Redmi 8, Redmi 8A Now Receiving MIUI 12 Stable Update in India

MIUI 12 update also brings January Android security patch to Redmi 8, and Redmi 8A.

Redmi 8A Redmi 8 MIUI 12

Xiaomi recently completed MIUI 12 stable roll-out for its Redmi 9 series devices. Now, the company has started rolling out MIUI 12 Stable update for entry-level Redmi 8A, and Redmi 8 smartphones in India. The MIUI 12 update for these smartphones also brings January Android security patch. Redmi 8A MIUI 12 update comes with version MIUI V12.0.1.0.QCPINXM, while the Redmi 8 is receiving MIUI 12 update with version V12.0.1.0.QCNINXM. Let us have a look at the changelogs and new features that MIUI 12 update brings to Redmi 8 series devices.

MIUI 12 brings several new features and changes along with improvements. It brings all-new system animations across the UI, new floating windows for easier multitasking, new control center to name a few. It brings improvements in the security and privacy departments with Hidden Mask Mode, Interceptor, and Flare modes. Apart from these, there is also an all-new dark mode 2.0 on the MIUI 12, that lets you force dark mode on third-party applications as well.

Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A MIUI 12 Stable Update Changelogs,

Optimization: Full screen gestures are now ignored on the Lock screen alarm page
Fix: Home screen went black and started flashing after unlocking in some cases
Updated Android Security Patch to January 2021. Increased system security.

System animations
Optimization: Animations in selected scenes

Control center
New: Swipe down from the upper left corner to open Notification shade and 
from the upper right corner to open Control center
Optimization: Control center is now closed by incoming calls
Optimization: Control center layout in landscape mode

Dark mode
Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode

Status bar, Notification shade
Fix: Notification shade wasn't displayed correctly in Dark mode

These might be partial roll-outs, so the update might take some time to appear on your device. In the partial roll-out phase, a limited number of users receive the update, and a broader rollout follows a few days later. In case you haven’t received the update yet on your unit, you can download the update (Redmi 8A MIUI 12 Download LinkRedmi 8 MIUI 12 Download Link) on your device and flash it using the updater method.

Do you own or use any of the above-mentioned devices? Did you receive MIUI 12 update on your device? Do let us know in the comments below.


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