[Update: MIUI 12 released] Xiaomi Redmi 7A Android 10 update (stable) rolling out, no MIUI 12 (Download link inside)

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (from June 05, 2020) follows:

A number of devices from various OEMs that were eligible for an update to Android 10 but hadn’t received the update are continuing to bag the much-awaited update even as development of Android 11 nears finalization.

One such device that has been on the update list for Xiaomi for a while but hadn’t quite gotten updated yet is the Xiaomi Redmi 7A. The Xiaomi Redmi 7A was first announced back in May 2019 and it features a 5.45″ IPS LCD display, Snapdragon 439 chipset, 4000 mAh battery, and storage starts at 32 GB.

redmi 7a

Redmi 7A

Well, rejoice Redmi 7A users as Android 10 has finally dropped for your devices. Your long wait is finally coming to a close. A section of Redmi 7A users have reported receiving an OTA that brings with it Stable MIUI 11 based on Android 10.

From the changelog, it is clear that the Android 10 doesn’t bring too many new features to this device.

System
– Updated Android Security Patch to May 2020. Increased system security.
– Stable MIUI based on Android 10

See, Xiaomi handles its updates a little differently. Unlike other OEMs who bundle all new features with new builds of Android, Xiaomi does that with MIUI versions. Meaning, MIUI 11 based on Android 9 and MIUI 11 based on Android 10 will be a lot similar. However, MIUI 11 on Android 10 and MIUI 12 based on Android 10 will look completely different.

The Android 10 update for Redmi 7A is rolling out to more and more devices as Xiaomi likes rolling out these updates in phases. As such, it might be wise to wait for the OTA to hit your device. However, if you want to install it for yourself, below is the update firmware for you to manually flash onto your device.

  • Device: Redmi 7A
  • Codename: PINE
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.1.0.QCMCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 408e455a9c4a6582bf4fe21057a8048f

To recall, Redmi 7A users have already had Android 10 available for their device, albeit unofficially, via the popular aftermarket firmware, LineageOS 17.1.

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Global MIUI 12 update roadmap

Also, the Redmi 7A is slated to get updated to MIUI 12 when it finally drops. According to Xiaomi’s MIUI12 roadmap, the Redmi 7A should get the update to MIUI 12 in the second round of rollout.

Update 1 (June 20, 2020)

Android 10 stable update is now live for the European devices too as version 11.0.1.0.QCMEUXM. Here’s the download link:

Update 2 (June 29, 2020)

It seems the initial update to Android 10 for the Redmi 7A in Europe was rolled back and now it has been re-released as version 11.0.2.0.QCMEUXM, this time with the latest June 2020 security patch.

Find the downloadable firmware at this link.

Update 3 (June 30, 2020)

The update to Android 10 for the Redmi 7A is now live in India. Head here for more details.

Update 4 (October 12, 2020)

Based on a new report (In Chinese) it appears that the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi 8A may be released soon. Further, the beta stable update may be released soon.

Update 5 (January 06, 2021)

Xiaomi has released the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi 7A back in China as version 12.0.2.0.QCMCNXM. Below are the changes attached to the update:

[Control center]
– New: Swipe down from the upper left corner to open Notification shade and from the upper right corner to open Control center
– Fix: Some toggles disappeared from Control center in the editing mode
[Dark mode]
– Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode

[System]
– Fix: Home screen went black and started flashing after unlocking in some cases
[Status bar, Notification shade]
– New: Status bar color gradient animation

We also have the download link for manual installation:

  • Device: Redmi 7A
  • Codename: pine
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: 12.0.2.0.QCMCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 9746088850c5b4a1d8859e511ed14496

NOTE: We have these and many more Redmi stories in our dedicated Redmi section

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