Xiaomi Pad 5 receives Android 12 globally courtesy of MIUI 13.1 update
Xiaomi has finally started distributing Android 12 to the Pad 5, which arrives as MIUI 13.1. For some reason, Xiaomi runs at least seven MIUI channels for the Pad 5, with Russia, Taiwain and Turkey all on dedicated channels, as well as China, Europe and India. According to Xiaomi Firmware Updater, Xiaomi has pushed the following Android 12-based updates outside China:
Hence, the company still has to upgrade the Russian, Taiwanese and Turkish versions of the Pad 5 to Android 12. Surprisingly, the three updates contain relatively short changelogs, especially considering their download sizes. For reference, all builds are over 3 GB downloads, but Xiaomi only reports the following changes:
- Stable MIUI based on Android 12.
- Updated Android Security Patch to September 2022.
- Increased system security.
All updates should be rolling out gradually now to eligible tablets. Alternatively, Xiaomiui has provided download links to each build, which we have hyperlinked above. Please note that you must place these zip files on your tablet's internal storage and then direct System Update to manually install an update. Alternatively, you could wait until Xiaomi sends the corresponding over-the-air (OTA) download notification, which we imagine should happen within the next week or so at the latest.