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Original story (published on July 8, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi’s MIUI skin over Android is arguably one of the better OEM skins out there. The feature-packed skin gives users the option to personalize almost all corners of the interface. Moreover, it has some useful features that make life a lot easy.

The latest version of the custom skin is MIUI 12. It is being rolled out to several devices and the Redmi Note 8 Pro is one of the latest to receive it. The company often releases at least two or more MIUI updates for most of its smartphones.

With the Redmi Note 8 Pro MIUI 12 update released, Xiaomi can shift focus to other devices in the pipeline. And the Redmi 8A appears to be one of the next devices in line. According to new information, the device could get the latest MIUI skin as early as next month.

Redmi-8A
Redmi 8A

A user took to the Mi Community forums to seek a response to the question regarding the arrival of MIUI 12 on the Redmi 8A. In response to this question, a member from the Device team suggested that the update may arrive in August. Here is the comment from the Device team member:

No ETA given from official source. But probably next month.

Redmi-8A-MIUI-12
(Source)

If the Device team member’s statement is to be believed, Redmi 8A users only have to wait a few more weeks to get the MIUI 12 update. Furthermore, we also reported that the Redmi 8A Dual could get the Android 10 update shortly. This could also mean that the Redmi 8A will receive the Android 10 update soon.

Unfortunately, the Redmi 8A is unlikely to get the Android 11 update. Therefore, the device may only receive newer MIUI updates based on Android 10 in the future.

Nonetheless, you can check out our MIUI 12 update tracker to know when it will release for your device.

Update 1 (September 02)

IST: 02:11 pm: The MIUI 12 update for the Redmi 8A was expected to rollout in the month of August, and it did not happen. Now a Mi Community Mod has revealed that there is no ETA for the rollout.

Redmi 8A_MIUI 12
(Source)

Update 2 (September 08)

IST: 03:07 pm: It seems that Redmi 8A users will have to continue waiting for the MIUI 12 update to arrive since Xiaomi appears to have re-released the Android 10 update alongside MIUI 11 for the device in China. Head here for more details.

Update 3 (October 12)

IST: 02:30 pm: A new report (In Chinese) suggests that the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi 8A may be arriving shortly and the beta stable ROM should be released soon.

Update 4 (January, 09, 2021)

IST: 11:30 am: The Redmi 8A devices in China and Europe are now fetching the MIUI 12 update. Following is the update changelog as well as the download links:

Changelog:
[System]
Optimization: Full screen gestures are now ignored on the Lock screen alarm page
Updated Android Security Patch to December 2020. Increased system security.
[System animations]
Optimization: Animations in selected scenes
[Control center]
New: Swipe down from the upper left corner to open Notification shade and from the upper right corner to open Control center
Optimization: Control center is now closed by incoming calls
Optimization: Control center layout in landscape mode
Fix: Control center wasn’t always displayed correctly in landscape mode
[Dark mode]
Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode
[Status bar, Notification shade]
Fix: Notification shade wasn’t displayed correctly in Dark mode

Download links:

  • Device: Redmi 8A
  • Codename: olivelite
  • Channel: Stable Beta
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QCPCNXM/V12.0.1.0.QCPEUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Update 5 (January 22, 2021)

IST: 11:10 am: It’s now finally turn for the global and Russian Redmi 8A units to receive the MIUI 12 stable update as well. Download links have been given below.

  • Device: Redmi 8A
  • Codename: olivelite
  • Channel: Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.QCPMIXM/V12.0.1.0.QCPRUXM
  • Android: 10

Generic changelog:
[Other]
– Optimization: Increased system stability
– Optimization: Reduced system lag

Update 6 (January 26)

10:39 am (IST): The global units of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A have now bagged a new MIUI 12 update with a bunch of fresh features. The full changelog has been given below:

System
Optimization: Full screen gestures are now ignored on the Lock screen alarm page
Updated Android Security Patch to January 2021. Increased system security.
System animations
Optimization: Animations in selected scenes
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
Optimization: Control center is now closed by incoming calls
Optimization: Control center layout in landscape mode
Fix: Control center wasn’t always displayed correctly in landscape mode

Dark mode
Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode
Status bar, Notification shade
Fix: Notification shade wasn’t displayed correctly in Dark mode
Security
New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.

  • Device: Redmi 8A
  • Codename: olivelite
  • Channel: Stable
  • Version: 12.0.1.0.QCPMIXM
  • Android: 10

Update 7 (January 27)

03:52 pm (IST): The Indian Redmi 8A is now receiving the update to MIUI 12 as version 12.0.1.0.QCPINXM. Below is the download link for manual installation.

  • Device: Redmi 8A
  • Codename: olivelite
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: 12.0.1.0.QCPINXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 8c38b3bd4c4f95d641d7333d4b299cf7

Update 8 (February 03)

02:49 pm (IST): Finally, the Indonesian Redmi 8A users have started to receive the MIUI 12 update as well. Download link has been given below.

  • Device: Redmi 8A
  • Codename: olivelite
  • Channel: Indonesia Stable
  • Version: 12.0.1.0.QCPIDXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Update 9 (February 08)

11:28 am (IST): Following the MIUI 12 rollout for the Redmi 8A in India, the Redmi 8A Dual has now bagged the update in the same region as well.

  • Device: Redmi 8A Dual
  • Codename: olivewood
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: 12.0.1.0.QCQINXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: c58dac7f8141f0859011ea195f3ce886

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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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