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Original story (published on October 28, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi is still struggling to deliver the MIUI 12 update to its remaining devices and among them, the Redmi Note 8.

While the latest custom skin came out for the Redmi Note 8 back in July, it was only meant for beta testers in China.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Now, it seems that users of the global Redmi Note 8 variant are finally getting the MIUI 12 update along with the September security patch.

The update version is finally available over the air for the global Redmi Note 8 units after months of waiting.

However, those who want to go for manual installation can use the download link given below. Also, be sure to check out these workarounds in case you come across any errors while installing the update manually.

– Stable MIUI based on Android 10
– Updated Android Security Patch to September 2020. Increased system security.

  • Device: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
  • Codename: ginkgo
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QCOMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: f5da3c26654cd2e6938d8cd0861de213

The latest custom skin was earlier said to be out for the Redmi Note 8 but it was released in batches as per Xiaomi support.

However, there were no user reports to corroborate this while a Mi Community moderator later stated that the update might take a month to roll out.

Moreover, the global Redmi Note 8 users were asked to check for the update in a few weeks time by another Mi Community super moderator.

redmi note 8 miui 12 in a few weeks time

This Redmi Note 8 update rollout definitely surprised users who might not have been expecting the latest custom skin based on all the aforementioned details.

While the wait has finally come to an end for the Redmi Note 8, there are still several devices that are awaiting MIUI 12.

Nevertheless, we hope Xiaomi delivers the latest custom skin to all remaining devices soon as it has been over six months since MIUI 12 came out.


That said, we will keep tracking the development of MIUI 12 and will provide details 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 29)

While Redmi Note 8 users have finally received the much-awaited MIUI 12 update based on Android 10, it appears that several features that come with Xiaomi’s skin and Android 10 are missing from the software. Know more about this here.

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Deveshwar Bhardwaj
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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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