[Updated] Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro MIUI 12 update rolling out in India, tags along Android 10 (Download link inside)

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

Original story (published on July 28, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro might have already been succeeded twice by the Redmi Note 8 Pro and then recently the Redmi Note 9 Pro, but the early-2019 release still remains one of the devices to beat in its price segment.

Out of the box, the device has MIUI 11 running the show atop Android 9 Pie OS. Quite understandable considering the two were the latest software iterations at Xiaomi’s disposal back then. Things have changed, though.

Over a year down the line, the same software still runs the show, albeit with some minor improvements along the way. But this comes to an end today, at least for those eying the latest MIUI skin from Xiaomi – the MIUI 12.

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Redmi Note 7 Pro

Announced for the global market in May, MIUI 12 has been rolling out gradually to multiple Xiaomi devices in various regions. Today marks the end for Redmi Note 7 Pro owners in India, but there is a catch.

Unless you signed up for a place in the Mi Pilot program a few weeks back, there is no place for your Note 7 Pro unit aboard the MIUI 12 ship. Instead, you will have to wait for the official rollout in the coming weeks.

Sure, we do have the download link with us, but it is possible the same rules that applied to the initial Redmi Note 8 Pro MIUI 12 update may apply to the incoming Redmi Note 7 Pro MIUI 12 update. This means that manually flashing the MIUI 12 ROM may brick your Note 7 Pro handset, so only take this route at your own risk.

  • Device: Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Codename: violet
  • Channel: India Beta Stable
  • Version: V12.0.0.2.QFHINXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

The update is available as MIUI 12.0.0.2.QFHINXM (based on Android 10) and even though we don’t have the changelog specific to the Redmi Note 7 Pro, we do have an idea of what it looks like when it arrives. And we have shared it below.

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.

[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: Reset your device ID and control how it’s used based on virtual ID technology.
New: Grant permissions that will be used only while you’re using an app.
New: You can also grant permissions just once, and decide again next time a permission is required.
New: Restrict access to telephony to third party apps.
New: Return blank messages to the apps that require personal information.
New: Receive notifications whenever apps record audio, use camera, or access your location.
New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
New: Get comprehensive stats on how apps use permissions in app behavior history.
New: Visit privacy.miui.com to learn how MIUI protects your privacy.
Optimization: Apps aren’t allowed to launch other apps in the background now.

[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.
New: You can open an app in a floating window directly from Recents.
Optimization: Press and hold an app preview in Recents to choose between Split screen and floating windows.

[AI Call Assistant]
New: Mi AI can answer your calls now!
New: You can record a customized greeting that will be played to the other person during AI calls.
New: Customized greetings are also supported for outgoing calls.

[Xiaomi Health]
New: All-new Xiaomi Health gives you more options and makes your health stats more accurate.
New: Put your device next to you before falling asleep to analyze your sleep cycle and record talking and snoring.
New: You can sync data with supported wearable and smart home devices.
New: Xiaomi Health can remind you to stand up and move when it detects that you’ve been sitting down for too long.
New: The app also analyzes your stats and gives you simple health advice.

[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!

[Accessibility]
New: Mi Ditto combines dictation and speech output, making mobile devices more convenient for people who have difficulties using conventionally designed smartphones.

[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: Font weight is adjusted to Dark mode as well, reducing blur and glare.
New: Wallpapers can be displayed in darker palette when your device switches to Dark mode.

[Always-on display]
New: You can use custom images with Always-on display now.
New: Usage history saves all your choices and allows you to come back to them.

[Trips]
New: Traffic and suggested routes to airports and train stations.
New: You can track your previous trips now.
New: Checklists for trips.
New: Alarms for train arrivals.

[Mi Carrier Services]
New: View your SIM balance and mobile data usage stats.
New: Save frequently used phone numbers to top up balance and buy mobile data later.
New: Buy SIM cards and services.

[System]
Fix: Noise could be heard when the screen was turned off in some cases

[Messaging]
New: Promotional messages are grouped according to their content now.

[Status bar, Notification shade]
New: All-new design.

[Home screen]
New: Animated Home screen icons are neat and satisfying.
New: We’ve added a new animation for uninstalling apps.
New: Gravitational animations make returning to Home screen look seamless and natural.

[Themes]
New: More than 2000 new Always-on display themes.

[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.
New: New full screen gestures for switching between apps are available.

[File Manager]
New: Use the floating shortcut to filter and sort items, as well as switch view.

[Calendar]
New: New layout tailored for landscape orientation is available now.
New: We added lots of fresh animations that will accompany your actions.
New: Calendar cards will remind you about important events and anniversaries.

[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: Keep your home safe with smart home device alerts.
New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.

[Xiaomi Cloud]
New: Shared family storage plan is available now.

[Other]
Some features might not be available on this device. Visit www.miui.com to learn more about MIUI 12.

We will keep an eye on more related developments and let you know when the wider rollout begins. Stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

Update 1 (August 11)

Xiaomi has now released the official Android 10 update for the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India. This new OS update brings along the older MIUI 11 skin rather than the expected MIUI 12 skin for the device. See the full story here.

Update 2 (September 19)

03: 15 pm (IST): The stable MIUI 12 update is now rolling out for the Redmi Note 7 Pro devices in India as version 12.0.1.0.QFHINXM. For those not interested in waiting for the OTA, here is the download link:

06: 15 pm (IST): User interaction at the Telegram groups suggests the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 7 Pro devices is limited to beta testers only, as non-beta testers are not able to install the package. So the wait is not over yet, at least not for the non-beta testers.

Update 3 (September 21)

01:22 pm (IST): The official announcement for the release of the MIUI 12 Beta Stable ROM for the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India is now live. Of course, the stable update should roll out after it’s clear that there are no major flaws in the Beta Stable build.

Update 4 (October 10)

03:30 pm (IST): Several Redmi Note 7 Pro users have begun reporting that the MIUI 12 update has begun rolling out in India, thus hinting towards a wider release. More details here.

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