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.


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.