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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 was launched back in 2019, along with its Pro variant, and continues to be a pretty compelling buy even today (that is, if you manage to get your hands on available stock).

The phone introduced the now-staple glass sandwich design to the Redmi Note series along with starting a high pixel density camera trend at that price point which has continued to this day.
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The camera tech in question is the 48-megapixels Samsung GM1 sensor that is capable of capturing some really stunning shots.


On the software end, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 booted into Android Pie out of the box. It has since then been updated to Android 10-based MIUI 12.

Unfortunately, the device was released at a time when Xiaomi’s affordable devices, like the Redmi Note series, were still receiving only a single Android version upgrade.

If the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro had been released a year later, it would have received two Android updates, just like the succeeding Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro.


Still, MIUI is known for its independence from Android updates and offers the latest features regardless of the Android version it is based on.

And this is exactly why the MIUI 12.5 update that is now rolling out for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 in China, still manages to bring along plenty of new stuff even after still being based on Android 10.

While an official changelog hasn’t been made available at the moment, we have pulled the list of typical MIUI 12.5 changes from other devices and given it 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.

To download the update, just click on the below link.

  • Device: Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
  • Codename: lavender
  • Channel: China Stable Beta
  • Version:
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Do keep in mind that the build is for the Chinese variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 so it cannot be installed directly 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 Note 7 the fourth device to bag Android 10-based MIUI 12.5 after the likes of Mi Max 3, and of course, the Redmi Note 7 Pro, indicating that Xiaomi has now commenced MIUI 12.5 rollouts for older budget devices.

Update 1 (July 20)

The MIUI 12.5 stable update is now rolling out to the global units of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 as well. To download, click on the link below.

  • Device: Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
  • Codename: lavender
  • Channel: Global Stable Beta
  • Version:
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

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