Xiaomi Redmi 7 gets the Android 10 based MIUI 12 Update

Redmi 7 is a popular entry-level phone which wasn’t going to receive the MIUI 12 update as per the official report from Xiaomi. But the latest MIUI 12 stable beta just spotted for Redmi 7 in China. And it is also believed that the Indian variant will also get the MIUI 12 update later this year.

MIUI 12 Update for Redmi 7 China

Xiaomi is a popular brand for value for money phones such as Redmi 7. But when it comes to updates, Xiaomi is not leading in the list but most of the Xiaomi phones get at least two major updates. Last year Xiaomi announced that the Redmi 7 and Redmi Y3 will not get the MIUI 12 update.

Surprisingly, Xiaomi pushed the Android 10 based MIUI 12 Stable Beta update for Redmi 7 in China. It means at least Redmi 7 will get the MIUI 12 update globally this year. We will share about the Redmi Y3 if there is any update for the device. You can check all the changes and new features below that come in the update.

Redmi 7 MIUI 12 Update – Changelog


  • Optimization: Full-screen gestures are now ignored on the Lock screen alarm page
  • Updated Android Security Patch to January 2021. Increased system security.

System animations

  • Optimization: Animations in selected scenes

Control center

  • New: Swipe down from the upper left corner to open Notification shade and from the upper right corner to open Control center
  • Optimization: Control center is now closed by incoming calls
  • Optimization: Control center layout in landscape mode
  • Fix: Control center wasn’t always displayed correctly in landscape mode

Dark mode

  • Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode

Status bar, Notification shade

  • Fix: Notification shade wasn’t displayed correctly in Dark mode

This will be the second major update for Redmi 7 whereas the first was the MIUI 11 update. The phone was launched back in 2019 with Android 9 based MIUI 10. Currently, the Chinese variant is receiving the MIUI 12 Update, but it can also release globally sooner than later.

Redmi 7 MIUI 12 Update comes with build number V12.0.1.0.QFLCNXM. And the update weighs about 2.3GB which is common for major MIUI updates. The update also bumps up the Redmi 7 security patch to January 2021

There are a handful of new features that you will receive in the MIUI 12 Update. The first thing you will notice is the new and animated interface in Settings and system apps. The update also bags a new set of MIUI 12 wallpapers that looks super amazing.

Download Redmi 7 MIUI 12 Update

In case you want to immediately update your Redmi 7 to MIUI 12. Then you can try the Recovery ROM and OTA zip file. It lets you experience the MIUI 12 features before others. So, if you are waiting for long then your wait is over. You can use the given download links.

Recovery ROM:

OTA Update files:

If you want an easy upgrade then you can install the update through OTA Zip files. Makes sure you are on the version mentioned above to install OTA Zip. You can install the OTA zip direct from settings as a Local upgrade option.

Once you go through the installation process, reboot your Redmi 7, and start using MIUI 12. That’s it.

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Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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