[Update: Sep. 20] Xiaomi MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update eligible devices & release/rollout tracker

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…

2020 was probably one of the most important years in the history of MIUI. With the release of MIUI 12, the Android world actually began to take Xiaomi’s software seriously.

After all, the update was one of the biggest and most memorable ever. It addressed many of the shortcomings with MIUI 10/MIUI 11 and polished up the skin to near perfection.

You also got cool new animations and sophisticated UI elements making use of fancy stuff like Gaussian blurring. It was these numerous tweaks that perhaps also led to severe performance issues, especially noticeable on budget devices.

However, the company continued to keep its focus on feature additions and gave little to no priority to optimization. This led to the emergence of an extremely buggy and unstable MIUI 12.

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With MIUI 12.5, things took a turn for the better, as it was promised that Xiaomi will be prioritizing optimization. The update has now made it to most of the eligible devices but its performance boost has been minimal.

But fast forward to now and Xiaomi seems hell-bent on resolving the various kinks and performance shortcomings still plaguing MIUI 12.5.

MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition was announced on August 10 and has once again been promised to be a performance-oriented update. It delivers no new features over MIUI 12.5 but should make phones run better.

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The listed changelog includes several under-the-hood improvements such as smart algorithms to dynamically allocate system resources, RAM optimization, and core system improvements:

1. Swift performance: More life between charges.

2. Focused algorithms: Our new algorithms will dynamically allocate system resources based on specific scenes, ensuring a smooth experience on all models.

3. Atomized memory: Ultra-fine memory management mechanism will make RAM usage more efficient.

4. Liquid storage: New sensitive storage mechanisms will keep your system vibrant and responsive as time goes by.

5. Smart balance: Core system improvements allow your device to make the best of the flagship hardware specs.
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MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition will be released on August 13 in China and will be delivered to Xiaomi’s premium devices. These have been listed below.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra/Pro
Xiaomi Mi 11
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
Xiaomi Mi 10/10 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10S

Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro/Mi 11X Pro
Xiaomi Redmi K40/Mi 11X/Poco F3
Xiaomi Redmi K30S Ultra/Mi 10T/Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro/Poco F2 Pro
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 (out of the box)

There hasn’t been any indication yet of a global rollout but we should be seeing it soon regardless. There’s also no evidence yet about devices other than the aforementioned being eligible for the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update.

Still, we will continue tracking the matter and will be updating this tracker with new updates for eligible devices and new devices that get added to the eligibility list, so stay tuned.

Original story (published on August 12, 2021) follows:

Update 1 (August 13)

12:43 pm (IST): In case you’re curious enough for the complete changelog for the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update, head over to this Weibo post. Do note that it is rather lengthy and would require to be translated first.

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Update 2 (August 14)

02:27 pm (IST): Download links for the Chinese MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 are now available. You can download the fastboot ROM from here and recovery ROM from here.

Update 3 (August 16)

11:11 am (IST): The MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update is said to be pushed for all eligible devices by August 26, as per the latest reports.

Another report says that global variants of the eligible devices should be getting the same starting next month, although it’s unconfirmed info and we’d advise to take it with a pinch of salt.

Update 4 (August 17)

11:42 am (IST): Xiaomi is reportedly kickstarting the rollout of MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition to eligible devices. More on that here. For more on what features this new incremental update brings to the devices, check this out.

Update 5 (August 18)

11:43 am (IST): New reports now indicate that Xiaomi plans to complete the rollout of MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition to eligible devices by August 27, at least for the devices listed in the first batch. More on that here.

Update 5 (August 18)

10:33 am (IST): A user of the Mi 11 Pro on Reddit has come out to note that the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition seems to be rolling out to his device. However, he notes that users might have to check for the update manually.

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Also worth noting is that the said user is running the China ROM and not the Global ROM.

01:15 pm (IST): Apart from the Mi 11 Pro, a handful of other flagship or flagship-level phones from Xiaomi are bagging the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update.

These are the Redmi K30S, Mi 10 Ultra, Redmi K30 Pro, Mi 10, Redmi K40, and Mi 10 Pro.

Update 6 (August 23)

01:17 pm (IST): Just a few days following initial stable beta build releases, the fastboot ROMs for almost all of the aforementioned devices are now available as well, indicating a wide release in China. To download, just click on these links: Redmi K40, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 10S, Redmi K40 Pro.

Update 7 (August 24)

01:33 pm (IST): The Xiaomi Mi 11 China has now received the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update. The changelog has been given below.

(MIUI12.5 Enhanced)
Swift performance. More life between the charges.
Focused algorithms: Our new algorithms will dynamically allocate system resources based on specific scenes, ensuring smooth experience on all models.
Atomized memory: Ultra-fine memory management mechanism will make RAM usage more efficient.

Liquid storage: New sensitive storage mechanisms will keep your system vibrant and responsive as time goes by.
Smart balance: Core system improvements allow your device to make the best of the flagship hardware specs.
(System)
Updated Android Security Patch to June 2021. Increased system security.

Update 8 (August 25)

11:33 am (IST): Prominent leaker Digital Chat Station has revealed on Weibo that MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition indeed reduces heating when using the phone on Balanced mode.

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The observation was made on the Xiaomi Mix 4 but other devices eligible for the update should note similar improvements. However, he did say that gaming performance takes a hit on Balanced mode.

Update 9 (August 26)

12:10 pm (IST): The MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition does bring a UI tweak in the form of the media player notification being moved to the Control Center from its earlier position in the notification panel. This can even be expanded to reveal volume controls and more.

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Update 10 (August 27)

02:56 pm (IST): The much-hyped MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update has finally been announced for global devices and the Mi 11 and Mi 10 series will get it first. Rollout will be commencing from Q4 2021. Head here for further details.

Update 11 (August 30)

01:20 pm (IST): In addition to MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition and early approaches to MIUI 13, the developer team recently implemented a brand new widget system. A preview for this has now been shared by a super moderator from the Mi Community.

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It is unclear at the moment if the widgets will be released along with MIUI 12.5 EE or MIUI 13.

Update 12 (September 01)

02:58 pm (IST): While not officially declared, the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition should be rolling out first to those that are a part of the Poco MIUI global stable ROM testers program. To know more, head here.

Update 13 (September 04)

10:00 am (IST): As per recent reports, Xiaomi appears to have started rolling out the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update globally as the Mi 11X (India) and Poco F3 (Global) are now getting the same.

Also, the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition tracker on the Mi Community has also been updated for the Mi 11X. However, it seems that this is a partial rollout which further means that a wider rollout might occur at a later stage.

So, those who want to grab the MIUI 12.5 EE update for the Mi 11X and Poco F3 can head here and here respectively.

Update 14 (September 06)

11:20 am (IST): The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has now received the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update in Indonesia with memory optimizations, battery life improvements, and more. Head here to download.

Update 15 (September 09)

01:44 pm (IST): MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition global rollouts have commenced and in case you’re still waiting for the MIUI 12.6 update, you’ll be disappointed to know that there’s no such thing.

At least officially. A community moderator has clarified that MIUI 12.6 builds are what Xiaomi.eu likes to call their beta releases.

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Update 16 (September 13)

04:14 pm (IST): Poco has halted the rollout of MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition for the F3 due to the random reboot bug that came with it. The fixed build is expected to be released on September 15. More on this here.

Update 17 (September 16)

10:44 am (IST): The names of the second batch of devices that are set to get the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update are now out. These are the devices set to get the update:

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According to details shared here. The MIUI 12.5 EE update will begin rolling out for the devices on October 8, however, it will be a limited release. The wider public rollout will be completed by the end of October.

Update 18 (September 17)

05:19 pm (IST): Poco has resumed the rollout of the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition update for the Poco F3 following the random rebooting incident after the initial update. The new update is rolling out as version 12.5.4.0.

Update 19 (September 20)

03:11 pm (IST): Xiaomi is now rolling out the MIUI 12.5 EE update for the global Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro devices. The new build bears the software version V12.5.4.0.RJDMIXM.

New updates will be added in the tables below
Device China (CN) Global (MI) India (IN) Europe (EU) Indonesia (ID) Russia (RU)
Mi 11 Ultra/Pro Released Expected Q4 2021 Released
Mi 11 Released Expected Q4 2021
Mi 10 Ultra Released
Mi 10/10 Pro Released (Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10) Expected Q4 2021
Mi 10S
Device China (CN) Global (MI) India (IN) Europe (EU) Indonesia (ID) Russia (RU)
Redmi K40 Pro/Mi 11X Pro Expected Q4 2021
Redmi K40/Mi 11X/Poco F3 Released Re-released Released
Redmi K30S Ultra/Mi 10T/Mi 10T Pro Released Released
K30 Pro/Poco F2 Pro Released
Redmi Note 8 Expected in October
Device China (CN) Global (MI) India (IN) Europe (EU) Indonesia (ID) Russia (RU)
Redmi Note 9 4G Expected in October
Redmi Note 9 5G Expected in October
Redmi Note 10 Expected in October
Mi 10 Youth Edition Expected in October
Redmi Note 9 Pro Expected in October
Device China (CN) Global (MI) India (IN) Europe (EU) Indonesia (ID) Russia (RU)
Redmi Note 10 Pro Expected in October

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