Xiaomi is sending MIUI 12.5 update to the Redmi 8


The MIUI 12.5 skin by Xiaomi is a minor upgrade over the MIUI 12 that serves as a bridge to reach MIUI 13. Earlier this month, the Redmi 8 trio has already received the latest build in India. Now, the Redmi 8 is grabbing a similar treatment globally that comes with Android 11 based MIUI 12.5.

Redmi 8

Must see: List of smartphones to get Android 12 based ColorOS 12

As mentioned, the latest software for the Redmi 8 is rolling out globally in a stable phase. Arriving on build version V12.5.1.0.QCNMIXM, the package enhances the safety of the device by inculcating the July 2021 security patch alongside all the features of the skin.

Concerning features, MIUI 12.5 will refine your user experience. Also, the company has issued a detailed changelog for this update. Meanwhile, you can also check the best of the MIUI 12.5 feature in our dedicated article.


  • System
    • 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.
    • Optimization: MIUI became lighter, faster, and more durable.
    • Updated Android Security Patch to July 2021. Increased system security.
  • Notes
    • 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 bring the typography in Notes to a new level.
    • All-new Notes.
As always, the OTA update is having an incremental rollout and will take time to reach all units. But you can also track the update via the Settings app > Software update > Check for update > Download and install. In case, you can also flash the recovery ROM by clicking here.
Related: Redmi Note 8T gets Android 11 update (Download link included) 
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