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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro finally receives long-promised major Android and MIUI upgrades in India

The Redmi Note 8 Pro has nabbed Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 in the same update. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi Note 8 Pro has nabbed Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 in the same update. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has started rolling out a new update to the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India. V12.5.3.0.RGGINXM brings several new elements to the device as part of an upgrade to MIUI 12.5. The update finally brings Android 11 to the Redmi Note 8 Pro, too.
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Xiaomi may have announced MIUI 12.5 Enhanced globally, but some devices have only started receiving MIUI 12.5. The Indian version of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is in the latter camp, having received V12.0.6.0.QGGINXM last month, an update based on the older MIUI 12. Additionally, the device has been adrift on Android 10, despite Android 11 having been available the Redmi Note 8 Pro for a while now.

V12.5.3.0.RGGINXM addresses both of these by upgrading the Indian Redmi Note 8 Pro to Android 11 and MIUI 12.5. According to the changelog, V12.5.3.0.RGGINXM also improves gesture response times, while increase rendering power 20x. The update contains the July 2021 Android security patch too, even though Google has since released August patches. 

You can read the full changelog for V12.5.3.0.RGGINXM below. Likewise, you download V12.5.3.0.RGGINXM via the link beneath this paragraph. Please note that this is a recovery file, rather than an OTA. Hence, the file is a 2.3 GB download that you must install manually. Alternatively, you could wait for your device to notify you that the OTA is ready, which should appear within the next week or so, if it has not already.

  • [System]

    • New: Response to gestures is now instant.
    • New: With 20 times more rendering power, there are now few limits to what you can see on your screen.
    • New: With custom device model adjustments, any phone becomes faster after the upgrade.
    • Optimization: Updated Android Security Patch to July 2021. Increased system security.
    • Optimization: MIUI became lighter, faster, and more durable.
    • Stable MIUI based on Android 11

  • [Notes]

    • New: New tools for doodling and sketching.
    • New: Press and hold a sketch to adjust the strokes automatically.
    • New: A gesture shortcut now allows you to create notes, tasks, and excerpts anywhere.
    • New: Excerpts save text, URLs, and images to Notes in a few simple taps.
    • New: Dynamic layouts bring the typography in Notes to a new level.
    • New: Compose mind maps with complex structures.
    • All-new Notes.

  • [Updater]

    • All upcoming system updates will be provided by Google

(Image source: Adimorah Blog)
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Alex Alderson, 2021-08-31 (Update: 2021-08-31)