[Updated] Xiaomi Mi 10 MIUI 12 update arrives in India; Mi 9 Lite gets MIUI 12 for Global, EU & Russian variants (Download links inside)

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

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

Xiaomi has a flurry of new features rolling out in a huge MIUI 12 software update to the high-end Xiaomi Mi 10 in India and last year’s Mi 9 Lite in various markets across the globe.

Having already pushed the stable MIUI 12 update to owners of the Xiaomi Mi 10 in other regions, it recently emerged that Xiaomi had silently provided Mi Pilot testers in India with access to the new skin.

We couldn’t independently verify this development at the time. But as of this writing, we can confirm that the Mi 10 is picking up a beta stable update to MIUI 12 in India.

The update is arriving as MIUI version 12.0.2.0.QJBINXM and tags along a long list of new features, optimizations and bug fixes as well.

  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Super wallpapers
    • New: Super wallpapers break physical boundaries and keep inspiring you with every touch.
  • 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
  • Mi Share
    • New: Recently connected devices will be pinned on top of the list for a short time
  • 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
  • System
    • 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
    • Updated Android Security Patch to July 2020. Increased system security.
    • Updated Android Security Patch to August 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.
  • Weather
    • New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
  • Settings
    • New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
    • 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.

Being an OTA update, it will take some time before all Mi 10 units in India bag the firmware, but we have the download link for manual installation.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Codename: umi
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: 12.0.2.0.QJBINXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 3cf1fc9031dbbc4c51362b392270a243

For those who own the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite and have either the Global, European or Russian ROM installed, there is also some good news for you. Like the Indian Mi 10, these regions are also receiving a new MIUI 12 update on the Mi 9 Lite.

On the global ROM, the update is arriving as V12.0.2.0.QFCMIXM while the European variant is picking up the same update as V12.0.2.0.QFCEUXM. In Russia, the Mi 9 Lite is receiving MIUI 12 update as version V12.0.2.0.QFCRUXM.

These are airborne updates, meaning it may take several days before all eligible units receive the new firmware. You can either wait or grab the updated firmware via the links below and install manually.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
  • Codename: pyxis
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 12.0.2.0.QFCMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 030a65ee2a210a15a32fbf8c3dfd8fd8
  • Channel: Europe Stable
  • Version: 12.0.2.0.QFCEUXM
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 9dc9e5c335f70915ea0b579fdec192ac
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: 12.0.2.0.QFCRUXM
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 6bbdcccebbad4515a320750ec6d05695

In case you encounter any errors while installing the update, feel free to consult here for a workaround. Below is the common changelog:

  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode
  • System
    • 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
    • Updated Android Security Patch to August 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
    • Fix: Notification shade wasn’t displayed correctly in Dark mode
  • Home screen
    • New: App drawer allows you to keep your Home screen neat and categorizes apps so you can find them faster.
  • Weather
    • New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
  • Settings
    • New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
    • 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.

Update 1 (August 25)

Xiaomi has now begun rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the Mi CC9 in China. The update comes as version 12.0.2.0.QFCCNXM, up from the previous MIUI 11-based version 11.0.4.0.QFCCNXM. You can download and install the update manually via the link(s) below:

OTA update package:

  • Device: Mi CC9
  • Codename: pyxis
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V12.0.2.0.QFCCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: OTA

Recovery package:

  • Device: Mi CC9
  • Codename: pyxis
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V12.0.2.0.QFCCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Update 2 (August 27)

The update to MIUI 12 for the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite has been re-released in Europe. It was paused for unknown reasons and is now rolling out again as version 12.0.3.0.QFCEUXM. For more details, head here.

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