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Original story (published on July 28, 2020) follows:

Android 10 has been officially available for almost 10 months now and yet it still proves very elusive for some devices which are still eligible for an update to that build of Android.

One such device is the Redmi 8A. Launched back in September 2019, this ‘econobox’ of a phone came powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, spots a 720p display and 2-4GB of RAM with modest internal storage to match.

Redmi 8A
Redmi 8A

The Redmi 8A came with Android 9 Pie with the company’s own MIUI 11 out of the box and has been running the same build with occasional security patches since then.

The device is in line for an update to Xiaomi’s current MIUI 12 skin on top of Android 10 and word has it that the update could hit eligible devices as soon as August. More on that here.

Today, the Redmi 8A is taking one step closer to the said MIUI 12 rollout by bagging an update to Android 10. This update also packs the latest July 2020 security patch and that’s about it, at least according to the changelog.


– Updated Android Security Patch to July 2020. Increased system security.
– Stable MIUI based on Android 10

This Android 10 update should be rolling out to eligible Xiaomi Redmi 8A devices as an OTA update so you might want to check for updates on your unit. If you’d like to manually install it on your device, below is the download link to the firmware.

  • Device: Redmi 8A
  • Codename: Olivelite
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.2.0.QCPCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 2a36b8852d79d5903d99c24809dbad94

From here, the update train for the Redmi 8A chugs along towards MIUI 12 as the next, and probably final major update for the device. This is especially bearing in mind recent reports that suggest Android 11 might not be in the picture for these units.

We shall continue to keep an eye on this roll out and update as and when we get more info. You might also want to check out our dedicated MIUI 12 tracker here.

Update 1 (September 08)

IST: 03:07 pm: It seems that Redmi 8A users will have to continue waiting for the MIUI 12 update to arrive since Xiaomi appears to have re-released the Android 10 update alongside MIUI 11 for the device in China. Head here for more details.

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

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Clinton Madegwa
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A cybernaut grasping at all things tech. Lover of Android, Linux, and custom ROMS. A nerd, a writer, an avid reader.

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