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Original story (published on August 17, 2020) follows:

The way Xiaomi handles its updates is a little different from how other OEMs do it. The company has decoupled its skin, MIUI, from Android versions meaning that many features come with new versions of MIUI while new versions of Android are delivered with little system changes.

That explains why the Xiaomi community is clamoring over the new version of MIUI, MIUI 12. Already, a good number of eligible devices have bagged this update and you can check out our dedicated tracker for more on the state of MIUI 12 rollout.

Xiaomi Redmi 9

Launched back in June this year, the Xiaomi Redmi 9 came with Android 10 out of the box with the company’s MIUI 11 on top. The device is in line for an update to MIUI 12 and not too long ago, we saw the Chinese variant of the same bag this much-anticipated update.

Fast forward to the present day and Xiaomi is rolling out yet another update to the Redmi 9 in China. Confusingly, this update is based on MIUI 11 that the device launched with.

At the time of writing, it is unclear whether the MIUI 12 was rolled back or this update is meant for users of the Redmi 9 who had not updated their devices to MIUI 12. Either way, users of the Redmi 9 in China looking to update their devices will get this new build as the available update.

redmi 9 in-post

This new build bears software version number V11.0.5.0.QJCCNXM. So what’s new in this build? Well. the changelog for this update to the Redmi 9 is as follows.

Optimization: Increased system stability
Optimization: Reduced system lag

This build, like many other updates from Xiaomi, should go out to Redmi 9 users as an OTA and as such, users should wait for the notification to come to their devices.

However, should you want to manually install this build on your Chinese variant of the Redmi 9, below is the download link to the updated zip file.

  • Device: Redmi 9
  • Codename: lancelot
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V11.0.5.0.QJCCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 1fc09d6ff1cdd66a513703af2644416f

Update 1 (August 31)

IST: 12:15 pm: Xiaomi is now rolling out the re-released version of the MIUI 12 beta stable update for the Redmi 9 in the Chinese market. While this update is currently meant for a limited number of users, a wider rollout is expected to begin soon. See the full details here.

We shall continue to keep an eye on this and update as and when Xiaomi rolls out subsequent updates to this device so stay tuned. We also have these and many more Xiaomi stories in our dedicated Xiaomi section.

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