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Original story (from July 31) follows:

The Xiaomi Mi 9T first began receiving the MIUI 12 update a couple of weeks ago. It was released for the Global, European, and Russian variants of the device. As a matter of fact, even the Redmi K20 bagged the new fresh new skin from Xiaomi in India alongside the Global units.

FYI, the Mi 9T is sold as the Redmi K20 in India. Nevertheless, the excitement for the new update was cut short since Xiaomi paused the rollout for Global, European, and Russian units. However, the release for the Redmi K20 was not affected.

After a brief pause, a new update carrying MIUI 12 for the Global Mi 9T units was released a couple of days ago. But there was no information about when the update will be re-released for the European and Russian units.

redmi k20
Redmi K20 aka Mi 9T

Fortunately, the waiting wasn’t all that long. Xiaomi Mi 9T users with the European units are now beginning to receive the stable MIUI 12 update on their devices. Thus, it’s safe to say that it has been re-released in Europe.

The update comes as version V12.0.2.0.QFJEUXM and is based on Android 10. As expected, it brings a ton of new features and improvements over MIUI 11. We’ve listed the entire changelog for the update below:

Xiaomi Mi 9T MIUI 12 changelog (EU)

[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
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.
[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.

As usual, Xiaomi has released the update as an OTA package. It should arrive on your device soon if it hasn’t already. But in case you aren’t willing to wait for it, we’ve got you covered. Listed below is the link to manually download the update. Once downloaded, you can install it on your device via Fastboot.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 9T (EEA)
  • Codename: davinci
  • Channel: Europe Stable
  • Version: V12.0.2.0.QFJEUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Fastboot
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 43a52d44c1e7ce98dc87452cc74dee3f

Unfortunately, there’s still no word on when we can expect MIUI 12 to be re-released for the Russian Mi 9T variant. Although, judging by how quickly it arrived for the European units after it first re-released for the Global ones, we don’t think the wait will be too long.

As usual, we will post an update once the update goes live in Russia again. In the meantime, you can check out our MIUI 12 update tracker to know when it arrives on your device or any remaining MIUI 12 eligible phone for that matter.

Update 1 (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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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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