Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite & Redmi K30 5G Android 11 internal update preparation
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on August 19) follows:
The Android community is patiently waiting for the official unveiling of the next version of Android- Android 11- which is slated for sometime next month. Already, we have seen a number of Developer Previews and we have a pretty good idea of what to expect in Android 11.
Even as that happens, many OEMs are already working on their own skinned versions of Android 11. We have seen Samsung working on its upcoming One UI 3.0, OnePlus with OxygenOS 11, and so on.
Xiaomi does things a little differently, pushing out Android version updates separately from its custom Android skin, MIUI.
Earlier this year, we saw the release of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition, sold in other markets as the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite, and the Redmi K30 5G. Both devices came with Android 10 out of the box with MIUI 11 on top. Since then, both the K30 5G and the Mi 10 Lite have been updated to MIUI 12 in China.
New reports coming in hint towards the possibility of the company already working on an Android 11 build for both the Mi 10 Lite and Redmi K30 5G. In the release notes for MIUI 12 Beta 20.8.18, it is official that the two devices (Mi 10 Lite and Redmi K30) are set to miss out on this update.
Due to the ongoing Android version upgrade Redmi K30 5G, Mi 10 Youth Edition are temporarily suspended.
While it has not been explicitly mentioned in the post, both devices came with Android 10 out of the box and the only Android system upgrade that could be implied in this message is the upcoming Android 11. Could Xiaomi be working on Android 11 for Mi 10 Lite and Redmi K30 5G?
Also, is Xiaomi planning to release MIUI 12 for these devices in other regions along with Android 11? Well, that remains to be seen. However, if previously-released MIUI 12 roadmaps are anything to go by, we should see the devices get MIUI 12 in more regions pretty soon. Stay tuned to our dedicated MIUI 12 tracker for more.
Also, Xiaomi recently released Android 10 source code for the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G & Mi 10 Lite Zoom so we should expect better Android 10-based custom ROMs for these devices as users await an update to MIUI 12.
It is refreshing to see OEMs already working on Android 11 even before the official release. This could mean that many devices will get updated to Android 11 sooner than they did get previous versions of Android. However, that too remains to be seen.
Update 1 (September 09)
IST 06:10 pm: According to information shared via the Xiaomi & MIUI News group on Telegram, it appears that the Redmi K30 5G and the Mi 10 Youth Edition picked up the Android 11 beta update alongside recent MIUI 12 beta version 20.9.8.
Update 2 (December 04)
The Mi 10 Lite devices (global) are now receiving the Android 11 update. While the initial wave is likely to hit a limited set of devices, a wider rollout should follow soon. Those not interested in waiting for the OTA can install the update using the download link shared below.
- Device: Mi 10 Lite
- Channel: Global Stable
- Version: V188.8.131.52.RJIMIXM
- Type: Recovery
- Download: Link
- MD5: ca3427136713a3b7cbc6c7dcc7e26407
- Type: Recovery
Following is the changelog:
Updated Android Security Patch to October 2020. Increased system security.
Stable MIUI based on Android 11
Update 3 (December 21)
The Mi 10 Lite Zoom (aka Mi 10 Youth Edition) is getting the stable Android 11 update in China. If you want to install the update manually, the download link is given below. However, this is a Chinese ROM and does not include any Google apps and services.
- Device: Mi 10 Lite Zoom
- Codename: vangogh
- Channel: China Stable
- Version: V184.108.40.206.RJVCNXM
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