[Update: Live in Russia] Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime MIUI 12 update coming soon now that its global Redmi 9 variant got it

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New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 26, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi has lots of devices. Lots of them. Some even closely related and merely differentiated by slight variations in name tags.

Case in point is the Redmi 9. There are multiple variants of this device sold in various regions across the globe. It even changes its name at some point to the Redmi 9 Prime.

The global Redmi 9, codenamed lancelot, is sold in India as the Redmi 9 Prime and runs MIUI 11 out of the box. In India, there’s another Redmi 9 device codenamed cattail and has MIUI 12 pre-installed.

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Redmi 9 (lancelot) aka Redmi 9 Prime

Whatever reason Xiaomi had for these choices is only known to them. Either way, the Redmi 9 Prime should soon be upgraded to the new MIUI 12 update, at least that’s how we see it.

Typically, the same Xiaomi devices sold in multiple regions get updated to new software in intervals of days or weeks.

With the global Redmi 9 MIUI 12 update now rolling out, it suggests the Redmi 9 Prime should bag this same update pretty soon as well.

Changelog:

[Control center]
– New: Tapping a blank spot in Control center closes it now
– Optimization: Control center layout in landscape mode
[System]
– Updated Android Security Patch to November 2020. Increased system security.
[Camera]
– New: Watermarks
– New: Full screen mode

The update may arrive in India in the coming days or weeks for that matter. As for those using the global Redmi 9, the OTA is live, but this may take a few days to arrive on your unit.

You can either wait for the download notification or grab the firmware via the link below and install the MIUI 12 update manually. The update is based on the outgoing Android 10 OS.

  • Device: Redmi 9
  • Codename: lancelot
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 12.0.1.0.QJCMIXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 0698fe56545730eaed4e142f5d45a9c6

Since devices in the Redmi series, like the Redmi Note family unless Xiaomi has other ideas, receive one major Android OS update, Redmi 9 aka Redmi 9 Prime users can expect an update to Android 11.

We don’t have an official release date, but we can bet the rollout should happen sometime in 2021. We will be here to let you know about it, but you can also keep an eye on our Xiaomi Android 11 update tracker.

The Redmi 9 Prime is also eligible for the update to MIUI 13. And like the update to Android 11, this edition of MIUI will also go live somewhere in 2021, but it should arrive earlier than this year. Hopefully.

Again, you can keep an eye on all developments around MIUI 13 here, including new features, eligible devices and release dates. Stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

Update 1 (December 10)

10:55 am (IST): Xiaomi has now begun seeding the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi 9 in Indonesia. The update bears the software version 12.0.1.0.QJCIDXM and is based on Android 10. We’ve shared the changelog and download link below:

[Control center]
– New: Swipe down from the upper left corner to open Notification shade and from the upper right corner to open Control center
– New: When Notification shade is open, swipe down from the upper right corner to open Control center
– Optimization: Control center layout in landscape mode

[Dark mode]
– Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode

[System]
– Optimization: Updated Android Security Patch to November 2020. Increased system security.
– Fix: Home screen went black and started flashing after unlocking in some cases

[Status bar, Notification shade]
– New: Screen lights up with an animation now
– New: Status bar color gradient animation

Download:

  • Device: Redmi 9
  • Codename: lancelot
  • Channel: Indonesia Stable
  • Version: 12.0.1.0.QJCIDXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Update 2 (December 14)

10:40 am (IST): According to Xiaomi’s GM in Indonesia, the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi 9 has been released for 30% of users and the complete rollout should be done by the end of the week in the country.

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(Source)

Update 3 (December 16)

05:38 pm (IST): Xiaomi has begun rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi 9 in Russia as version 12.0.1.0.QJCRUXM, up from the MIUI 11-based version 11.0.7.0.

  • Device: Redmi 9
  • Codename: lancelot
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version: 12.0.1.0.QJCRUXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

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