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

Original story (published on August 7, 2020) follows:

The wait for MIUI 12 update to arrive in India for Poco X2 owners is finally over. The update is rolling out as I write this as MIUI, tagging along the latest features, bug fixes and optimizations that Xiaomi has to offer.

We already knew about the imminent release of the Poco X2 MIUI 12 stable update in India. At the time, it was revealed that the device will jump straight to the stable version of MIUI 12, unlike the Poco F1 that is set to go through Mi Pilot testing first.

Indeed, this is what is happening. The incoming update, although still limited to select Poco X2 owners, is the stable version and not meant for Mi Pilot testing purposes.


Earlier today, Xiaomi revealed that a new MIUI version that gets rid of the banned apps will start rolling out to Indian MIUI ROMs soon. This had also been mentioned in regards to the Poco M2 Pro, which we also expect to affect the Poco X2 and Poco F1 MIUI 12 updates in the region.

However, we still cannot independently verify that the incoming Poco X2 MIUI 12 update has indeed dumped the banned Chinese apps, so feel free to share your experience with us via the comments section below.

Being an airborne update, it will take some time before all Poco X2 units bag the new update, so we have fetched the download link for you so that manual installation shouldn’t be a problem.

  • Device: Poco X2
  • Codename: phoenixin
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version:
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 639a982c45801f8414cc251a2e0328a0

Below is a summary of the changes the new update brings to the Poco X2:

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.
Updated Android Security Patch to July 2020. Increased system security.
New: New Pro mode features and descriptions
New: A new mode for scanning documents
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: 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.

Update 1 (August 8)

The stable MIUI 12 update for the Poco X2 has now been pulled due to bugs and glitches that were present in the build. The company is expected to re-release the update in the next few days. Check out the full story here.

Update 2 (August 17)

Xiaomi has now resumed the rollout of the stable MIUI 12 update for the Poco X2 which it had paused due to bugs. The update is rolling out with the same software version as before i.e., Check out more details along with the download link here.

Update 3 (August 25)

It appears that the banned Clean Master application has been brought back to the Poco X2 after users installed the new MIUI 12 update. Users now have the option to select the Clean Master definition for scanning the phone once again. See the full story here.

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