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Original story (published on September 29, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max was released back in March with Android 10 out-of-the-box but the wait for MIUI 12 is still on.

It has been more than five months since Xiaomi announced MIUI 12 and a lot of devices have received the latest custom skin since then.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

Now, it seems that the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is also getting the MIUI 12 update in India but it might not roll out to all users for the time being.

An announcement post from the Xiaomi Global Community channel on Telegram indicates that the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max MIUI 12 update is being partially rolled out to random users.

However, this is not yet confirmed as the update version is not available to download and no official announcements have been made by the OEM.


In fact, there are no reports from users of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max or Mi Pilot testers who might have received the latest custom UI.

It must be noted that a Xiaomi feedback team member has recently stated on the Mi Community that the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will soon receive the custom skin update, however, there is no ETA.

Hi there.
Thanks for reaching out to us.
Redmi note 9 pro max will be receiving Miui 12 soon.
Kindly note that there is no ETA for the update to arrive for the Redmi note 9 pro max.
Please stay tuned in the community for such announcements.


While it is unclear whether the update is indeed live for select Redmi Note 9 Pro Max users or not, the comment from the feedback team member suggests that the partial rollout might be live after all.

Moreover, we recently reported that all remaining Xiaomi devices are expected to receive the latest custom skin by October-end and the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is also among those devices.

Nevertheless, this is still based on our speculation but you can help us by dropping a comment below if you have received the latest custom skin on your Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.

That said, we will keep tracking this for further development and will provide updates as and when new information becomes available.

In the meantime, you can check out our MIUI 12 update tracker if you own some other Xiaomi device which is yet to bag the latest custom skin.

Update 1 (September 30)

IST 10:31 am: While the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max began rolling out yesterday, we didn’t manage to get our hands on the changelog and the download link, until now. We’ve added the changelog for the update and the link to download it below:


[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.
New: You can hide private items while casting and minimize the window to multitask.

[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.

[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
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.
Updated Android Security Patch to September 2020. Increased system security.

[Status bar, Notification shade]
Fix: Status bar wasn’t displayed correctly with color inversion
[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: 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.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max MIUI 12 download link:

  • Device: Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Codename: excalibur
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QJXINXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

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I'm a techy who is particularly fond of Android smartphones. A writer who usually finds himself on the other side of the spectrum. An artist who likes to sing and play the guitar. Also a photographer when in the mood.

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