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Redmi Note 8 MIUI 12 update rollout partly stalls because of OTA issue

The Redmi Note 8 Global model has hit a snag while waiting for the MIUI 12 update. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)
The Redmi Note 8 Global model has hit a snag while waiting for the MIUI 12 update. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)
The MIUI 12 rollout for the Global variant of the Redmi Note 8 has been stalled. Apparently, there has been an issue reported with the OTA (over the air) process that is preventing the Android 10-based MIUI 12 update from reaching owners of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8. It’s unknown how long a fix for this issue might take.

It seems almost unsurprising that there would be a problem with the MIUI 12 rollout for the Redmi Note 8 now that it has finally started. The news that the Global model would finally get the update from Xiaomi was only revealed a few days ago, and just as Redmi Note 8 owners celebrated this fact the OTA update has encountered a hitch.

A few Redmi Note 8 owners have already taken to the Mi Community forums to enquire about what is happening with the MIUI 12 update and how long a fix will take. One moderator offered this comment in their response to this problem: “Developers are working on priority basis on the OTA issue”. Another post by a different mod narrowed down the issue to Redmi Note 8 devices using a particular MIUI build:

Please note that MIUI 12 has released to all users of Redmi Note 8 Global and China but the users using 11.0.11.0 Global are facing the issue with the update. If you are using 11.0.11.0 Global ROM, please wait patiently and try to update later.

Although it is possible to bypass the OTA process for updating the Redmi Note 8 Global model with MIUI 12 by manually installing the software, it has been recommended to be patient and check the updater app on a regular basis instead. However, Fastboot and Recovery ROMs are available here if you feel comfortable with updating your Redmi Note 8 manually. Make sure to back-up all of your data before doing so though.

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Mi Community (1/2/3) & PiunikaWeb (1/2) & AdimorahBlog

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-11- 7 (Update: 2020-11- 7)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.