Xiaomi Mi 9 SE owners awake to another ludicrous MIUI 11 update
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 V18.104.22.168.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 V22.214.171.124.QFBCNXM has gone live for some users in China, the rest of the world is receiving its version of V126.96.36.199. While the latter's higher version number would normally indicate that it is a newer build, V188.8.131.52 is based on Android 9.0 Pie, but still contains many of the same fixes that V184.108.40.206.QFBCNXM does.
If you want to flash V220.127.116.11.QFBCNXM via TWRP, then you can download the build from here. It also seems that Xiaomi has started rolling out V18.104.22.168.PFBCNXM to other Chinese handsets to add to the confusion. The changelog for V22.214.171.124.QFBCNXM is as follows:
- 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
- Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots