIUI 12 V12.0.1.0.QFJRUXM changelog:

[Highlights]
MIUI 12. Yours alone.
[System animations]
New: All-new physically based animation engine with advanced architecture will refresh your device’s look.
New: Dynamic window technology takes switching screen orientation to a new level.
[System visuals]
Brand new visual design works for all types of content and languages.
Magazine-level layouts bring important things into the spotlight and make content structure clear.
[Privacy protection]
New: MIUI 12 is the first Android-based mobile OS that went through the rigorous enhanced privacy protection testing.
New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
[Floating windows]
New: Pull down a notification sent by a messenger app to turn it into a floating window.
New: Floating windows keep apps running in the foreground even when you pause to do other things.
New: You can minimize a floating window using a full screen gesture.
Optimization: Press and hold an app preview in Recents to choose between Split screen and floating windows.
[Control center]
New: Swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen to open Control center.
New: Animated icons are a joy to look at!
[Dark mode]
New: Dark mode support is also provided for third party apps now.
New: Contrast is lowered automatically in low light conditions to protect your eyes.
New: Wallpapers can be displayed in darker palette when your device switches to Dark mode.
[Casting]
New: You can hide private items while casting and minimize the window to multitask.
[Always-on display]
Fix: Lock screen items were shown on the Always-on display
[System]
Updated Android Security Patch to July 2020. Increased system security.
[Lock screen]
Fix: Fingerprint unlock didn’t work on Always-on display in some cases
[Home screen]
New: Animated Home screen icons are neat and satisfying.
New: We’ve added a new animation for uninstalling apps.
New: Gravitational animations make returning to Home screen look seamless and natural.
[Camera]
New: New Pro mode features and descriptions
New: A new mode for scanning documents
Optimization: Pro mode parameter naming
[Weather]
New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
[Settings]
New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
[Notes]
New: You can create folders with notes now.
New: New dynamic backgrounds look gorgeous!
New: Tasks are completed with a satisfying animation now.
New: Checklists of subtasks make managing your agenda much simpler.
[Security]
New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.

In case you weren’t lucky enough to receive the OTA package, we’ve got you covered. You can download the new MIUI 12 update and manually install it on the Mi 9T from the link below:

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 9T
  • Codename: davinci
  • Android: 10
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QFJRUXM
  • Size: 2.5 GB
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 57079764851d00e156179b5ae0859ac9

Once downloaded, you can install it on your device via the System Updater. Make sure to create a backup of the files on the device before proceeding.

Since the Mi 9T Beta Stable has been released in Russia, we do expect to see the stable MIUI 12 update to roll out soon. Unfortunately, there’s no ETA for it. Thus, we will have to wait for an official statement from Xiaomi on the matter.

That being said, you can check out our MIUI 12 update tracker to know when it will arrive on your device.

Update 1 (July 25)

The MIUI 12 update rollout has been paused for the Global, European, and Russian Xiaomi Mi 9T units due to a minor bug. The information for this was shared by a Mi community moderator. The update will begin rolling out again once the issue has been fixed. See the full story here.

Update 2 (September 11)

IST 01:05 pm: The battery drain issue on Mi 9T devices – an issue that was originally reported after the Android 10 update (with MIUI 11) – is now being called a known issue even in the MIUI 12 update. 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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