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

Original story (published on August 13, 2020) follows:

The Global Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 units bagged the MIUI 12 update based on Android 10 towards the end of last month. However, for unknown reason, the update was rolled back. So users who weren’t able to download the update with the first rollout have still been waiting to receive it.

Fortunately, Global Redmi Note 9 users won’t have to wait much longer since Xiaomi has officially announced the re-release of the MIUI 12 update for the device. This new update comes as version and has begun rolling out via OTA.

Of course, there are no new major changes or additions over the previous update. Although, we expect that the bugs or issues which resulted in Xiaomi pulling the update in the first place have been fixed. In case you’re interested in seeing all the new additions, check out the changelog below:

Redmi Note 9 aka Redmi 10X 4G

Redmi Note 9 MIUI 12 update changelog:

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.
Optimization: Animations in selected scenes
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.
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 left corner to open Notification shade and from the upper right corner to open Control center
New: When Notification shade is open, swipe down from the upper right corner to open Control center
Optimization: MIUI 11 custom toggle order is preserved after updating to MIUI 12
Fix: Some toggles disappeared from Control center in the editing mode
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.
Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode
Optimization: Full screen gestures are now ignored on the Lock screen alarm page
Fix: Home screen went black and started flashing after unlocking in some cases
Fix: Noise could be heard when the screen was turned off in some cases
Updated Android Security Patch to July 2020. Increased system security.
Lock screen
Fix: Custom signature didn’t appear on the Lock screen
Status bar, Notification shade
New: Screen lights up with an animation now
New: Status bar color gradient animation
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: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
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.

As it turns out, the same thing happened with the Chinese variant of the Redmi Note 9 aka the Redmi 10X 4G. However, the Redmi 10X 4G got the re-released MIUI 12 update a couple of weeks ago. Further, the stable MIUI 12 update has also been released in Europe and India for the Redmi Note 9.

Although, it’s still only available to a limited number of users in both regions. As a matter of fact, the re-released MIUI 12 update for the Global Redmi Note 9 units is also available only for a few users as the update is arriving in the Global Beta Stable form.

Redmi Note 9

Nevertheless, in case you haven’t yet received the OTA update, you can download and install the update manually via the link below. But keep in mind if anything goes wrong you may end up bricking your phone. So attempt the manual update at your own risk.

  • Device: Redmi Note 9
  • Codename: merlin
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V12.0.3.0.QJOMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 0ec44a5b7dc3556c97c3bb8d0ad73969

We can expect to see a wider rollout being for Global units once it has been confirmed that there are no major bugs. The only region where the update is yet to be released in is Indonesia, where the Redmi Note 9 is expected to get the MIUI 12 update sometime this month.

Moreover, check out our dedicated MIUI 12 update tracker to know all the details surrounding the MIUI 12 update rollout.

Update 1 (August 18)

Xiaomi has begun rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update based on Android 10 for the Redmi Note 9 in Indonesia. The software version for the update is, up from version See more details along with the download link here.

Update 2 (September 03)

Redmi Note 9 users have been facing performance-related issues after upgrading to MIUI 12. And it has now surfaced that the matter has already been brought into the notice of the developers. Route here for details.

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Dwayne Cubbins
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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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