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

Original story (published on August 04, 2020) follows:

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is also know as the Redmi 10X 4G in China, which FYI, received the MIUI 12 update in June. But for some reason, Xiaomi had pulled the update and re-released it a month later. Not much later, the Global variant of the Redmi Note 9 also picked up the stable MIUI 12 package.

Unfortunately, many users in Pakistan were not able to download the update since it had appeared that the ISPs in the country had blocked Xiaomi’s servers. Thankfully, a couple of days later, users began reporting that the issue had been fixed.

That being said, while Redmi Note 9/Redmi 10X 4G users of the Global and Chinese variants were receiving the update, users with the European variants were left waiting. Although, since the Global variants got the update, we expected to see it arrive on the European units soon.

Redmi Note 9 aka Redmi 10X 4G

As it turns out, the wait wasn’t all that long. The Redmi Note 9 devices in Europe are now receiving the new stable Android 10-based MIUI 12 update via an OTA package. It arrives as version V12.0.1.0.QJOEUXM and brings a ton of new features and improvements over the existing MIUI 11 skin.

Further, although not mentioned, it might also bring the fix for the proximity sensor bug that was affecting the Note 9, 9S, and 9 Pro. Nevertheless, here’s the exhaustive changelog for the update:

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.
Fix: Noise could be heard when the screen was turned off in some cases
Updated Android Security Patch to July 2020. Increased system security.
[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: 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 usual, the OTA update will not be available to all users at the same time. Therefore, you may have to wait a couple of hours or even a couple of days for it to arrive on your device if it hasn’t already.

So if you aren’t willing to wait, yet again, then you can download and install the V12.0.1.0.QJOEUXM software version manually on your Redmi Note 9. We’ve provided the download link below:

  • Device: Redmi Note 9 EEA
  • Codename: merlin
  • Channel: Europe Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QJOEUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Stable Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 2d4c4ea52d5b817b7388afcc4e660583

Xiaomi is yet to release the stable MIUI 12 update for several eligible phones. Thus, you can check out our MIUI 12 update tracker to know when it arrives on other eligible phones. On the subject of updates, the Redmi Note 9 is also on the official list of Xiaomi phones that will eventually get the Android 11 update.

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 (August 21)

The MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 is now beginning to roll out for units in Russia. This new software update comes as version and is available over the air. However, if you aren’t willing to wait for the OTA update, we’ve added the link to manually download the update below:

  • Device: Redmi Note 9
  • Codename: merlin
  • Channel: Global (Russia) Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QJORUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Update 3 (August 28)

Xiaomi has now started pushing the stable MIUI 12 update based on Android 10 for the Redmi Note 9 in Turkey. The OTA update comes with version V12.0.1.0.QJOTRXM and will soon be available for all the users. In case you do not want to wait for the OTA update to arrive, you can manually update you device by heading to the link below.

  • Device: Redmi Note 9
  • Codename: merlin
  • Channel: Global (Turkey) Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QJOTRXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Update 4 (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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