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Xiaomi Mi 9 SE owners awake to another ludicrous MIUI 11 update

The Mi 9 SE scored 88% overall in our review last year. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Mi 9 SE scored 88% overall in our review last year. (Image source: Xiaomi)
While we have previously argued that Xiaomi's approach to MIUI 11 is disingenuous, its latest round of updates for the Mi 9 SE borders on the farcical. While the wait for Android 10 goes on for most Mi 9 SE owners, some have already started receiving the latest version of Android on their handsets. Only a few mind you, and some may have not even realised it.
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The Mi 9 SE is the midrange answer to the Mi 9, while packing many of the same features as its more expensive sibling. However, while the latter has raced onto Android 10, the Mi 9 SE remains on Android 9.0 builds of MIUI 11. Until now, that is. Sadly, most Mi 9 SE owners have been dealt a somewhat lesser update, instead.

According to multiple sources, Xiaomi has started pushing V11.0.1.0.QFBCNXM to a select few Mi 9 SE handsets. Currently restricted to the China Stable branch of MIUI, this Android 10-based build is actually a Beta Stable ROM. A post on Mi.com explains that Xiaomi releases a Beta Stable ROM to a random and small number of devices to monitor for any bugs that may have been missed during testing. If all goes well, then Xiaomi will issue the same build publicly.

However, although V11.0.1.0.QFBCNXM has gone live for some users in China, the rest of the world is receiving its version of V11.0.6.0. While the latter's higher version number would normally indicate that it is a newer build, V11.0.6.0 is based on Android 9.0 Pie, but still contains many of the same fixes that V11.0.1.0.QFBCNXM does.

If you want to flash V11.0.1.0.QFBCNXM via TWRP, then you can download the build from here. It also seems that Xiaomi has started rolling out V11.0.5.0.PFBCNXM to other Chinese handsets to add to the confusion. The changelog for V11.0.1.0.QFBCNXM is as follows:

System

  • Stable MIUI based on Android 10

Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade

  • Fix: Couldn't open notification settings in the Notification shade in Second space
  • Fix: Couldn't open the Notification shade in some cases

Other

  • Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots
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Alex Alderson, 2020-01-10 (Update: 2020-01-10)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.