[Update: September 30] Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max MIUI 12 update status: Here's what we know so far

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (published on August 27) follows:

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is in line to receive the company’s latest skin dubbed MIUI 12. It was released in India exclusively a few months ago and is currently one of the most popular devices in the affordable to mid-range Indian smartphone market.

Xiaomi first announced the MIUI 12 skin back in China and has since then started rolling out the update for eligible devices. Typically, the company releases system updates for the Chinese handsets first after which it makes its way over to other regions.

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Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

This is the case with the MIUI 12 rollout as well. For example, devices such as the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 8 have bagged the update in China but it’s yet to be rolled out in other regions.

Unfortunately, it appears that the company has neglected devices that do not have a Chinese counterpart. The Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9S are perfect examples of this. Neither of the two devices have got the MIUI 12 update, not even in beta form.

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MIUI 12

And it appears that the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is also suffering the same fate. The company recently revealed its roadmap for the MIUI 12 rollout in India but there is no mention of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.

Naturally, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max users are now beginning to wonder when Xiaomi will be releasing the new skin for the device. Thus, several users are now taking to Twitter and the Mi Community to seek a response from Xiaomi on the matter. We’ve added a few (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) reports below:

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Adding to the disappointment, when questioned, a Device Team member stated that there is no information available regarding the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.

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Moreover, Xiaomi has also not made any official comments on the MIUI 12 rollout for the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. This leads us to believe that the device may not receive the update any time soon. Although, this can change at any moment.

So you might want to keep an eye out on our dedicated MIUI 12 tracker to know when the update arrives on your device. As usual, we will continue tracking the situation and will post an update once new details surface.

Update 1 (September 05)

IST: 02:27 pm: Xiaomi has still not released the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max 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 2 (September 25)

IST: 02:14 pm: Responding to a user’s query regarding the availability of MIUI 12 for the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Xiaomi, via the Redmi India twitter handle, stated that the MIUI 12 update has been rolled out in batches. What’s unclear is whether the company is talking about MIUI 12 in general or for the device specifically. See the full story here.

Update 3 (September 28)

IST: 12:51 pm: As users continue waiting for the rollout of MIUI 12 for the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, new information suggests that the Xiaomi is going to release the update for all eligible devices by October-end. More details here.

Update 4 (September 29)

IST: 01:29 pm: A new announcement on the Xiaomi Global Community Telegram group suggests that the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in India to random users as version 12.0.1.0.QJXINXM. See the full story here.

Update 5 (September 30)

IST: 10:34 am: In case you wish to see what’s new with the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max or wish to download the update manually, you can do so by heading here.

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