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Original story (from December 21, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi has been working tirelessly to provide MIUI 12 to a big pool of devices from mid this year to date.

While most of the eligible devices have already pickup up the MIUI 12 update, some of them are still struggling to get a taste of it.


Xiaomi Redmi 8 is one such device that was speculated to receive MIUI 12 at the tail end of the deployment after being delayed twice.

An alleged timeline that surfaced online went on to suggest an October commencement of the much-awaited MIUI 12 update for Redmi 8.

However, that did not materialize, and Redmi 8 users were once again queued up for a long haul.

Not long after, Xiaomi’s own customer care seemed to be pretty accurate in communicating a precise ETA for the Redmi 8 MIUI 12 update.

And indeed, good news is now coming in for folks using the Redmi 8! MIUI 12 has finally started rolling out in line with the previously conveyed message.


The update brings along a watered-down changelog with a new set of features and a totally revamped UI. We have a summary of the changelog below:

[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: When Notification shade is open, swipe down from the upper right corner to open Control center
– Optimization: Control center layout in landscape mode

[Dark mode]
– Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode
– Fix: Home screen went black and started flashing after unlocking in some cases
[Status bar, Notification shade]
– New: Screen lights up with an animation now
– New: Status bar color gradient animation

The exciting bit is that the update should start appearing on your devices in a couple of days as it usually rolls out in batches and at the same time, comes as a ray of hope for those who haven’t received it yet.

And for the super excited Redmi 8 users who wish to have the MIUI 12 update right away, here’s the download link.

    • Device: Redmi 8
    • Codename: olive
    • Channel: Global
    • Version: V12.0.1.0.QCNMIXM
    • Android: 10

      • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: ff1f4ba5e54c95ebe8d08ae03e5fcfa8

Expectedly, the next target audience should be Redmi 8 users in India, Europe, Indonesia and other regions. But we do not have a specific date as to when the update will hit each regional variant.

Xiaomi also has MIUI 12.5 in the pipeline and they would be trying to wind up stable MIUI 12 deployment as early as possible.


In the meantime, you can follow our Xiaomi MIUI 12 update tracker to get the latest updates.

That said, we at PiunikaWeb will continue to track every single development in this domain and let you know if and when we have new info.

Update 1 (January 09, 2021)

(IST) 11:10 am: Redmi 8 devices (EEA and Russia variants) are now fetching the MIUI 12 stable beta update. Following are the download links:

  • Device: Redmi 8
  • Codename: olive
  • Channel: Stable Beta
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QCNEUXM/V12.0.1.0.QCNRUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Update 2 (March 01)

(IST) 06:39 pm: The Indonesian variant of the Redmi 8 is seemingly the last to bag a stable MIUI 12 update among all other variants. The download link has been given below.

  • Device: Redmi 8
  • Codename: olive
  • Channel: Stable Fastboot
  • Version:
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Note: We have more such stories developing in our dedicated Xiaomi Section so be sure to follow that as well.

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