[Update: Oct. 28] Redmi Note 8T & Redmi Note 8 MIUI 12 update status: Here’s what we know so far
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on August 24, 2020) follows:
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8T are in line to receive the MIUI 12 update. Both devices released with Android Pie out-of-the-box along with MIUI 11 and MIUI 10 respectively. And neither of the two devices has received the Android 10 or MIUI 12 update. However, the Redmi Note 8T picked up the MIUI 11 towards the end of 2019.
Therefore, both these smartphones are currently running on Android Pie alongside Xiaomi’s MIUI 11 skin. Earlier, we had reported that the stable MIUI 12 update based on Android 10 may release in July. As it turns out, that did not happen.
The company has already released the MIUI 12 skin and the Android 10 update for many eligible phones. But like the Note 8 and Note 8T, there are a few other devices such as the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9S that are yet to receive the stable MIUI 12 update.
However, those two devices come with Android 10 pre-installed. Thus, many Redmi Note 8 and Note 8T users are curious to know when Xiaomi will release the Android 10 or MIUI 12 update for their device.
Technically, the MIUI 12 update for the the Redmi Note 8 has been released. However, it is available as a beta and for Redmi Note 8 users in China only. So the stable update is not yet available in any region.
More recently, we reported that Xiaomi may release the MIUI 12 stable update for the Redmi Note 8 and the Note 8T this month i.e., August. But as the month is about to come to an end, there are still no signs of the Android 10 or MIUI 12 update.
Further, a Device Team member on the Mi Community stated that it will be released once the developers have finished working on it. Therefore, users who are looking out for an ETA will be disappointed. Here’s the entire comment:
No ETA for software updates for the most of the time. It will release once it is ready by devs.
Even Xiaomi’s official MIUI 12 Global ROM tracker fails to mention any details regarding the update for the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8T.
As you can see, the information section for all variants on the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8T are blank here. Moreover, there’s little to no information regarding the Android 10 update for either of the two devices. Although, MIUI updates are often more exciting than Android updates on Xiaomi phones.
It’s highly likely that Xiaomi will bundle the two updates as one. Further, the company just released the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 7/7S. So Note 8 and Note 8T users may not have to wait too long. But with little to no information, our guess is just as good as yours on when the update will roll out.
As usual, we will continue tracking the situation and will post an update once new details are available. Meanwhile, keep an eye out on our MIUI 12 update tracker and the Android 10 update tracker for Xiaomi phones.
Update 1 (August 25)
Xiaomi has now released a new update for the Redmi Note 8T. Unfortunately, it isn’t the much-awaited MIUI 12 update. Instead, the new software update brings the August security patch with MIUI 11 on top of Android 9 Pie. For more details along with the download link, head here.
Update 2 (August 27)
The MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 may not be coming anytime soon. Responding to a user query on official Xiaomi forums, a ‘Device Team’ member has seemingly said the update will release later.
This comes shortly after the same ‘Device Team’ member said there’s no ETA for Redmi Note 8 and Note 8T MIUI 12 updates.
Update 3 (August 27)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is one of the eligible devices to get MIUI 12 update. But Redmi Note 8 users may be disappointed to know that the company has postponed the beta update in China due to some stability issues and will only be rolling out once the issue resolves. Read the full coverage here.
Update 4 (August 31)
IST: 05:20 pm: Xiaomi did not reveal their plans for MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 until this time. While the device is eligible for the update, the company did not release an official statement and users are left with no other option but to wait for the update to arrive. Read the full coverage here.
Update 5 (September 02)
IST: 06:23 pm: Redmi Note 8 users may be disappointed to know that their device is not expected to be updated to Android 10 and MIUI 12 in the short run. The users may need to wait for the update to arrive, says a Mi Community moderator. Read the full story here.
Update 6 (September 05)
IST: 02:23 pm: Xiaomi has still not released the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8T amongst a few other devices. Apparently, there may be one simple reason why the update has been delayed for the device. To know more, head here.
Update 7 (September 08)
IST: 04:25 pm: When questioned about the availability of the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8T, a moderator on the Mi forum stated — “that’s coming.” This suggests that the update may be around the corner. Prior to this, moderators only claimed that there’s ‘No ETA’.
Update 8 (September 10)
IST 03:38 pm: The latest MIUI 12 beta version 20.9.9 for China has been postponed for the Redmi Note 8 due to system stability issues amongst other devices such as the Redmi Note 7. See the full story here.
Update 9 (September 12)
IST 11:29 am: In response to a user’s concern regarding the availability of MIUI 12 for the Redmi Note 8, a Mi Community moderator stated that devices from the second batch that are yet to receive the update will get it soon. We’ve added the entire comment below:
Many devices that are scheduled for 2nd batch received the MIUI 12 Global update, Rest of the devices will also get it soon. Request you to kindly wait as you will come to know whenever there is news about it.
Update 10 (September 16)
IST 05:15 pm: Recent developments suggest that MIUI 12 may soon land on the Redmi Note 8 devices, while there is still not ETA for the same on the Redmi Note 8T devices. Head here for the complete coverage.
Update 11 (September 17)
IST 12:25 pm: Redmi Note 8 users may be disappointed to know that Xiaomi has released a new update for the device but it does not bring MIUI 12 or even Android 10 for that matter. It’s an MIUI 11-based August security update. More details here.
Update 12 (September 18)
IST 12:25 pm: While users await MIUI 12, the global variants of Redmi Note 8 devices are now picking up a MIUI 11 (Android 9) based update as version 220.127.116.11.PCOMIXM. More details here.
Update 13 (September 19)
IST 12:45 pm: The Redmi Note 8T folks are still gawking the MIUI 12 and Android 10 as the OEM has served the devices yet another MIUI 11 (Android Pie) based monthly security patch. For the detailed coverage, head here.
Update 14 (September 23)
IST 04:21 pm: In response to a user’s query regarding the Android 10 and MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8, a Xiaomi official has stated that it’s still under testing. Unfortunately, the response didn’t contain an ETA. More details here.
Update 15 (September 26)
Both Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8T are getting new updates. Sadly though, it’s not MIUI 12, as many of you may be expecting. Both are getting MIUI 11 based updates. While for the former it’s beta Indonesia stable, for the latter it’s Russia stable.
Update 16 (September 28)
Thanks to a screenshot shared by an individual, it appears that Xiaomi has planned to roll out the MIUI 12 update for all remaining devices by the end of October. Thus, Redmi Note 8 and Note 8T users can expect to get MIUI 12 within a month’s time. See all the details here.
Update 17 (September 29)
While Redmi Note 8 users (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) in India have been asking for the MIUI 12 update relentlessly, the company has released a new MIUI 11-based update for the device carrying the August security patch. It’s rolling out over-the-air as version 18.104.22.168.PCOINXM.
- Device: Redmi Note 8
- Codename: ginkgo
- Channel: India Stable
- Version: V22.214.171.124.PCOINXM
- Android: 9
- Type: Recovery
- Download: Link
- Type: Recovery
Update 18 (September 30)
After a long wait, Xiaomi has begun rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 in China. The new update is available over-the-air as version 126.96.36.199.QCOCNXM. More details and the download link here.
Update 19 (October 01)
IST 12:20 pm: The official announcement post confirming the release of MIUI 12 (Android 10-based) for select Redmi Note 8 devices in China is now up.
IST 01:56 pm: A new unofficial timeline posted on a MIUI 12 channel on Telegram suggests that the Redmi Note 8 will get Xiaomi’s new skin before October 10. To know more, head here.
IST 07:15 pm: As per the latest reports, the stable update to MIUI 12 should be ready to download on Redmi Note 8 units sold in India and the rest of the globe (outside China) by mid-October. See details here.
Update 20 (October 05)
IST 01:12 pm: Xiaomi released a new update for the Global Redmi Note 8 as version 188.8.131.52.PCOMIXM. It’s possible that the update was released to prepare the device for the upcoming MIUI 12 update. See the full story here.
Update 21 (October 08)
IST 12:47 pm: Based on an alleged conversation between a Redmi Note 8 user and Xiaomi Customer Support, it appears that the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 is past the testing phase and can begin rolling out soon. More details here.
Update 22 (October 10)
IST 12:25 pm: According to a Xiaomi support executive, the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 has been released in batches. However, there are no actual user reports to be found. See the full story here.
Update 23 (October 12)
IST 03:23 pm: Based on information from an official post, it appears that the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8T will get the stable MIUI 12 update in October itself alongside a few other models. More details here.
Update 24 (October 13)
IST 01:20 pm: Looks like new MIUI 12 builds for the Note 8 have been compiled, however, there’s no clarity as to when they will be rolled out.
Update 25 (October 16)
IST 11:59 am: New developments suggest the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 may take even longer to arrive than previously expected. According to a mod, it may take a month if all goes well. Full story here.
Update 26 (October 19)
IST 11:34 am: It seems that Redmi Note 8T users may have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the MIUI 12 update due to a possible delay according to a Xiaomi Device Team member. More details here.
IST 02:36 pm: Along with Redmi Note 8T users, it appears individuals with the global variants of the Redmi Note 8 will also have to wait a few weeks to receive the MIUI 12 update according to recent developments. Head here to know more.
Update 27 (October 22)
IST 02:20 pm: Xiaomi has released a new MIUI 11-based software update for the Redmi Note 8 which brings the September patch for the Indonesian variants as version 184.108.40.206.PCOIDXM. Thus, the wait for MIUI 12 will continue.
Update 28 (October 23)
IST 11:22 am: The MIUI 12 update for the global variants of the Redmi Note 8T is finally here. This software is rolling out as version 220.127.116.11.QCXMIXM and is based on Android 10. Download it here.
Update 29 (October 26)
IST 11:51 am: New details suggest that the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 is undergoing final optimizations and will be released in November. To know more, head here.
Update 30 (October 28)
IST 12:38 pm: The MIUI 12 update is now live for the global variants of the Redmi Note 8 as version 18.104.22.168.QCOMIXM. It also brings the September security patch to the device. Full coverage here.
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