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

Original story (published on July 22, 2020) follows:

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 which first made an appearance in the global market was unveiled in China as the Redmi 10X 4G. The company often releases its smartphones with different names in different regions for some odd reason.

Both variants released with Android 10 out-of-the-box with the MIUI 11 coating on top. Xiaomi then announced the release of its new MIUI 12 skin in China. And it was but obvious that the Redmi Note 9/Redmi 10X 4G would be getting it.

Back in June, we had reported that the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi 10X 4G began rolling out to users. This new software version based on Android 10 was rolling out to units in China.

Redmi-Note-9-aka-Redmi-10X-4G
Redmi Note 9 aka Redmi 4X 4G

However, it appears that the update was rolled back for some unknown reason. This is because the stable MIUI 12 update has been re-released and is installing over MIUI 11 on the Redmi 10X 4G. It comes as version V12.0.3.0.QJOCNXM which is bumped up from V11.0.6.0.QJOCNXM.

The OTA package’s download size is 646MB and should be arriving on your device soon if it hasn’t already. Of course, there is a boatload of new features and improvements over the previous MIUI 11 version.

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: Reset your device ID and control how it’s used based on virtual ID technology.
– New: Grant permissions that will be used only while you’re using an app.
– New: You can also grant permissions just once, and decide again next time a permission is required.
– New: Restrict access to telephony to third party apps.
– New: Return blank messages to the apps that require personal information.
– New: Receive notifications whenever apps record audio, use camera, or access your location.
– New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
– New: Get comprehensive stats on how apps use permissions in app behavior history.
– New: Visit privacy.miui.com to learn how MIUI protects your privacy.
– Optimization: Apps aren’t allowed to launch other apps in the background now.
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.
AI Call Assistant
– New: Mi AI can answer your calls now!
– New: You can record a customized greeting that will be played to the other person during AI calls.
– New: Customized greetings are also supported for outgoing calls.
Xiaomi Health
– New: All-new Xiaomi Health gives you more options and makes your health stats more accurate.
– New: Put your device next to you before falling asleep to analyze your sleep cycle and record talking and snoring.
– New: You can sync data with supported wearable and smart home devices.
– New: Xiaomi Health can remind you to stand up and move when it detects that you’ve been sitting down for too long.
– New: The app also analyzes your stats and gives you simple health advice.
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: 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
Accessibility
– New: Mi Ditto combines dictation and speech output, making mobile devices more convenient for people who have difficulties using conventionally designed smartphones.
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: Font weight is adjusted to Dark mode as well, reducing blur and glare.
– New: Wallpapers can be displayed in darker palette when your device switches to Dark mode.
Trips
– New: Traffic and suggested routes to airports and train stations.
– New: You can track your previous trips now.
– New: Checklists for trips.
– New: Alarms for train arrivals.
Mi Carrier Services
– New: View your SIM balance and mobile data usage stats.
– New: Save frequently used phone numbers to top up balance and buy mobile data later.
– New: Buy SIM cards and services.
Messaging
– New: Promotional messages are grouped according to their content now.
Status bar, Notification shade
– New: All-new design.
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.
Screen Time
– New: Dashboard with the stats that cover 4 weeks is available now.
– Optimization: New design makes your Screen time stats more comprehensible.
Weather
– New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
Settings
– New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
– New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
– New: New full screen gestures for switching between apps are available.
File Manager
– New: Use the floating shortcut to filter and sort items, as well as switch view.
Calendar
– New: New layout tailored for landscape orientation is available now.
– New: We added lots of fresh animations that will accompany your actions.
– New: Calendar cards will remind you about important events and anniversaries.
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: Keep your home safe with smart home device alerts.
– New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.
Xiaomi Cloud
– New: Shared family storage plan is available now.

As we mentioned above, the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi 10X 4G is rolling out via an OTA package. In case you aren’t willing to wait for it, you can manually download and install the update package on the device.

Download:

  • Device: Redmi 10X 4G
  • Codename: merlin
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V12.0.3.0.QJOCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 6910d6bc517fe8f42b272e662ed4a2e3

Unfortunately, there’s still no ETA on when we can expect the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 to arrive for global and European units. However, MIUI 12 could roll out for the Redmi Note 9 sold in Indonesia in August. More on that here.

Since the Redmi 10X 4G has received the stable MIUI 12 update in China, it shouldn’t be long before the global Redmi Note 9 receives it.

Further, the Redmi Note 9 is yet to be sold in India. The first sale of the device is on July 24 in the country. Thus, users in India shouldn’t have to wait a long time for the device to bag the MIUI 12 skin.

Xiaomi is yet to release its latest skin to other eligible devices as well. You can take a look at our MIUI 12 update tracker to know when it arrives on your phone. Further, the company has also begun testing MIUI 12.1 in China.

Update 1 (July 31)

Xiaomi has once again re-released the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi 10X 4G in China. The version is V12.0.4.0.QJOCNXM which has been bumped up from V11.0.6.0.QJOCNXM. The changelog for the update has been slightly tweaked and it also includes the July security patch.

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: Reset your device ID and control how it’s used based on virtual ID technology.
New: Grant permissions that will be used only while you’re using an app.
New: You can also grant permissions just once, and decide again next time a permission is required.
New: Restrict access to telephony to third party apps.
New: Return blank messages to the apps that require personal information.
New: Receive notifications whenever apps record audio, use camera, or access your location.
New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
New: Get comprehensive stats on how apps use permissions in app behavior history.
New: Visit privacy.miui.com to learn how MIUI protects your privacy.
Optimization: Apps aren’t allowed to launch other apps in the background now.
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.
AI Call Assistant
New: Mi AI can answer your calls now!
New: You can record a customized greeting that will be played to the other person during AI calls.
New: Customized greetings are also supported for outgoing calls.
Xiaomi Health
New: All-new Xiaomi Health gives you more options and makes your health stats more accurate.
New: Put your device next to you before falling asleep to analyze your sleep cycle and record talking and snoring.
New: You can sync data with supported wearable and smart home devices.
New: Xiaomi Health can remind you to stand up and move when it detects that you’ve been sitting down for too long.
New: The app also analyzes your stats and gives you simple health advice.
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!
Accessibility
New: Mi Ditto combines dictation and speech output, making mobile devices more convenient for people who have difficulties using conventionally designed smartphones.
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: Font weight is adjusted to Dark mode as well, reducing blur and glare.
New: Wallpapers can be displayed in darker palette when your device switches to Dark mode.
Always-on display
New: You can use custom images with Always-on display now.
New: Usage history saves all your choices and allows you to come back to them.
Trips
New: Traffic and suggested routes to airports and train stations.
New: You can track your previous trips now.
New: Checklists for trips.
New: Alarms for train arrivals.
Mi Carrier Services
New: View your SIM balance and mobile data usage stats.
New: Save frequently used phone numbers to top up balance and buy mobile data later.
New: Buy SIM cards and services.
System
Fix: Noise could be heard when the screen was turned off in some cases
Updated Android Security Patch to July 2020. Increased system security.
Messaging
New: Promotional messages are grouped according to their content now.
Status bar, Notification shade
New: All-new design.
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.
Themes
New: More than 2000 new Always-on display themes.
Screen Time
New: Dashboard with the stats that cover 4 weeks is available now.
Optimization: New design makes your Screen time stats more comprehensible.
Weather
New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
Settings
New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
New: New full screen gestures for switching between apps are available.
File Manager
New: Use the floating shortcut to filter and sort items, as well as switch view.
Calendar
New: New layout tailored for landscape orientation is available now.
New: We added lots of fresh animations that will accompany your actions.
New: Calendar cards will remind you about important events and anniversaries.
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: Keep your home safe with smart home device alerts.
New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.
Xiaomi Cloud
New: Shared family storage plan is available now.
Other
Some features might not be available on this device. Visit www.miui.com to learn more about MIUI 12.

If you aren’t willing to wait for the OTA update to arrive, you can download and install the new update manually via the link below:

  • Device: Redmi 10X 4G
  • Codename: merlin
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V12.0.4.0.QJOCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: bb96a2c2c3e8a6f315a6af3adb37ca79

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