[Update: Nov. 18] Redmi Note 9 Pro & Redmi Note 9S 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 20, 2020) follows:

The Redmi Note 9S and the Redmi Note 9 Pro released a few months ago and both devices came with Android 10 alongside MIUI 11 pre-installed. It was but obvious that the two smartphones will receive the MIUI 12 update after Xiaomi first announced it in China.

Of course, neither of the two phones were on Xiaomi’s MIUI 12 update schedule for China since there aren’t any Chinese variants of the Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 Pro. That being said, Xiaomi tends to release system updates for its devices in China first.

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Redmi Note 9 Pro

This is also evident with the rollout of the MIUI 12 skin for eligible devices from its portfolio. Once the company is done pushing the update for devices in its home country, Global units and units sold in other regions begin to receive the update.

The company has already released the MIUI 12 update for devices such as the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Redmi Note 7 Pro. However, it is yet to push the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9S and the Redmi Note 9 Pro, both of which are newer models.

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Thus it seems Xiaomi has been focused on developing its MIUI 12 skin for phones that have Chinese variants while the phones that do not have a China variant are left behind. Further, Xiaomi has not yet shared much information on the status of the update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9S.

Although, the company’s Indonesian website shared a schedule for the MIUI 12 rollout in which the Redmi Note 9 Pro is expected to get the update this month. Unfortunately, there’s still no information about the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9S.

Furthermore, a Mi Community moderator (1, 2) has also confirmed that Xiaomi’s latest skin isn’t available on either of the two devices yet. To add to the disappointment, the mod has not shared an ETA for the update.

In contrast, the Redmi Note 9 which is sold as the Redmi 10X 4G in China received the MIUI 12 update a while back. Thus, it seems Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9S users will have to continue waiting until further notice from Xiaomi.

In the meantime, keep an eye out on out MIUI 12 update tracker to be the first to know when the update arrives on your device. On the brighter side, the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9S are eligible for the upcoming Android 11 update.

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Redmi Note 9S

As usual, we will continue tracking the situation and will post an update once new information on the MIUI 12 update for either of the two devices surfaces.

Update 1 (August 21)

Xiaomi has now released a new update for the Redmi Note 9S/Note 9 Pro. This new update brings the August 2020 security patch and bears software version number 11.0.11.0.QJWMIXM. Unfortunately, it still brings the MIUI 11 skin instead of the much-awaited MIUI 12 skin. See more details here.

Update 2 (August 27)

The MIUI 12 update for the Note 9 Pro may come soon – responding to a user waiting for the update, a ‘Device Team’ member on the Xiaomi forum said this.

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Rest assured, we’ll let you know as and when that happens.

Update 3 (August 27)

A Mi forum mod has confirmed that the existing Widevine L1 issue on Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S/Note 9 Pro has been fixed. The device received an update lately that brings the fix with August security patch. With this update users will now be able to stream HD content on DRM platforms like Amazon Videos and Netflix. See the full story here.

Update 4 (August 31)

IST: 01:00 pm: A lot of Xiaomi Note 9 Pro users might be disappointed to know that Xiaomi has delayed the MIUI 12 update which is now expected to arrive in September as the month of August is coming to a close.

It has been confirmed from Xiaomi’s General Manager in Indonesia, Alvin Tse, who took to Twitter, that the update will be coming in September. Read the full story here.

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IST: 04:50 pm: Earlier today, we came across a tweet from Xiaomi’s General Manager in Indonesia, Alvin Tse, who had confirmed that Redmi Note 9 Pro users will be receiving MIUI 12 update in September.

However, no timeline was provided and hence, we are not aware of a specific date as to when the device will be receiving this update. We will keep you posted of any development as and when we know of it. Read the full story here.

Update 5 (September 03)

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Widevine certification, which was degraded after an update, has been an issue for long. But it’s now coming to light that the problem may get addressed with the MIUI 12 update. Head here for the complete coverage.

Update 6 (September 05)

IST: 02:25 pm: Xiaomi has still not released the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9S amongst a few other devices. Apparently, there may be one simple reason why the update has been delayed for the devices. To know more, head here.

Update 7 (September 10)

IST 04:00 pm: According to moderators on the Mi forums, Xiaomi may fix the Mi Video application and late or often missing app notifications issues on the Redmi Note 9S with the update to MIUI 12. See more details here.

Update 8 (September 11)

IST 01:50 pm: Redmi Note 9S users are now facing an issue wherein the MIUI Gallery app is creating junk files on the SD card. The problem is a known one and is expected to be fixed in the next update, which may likely be MIUI 12. Complete coverage here.

Update 9 (September 12)

IST 12:30 pm: For those of you waiting, in a recent response to a user at the Mi community, here’s what a forum’s moderator said in regard to MIUI 12 release on the Redmi Note 9 Pro devices:

Many 2nd batch devices got MIUI 12 global update(for which internal testing was over), Rest of the devices will also get it soon.

Update 10 (September 14)

IST 01:10 pm: In response to a user’s query regarding the availability of the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro, a Mi Community moderator claimed that the update is under development. However, the mod did not share an ETA.

Yes, MIUI 12 Global update for Redmi Note 9 Pro is under development however no ETA for it. You will come to know whenever there is any news about it.

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IST 01:25 pm: Redmi Note 9S users are experiencing an issue with the device’s earpiece after installing a recent update. A future update is expected to resolve issue thus it’s possible that the fix may arrive alongside MIUI 12. See the full story here.

Update 11 (September 17)

IST 01:24 pm: Some Redmi Note 9S users have reported about a bug that prevents them from being heard on the other end while making or receiving normal phone calls. A mod has confirmed that the issue is being worked on and it could be fixed with an update in the future, possibly the MIUI 12 update. More details here.

IST 05:54 pm: In response to a user’s query regarding the availability of MIUI 12 for the Redmi Note 9 Pro, a moderator stated that it’s being tested internally and will go live once the testing draws to an end. See all the details here.

Update 12 (September 18)

IST 06:17 pm: Redmi Note 9 Pro devices in India (sold as Redmi 9S globally) are now getting the MIUI 12 update as version 12.0.1.0.QJWINXM. For detailed coverage, head here.

Update 13 (September 21)

IST 04:08 pm: A Mi forum moderator has claimed that the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9S should be arriving shortly since the device has picked up the beta stable update in India where it is sold as the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

The Indian variant has received Beta Stable update because the device was launched before the Global variant. It shouldn’t take long for the Global 9S, given the fact that Indian variant already received it.
(Source)

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Update 14 (September 23)

IST 04:44 pm: According to a recent announcement on the Mi Community Telegram group, the stable MIUI 12 update with software version 12.0.1.0.QJWINXM has been released to all Redmi Note 9 Pro users in India.

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Update 15 (September 25)

IST 02:03 pm: Responding to a user’s query regarding the availability of the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro, Xiaomi’s official Indonesian Twitter handle stated that MIUI 12 should be released in October for the device. See the full story here.

Update 17 (September 28)

IST 11:24 am: Redmi Note 9S users can finally rejoice since Xiaomi has begun rolling out the MIUI 12 update for the device in Turkey as version 12.0.1.0.QJWTRXM. In case you don’t want to wait for the OTA package, you can manually download it via the link below:

  • Device: Redmi Note 9S
  • Codename: curtana
  • Channel: Turkey Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QJWTRXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

IST 12:47 pm: New developments suggest that Xiaomi is planning to release the MIUI 12 update for the remaining MIUI 12-eligible devices by October-end. So Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 Pro users can expect to get the update in all regions by the end of next month.

IST 05:06 pm: Xiaomi has officially announced the release of MIUI 12 for the Redmi Note 9 Pro in India. The update started rolling out a couple of weeks ago and is now available to all users.

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IST 06:14 pm: While Redmi Note 9 Pro users in India have got their hands on Xiaomi’s new MIUI 12 skin. It seems users with the European variants of the device will have to wait a bit more since Xiaomi has released a new MIUI 11-based security update for it.

  • Device: Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Codename: joyeuse
  • Channel: Europe Stable
  • Version: V11.0.6.0.QJZEUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Update 18 (September 30)

IST 04:30 pm: While the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9S has begun rolling out to users in Turkey, Xiaomi is yet to release the update for the Russian variants. Further, a mod responded to a user’s concern regarding the update by saying there’s no ETA.

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Update 19 (October 02)

IST 07:13 pm: Redmi Note 9S users who aren’t willing to wait for the MIUI 12 update to roll out for their devices can get Xiaomi’s latest skin installed on the device using this method.

Update 20 (October 05)

IST 11:46 am: According to Xiaomi’s General Manager in Indonesia, the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro will begin rolling out by mid-October. So users can expect to receive the update in Indonesia within a week or two.

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IST 12:08 pm: A Mi Community moderator has also confirmed that the MIUI 12 update for the Global Redmi Note 9 Pro is coming soon. This ties in with the comment made by the company’s GM in Indonesia. Full story here.

Update 21 (October 08)

IST 05:56 pm: According to an alledged conversation between a user and a Xiaomi support rep., the MIUI 12 update for the Global Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9S, and the Redmi 9 will begin rolling out on October 20. More details here.

Update 22 (October 12)

IST 03:16 pm: New developments suggest that the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 Pro will start rolling out in October. This ties in with our previous reports as well. Full story here.

Update 24 (October 14)

IST 02:58 pm: Xiaomi has begun rolling out the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro in Turkey as version 12.0.1.0.QJZTRXM. We expect other European units to get the update as well soon. More details here.

Update 25 (October 16)

IST 12:43 pm: Xiaomi has started rolling out the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9S in Europe. At present, it is live in Turkey as version 12.0.1.0.QJWTRXM and should be available in other European countries soon. More details here.

IST 04:25 pm: New developments suggest that the wider rollout of the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro should kick-off soon. Therefore, the wait may finally be over within the next few weeks.

Update 26 (October 17)

IST 12:10 pm: Xiaomi has begun rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the Russian variant of the Redmi Note 9S as well. The new update is available as version 12.0.1.0.QJWRUXM and, as expected, brings several new features.

Changelog:

[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

[System]
Fix: Home screen went black and started flashing after unlocking in some cases
Updated Android Security Patch to October 2020. Increased system security.
[Phone]
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
[Camera]
New: A new mode for for scanning documents

If you aren’t willing to wait for the OTA update to arrive on your device, you can manually download the recovery package via the link below:

  • Device: Redmi Note 9S
  • Codename: curtana
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QJWRUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Update 27 (October 20)

IST 04:15 pm: Xiaomi is yet to release the stable MIUI 12 update for the global variants of the Redmi Note 9S. A Mi forum mod has stated that there’s no ETA for the update.

Further, the mod says that it would be better to wait for the update rather than getting bug-riddled software. We’ve added the mod’s comment below:

There’s no ETA on software updates. It’s better to wait for an update with bug fixes rather than to rush out for a buggy software. Patience is the key. (Source)

Update 28 (October 21)

IST 12:52 pm: New developments indicate that the earpiece issue affecting Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9S users has not been fixed with the MIUI 12 update as we had previously expected. More details here.

IST 03:12 pm: It seems that Xiaomi has re-released the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro in Turkey as version 12.0.2.0.QJZTRXM, up from version 11.0.2.0 which is based on MIUI 11. Head here for the download link.

Update 29 (October 22)

IST 04:50 pm: According to a recent comment from a Mi community mod, the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9S is still in testing which is why it isn’t available on a wider scale yet. More details here.

Update 30 (October 24)

IST 10:36 am: Xiaomi has released the stable beta MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9S in Europe as version 12.0.1.0.QJWEUXM. This update will be available to a limited number of users. For more details and the download link, route here.

Update 31 (October 26)

IST 01:50 pm: The update to MIUI 12 for the Redmi Note 9 Pro has now been released in Indonesia as version 12.0.2.0.QJZIDXM. This could be the start of the wider rollout we expected. More details here.

Update 32 (October 27)

IST 05:45 pm: The MIUI 12 update has now arrived for the global variants of the Redmi Note 9S as version 12.0.1.0.QJWMIXM. To know more details and to get the download link, head here.

IST 06:07 pm: Xiaomi has begun rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the Russian variant of the Redmi Note 9 Pro too. It is available as version 12.0.1.0.QJZRUXM. See more details here.

Update 33 (October 29)

IST 02:18 pm: Xiaomi began rolling out the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro in Turkey and other regions have bagged the update as well. However, it’s yet to be released for the global models.

Responding to a user’s query regarding the availability of the update for global units, a Mi form mod did indeed say that this is a bit unusual since updates are often pushed to global units first but it will be released soon.

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Update 34 (November 03)

IST 06:02 pm: Xiaomi has now shared official stable MIUI 12 Fastboot and Recovery ROMs for the global Redmi Note 9S. Therefore, if you haven’t got the OTA update, you can now download it manually and install it without any hassle. More details here.

Update 35 (November 05)

IST 02:31 pm: Responding to a user’s query regarding the availability of the MIUI 12 update for the European variant of the Redmi Note 9 Pro, a Xiaomi executive stated that the update will be released soon if there is no “last-minute unexpected surprise”. Full story here.

Update 36 (November 10)

IST 10:55 am: Xiaomi has finally started rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the global variants of the Redmi Note 9 Pro. It carries the software version 12.0.1.0.QJZMIXM and the OTA package weighs 683 MB.

In case you aren’t willing to wait for the OTA update or simply want to install this MIUI 12 build afresh, then you can manually download it via the link below:

  • Device: Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Codename: joyeuse
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QJZMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Update 37 (November 11)

IST 04:21 pm: The MIUI 12 update for the European variants of the Redmi Note 9 Pro will apparently be released this month itself according to a Xiaomi executive. More details here.

Update 38 (November 14)

IST 11:00 am: Inline with what Alvin promised a few days back, the Redmi Note 9 Pro MIUI 12 update has started rolling out in Europe. We have a dedicated coverage for this which you can access by heading here.

Update 39 (November 16)

IST 12:34 pm: The wider rollout of the MIUI 12 update for the European variants of the Redmi Note 9 Pro should start in a few days according to a Xiaomi device team member. However, if there are any major bugs and issues, the update would take longer to arrive. More details here.

Update 40 (November 17)

IST 10:31 am: Redmi Note 9 Pro users with devices on the EU ROM can’t access the App Vault in MIUI 12. Further, other users are also reporting of Widevine and proximity sensor issues. Head here for more details.

Update 41 (November 18)

IST 12:31 pm: Apparently, Xiaomi has started seeding the Android 11 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro in India (Redmi Note 9S globally). It is rolling out as version 12.0.1.0.RJWINXM with the MIUI 12 skin on top. Head here to know more.

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