The Xiaomi Redmi K30i 5G was the first Redmi phone to offer 5G from the OEM and was launched last year in June. This has been made possible by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor.

The device provides integrated SA/NSA dual-mode 5G using the cutting edge 7nm SOC and an ‘integrated low-power consumption solution.’

On the software side of things, the Xiaomi Redmi K30i 5G came with MIUI 11 based on Android 10 out of the box, both of which were the latest available software versions at the time.


But fast forward to today, and Xiaomi has already pushed Android 11 to most of its eligible offerings combined with MIUI 12. The K30i 5G is no different and the wait has been on for MIUI 12.5 ever since.

That has finally come to an end though, at least in China, where Xiaomi is now seeding the Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 stable beta update for the Xiaomi Redmi K30i 5G.

For the uninitiated, the MIUI 12.5 update brings about a slew of changes with the most notable ones being performance improvements, enhanced privacy features, an updated Notes app, new animations, and some UI tweaks.

The download link and complete changelog have been given below:


New: Response to gestures is now instant.
New: With 20 times more rendering power, there are now few limits to what you can see on your screen.
New: With custom device model adjustments, any phone becomes faster after the upgrade.
MIUI became lighter, faster, and more durable.

[System animations]
New: A new animation framework renders movement more realistically.
New: New UI design is focused on visualization and making your interaction with the device more lifelike.
[Haptic feedback]
New: Haptic feedback brings a new dimension to familiar actions.
New: All accessibility features become more informative and intuitive with haptic feedback.

[System sounds]
New: Nature mix is a new exciting way of creating your own notification sound system.
New: Hundreds of system sounds that represent animals from all around the world.
New: Stereo system sounds.
[Super wallpapers]
New: Mount Siguniang super wallpaper.

[Privacy protection]
New: Now you can see what apps access your clipboard and control access.
New: Using approximate location adds up points to privacy protection.
New: You can now manage sensitive permissions and related app behavior independently.
New: The behavior of web pages is also tracked now, which helps you to block unwanted and malicious actions.

New: Now it’s up to you who and when can track your online behavior.
New: All apps now come with a security statement from GetApps.
New: Privacy risk scanner.
New: Control which apps access and delete items from your Gallery.
New: A comprehensive overview of all sensitive permissions.
New: You’ll be notified whenever high-risk permissions are used and will be able to block the corresponding actions.
Optimization: An all-new privacy protection page.

New: Compose mind maps with complex structures.
New: New tools for doodling and sketching.
New: Press and hold a sketch to adjust the strokes automatically.
New: A gesture shortcut now allows you to create notes, tasks, and excerpts anywhere.
New: Excerpts save text, URLs, and images to Notes in a few simple taps.
New: Dynamic layouts make bring the typography in Notes to a new level.
All-new Notes.

You can combine your phone and computer into a single working station.
You can view MIUI notifications and open phone apps on your computer.
Apps from your phone can be handed off to your computer.
The items copied on a phone can now be pasted on the computer and vice versa.
Photos and screenshots from a mobile device can be instantly used on a computer.
Web pages can be seamlessly handed over from one device to another.
You can transfer files to your mobile device using the “MIUI+” panel on your computer.
New “File Manager” and “Notes” for computers.

[Floating windows]
New: Instant messengers now support floating windows.
New: Floating windows can be quickly replaced with fullscreen versions of the apps.
New: App flashcards Show key info when apps are displayed as floating windows.

[Home screen]
New: “Ripples” animation for downloading apps.
New: “Burst” animation for uninstalling apps.
New: New design for app folders.
New: A vertical layout for Recents.

[Xiaomi Cloud]
New: Convert images to PDF.
New: Password manager allows you to store passwords in the cloud.
New: You can share device location with other people in your family sharing group.
New: Location information can be recorded automatically before the device powers off.

[Mi Carrier Services]
New: You can manage multiple SIM cards now.
New: A more convenient way to move a cursor using the scrollbar.
New: Function buttons support switching between languages and keyboards.
New: You can press and hold the function buttons to access more features.
New: Custom themes for keyboards.

New: Font weight adjustment options for third-party fonts.
Optimization: Personalization features for system wallpapers, animations, and sounds.
New: Wallpaper customization in the lite mode.
Optimization: Redesigned Incognito mode.
Optimization: Pages load much faster now.

  • Device: Xiaomi Redmi K30i 5G
  • Codename: picasso
  • Channel: China Stable Beta
  • Version:
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 4df2ef51db4a7a75df2c2584ae54e33a

Do keep in mind that this Xiaomi Redmi K30i 5G MIUI 12.5 update changelog is specific to the Chinese variant of MIUI 12.5 – which is vastly different from the global one.

MIUI 12.5 promises more responsive gestures

Also note that the MIUI 12.5 update for the Xiaomi Redmi K30i 5G is currently in the stable beta stage meaning that it may take a while before being rolled out widely.

Hence you would want to stay tuned to our dedicated MIUI 12.5 update tracker so that you do not miss out on any further developments.

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