Redmi Note 9: Stable MIUI 12.5 (Android 11 Included) starts rolling out!

Redmi Note 9 was a budget value centric smartphone launched last year. Android 11 has begun rolling out on it with a lot of changes. Read to find out more...

Redmi Note 9: When it launched last year, the Redmi Note 9 was a pretty capable smartphone and had really good price to performance ratio. It came with an LCD 1080P 6.43 Inch Display, Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and a G85 Chip (Which actually was good at the time). It had a 48MP Main & an 8MP Ultrawide (The other two are legendary 2MP+ 2MP), it came with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor, 13MP Front Camera, small bezels at the time, and you can get it for as low 11,499.

Redmi Note 9 gets Android 11
Redmi Note 9

The Redmi K20 & K20 Pro, Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10S and the Redmi 8 Pro: All these smartphones got the MIUI 12.5 update over the past few weeks. And now it is out for the Note 9.

This smartphone came with Android 10 out of the box. It is good to see that Xiaomi has started rolling out this update on a few devices. Note that this is the initial launch and it will take time for people to get the update. All users will get the update eventually.

Xiaomi has pushed the MIUI 12.5 update to all existing MIUI 12 users and it is rolling out in an organized manner to avoid bugs. The update is marked “Stable Beta”, so in a few days, a week or two at most, all users should be able to get the stable & public version.

The size is around 3GB but since size varies, we cannot mention exact size here.

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It still brings all the new features of Android 11 and new tools with a some major UI Improvements like removal of sneaky adverts and bug fixes and optimizations to enhance the end user experience of MIUI. Refinements and polishes and tweaks were made to give users a more stable MIUI.

It also includes the July 2021 Security Patch.

It does come with interesting new features like “Conversation Notifications”, Chat Bubbles, one-time permissions for microphone and camera (Can be turned off and on in settings), better UI Design, smart device controls, etc. You also get something called “Super Wallpapers”, which is definitely cool, new system sounds that are inspired by nature, along with a more productive & sophisticated Notes app that has been visually altered. A new security feature gives you the option to turn clipboard access on or off.

Besides these, there are a lot more changes.

Redmi Note 9: Official MIUI 12.5 Update Change Log


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


–Compose mind maps with complex structures.
– New tools for doodling and sketching.
– Press and hold a sketch to adjust the strokes automatically.
– A gesture shortcut now allows you to create notes, tasks, and excerpts anywhere.
– 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.
– All-new Notes

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– New: Location info can be now reported automatically before the device is powered off
[Status bar, Notification shade]
– Fix: Lock screen notification animations froze after the device was unlocked using face data
– Fix: Notifications flashed in some cases
–Floating notifications weren’t displayed correctly in landscape mode
– Notification badges weren’t updated for incoming notifications on a locked device

There update is not just geared towards features but it is also focused towards stability and security. Also, MIUI 13 is just around the corner.

This smartphone is definitely eligible for MIUI 13 and Android 12 obviously, since it is a fairly new model. The MIUI 13 update which is rumored to bring several quality of life improvements to MIUI along with a lot of visual redesigns and a better optimized and tuned interface.

To ensure a bug and hassle free experience, Xiaomi is globally rolling out this new MIUI 12.5 update in stages, so a wider update rollout will happen surely in the next few days.

If you want to manually update the Redmi Note 9, you can do that in your settings app. Tap on “about phone”. Look for “Check for updates” after tapping on the MIUI Logo.

That is all we have for now. Let us know how the update was and how the experience change felt if you have this device. Do drop a comment down below.

Thanks a lot for reading!

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Surya Sudhanshu
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