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Redmi Note 8 Android 11 MIUI 12 Update: Stable update for Mi Pilot testers

Redmi Note 8 Android 11 MIUI 12 Update

Xiaomi is on a roll with the Android 11 updates with the latest Redmi Note 8 Android 11 MIUI 12 update hitting the global markets this week.

Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 8 Android 11 update in China in February 2021 and a wider rollout was expected soon. It took time, but the Note 8 MIUI 12 update based on Android 11 is finally available to the global Mi Pilot testers.

Xiaomi has simultaneously released the Redmi Note 8 Pro Android 11 MIUI 12.5 update too, but this Redmi Note 8 Android 11 update is based on MIUI 12 and the users will have to wait further for the MIUI 12.5 update.

This update is currently available to the Mi Pilot testers as it is a Stable Beta and may possess some bugs and issues.

Update Details

  • Device: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
  • MIUI: MIUI 12
  • Build number: V12.0.2.0.RCOEUXM
  • Android version: Android 11
  • Android Security patch: May 2021
  • Update size: 2.2 GB
  • Update type: Stable Beta

The Xiaomi Note 8 Android 11 MIUI 12 update has brought some new features for the device and an Android Security patch of May 2021.

Un-fortunately we don’t see MIUI 12.5 update, the users may still have to wait for this to arrive.

Official Changelog


  • Updated Android Security Patch to May 2021
  • Increased system security.
  • Stable MIUI based on Android 11.

Xiaomi Cloud

  • New: location info can be now reported automatically before the device is powered off.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and its Specifications

The Xiaomi Note 8 was officially released in October 2019 with an Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box in India. It received the Android 10 update in October 2020 globally.

It received the Android 11 update in February 2021 in China and now in July 2021, Xiaomi has released the stable Redmi Note 8 Android 11 MIUI 12 update available to the Mi Pilot testers globally.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Specifications –

The Xiaomi Note 8 comes in four variants, 3GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB, 4GB+128GB, and 6GB+128GB. It comes with a 6.3-inch Color IPS LCD screen with a water-drop notch, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and 2.5D Curved Glass. It consists of a 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP quadruple rear camera and a 13 MP front camera. It has a 2 GHz Octa-Core processor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset. The available RAM and the storage space available are as per the variants. It comes with a battery size of 4000 mAh and an Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.

How long did Xiaomi take for the update?

Android OSUpdateRelease Date/StatusEstimated Months
Android 9 PieOut-of-the-boxOctober 2019Nil
Android 10First OS updateOctober 202013 months
Android 11Second/Last OS updateFebruary 20215 months
Roadmap for Redmi Note 8 Android OS updates

How long will it get updates?

Since Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has received two major OS updates, the chances of a third major update are unlikely. It will probably continue to receive Security and MIUI updates, but it may also be concluded that it is not in line with the Android 12 update list.

Therefore, Android 11 should be the last major OS update on this device.

Expected to get: MIUI 13 update.

Android 9 out-of-the-box || First Update>>Android 10 || Second Update>>Android 11 [Last Update]

Note: Xiaomi phones are known for getting MIUI updates for 3 years or so.

How to update your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 to Android 11?

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 MIUI 12 update is being rolled out globally to the Mi Pilot testers currently. But, the rollout is expected to expand to other users soon. Once it’s available on your device, you will receive a notification regarding the software update.

Then, you can head over to Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update section to update your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 to Android 11 with MIUI 12.

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