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Original story (published on August 06, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi is hard at work, pushing out MIUI 12 to more and more eligible devices. Already, a good chunk of the devices from the company that were set to receive this update have done so and reports have it that the second phase of the rollout should be complete by September.

Today, Xiaomi is adding yet another device to its list of updated devices, the Redmi Y2 (sold in the Global and Chinese market as the Redmi S2).

redmi s2
Redmi S2

The Redmi S2 was unveiled back in May 2018 running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The device has since been updated to Android 9 Pie with Xiaomi’s MIUI 11 on top.

The device was set to get updated to MIUI 12 in the third batch of the second phase of the rollout and true to the company’s word, users have already reported receiving an update to MIUI 12 on their devices.

The new update is still based on Android 9 Pie and bears software version number V12.0.4.0.PEFCNXM. This update file, for those who get the OTA update, weighs in at 837MB.

While we only have the Chinese notification for this update, the changelog looks like the one we have seen with other MIUI 12 updates and as such we expect this update to bring most MIUI 12 features to this device.

As mentioned earlier, and as is the case with most updates from Xiaomi, this too is an OTA update. As such, it should hit all eligible devices in due course.

That said, if you want to manually install this build on your Redmi S2, below is the download link.

  • Device: Redmi Y2
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V12.0.4.0.PEFCNXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery

We shall continue to keep an eye on this roll out and update as and when we get more info. Stay tuned to our dedicated Xiaomi section for these and much more. Also, we have a dedicated MIUI 12 tracker so you might want to check that out as well.

Update 1 (September 30)

It has been over a month since Xiaomi rolled out the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi S2 in China. Finally, the company has decided to release MIUI 12 for the global variants of the device with the Redmi Y2 moniker as version with Android 9 Pie as the base.

Here’s a screenshot of the update shared by a user:


Redmi Y2 MIUI 12 update download:

  • Device: Redmi Y2
  • Codename: ysl_global
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V12.0.2.0.PEFMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery


[System animations]
New: Dynamic window technology takes switching screen orientation to a new level.
New: All-new physically based animation engine with advanced architecture will refresh your device’s look.
[System visuals]
Brand new visual design works for all types of content and languages.
Magazine-level layouts bring important things into the spotlight and make content structure clear.

[Privacy protection]
New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
New: MIUI 12 is the first Android-based mobile OS that went through the rigorous enhanced privacy protection testing.
[Control center]
New: Swipe down from the upper left corner to open Notification shade and from the upper right corner to open Control center
New: Animated icons are a joy to look at!
New: Swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen to open Control center.

New: You can hide private items while casting and minimize the window to multitask.
Updated Android Security Patch to September 2020. Increased system security.
New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.

New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.

New: You can create folders with notes now.
New: New dynamic backgrounds look gorgeous!
New: Tasks are completed with a satisfying animation now.
New: Checklists of subtasks make managing your agenda much simpler.

Update 2 (October 22)

It seems that Xiaomi has begun rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Y2 in India. The update is available as version with a download size of 616 MB. Several users have reported receiving the update on Twitter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).


Update 3 (December 16)

Xiaomi has begun seeding the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi S2 — aka Redmi Y2 — in Russia as version as per a recent report.

While we haven’t got our hands on the download link yet, here’s the changelog for the new update.

– Control center
Optimization: Control center layout in landscape mode
– Dark mode
New: Dark mode support is also provided for third party apps now.
New: Contrast is lowered automatically in low light conditions to protect your eyes.
New: Wallpapers can be displayed in darker palette when your device switches to Dark mode.

– Casting
New: You can hide private items while casting and minimize the window to multitask.
– Settings
New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.

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