[Updated] Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition MIUI 12 stable update arrives, Mi 8 Pro & Mi Max 3 get it too (Download links inside)

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

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

Xiaomi has been releasing stable MIUI 12 updates left, right, and center over the past few weeks for eligible phones. The company first announced the MIUI 12 update back in China and it also provided a schedule for the rollout in the country.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro (UD), Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and the Mi Max 3 were all part of the first batch of devices that would be getting the update. It’s been several weeks since the company first started rolling out the MIUI 12 update, however, neither of these phones got it, until now.

This is because Xiaomi has finally begun releasing the stable MIUI 12 update for the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and Mi Max 3. The update is currently live for the Chinese variants of the devices.

Mi 8 Explorer Edition

The new MIUI 12 update for the Mi 8 Pro (UD) comes with the software version and as version for the Mi 8 Explorer Edition. On the other hand, the update for the Mi Max 3 comes as version

It’s currently rolling out via an OTA update and should be arriving on your device shortly. Much like any other major software update from Xiaomi, this too has been released in batches. Therefore, it can take a couple of hours or even a couple of days before it shows up on your phone.

In case you aren’t willing to wait for the OTA update, you can download and install the stable MIUI 12 update manually on your device. We’ve provided the download links for the update package to all three devices below:

Download: Mi 8 Explorer Edition MIUI 12 update

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
  • Codename: ursa
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QEHCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Download: Mi 8 Pro (UD) MIUI 12 update

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro (UD)
  • Codename: equuleus
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QECCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Download: Mi Max 3 MIUI 12 update

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi Max 3
  • Codename: nitrogen
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QEDCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Make sure to download the correct file for your device to avoid running into unwanted problems. That being said, you can check out our MIUI 12 update tracker to know when it rolls out on other devices as well.

Update 1 (August 24)

Xiaomi has re-released the stable MIUI 12 update for the Mi 8 Explorer Edition in China. This new update comes with the software version, up from the MIUI 11-based version For more details along with the download link, head here.

Update 2 (October 17)

The stable MIUI 12 update is now live for the Global and Russian variants of the Mi Max 3. As expected, the update brings a ton of new features and improvements. Head here to know more.

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