This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on July 1) follows:
The current sensation among Xiaomi device owners is the upcoming MIUI 12 skin on top of Android. The new skin, which is set to bring a whole new look and feel to eligible devices and some swanky new live wallpapers, is rolling out to Redmi Note 8 Pro today.
Already, a number of devices from the giant Chinese OEM have been updated to this new skin and many more are set to get the update. We have a MIUI 12 tracker to keep track of this development.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, released in September 2019, remains a solid mid-range device even today. According to Xiaomi’s roadmap to MIUI 12, this device, along with a good number of other Redmi and Xiaomi devices, is set to get updated within the second phase of the rollout.
Today, Xiaomi is rolling out a stable beta build of MIUI 12 to Redmi Note 8 Pro devices. This update should be hitting the units that were selected during the recruitment program.
From the reports we have seen, the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 Pro bears a software version number V126.96.36.199 QGGMIXM and weighs in at a little over 600MB.
In a separate post, a Xiaomi Device team representative on the company’s forum said this when asked about the status of MIUI 12 for Redmi Note 8 Pro,
Since there was a MIUI 12 Global Stable Beta Tester Recruitment for Redmi Note 8 Pro, testers will get it soon and once the test is done successfully, it will roll out to other users(maybe by this month)
With this, it is pretty much settled. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro users should look forward to an update to MIUI 12 pretty soon. As earlier mentioned, today’s rollout is going out to users who successfully signed up for recruitment. However, if you wish to try out this build on your Redmi Note 8 Pro, below is the download link to the MIUI 12 firmware for you to manually install.
- Device: Redmi Note 8 Pro
- Codename: BEGONIAGlobal
- Channel: Global Stable
- Version: V188.8.131.52.QGGMIXM
- Android: 10
- Type: Recovery
- Download: Link
- Type: Recovery
Please be careful when installing this firmware on your device because, while it might be stable, it is not officially rolled out to the general public and it is possible that there might still be issues.
Update 1 (July 2)
Users who haven’t been part of the Mi Pilot program for beta testing MIUI 12 have been asked to not install the update. Head here to know why.
Update 2 (July 6)
Going by the latest information coming from one of the Mi Community moderators, Redmi Note 8 Pro MIUI 12 India ROM should be arriving soon.
IN rom MIUI 12 for Redmi note 8 pro will be released shortly. Stay tuned
Update 3 (July 17)
According to a Mi Community moderator, the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 Pro is being tested by Mi Pilot testers in India. See more details here.
Update 4 (July 21)
Xiaomi has now released a new MIUI update for the global Redmi Note 8 Pro. This comes as V184.108.40.206 QGGMIXM and has been rolled out partially. You can download it from here to install the update manually.
Update 5 (July 25)
According to a member from the Mi Device Team, the MIUI 12 update for the Global Redmi Note 8 Pro has rolled out to limited users. The wider rollout will begin once it’s clear that the build does not have any major bugs. The same comment has been shared a few times (1, 2, 3) with multiple users.
Here’s the entire comment from the Mi Device Team member:
For Redmi Note 8 Pro Global, the update has rolled out to limited users, will be roll out to all users once devs determine it is ok to release all users based on user’s feedback.
For other roms of Redmi Note 8 Pro, there isn’t exact date when it will be rolled out but since there was tester recruitment for them, it is expected to be release once the test is finished successfully by pre-selected testers.
NOTE: We have these and many more Redmi stories in our dedicated Redmi section.
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