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

Original story (published on November 05, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi has been rolling out the MIUI 12 OTA update to the remaining devices. Among them, the Redmi Note 8 global variant.

However, multiple users of the Redmi Note 8 are not getting the MIUI 12 update which is live over the air due to an unknown issue.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

There are numerous reports from users on the Mi Community where they are unable to fetch the Android 10-based MIUI 12 update on the MIUI System updater.

Also, users of the device in question have taken to the Mi Stable Tester-Global Telegram channel to report the same.

Now, it seems that those on the MIUI build for the Redmi Note 8 global variant are most affected.

(Source 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

The same has also been confirmed by the Xiaomi feedback team members on the Mi Community while also stating that the issue is being worked upon.

The feedback team members have asked users to be patient for the developers are already working to resolve the OTA issue on priority.

The same has been announced on the Xiaomi Global Community Telegram channel which means those on the MIUI build will have to wait until the developers fix the issue.


Dear user.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Please note that MIUI 12 has released to all users of Redmi Note 8 Global and China but the users using Global are facing the issue with the update. If you are using Global rom, please wait patiently and try to update later. If you are using other roms, it hasn’t released yet, it will release once it is ready by devs. Thanks

Hi there, thanks for reaching out to us. Developers are working on priority basis on the OTA issue. We request you to stay tuned, as this Update would roll out soon after the issue is resolved. thanks

It has also been stated that the issue is affecting only those on the said MIUI 11 build while MIUI 12 OTA has not yet released for those on other builds.

Nevertheless, the global Redmi Note 8 users can still get the latest custom skin as the official Fastboot and Recovery ROMs are available to download for manual installation.

So, if you do not want to wait for the OTA issue to get fixed then you can grab both ROMs by heading over here. Also, be sure to check out this guide to know how to go about manual installation.


That said, we will keep tracking this for further development and will provide more details once new information becomes available.

In the meantime, you can check out our MIUI 12 update and bug trackers to get the latest updates on the topics.

Update 1 (November 18)

IST 06:40 pm: According to a Xiaomi-focused group on Telegram, the MIUI 12 update for the global variants of the Redmi Note 8 is ready as version Those who are on version V11.0.11.0.PCOMIXM should get the update soon. The group has been fairly accurate in the past.

Announcement to the Redmi Note 8 crying club:

V12.0.2.0.QCOMIXM is ready. So those in V11.0.11.0.PCOMIXM will get FINALLY.
(Translated text)


Update 2 (November 21)

IST 02:00 pm: According to a member from the Feedback Team on the Mi Community, the MIUI update has been rolled back for all Redmi Note 8 global users regardless of which MIUI 11 version they are on.


Therefore, no user will be able to update to MIUI 12 on their global Redmi Note 8 devices until Xiaomi begins seeding the update again after fixing the existing bugs.

Update 3 (November 24)

IST 04:45 pm: It seems that the MIUI 12 update for the global variants of the Redmi Note 8 has finally started rolling out once again. This new update is rolling out as version V12.0.2.0.QCOMIXM.

  • Device: Redmi Note 8
  • Codename: ginkgo
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V12.0.2.0.QCOMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

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