Sunday, December 15, 2019

Stable MIUI 11 Global Update for Mi 8 & Mi 8 Pro Start Rolling Out, Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition Start Getting Android 10

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Xiaomi is rolling out the stable MIUI 11 Global update to Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro. Only a small set of devices has started receiving the update before proceeding with the wider rollout. If all goes well, the stable MIUI 11 update will be pushed globally.

The OTA update for Mi 8 is MIUI and 1.9GB in size. On the other hand, the Mi 8 Pro MIUI 11 update is arriving as version and it also has the same size as 1.9GB. Both updates are still based on Android Pie with the latest October security patch.

MIUI 11 Global Update Mi 8

MIUI 11 Global Update Mi 8 Pro

Android 10 Based Stable MIUI 11 for Redmi K20 Pro

Last month in October, Redmi K20 Pro received the MIUI 11 Global update, which was based on Android 9.0. The new MIUI 11 update, unlike Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro, is based on the latest Android 10 OS. The OTA arrives as MIUI 11 version, 2.5GB in size and targets the Chinese model.

MIUI 11 Global Update k20 proMi 8 and Mi 8 Pro have the same update file size and the two also have a similar changelog too.

Latest MIUI 11 update changelog for Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro:

Comprehensive design optimized for full-screen display devices

  • Removing visual clutter, improving touch controls, and refining the use of color allowed us to create a system where nothing stands between you and the content

Always-on display

  • Always-on display now comes with gorgeous dynamic themes. Essential information is displayed on your screen 24/7.
  • Personalize your device with a unique signature.
  • Keep your screen alive with our amazing special effects.

Sounds of nature

  • Wake up to the gentle sounds of nature with our new alarm ringtones notification sounds won’t make you tired. Now, they keep changing dynamically, just like nature does.

Mi Share

  • Transfer files from phone to phone at breakneck speeds.


  • Preview your documents before you open them.
  • Stay productive and efficient with our all-new Mi Doc Viewer.


  • Print photos and files directly from your phone without installing any additional apps.

More features

  • Tasks. Manage and edit your tasks in the Notes app. Receive timely notifications and mark things done.
  • Quick replies. Reply to messages from any app.
  • Game Turbo. Turn your device into an ultimate gaming console.


  • New: Editing, sharing, and customizing your screenshots is now much easier.
  • Optimization: Lock screen pocket mode.
  • Updated Android Security Patch to October 2019. Increased system security.

App lock

  • New: Locking Google contacts are available now.

Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade

  • New: You can choose not to show the fingerprint icon on the turned off screen. Fingerprint unlock will still work normally.
  • New: More clock formats for Always-on display.
  • New: Use your fingerprint to open Home screen once you unlocked the device using face data and stayed on the Lock screen.
  • New: Different options for hiding the notch.
  • Optimization: Calendar icon on the turned off screen.
  • Optimization: Improved UI and layouts for selecting items that are displayed on the turned off screen.
  • Optimization: In-screen fingerprint scanner’s response.
  • Fix: Issues with overlapping in Dual Clock settings.
  • Fix: Fingerprint icon didn’t always appear on the Lock screen.
  • Fix: Fingerprint icon wasn’t always displayed on the Lock screen.
  • Fix: Fingerprint icon didn’t always disappear after unlocking.


  • Fix: Wi-Fi page wasn’t displayed correctly.

App vault

  • New: You can swipe down to view more shortcuts now.
  • Optimization: All-new design and UI.

Game speed booster

  • New: Continuous swiping opens an additional menu in Game Turbo now.
  • New: You can create a Home screen shortcut for Game Turbo now.
  • Optimization: Prompts about turning on Game Turbo.
  • Fix: Hands-free call duration wasn’t displayed correctly in Game Turbo Refreshed start page of Game Turbo.
  • Auto brightness, screenshot gestures, and Reading mode can be turned off automatically when Game Turbo is on.
  • A major upgrade for the toolbox in Game Turbo: autoplay and switching between data SIM cards are available now.

Battery usage

  • Fix: Some Battery saver setting options didn’t appear.

Here is the list of some other Xiaomi smartphones that have started receiving the latest MIUI 11 update.

  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Poco F1
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi 7
  • Redmi Y3
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi Note 7s
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