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MIUI 12 beta stable update made available to random Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20 devices in India ahead of planned public rollout

Some lucky owners of the Xiaomi Mi 9T in India will be testing out MIUI 12 ahead of the general public rollout. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Some lucky owners of the Xiaomi Mi 9T in India will be testing out MIUI 12 ahead of the general public rollout. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has officially announced that the MIUI 12 beta stable update (V12.0.2.0.QFJINXM) has started to roll out to some Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20 devices in India. The firmware has now been pushed OTA and users chosen by random should start receiving notifications to install the MIUI 12 update. The public ROM should be available soon.

A post on the official Mi Community pages has revealed that a MIUI 12 beta stable update is now being made available to Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20 owners in India who have been selected by random. Xiaomi wants to test out this particular beta variant of the much-reported MIUI 12 firmware before pushing on with a wider rollout to the public.

The Xiaomi Mi 9T is the global name for the Redmi K20 that was released in the first half of 2019. There has already been news about MIUI 12 stable firmware hitting the Mi 9T Pro and Redmi K20 Pro and now it’s the turn for the non-Pro models. Xiaomi hasn’t stated how long the beta preview will last, but the Chinese OEM will release the public ROM if the beta period is classified as successful.

The latest V12.0.2.0.QFJINXM update is already being sent OTA with Xiaomi requesting that those who receive it provide feedback on the firmware’s performance. The MIUI 12 changelog is considerable (see below) and includes details about new system animations, super wallpapers, and numerous system fixes. The beta stable update file is 2.4 GB in size and can be downloaded from a link found in the sources below.

Source(s)

Mi Community & PiunikaWeb

Download via link @xiaomi_xfu (use at own risk)

Changelog:

Highlights
MIUI 12. Yours alone.

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.

Super wallpapers
New: Super wallpapers break physical boundaries and keep inspiring you with every touch.
Fix: Status bar colors weren’t displayed correctly in the Dark mode

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

Floating windows
New: Pull down a notification sent by a messenger app to turn it into a floating window.
New: Floating windows keep apps running in the foreground even when you pause to do other things.
New: You can minimize a floating window using a full screen gesture.
New: You can open an app in a floating window directly from Recents.
Optimization: Press and hold an app preview in Recents to choose between Split screen and floating windows.

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!
Optimization: Control center is now closed by incoming calls
Optimization: Press and hold redirection options
Fix: Brightness adjustment bar couldn’t be used when Control center was opened for the first time
Fix: Toggle order wasn’t correct on the old toggle panel
Fix: Switching SIM cards crashed the app in some cases
Fix: Accessibility features weren’t available in the editing mode

Dark mode
New: Dark mode support is also provided for third party apps now.
New: Contrast is lowered automatically in low light conditions to protect your eyes.
New: Wallpapers can be displayed in darker palette when your device switches to Dark mode.

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

Always-on display
Fix: Lock screen items were shown on the Always-on display

Lock screen
Fix: Fingerprint unlock didn’t work on Always-on display in some cases
Removed: Lock screen and Always-on display issues in Second space

Home screen
New: Animated Home screen icons are neat and satisfying.
New: We’ve added a new animation for uninstalling apps.
New: Gravitational animations make returning to Home screen look seamless and natural.

Camera
New: New Pro mode features and descriptions
Optimization: Pro mode parameter naming

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

Settings
New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
New: New full screen gestures for switching between apps are available.

Notes
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.

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

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-07- 4 (Update: 2020-07- 4)
Daniel R Deakin
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