Xiaomi kicks-off MIUI 12 Global Stable Update for Redmi S2/Y2 (with Download Link)

Xiaomi has started rolling out the MIUI 12 update for the global variant of Redmi Y2, which is dubbed as Redmi S2. The Redmi S2/Y2 was announced all the way back in June 2018 and ran on Android Oreo 8.1 out-of-the-box.

Redmi Y2 MIUI 12 Update

Last year, Xiaomi released the Android Pie 9.0 and MIUI 11 updates. Now the news comes out that, the company starts seeding MIUI 12 global stable update for the Redmi S2/Y2. The MIUI 12 update for Redmi S2 arrives with software version. Here’s everything you need to know about Redmi S2 / Redmi Y2 MIUI 12 Stable Update.

The newer build weighs 616MB download size, which brings a slew of new features to the device alongside the September 2020 monthly security patch. Talking about the changes then the update brings new animations, intuitive UI, customizations, and obviously the MIUI 12 Wallpapers. Here you can check the changelog, before diving into the steps to get MIUI 12 on Redmi Y2/S2.

MIUI 12 Global Stable Update for Redmi Y2/S2 – Changelog

[System animations]

  • New: All-new physically based animation engine with advanced architecture will refresh your device’s look.
  • New: Dynamic window technology takes switching screen orientation to a new level.

[System visuals]

  • Brand new visual design works for all types of content and languages.
  • Magazine-level layouts bring important things into the spotlight and make content structure clear.

[Privacy protection]

  • New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
  • New: MIUI 12 is the first Android-based mobile OS that went through the rigorous enhanced privacy protection testing.

[Control center]

  • New: Swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen to open Control center.
  • New: Animated icons are a joy to look at!
  • New: Swipe down from the upper left corner to open Notification shade and from the upper right corner to open Control center


  • New: You can hide private items while casting and minimize the window to multitask.


  • Updated Android Security Patch to September 2020. Increased system security.


  • New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.


  • New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
  • New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.


  • New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
  • New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.


  • New: You can create folders with notes now.
  • New: New dynamic backgrounds look gorgeous!
  • New: Tasks are completed with a satisfying animation now.
  • New: Checklists of subtasks make managing your agenda much simpler.

Redmi S2/Y2 MIUI 12 Global Stable Update

MIUI 12 Global Stable goes official via OTA update, It might take some time to reach every device. But you can sideload the update manually on your device, by downloading the recovery ROM, from the below-mentioned link. Here’s the download link.


Here’s How you can update your Redmi S2/Y2 to MIUI 12.

  1. At first, download the firmware from the above-mentioned link.
  2. Copy the file and paste it in the internal storage outside of every folder.
  3. Now head over to the settings > about phone > system updates.
  4. Click on the three-dots menu icon available in the top right corner.
  5. Now tap on choose update package option and select the firmware.
  6. That’s it.

All done. Now you can start using your Redmi S2/YE running on MIUI 12 based on Android Pie 9.0.

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Haneet is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of YTECHB. He has a huge passion for tinkering with latest smartphones, wearables, smart home devices, smart TVs, and more. As an avid Apple Ecosystem user, he loves customizing his iPhone and iPad to suit his needs. For tips, you can connect Haneet at haneetsingh@outlook.com In 2019, Haneet and the YTECHB team exclusively shared the wallpapers of iPhone 11 right before the launch event. In 2020, Haneet alongside his team members shared exclusive renders and official photos of two Samsung Galaxy smartphones - the Galaxy M11, and Galaxy M21. Later, the YTECHB team leaks information about Motorola's feature phones and Razr 3. In the last few months, our team shared Galaxy S24 Ultra leaks and more. You may come across his work getting mentioned in The Times of India, India Today, Hindustan Times, NDTV, TechRadar, Digital Trends, Yahoo News, GSMArena, Android Authority, Android Central, Android Headlines, SamMobile, XDA, 9to5Google, and many other publications. He works across news, updates, features, guides, and more. If YTECHB writes about it, you can expect him to be involved in some way.

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