Xiaomi finally rolls out Android 11 update for Redmi Note 8 (vanilla) in India

In the month of July, Xiaomi kicked off the Android 11 update for the Redmi Note 8 in select regions (Global and Russia). Since then Note 8 users are waiting for the major OS upgrade in India. Today, a few users shared screenshots of receiving Android 11 update in India on social media, for the time being, it is in a rolling phase. The latest update is seeding with a bunch of new features and improvements. Read along to know more about Redmi Note 8 Android 11 update in India.

Xiaomi plants the major OS upgrade’s OTA with V12.0.1.0.RCOINXM version number. As it is a major OS upgrade, it requires a huge amount of data for sideloading, the build weighs around 2.2GB of size for downloading. I suggest you connect your device to a Wi-Fi network for uninterrupted installation. In case you’ve opted for Xiaomi’s pilot testing program, then you’ll get access to the update very soon, while other users need to wait for a few more days (or weeks in the worst-case scenario).

Android 11 update for Redmi Note 8 India – Changelog

As of now, Xiaomi has not officially confirmed the Redmi Note 8 Android 11 rollout for India, but as I said earlier some users have allegedly received the update on their smartphone. Here’s a screenshot shared by a Twitter user (@TechnoAnkit1) and as per the information this build is based on MIUI 12 (not MIUI 12.5). Xiaomi didn’t share a detailed changelog this time. Here’s the complete changelog.

redmi note 8 android 11 update india
  • Other
    • Optimized system performance
    • Improved system security and stability

Talking about the features then, then the Redmi Note 8 (2019) users can now access features such as chat bubbles, dark mode scheduling, enhanced privacy controls, and other basic functionalities of Android 11.

Xiaomi has finally released the much-awaited Android 11 update for the Redmi Note 8 (2019) in India. If you’re using the Note 8, then you can move to the System updates settings and check the new updates. If the update is available on your device, then you can simply download it and update your device.

However, if the update is not available but you’re in a haste to taste the new features, then you can sideload the recovery ROM. Here’s the download link.

  • Redmi Note 8 (India) MIUI 12 Update – V12.0.1.0.RCOINXM [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 50%.

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