[Update: Dec. 29] Redmi Note 8 Pro 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 19, 2020) follows:

There is no disputing that Xiaomi has some of the best budget smartphones on the planet. The Chinese vendor expertly combines top-notch performance specs and price to give its massive fan base across the globe great pieces of hardware year after year. Take the Redmi Note 8 Pro, for instance.

First to the gaming-centric Helio G90T chipset by MediaTek, the Redmi Note 8 Pro packs a 64MP main camera, a fingerprint scanner on the back, 18W fast charging, NFC connectivity, as well as liquid cooling technology for superior thermal management. All this for about $200.

On the software front, Pie-based MIUI 11 runs the show. Sure, the Redmi Note 8 Pro picked up Android 10 update a while back, but we all know what gets Xiaomi fans excited – an update to the company’s MIUI skin. The latest is MIUI 12, which has been rolling out for weeks now.

Redmi Note 8 Pro MIUI 12 update is available

Some Redmi Note 8 Pro owners in various regions across the globe are yet to get their MIUI 12 update, something that is leaving many frustrated. If you are among those left behind, read on because this article has some or perhaps all the answers you need.

As the sub-title says, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has already started receiving the update to MIUI 12. PiunikaWeb readers will know a thing or two about our dedicated MIUI 12 update tracker and a quick look over there reveals that China, Global, India, and Indonesia variants have all bagged MIUI 12.

But there is more to the story than the face value. Apparently, only the global rollout of MIUI 12 is in full swing for Redmi Note 8 Pro owners. In India, the update has been released partially and in Indonesia, Xiaomi says the released version is still under testing.

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The screenshot above also reveals that Redmi Note 8 Pro users in Russia and the rest of Europe in general are yet to see the MIUI 12 update. This should explain why your particular unit hasn’t received MIUI 12 yet stories of the update rolling out are all over the web.

Sure, the Redmi Note 8 Pro MIUI 12 update might not be out for your unit, but you can still get it manually, more so for those using any of the variants whose firmware is already available. This, however, has its own caveats as detailed here.

Unless you are up for the task that is manual installation, you might want to sit back and wait for the OTA to arrive. This, though, could take an unknown amount of time to hit your unit as the company will be taking its sweet time to iron out any kinks before making the software available for everyone.

If it makes you feel better, you can think of those who have already received the update on their units as beta testers whose experience with the early version of the software is used to shape your experience.

Granted, when the update eventually hits your Note 8 Pro, it should be bug-free and that’s reason enough to have a little more patience. Stay tuned to PiunikaWeb to know when the software arrives in your region.

Update 1 (August 22)

Xiaomi has now officially released the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India and Indonesia with the software versions 12.0.1.0.QGGINXM and 12.0.1.0.QGGIDXM respectively. For more details along with the download links, head here.

Update 2 (August 24)

The company has now released the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 Pro in Europe. It comes with the software version 12.0.1.0.QGGEUXM which has been bumped up from version 11.0.3.0.QGGEUXM. Head here for more details.

Update 3 (August 28)

The Russian variant of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is now receiving the MIUI 12 update based on Android 10. The update is being rolled out with software version 12.0.3.0.QGGRUXM. The download link for the update is available here.

Update 4 (September 08)

IST 06:39 pm: It seems that with the recent MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Xiaomi has finally added the AptX, AptX HD, and AptX Adaptive Bluetooth codecs that were previously missing from the device. To know more, head here.

Update 5 (September 12)

IST 11:45 am: For those who are worried about bugs that may come with the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 Pro, a Mi Community moderator has stated that there are no major issues with the update. We’ve added the entire comment below:

So far no major issue which affects the phone usage, Update it

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Update 6 (September 16)

IST 12:54 pm: Redmi Note 8 Pro users are reporting that the Storage Details page isn’t loading on their devices after the MIUI 12 update. And in response to one user, a mod stated that this is a known issue and a fix should arrive in a future update.

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Update 7 (September 26)

Xiaomi has pushed a new beta stable build in India for the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The build carries a version number of V12.0.2.0.QGGINXM, and is being pushed as an OTA update. Here’s what the announcement says:

A newly released MIUI 12 Beta India Stable for Redmi Note 8 Pro is currently being pushed to random users

The Update will be through OTA and will be with/without Changelog

ROM will be released to the Public after a successful preview of the Beta Stable ROM

You can check out the announcement by heading here.

Update 8 (October 19)

Several Redmi Note 8 Pro users are reporting that the battery on the device is draining excessively after the MIUI 12 update. In response, a Feedback Team member has stated that the issue has already been reported to the devs. Therefore, a fix should be out soon. More on this here.

Update 9 (December 29)

The Redmi Note 8 Pro recently bagged the MIUI 12 update version 12.0.3.0QGGEUXM in Europe which is causing the device in question to go into bootloop. Xiaomi has acknowledged the issue and a fix is being worked upon. Full coverage here.

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