Redmi Note 8 Pro finally gets Android 11 update with MIUI 12.5 skin

Redmi Note 8 Pro users have waited much longer than expected to receive stable Android 11 update. The device undergone Android 11 testing phase back in December last year and then the rollout was delayed due to adaption issues. Finally, the company has now released a stable Android 11 update for the Redmi Note 8 Pro users. Another good thing is that the update brings MIUI 12.5 which brings lots of good improvements.

V12.5.1.0.RGGCNXM - Redmi Note 8 Android 11 update

The Android 11 update for Redmi Note 8 Pro is currently rolling out in China and should start reaching other regions in the next few weeks. The new update can be identified by software version  V12.5.1.0.RGGCNXM. In terms of changes, the Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 bring chat bubbles, one-time permission, permission auto reset, fast gesture response, improved battery life, a more lightweight MIUI, new animations, new system sounds, and improved performance. The Android security patch is also getting upgraded to May 2021.

Redmi Note 8 Pro users in China who have not received the update yet, can navigate to Settings >> About phone >> System update to manually check for the update. We have also added a download link to the latest ROM for manually installing the update.


  • Redmi Note 8 Pro


  • China

Software version:

  • V12.5.1.0.RGGCNXM

Download link:



  • 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 May 2021. Increased system security.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[Xiaomi Health]

  • New: You can measure your heart rate using the camera now.
  • New: Start recording running, walking, and cycling workouts manually, and enjoy lots of online workout classes.
  • Optimization: Automatic workout recognition is much more accurate now.

[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


  • New: Font weight adjustment options for third party fonts.
  • Optimization: Personalization features for system wallpapers, animations, and sounds.


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