Redmi Note 8 (vanilla) receives Android 11 Update, but it is not based on MIUI 12.5

Just a few days ago, Xiaomi kicked-off MIUI 12.5 based Android 11 update for Redmi Note 8 Pro. And the vanilla Redmi Note 8 users are also waiting for the newest MIUI 12.5 based Android 11 update. But for some reason, Xiaomi starts pushing Android 11 to the Redmi Note 8 (2019) without MIUI 12.5. Yes, the update on Redmi Note 8 (2019) is based on MIUI 12. If you’re using the Redmi Note 8 and want to update your smartphone to Android 11, then here you can check everything about the Redmi Note 8 Android 11 update.

Xiaomi is seeding the new update with version number on Redmi Note 8. The Android 11 update is the second major OS upgrade on the Redmi Note 8. The major OS system updates weighs more than usual monthly OTA patches, so I suggest you to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network for uninterrupted installation. For the time being, the update is limited to global variant, we can expect it will be coming to Indian and other variants in the coming days.

As of now, Xiaomi has not officially confirmed about the Redmi Note 8 Android 11 rollout, but some users are allegedly received the update on their smartphone. As per the information, the update is going to bring a new monthly security patch (July 2021 patch to be more precise), Android 11 features, alongside the essentials of MIUI 12. The update measures around 2.3GB in size for downloading. Here’s the changelog of new update, you can check before updating your device.

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Android 11 Update for Redmi Note 8 – Changelog


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

Redmi Note 8 Android 11 Update

Xiaomi is pushing the update first to the users who have opted pilot testing program. So, if you’ve opted pilot testing program, you’ll receive the update anytime soon. We can expect it will be available to everyone in the coming days. If you’re using the global variant then you can check system updates, if the new software is available then you can update your device. In case it is not available, but you’re in a haste, then you can update your Redmi Note 8 manually with recovery ROM. Here’s the link.

  • Redmi Note 8 Android 11 Update (Global Stable) [Recovery ROM]

Before upgrading your smartphone, I recommend you to take a backup, before diving into the process and charge your device to at least 30%.

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