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MIUI 12.5 starts making its way to Redmi Note 7 owners with the China ROM model

The Redmi Note 7 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)
The Redmi Note 7 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)
Xiaomi has started rolling out the MIUI 12.5 update for the Redmi Note 7 with the China ROM. Apparently, the firmware is in a stable beta form, so there will be a testing phase before a wider rollout commences. The Redmi Note 7 was released in February 2019 and has been a massive sales hit for Xiaomi.

Owners of the Global, Europe, and India ROM variants of the Redmi Note 7 can expect to start receiving MIUI 12.5 in the coming weeks as it has been revealed that the software update is now rolling out to select units with the China ROM. Version V12.5.3.0.QFGCNXM of the software is reported as a stable beta, so it is likely it will be tested by Mi Pilots for a while before other users start receiving it.

Currently, the Redmi Note 7 has been updated to the Android 10-based version of MIUI 12, and it will be an Android 10-based version of MIUI 12.5 that will be the next update. While no upgrade to Android 11 is expected for the Redmi Note 7, it is possible that it will receive MIUI 13. Custom ROMs such as CesiumOS can offer the Android 11 experience for Redmi Note 7 users.

Unsurprisingly, the V12.5.3.0.QFGCNXM firmware is available online for download for those plucky Redmi Note 7 owners who want to give it a try ahead of the official release schedule (check “sources” for link). Remember to backup your data before attempting to install the MIUI 12.5 update.

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 MIUI 12.5. Yours alone.
New: Response to gestures is now instant.
New: With 20 times more rendering power, there are now few limits to what you can see on your screen.
New: With custom device model adjustments, any phone becomes faster after the upgrade.
Optimization: MIUI became lighter, faster, and more durable.
[System animations]
New: A new animation framework renders movement more realistically.
New: New UI design is focused on visualization and making your interaction with the device more lifelike.
[System sounds]
New: Nature mix is a new exciting way of creating your own notification sound system.
New: Hundreds of system sounds that represent animals from all around the world.
New: Stereo system sounds.
[Privacy protection]
New: Now you can see what apps access your clipboard and control access.
New: Using approximate location adds up points to privacy protection.
New: You can now manage sensitive permissions and related app behavior independently.
New: The behavior of web pages is also tracked now, which helps you to block unwanted and malicious actions.
New: Now it’s up to you who and when can track your online behavior.
New: All apps now come with a security statement from GetApps.
New: Privacy risk scanner.
New: Control which apps access and delete items from your Gallery.
New: A comprehensive overview of all sensitive permissions.
New: You’ll be notified whenever high-risk permissions are used and will be able to block the corresponding actions.
Optimization: An all-new privacy protection page.
New: Compose mind maps with complex structures.
New: New tools for doodling and sketching.
New: Press and hold a sketch to adjust the strokes automatically.
New: A gesture shortcut now allows you to create notes, tasks, and excerpts anywhere.
New: Excerpts save text, URLs, and images to Notes in a few simple taps.
New: Dynamic layouts make bring the typography in Notes to a new level.
All-new Notes.
[Xiaomi Cloud]
New: Convert images to PDF.
New: Password manager allows you to store passwords in the cloud.
New: You can share device location with other people in your family sharing group.
New: Location information can be recorded automatically before the device powers off.
[Home screen]
New: “Ripples” animation for downloading apps.
New: “Burst” animation for uninstalling apps.
New: New design for app folders.
New: A vertical layout for Recents.
[Mi Carrier Services]
New: You can manage multiple SIM cards now.
New: A more convenient way to move a cursor using the scrollbar.
New: Function buttons support switching between languages and keyboards.
New: You can press and hold the function buttons to access more features.
New: Custom themes for keyboards.
New: Font weight adjustment options for third party fonts.
Optimization: Personalization features for system wallpapers, animations, and sounds.
New: Wallpaper customization in the lite mode.
Optimization: Redesigned Incognito mode.
Optimization: Pages load much faster now.


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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-07- 9 (Update: 2021-07- 9)