[Updated] Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 MIUI 12 update is now out for Global units (Download link inside)

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

Original story (published on July 29, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi’s MIUI 12 skin was first announced in the compay’s home country — China. Since then, Xiaomi has been pushing the new skin to numerous smartphones from its massive portfolio.

The Redmi Note 9 is one of those devices that are eligible for the MIUI 12 update. FYI, the Redmi Note 9 is sold as the Redmi 10X 4G in China. Speaking of which, it has already bagged the MIUI 12 update in the country.

But, users of the Global variant, i.e., the Redmi Note 9 have still been waiting for the stable build to roll out. Well, that wait has now come to an end since Xiaomi has officially announced the release of the MIUI 12 Global Beta Stable for the Redmi Note 9.

Redmi Note 9 aka Redmi 10X 4G

This new update is based on Android 10 itself, however, MIUI 12 brings a boatload of new features and improvements. The update comes as version v12.0.2.0.QJOMIXM and it has begun rolling out to a limited number of users at the moment.

Those interested in knowing about all that’s new with the update can take a look at the extensive changelog for it below:

MIUI 12 changelog for the Redmi Note 9

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.
New: You can hide private items while casting and minimize the window to multitask.
Fix: Noise could be heard when the screen was turned off in some cases
Updated Android Security Patch to July 2020. Increased system security.
[Home screen]
New: App drawer allows you to keep your Home screen neat and categorizes apps so you can find them faster.
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: 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.

Like we mentioned above, the update has begun rolling out to a limited number of users. Xiaomi does this to ensure that an update does not carry any major bugs that may potentially affect users on a wide scale. Thus, it releases stable updates to a limited number of users for testing first.

Here’s a screenshot of the OTA update arriving on a select few units. The download size of the OTA package is 507MB.


It won’t take too long for the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 to begin rolling out to all Global units. But in case you aren’t willing to wait for the OTA to arrive, we’ve got you covered. You can download and install the update manually via the link below:

  • Device: Redmi Note 9
  • Codename: merlin
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V12.0.2.0.QJOMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 6da6e664fd3abebbf88b11517a37b7d7

Just make sure to create a backup of all the important files on your phone to avoid loss of data. On the subject of updates, phones from the Note 9 series are also expected to grab the Android 11 update. More on that here. You can also check out our MIUI 12 update tracker to know when it arrives on your device.

Update 1 (July 30)

According to a Mi Community moderator, Redmi Note 9 users in Pakistan are not able to download the new MIUI 12 update on their devices since ISPs in the country are blocking Xiaomi servers. Head here to know the full story and see the temporary workaround.

Update 2 (August 13)

Xiaomi has re-released the stable MIUI 12 update for the Global Redmi Note 9 units. This new update comes with the software version and has begun rolling out via OTA. Check out more details along with the download link here.

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