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

Original story (published on October 26, 2020) follows:

Redmi Note 9 Pro users have been waiting a long while for the company to release the stable MIUI 12 update for the device.

Given that the phone released in May this year, many users expected it would be one of the first phones from Xiaomi to get the MIUI 12 update when it was first announced.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro (Global)

But as we know, this is far from what has happened. Several older models such as the Redmi Note 8 Pro bagged the update to MIUI 12 in all regions way earlier than the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

This can be put down to the fact that Xiaomi tends to release updates for devices sold in China first. Therefore, software development for those phones is prioritized.

However, since the Redmi Note 9 Pro does not have a Chinese counterpart, the development of MIUI 12 for the device does not seem to have been a priority.


And while the Redmi Note 9 Pro sold in India got the update in September, that model has more in common with the global Redmi Note 9S than it does with the Redmi Note 9 Pro sold in other regions.

That being said, towards the beginning of October, we reported that MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro would be released within the month itself.

And well, Xiaomi did indeed start rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the device in Turkey as version More on that here.


So it was expected that the company will begin seeding its new skin over Android for the device in other regions as well.

Matter of fact, a tweet from Xiaomi’s GM in Indonesia, Alvin Tse, suggested that the wider rollout of the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro is imminent.

Now, it seems that the wider rollout has indeed begun. This is because Xiaomi has released the MIUI 12 update for the Indonesian variants of the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

The update comes as version V12.0.2.0.QJZIDXM which is the same as the version that was re-released for the Redmi Note 9 Pro in Turkey.


Much like any other airborne software update from Xiaomi or most other smartphone vendors, this new MIUI 12 build will be rolling out in batches.

It means that you may have to wait a few hours or even days before the OTA update arrives on your device.

Although, if you aren’t willing to wait for the arrival of the official OTA package, you can manually install MIUI 12 for Indonesia on your Redmi Note 9 Pro via the link below.

  • Device: Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Codename: joyeuse
  • Channel: Indonesia Stable
  • Version: V12.0.2.0.QJZIDXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 44f7b38257a367c79c2df5ef86b7e811

As expected, it brings a host of new changes and it also carries a few bug-fixes in order to offer a better user experience.

We have added the changelog for the update below:

[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
[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
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

Now that the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro has begun rolling out in Indonesia, it’s only a matter of time before Xiaomi starts seeding the update for the Global and European models too.


A couple of days ago, the European variants of the Redmi Note 9S received the new skin, and thus it’s highly likely that the Redmi Note 9 Pro sold in Europe will get the same treatment soon.

Of course, we will continue tracking the situation and will post an update once MIUI 12 is released in other regions for the device.

In the meantime, keep an eye out on our dedicated tracker to be informed about any new developments regarding Xiaomi’s new skin over Android.

Update 1 (October 27)

The MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro has now begun rolling out for users in Russia as well. This ties in with our report that the wider rollout has begun for the device.

Xiaomi’s new skin is available as version in Russia and it brings the same changes and bug fixes as it did for the Indonesian variant (see changelog above). You can manually download the update via the link below:

  • Device: Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Codename: joyeuse
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QJZRUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: a5cf308a2692a1440ce22b1bb9fcb7d4

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

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Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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