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Updated | Xiaomi moves the Mi 8 onto Android 10

The Mi 8 joins the Mi Mix 3 and its successor on Android 10. (Image source: Xiaomi via Wccftech)
The Mi 8 joins the Mi Mix 3 and its successor on Android 10. (Image source: Xiaomi via Wccftech)
Xiaomi is screaming ahead with bringing Android 10 to its devices, having upgraded many to Android 9.0 Pie builds of MIUI 11 last year. The Mi 8 has now received Android 10 too, with the latest update for the device addressing a host of issues too.
Update: Xiaomi has now released an Android 10-based version of V11.0.6.0 to Mi 8 too.

Xiaomi is ramping up its efforts to move its past flagships onto Android 10 builds of MIUI 11, with the company initially releasing Android 9.0 Pie builds to devices like the Mi Mix 3 and Mi 8. The latter has now joined the former on Android 10 though, with the latest update for the handset introducing multiple other changes too.

The build, called V11.0.1.0.QEAMIXM, has been released to Xiaomi's Global Stable channel. However, Piunikaweb notes that the Chinese company is gradually rolling out the OS upgrade, but we doubt that this will extend beyond a few weeks. The changelog for V11.0.1.0.QEAMIXM is:


  • Stable MIUI based on Android 10
  • Updated Android Security Patch to December 2019
  • Increased system security

Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade

  • Fix: Couldn’t open notification settings in the Notification shade in Second space


  • Optimization: Localized payment security icon for India


  • Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots

The update downgrades the Mi 8 from V11.0.6.0 to V11.0.1.0 for some reason, but that has also been the case with the Mi Mix 3, Redmi K20 and Mi 9T. We are unsure whether this removes any features that Xiaomi added to MIUI 11 up to this point, though. You can download V11.0.1.0.QEAMIXM from Xiaomi's servers if you want to install it manually, but you must flash it using TWRP. A requisite for having TWRP installed is having an unlocked bootloader too, for reference.


Inexplicably, Xiaomi has just released V11.0.6.0.QEACNXM for the Mi 8. The Android 10-based build is available to download now from here.

(Image source: via Piunikaweb)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-01- 9 (Update: 2020-01-10)