Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S users have been waiting for the MIUI 12 update for a long time and the European units finally got it pretty recently.

Also, the Indian variant which is known as the Redmi Note 9 Pro received the MIUI 12 update way back in September while the wait was still on for global Redmi Note 9S units.

The Indian Redmi Note 9 Pro (aka Redmi Note 9S globally) is completely different from the global Redmi Note 9 Pro

Now, the wait is finally over as the global Redmi Note 9S units are finally getting the latest custom skin from Xiaomi.

The update version is live over the air but those who want to install the update manually, we’ve got you covered.

The update download link is given below after the changelog. Also, be sure to check out these workarounds in case you come across any errors while installing the update manually.


[Control center]
– New: Swipe down from the upper left corner to open Notification shade and from the upper right corner to open Control center
[Dark mode]
– Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode
– Fix: Home screen went black and started flashing after unlocking in some cases

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

  • Device: Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
  • Codename: curtana
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QJWMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 0ea52af7f4ad3a1f9545688baab143bc

While the wait is finally over for the Redmi Note 9S, users of the Redmi 9 are still waiting for the latest custom skin to arrive outside China.

A user took to Twitter to know about the status of the Redmi 9 MIUI 12 update and got a response from General Manager at Xiaomi Indonesia, Alvin Tse.

Xiaomi boss stated that the much awaited update for the Redmi 9 might arrive in November which is somewhat in sync with what was stated earlier.

Maybe November with under the hood optimisations


It must be noted that the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9S, global Redmi Note 9 Pro, and Redmi 9 was supposed to roll out from October 20 as per a Xiaomi Support executive.

Moreover, all remaining Xiaomi devices were expected to get the MIUI 12 update by October-end but the latest information suggests otherwise.

All in all, users of the Redmi 9 and other remaining Xiaomi devices will have to wait till the OEM decides to roll out the latest custom skin.

Xiaomi Redmi 9

That said, we will keep tracking the development of MIUI 12 and will provide more updates 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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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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