The Xiaomi Redmi 7 was launched back in 2019 along with the extremely successful Redmi Note 7 series. The device is a slightly toned-down and more compact version of the Redmi Note 7.

It booted into Android 9 Pie out of the box and has since been updated to Android 10.

Unfortunately, the phone released at a time when Xiaomi was still only a single Android OS update so Android 10 is the end of the line.


Still, the Xiaomi Redmi 7 was eligible for the MIUI 12.5 update and device owners have been long-awaiting any news about the same.

The wait finally comes to an end today as the Xiaomi Redmi 7 has now bagged the MIUI 12.5 stable beta update in China for which the changelog and download link has 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.
Optimization: MIUI became lighter, faster, and more durable.

(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.

(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.


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.

(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.

(Xiaomi Cloud)
New: Location info can be now reported automatically before the device is powered off

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 7
  • Codename: onclite
  • Channel: China Stable Beta
  • Version:
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery

As already mentioned, the build is for the Chinese variant of the Xiaomi Redmi 7 alone so it wouldn’t be installable over global MIUI 12. Global users are therefore advised to stay tuned to our MIUI 12.5 update tracker.

The update makes the Xiaomi Redmi 7 the second device to bag Android 10-based MIUI 12.5 after the Mi Max 3, indicating that Xiaomi has now kickstarted releases for older budget devices.

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