Despite being one of the Xiaomi’s best selling devices, the Redmi Note 8 is one of the most neglected devices from the company this year, in terms of updates. The phone received Android 11 widely only last month after 10 months the update was rolled out in China. But it seems there won’t be any delay again in terms of regular updates, as the device have also started receiving the MIUI 12.5 global stable update.

Redmi Note 8

The update carries version number V12.5.1.0.RCOMIXM but is only being rolled out to those that are a part of the Mi Pilot Testers program for now. If all goes well and the update is deemed bug-free, a wider rollout is expected within the next couple of weeks.

Redmi Note 8 pilot testers finally gets MIUI 12.5 Global Stable update

Regardless, the build does bring along a few new features (courtesy of Xiaomiui). Firstly, and this is arguably the most important one, Gaussian Blur has finally been restored on the Control Center, so you can finally bid farewell to the ugly grey background after almost a year.


Apart from this, there is a new expanded sound panel UI that Xiaomi had added to more high-end devices a while back. The Redmi Note 8 can now also benefit from memory extension with MIUI 12.5 that will expand the RAM virtually by 1GB. Lastly, multiple bugs have reportedly been fixed like proximity sensor issues along with significant performance improvements.

The official changelog has been given below;

[Other] Optimized system performance
Improved system security and stability

It is worth noting that the update is only available in the ‘Global’ region for now. Xiaomi hasn’t yet given a date for when other regions will be getting treated to the same, so stay tuned.

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Download MIUI 12.5 Global Pilot Stable update

To download the MIUI 12.5 Global Pilot Stable update, click on this link.


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