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Original story (published on June 24) follows:

Xiaomi’s latest skin MIUI 12 – on top of Android 11/10 – has been a major piece of attraction ever since the OEM first announced it. While the stable update (as is usually the case) first struck the devices in Xiaomi’s home country China, slowly it’s making way to the Global device as well.

We at PiunikaWeb are making every possible effort to bring to our readers all MIUI 12 update-related information at the soonest, along with the update download links as well so that they don’t have to wait for the OTA to hit their devices. We understand you’re eager to experience the latest features.


Apart from frequent coverages about the devices getting the MIUI 12 update, we are maintaining a tracker (region-specific) that is being continuously updated with the information about the Xiaomi devices that are been served the stable MIUI 12 update.

Cut to now. It’s time for another Xiaomi device outside China, the Mi 9T aka Redmi K20 to get to experience the stable MIUI 12 update. Following the China release last week, the OEM has now released the MIUI 12 update for the global and India variants as version V12.0.1.0.QFJINXM and V12.0.1.0.QFJMIXM.

The info just popped up at the community in the form of an announcement post. Take a look at what the extensive changelog reads:

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.
Super wallpapers
New: Super wallpapers break physical boundaries and keep inspiring you with every touch.
Fix: Status bar colors weren’t displayed correctly in the Dark mode
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.
New: You can open an app in a floating window directly from Recents.
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!
Optimization: Control center is now closed by incoming calls
Optimization: Press and hold redirection options
Fix: Brightness adjustment bar couldn’t be used when Control center was opened for the first time
Fix: Toggle order wasn’t correct on the old toggle panel
Fix: Switching SIM cards crashed the app in some cases
Fix: Accessibility features weren’t available in the editing mode
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.
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
Lock screen
Fix: Fingerprint unlock didn’t work on Always-on display in some cases
Removed: Lock screen and Always-on display issues in Second space
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.
New: New Pro mode features and descriptions
Optimization: Pro mode parameter naming
New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
New: New full-screen gestures for switching between apps are available.
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.
New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.

This update should be hitting the eligible devices in due course. But you may want to update your Redmi K20/Mi 9T device to experience the latest version before the OTA hits your unit. So here’s the download links to the two firmware:

  • Device: Mi 9T
  • Codename: DAVINCI
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QFJMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
  • Device: Redmi K20
  • Codename: DAVINCI
  • Channel: Global India Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QFJINXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Happy installation! Fee free to share with us your experience by dropping a comment below.

Update 1 (July 14)

Many global and European units of the Mi 9T are yet to receive the stable update to MIUI 12. Head here for more details.

Update 2 (July 21)

A new beta stable version for the Mi 9T has been announced. It comes as version V12.0.2.0.QFJMIXM and has been pushed via OTA.

Update 3 (July 25)

Xiaomi has paused the MIUI 12 update rollout for Global, European, and Russian Mi 9T units due to a minor bug. The issue is being looked into according to a Mi community moderator. See the full story here.

Update 4 (July 29)

The Redmi K20 is now receiving a new OTA update in India as version V12.0.2.0.QFJINXM which brings the July security patch. The company has also re-released the MIUI 12 update for the Global Mi 9T. See the full story here.

Update 5 (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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