[Update: Sept. 23] Redmi Note 8T & Redmi Note 8 MIUI 12 update status: Here’s what we know so far
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on August 24, 2020) follows:
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8T are in line to receive the MIUI 12 update. Both devices released with Android Pie out-of-the-box along with MIUI 11 and MIUI 10 respectively. And neither of the two devices has received the Android 10 or MIUI 12 update. However, the Redmi Note 8T picked up the MIUI 11 towards the end of 2019.
Therefore, both these smartphones are currently running on Android Pie alongside Xiaomi’s MIUI 11 skin. Earlier, we had reported that the stable MIUI 12 update based on Android 10 may release in July. As it turns out, that did not happen.
The company has already released the MIUI 12 skin and the Android 10 update for many eligible phones. But like the Note 8 and Note 8T, there are a few other devices such as the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9S that are yet to receive the stable MIUI 12 update.
However, those two devices come with Android 10 pre-installed. Thus, many Redmi Note 8 and Note 8T users are curious to know when Xiaomi will release the Android 10 or MIUI 12 update for their device.
Technically, the MIUI 12 update for the the Redmi Note 8 has been released. However, it is available as a beta and for Redmi Note 8 users in China only. So the stable update is not yet available in any region.
More recently, we reported that Xiaomi may release the MIUI 12 stable update for the Redmi Note 8 and the Note 8T this month i.e., August. But as the month is about to come to an end, there are still no signs of the Android 10 or MIUI 12 update.
Further, a Device Team member on the Mi Community stated that it will be released once the developers have finished working on it. Therefore, users who are looking out for an ETA will be disappointed. Here’s the entire comment:
No ETA for software updates for the most of the time. It will release once it is ready by devs.
Even Xiaomi’s official MIUI 12 Global ROM tracker fails to mention any details regarding the update for the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8T.
As you can see, the information section for all variants on the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8T are blank here. Moreover, there’s little to no information regarding the Android 10 update for either of the two devices. Although, MIUI updates are often more exciting than Android updates on Xiaomi phones.
It’s highly likely that Xiaomi will bundle the two updates as one. Further, the company just released the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 7/7S. So Note 8 and Note 8T users may not have to wait too long. But with little to no information, our guess is just as good as yours on when the update will roll out.
As usual, we will continue tracking the situation and will post an update once new details are available. Meanwhile, keep an eye out on our MIUI 12 update tracker and the Android 10 update tracker for Xiaomi phones.
Update 1 (August 25)
Xiaomi has now released a new update for the Redmi Note 8T. Unfortunately, it isn’t the much-awaited MIUI 12 update. Instead, the new software update brings the August security patch with MIUI 11 on top of Android 9 Pie. For more details along with the download link, head here.
Update 2 (August 27)
The MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 may not be coming anytime soon. Responding to a user query on official Xiaomi forums, a ‘Device Team’ member has seemingly said the update will release later.
This comes shortly after the same ‘Device Team’ member said there’s no ETA for Redmi Note 8 and Note 8T MIUI 12 updates.
Update 3 (August 27)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is one of the eligible devices to get MIUI 12 update. But Redmi Note 8 users may be disappointed to know that the company has postponed the beta update in China due to some stability issues and will only be rolling out once the issue resolves. Read the full coverage here.
Update 4 (August 31)
IST: 05:20 pm: Xiaomi did not reveal their plans for MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 until this time. While the device is eligible for the update, the company did not release an official statement and users are left with no other option but to wait for the update to arrive. Read the full coverage here.
Update 5 (September 02)
IST: 06:23 pm: Redmi Note 8 users may be disappointed to know that their device is not expected to be updated to Android 10 and MIUI 12 in the short run. The users may need to wait for the update to arrive, says a Mi Community moderator. Read the full story here.
Update 6 (September 05)
IST: 02:23 pm: Xiaomi has still not released the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8T amongst a few other devices. Apparently, there may be one simple reason why the update has been delayed for the device. To know more, head here.
Update 7 (September 08)
IST: 04:25 pm: When questioned about the availability of the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8T, a moderator on the Mi forum stated — “that’s coming.” This suggests that the update may be around the corner. Prior to this, moderators only claimed that there’s ‘No ETA’.
Update 8 (September 10)
IST 03:38 pm: The latest MIUI 12 beta version 20.9.9 for China has been postponed for the Redmi Note 8 due to system stability issues amongst other devices such as the Redmi Note 7. See the full story here.
Update 9 (September 12)
IST 11:29 am: In response to a user’s concern regarding the availability of MIUI 12 for the Redmi Note 8, a Mi Community moderator stated that devices from the second batch that are yet to receive the update will get it soon. We’ve added the entire comment below:
Many devices that are scheduled for 2nd batch received the MIUI 12 Global update, Rest of the devices will also get it soon. Request you to kindly wait as you will come to know whenever there is news about it.
Update 10 (September 16)
IST 05:15 pm: Recent developments suggest that MIUI 12 may soon land on the Redmi Note 8 devices, while there is still not ETA for the same on the Redmi Note 8T devices. Head here for the complete coverage.
Update 11 (September 17)
IST 12:25 pm: Redmi Note 8 users may be disappointed to know that Xiaomi has released a new update for the device but it does not bring MIUI 12 or even Android 10 for that matter. It’s an MIUI 11-based August security update. More details here.
Update 12 (September 18)
IST 12:25 pm: While users await MIUI 12, the global variants of Redmi Note 8 devices are now picking up a MIUI 11 (Android 9) based update as version 18.104.22.168.PCOMIXM. More details here.
Update 13 (September 19)
IST 12:45 pm: The Redmi Note 8T folks are still gawking the MIUI 12 and Android 10 as the OEM has served the devices yet another MIUI 11 (Android Pie) based monthly security patch. For the detailed coverage, head here.
Update 14 (September 23)
IST 04:21 pm: In response to a user’s query regarding the Android 10 and MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8, a Xiaomi official has stated that it’s still under testing. Unfortunately, the response didn’t contain an ETA. More details here.
Update 15 (September 26)
Both Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8T are getting new updates. Sadly though, it’s not MIUI 12, as many of you may be expecting. Both are getting MIUI 11 based updates. While for the former it’s beta Indonesia stable, for the latter it’s Russia stable.
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