Xiaomi Mi Max 3 came out in 2018 with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box but users have been waiting for the MIUI 12 update.

It has been over five months and Xiaomi is still providing MIUI 12 to its eligible devices and it seems that the wait is finally over for the Mi Max 3.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3

The latest custom skin is now rolling out to the global and Russian Mi Max 3 variants after months of wait.

While the MIUI 12 update for both variants is live over the air, those who want to install the update manually can grab it from the link given below.

Here’s the common changelog followed by the download link. Also, be sure to check out these workarounds in case you come across any errors while installing the update manually.

– MIUI 12. Yours alone.
[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.

[Floating windows]
– 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.
[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.
[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: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
– New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
– New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
– 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: 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.
(Source 1, 2)

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi Max 3
  • Codename: nitrogen
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QEDMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 83ae0d72cd4542b61b899d1b717fe002

We reported way back in July that the global Mi Max 3 variants might get the latest custom skin in the same month, however, that did not transpire due to reasons unknown.

It must be noted that the OEM released the last MIUI 12 beta update for the Mi Max 3 and a bunch of other Xiaomi devices back in September.

Considering that the Chinese Mi Max 3 variant also bagged the stable update in August, it took quite some time for the global and Russian variants to grab the same.


This update comes as good news for users of the Mi Max 3 as it has been a long time since the OEM started rolling out its latest custom UI.

Xiaomi appears to be on track so far and it seems that all remaining devices might get the MIUI 12 update by October-end.

Nevertheless, one can never be certain about software update schedules as they are always subject to change.


That said, we will keep tracking the development of MIUI 12 and will provide more details once new information becomes available.

In the meantime, you can check out our MIUI 12 update tracker to get the latest updates on the topic.

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