Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G/Mi 10T Lite/Mi 10i MIUI 12.5 stable released | #itsecurity | #infosec

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite was first announced back in September last year following which it was firstly released for the global and Chinese markets a few months later. Soon after, in early 2021, the device made it to India as the Mi 10i.

In China, the device isn’t sold as part of the Mi series though. Xiaomi has instead decided to opt for the Redmi brand and named the phone Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G.

Aside from these naming differences, there isn’t anything else that sets all the three variants apart. The devices all come with the Snapdragon 750G processor that not only makes them 5G-capable but also one of the cheapest 5G-enabled devices around.

Nonetheless, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G has been receiving continual MIUI 12.5 builds as part of the Chinese beta program. These builds are released in a frequency reaching as high as three times per week.

But of course, these beta updates are limited to the participants of the testing program alone which meant that the vast majority of users have still been eagerly waiting to get a taste of MIUI 12.5 stable.

The wait has now officially come to an end though, at least in China, where Xiaomi is now seeding the Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 stable beta update for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G.

The download link and complete changelog have been given below:


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.
MIUI became lighter, faster, and more durable.

[System animations]
New: A new animation framework renders movement more realistically.
New: New UI design is focused on visualization and making your interaction with the device more lifelike.
[Haptic feedback]
New: Haptic feedback brings a new dimension to familiar actions.
New: All accessibility features become more informative and intuitive with haptic feedback.

[System sounds]
New: Nature mix is a new exciting way of creating your own notification sound system.
New: Hundreds of system sounds that represent animals from all around the world.
New: Stereo system sounds.
[Super wallpapers]
New: Mount Siguniang super wallpaper.

[Privacy protection]
New: Now you can see what apps access your clipboard and control access.
New: Using approximate location adds up points to privacy protection.
New: You can now manage sensitive permissions and related app behavior independently.
New: The behavior of web pages is also tracked now, which helps you to block unwanted and malicious actions.

New: Now it’s up to you who and when can track your online behavior.
New: All apps now come with a security statement from GetApps.
New: Privacy risk scanner.
New: Control which apps access and delete items from your Gallery.
New: A comprehensive overview of all sensitive permissions.
New: You’ll be notified whenever high-risk permissions are used and will be able to block the corresponding actions.
Optimization: An all-new privacy protection page.

New: Compose mind maps with complex structures.
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 make bring the typography in Notes to a new level.
All-new Notes.

You can combine your phone and computer into a single working station.
You can view MIUI notifications and open phone apps on your computer.
Apps from your phone can be handed off to your computer.
The items copied on a phone can now be pasted on the computer and vice versa.
Photos and screenshots from a mobile device can be instantly used on a computer.
Web pages can be seamlessly handed over from one device to another.
You can transfer files to your mobile device using the “MIUI+” panel on your computer.
New “File Manager” and “Notes” for computers.

[Floating windows]
New: Instant messengers now support floating windows.
New: Floating windows can be quickly replaced with fullscreen versions of the apps.
New: App flashcards Show key info when apps are displayed as floating windows.

[Home screen]
New: “Ripples” animation for downloading apps.
New: “Burst” animation for uninstalling apps.
New: New design for app folders.
New: A vertical layout for Recents.

[Xiaomi Cloud]
New: Convert images to PDF.
New: Password manager allows you to store passwords in the cloud.
New: You can share device location with other people in your family sharing group.
New: Location information can be recorded automatically before the device powers off.

[Mi Carrier Services]
New: You can manage multiple SIM cards now.
New: A more convenient way to move a cursor using the scrollbar.
New: Function buttons support switching between languages and keyboards.
New: You can press and hold the function buttons to access more features.
New: Custom themes for keyboards.

New: Font weight adjustment options for third-party fonts.
Optimization: Personalization features for system wallpapers, animations, and sounds.
New: Wallpaper customization in the lite mode.
Optimization: Redesigned Incognito mode.
Optimization: Pages load much faster now.

  • Device: Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
  • Codename: gauguin
  • Channel: China Stable Beta
  • Version:
  • Android: 11

Yep, the changelog is pretty lengthy but the most notable changes include performance improvements, enhanced privacy features, an updated Notes app, new animations, and some UI tweaks.

Do keep in mind that this changelog is for the Chinese variant of MIUI 12.5 for the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, and when the update goes live for the Mi 10T Lite and Mi 10i, expect the changelog to be vastly different.


MIUI 12.5 promises more responsive gestures

So anyway, what does this release mean for the global variants of the device? Well, considering that MIUI 12.5 has been deemed stable enough for a Chinese release, a global release mustn’t be too far off either.

However, the build in question is only available as a stable beta which means that a wider rollout is still awaited even in China. Hence, MIUI 12.5 stable for the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite and Mi 10i may take a while.

For now, stay tuned to our dedicated MIUI 12.5 update tracker so that you do not miss out on any new developments.

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