The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 may be the most affordable offering from the Redmi Note 9 series but still packs quite a punch.

With its sufficiently large 5020mAh battery, 48MP camera, and 6.53 FHD display, you won’t be missing out much compared to its Pro variant.

The device is sold as the Xiaomi Redmi 10X 4G in China and came with the latest MIUI and Android version at the time of its release – MIUI 12 based on Android 10.

Both the variants have since been updated to Android 11 with the Chinese Redmi 10X 4G receiving it back in February followed by the Global Redmi Note 9 months later in May.


But software development is an unending, iterative process and Android 11-based MIUI 12 has already been superseded by the latest MIUI 12.5 upgrade.

Of course, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is a fairly recent release which is why it obviously is eligible for MIUI 12.5.

And now, its Chinese variant – the Redmi 10X 4G – has indeed bagged MIUI 12.5. The update brings along a slew of features that you can check from the changelog below, underneath which you will also find the download link.


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 settings, any phone becomes faster after update.
Optimization: MIUI became lighter, faster and more durable.

[System animations]
New: a new animation frame makes movement more realistic.
New: The new UI design focuses on visualization and making your interaction with the device more realistic.

[System sounds]
New: Nature Mix is ​​an exciting new way to create your own notification sound system.
New: Hundreds of system sounds representing animals from around the world.
New: sound from the stereo system.

[Privacy protection]
New: You can now see which applications are accessing your clipboard and controlling access.
New: The use of the approximate location adds points to the protection of privacy.
New: You can now manage confidential permissions and related app behavior independently.
New: The behavior of web pages is now also tracked, helping you block unwanted and malicious actions.
New: Now it’s up to you who and when you can track your behavior online.

New: All apps now come with a GetApps security statement.
New: privacy risk scanner.
New: Control which apps access and remove items from your gallery.
New – A complete overview of all confidential permissions.
New: You will be notified every time high risk permissions are used and you can block the corresponding actions.
Optimization: a completely new privacy protection page.

New: compose mind maps with complex structures.
New: New tools for scribbling and sketching.
New: Long-press on a sketch to adjust strokes automatically.
New: A gesture shortcut now allows you to create notes, tasks, and excerpts anywhere.
New: Excerpts save text, URLs, and images in Notes with just a few taps.
New: Dynamic layouts take typography in Notes to a new level.
Brand new notes.

You can combine your phone and computer in a single workstation.
You can view MIUI notifications and open phone apps on your computer.
Applications from your phone can be transferred to your computer.
Items copied to a phone can now be pasted to the computer and vice versa.
Photos and screenshots from a mobile device can be instantly used on a computer.
Web pages can be seamlessly transferred 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 full-screen versions of applications.
New: Application Cards Shows key information when applications are displayed as floating windows.

[Xiaomi Health]
New: You can now measure your heart rate with the camera.
New: Start manually recording running, walking and cycling workouts, and enjoy many exercise classes online.
Optimization: Automatic training recognition is much more accurate now.

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

New: a more convenient way to move a cursor using the scroll bar.
New: Function buttons allow switching between languages ​​and keyboards.
New: You can press and hold the function buttons to access more functions.
New: Custom keyboard themes.
New: font weight adjustment options for third party fonts.
Optimization: customization features for system wallpapers, animations and sounds.

  • Device: Xiaomi Redmi 10X 4G
  • Codename: merlin
  • Channel: China Stable Beta
  • Version:
  • Android: 11
    • Type: Recovery

With this, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9/Redmi 10X 4G has beaten its Pro variants to the MIUI 12.5 update.

Do keep in mind that the above build will not be installable for the Redmi Note 9 since it’s a China build, unless you have an unlocked bootloader.

And we certainly don’t recommend unlocking the bootloader just for this update considering that now that its Chinese variant has bagged MIUI 12.5, the global Redmi Note 9 shouldn’t take much longer either.

For now, stay tuned to our dedicated MIUI 12.5 update tracker.

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