[Update: November 16] Poco M2 Pro MIUI 12 update status: Here’s what we know so far
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (from August 29) follows:
Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro came out in July with Android 10-based MIUI 11 out-of-the-box. While the MIUI 12 update rollout is progressing steadily, the OEM has not mentioned anything about the Poco M2 Pro. The wait for the latest custom UI is still on for the device.
It must be noted that there are four devices in the Poco catalog and only the Poco X2 has received the MIUI 12 stable update. While Pocophone F1 has also bagged the MIUI 12 update, it is only meant for the Mi Pilot program members.
It must be noted that the Poco M2 Pro is more or less identical to the Redmi Note 9 Pro except for a few differences in the hardware. Also, the smartphone had some privacy issues for which Poco India released a letter.
The Government of India has banned some apps which came pre-installed on the Poco M2 Pro and the OEM stated that they had taken measures to fix the issues in upcoming software updates. After some time, Poco India enabled the uninstallation of the banned apps on the Poco M2 Pro.
The OEM also stated that they are working on software build which will not have any of the banned apps. However, there is no sign of the said update, supposedly MIUI 12, for the Poco M2 Pro yet.
Since the Pocophone F1 and Poco X2 Pro are already being worked upon, users of the Poco M2 Pro are demanding answers. Many users have taken to online platforms to get some information about the Poco M2 Pro MIUI 12 update.
However, Poco/Xiaomi has not provided any information on the matter so far. Whether the update is in the internal testing phase or not, whether the beta stable update going to come out soon or not. Also, will there be a Mi Pilot program or not. All these questions still remain unanswered.
That said, we will keep tracking this for any developments and will provide updates as and when more information becomes available. Meanwhile, you can check out our MIUI 12 update tracker if your Xiaomi device is yet to get the latest custom skin.
Update 1 (September 18)
IST 03:50 pm: Poco M2, also sold as the Redmi 9 Prime in India and Redmi 9 in the global market, despite launching recently doesn’t come with MIUI 12, like it’s kin, the Poco M2 Pro. Both the variants not await the MIUI 12 update. More details here.
Update 2 (September 21)
IST 03:57 pm: The MIUI 12 update for the Poco M2 Pro still remains elusive. Moreover, users are now beginning to get frustrated since the device is still stuck with the June security update. See the full story here.
Update 3 (September 25)
IST 10:20 am: In the second session of #POCOAMA ft. Anuj Sharma and Manmohan Chandolu, the duo revealed that the Poco UI based on MIUI 12 update for the device is currently in the works and will be available in the next few months.
Update 4 (September 28)
IST 12:55 pm: Apparently, Xiaomi is planning to release the MIUI 12 update for all eligible devices by the end of October. This means that Poco M2 Pro users should expect to get the update soon. See the full story here.
Update 5 (September 29)
IST 10:35 am: Poco M2 Pro users can rejoice since Xiaomi has begun rolling out the MIUI 12 update for the device in India as version 18.104.22.168.QJPINXM. It’s currently available to a limited number of users. More details and the download link here.
Update 6 (September 30)
IST 02:26 pm: The director for Poco India, Anuj Sharma, has taken to Twitter to confirm the rollout of MIUI 12 for the Poco M2 Pro in batches. Users should receive the update over the next few days and weeks.
Update 7 (October 06)
IST 06:15 pm: A few users have noticed that the ‘Hide full screen indicator’ option is missing on their Poco devices running MIUI 12 but is present on Redmi and Mi branded models. More details here.
Update 8 (November 16)
IST 10:59 am: Many Poco M2 Pro users amongst several other Xiaomi phone users who are connected via Airtel have been reporting that their devices are going into a continuous bootloop.
Fortunately, the problem has been acknowledged by both parties who are working on a fix. Head here to know more.
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