[Update: EEA ROM too] Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S MIUI 12 update arrives in Europe

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

Original story (published on October 16, 2020) follows:

The MIUI 12 update is already out for most Xiaomi devices but the Redmi Note 9S is among those devices that are yet to bag the latest custom skin.

The Redmi Note 9S is known as Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro in India for which the latest MIUI update arrived back in September.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S aka Redmi Note 9 Pro in India

Now, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S has started receiving the MIUI 12 update in Turkey which suggests that the same might transpire in other regions soon.

So, you can finally grab the latest update for your Turkish Redmi Note 9S and those who want to manually install the update, we’ve got you covered.

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

– 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: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
[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: Animated icons are a joy to look at!
– New: Swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen to open Control center.
[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.
– 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: 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: 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.

  • Device: Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
  • Codename: curtana
  • Channel: Turkey Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QJWTRXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: e065476f16b2a969281a5ec011758c0d

It was reported earlier that the Redmi Note 9S, Redmi Note 9 Pro (global), and Redmi 9 would start receiving the latest iteration of MIUI from October 20.

However, this Redmi Note 9S update clearly suggests that the OEM has started the planned rollout earlier than expected.

Also, all remaining Xiaomi devices are expected to get the MIUI 12 update by October-end and now it appears that the OEM intends to stick to that plan.


While the Turkish Redmi Note 9S variant already bagged the MIUI 12 update version back in September, it appears that was only meant for select users.

Now that the Redmi Note 9S is receiving the same update in Turkey, it could be part of a wider rollout this time.

Nevertheless, we will keep tracking this for further development and will provide updates once more information becomes available.


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

Update 1 (October 24)

It seems that Xiaomi has begun rolling out the MIUI 12 Stable Beta update for the European variants of the Redmi Note 9S (EEA ROM). This new software is available as version and will be available to a limited number of users as per the official announcement.

  • Device: Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
  • Codename: curtana
  • Channel: Europe Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QJWEUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery


[Control center]
– New: Swipe down from the upper left corner to open Notification shade and from the upper right corner to open Control center
– Optimization: Control center layout in landscape mode
– Fix: Home screen went black and started flashing after unlocking in some cases
– Updated Android Security Patch to October 2020. Increased system security.

– Fix: UI elements for accepting calls weren’t displayed in some cases
[Lock screen]
– Fix: Custom signature didn’t appear on the Lock screen
[Status bar, Notification shade]
– Fix: Status bar wasn’t displayed correctly with color inversion
– New: A new mode for scanning documents

NOTE: There are more such stories in our dedicated Xiaomi section so be sure to go through it as well.

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