Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A update brings December 2018 security patch

Redmi 6 and 6A receive Android update
Redmi 6 and 6A receive Android update
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has a new update in store for its customers holding Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A smartphones. This new update fixes countless bugs and contains the December 2018 Google Safety Patch
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The new Android safety patch for Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A is now available for download. The MIUI patch is approximately 450 MB in size and covers the December 2018 patchlist. It is scheduled to roll out in the next few days; however the patch is only meant for Android 8.1 Oreo. The patch allows for more safety and contains bugfixes for a long list of problems that had been plaguing users over the past few months. The MIUI update for Android 9 Pie is not expected to be released any earlier than the third quarter of this year.

The update’s changelog on version 10.2.2 contains a lot of bugfixes and Google’s December 2018 security patch. Owners of Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A smartphones have reported that they repeatedly encountered numerous problems with their devices; such as problems switching between front and rear cameras, inoperable fingerprint sensors and return buttons during calls and the inability to send SMS during conference calls. Other bugs fixed in the update include issues with the headphone symbol disappearing from the notification panel during telephone conversations. 

The OTA update on the Xiaomi Redmi 6 update carries the build V10.2.2.0.OCGMIXM whilst the Redmi 6A carries V10.2.2.0.OCGBMXIM. The update should be available for download worldwide; in the case that an automatic update notification does not pop up one one’s display, it can be found in the menu under “Settings - Software Update”.


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Daniel Puschina, 2019-01-20 (Update: 2019-01-20)
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