Redmi Note 6 Pro Android 9 Pie-Based MIUI 10 Beta Update Rolled Out, Then Cancelled

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Redmi Note 6 Pro Android 9 Pie-Based MIUI 10 Beta Update Rolled Out, Then Cancelled

Redmi Note 6 Pro is due to receive a stable update to Android Pie

Highlights
  • Xiaomi released MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM version 9.3.14 on Friday
  • OTA rollout of new MIUI beta for Redmi Note 6 Pro got cancelled
  • It is still available through recovery and fastboot packages

Xiaomi on Friday released MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM version 9.3.14 that had brought Android 9.0 Pie for the Redmi Note 6 Pro. But just hours after the formal release, the Chinese company appears to have cancelled the rollout of the new MIUI update. The company didn't provide any reason for the cancellation, though it could be due to some system-level bugs. The changelog for the MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM 9.3.14 showed that the update had included fixes for live wallpapers being displayed on the lock screen. There is no word on when Xiaomi plans to restart the rollout of the update. 

As per official posts on the MIUI forums, the MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM 9.3.14 was released for the Redmi Note 6 Pro along with a fix for the issue that was affecting live wallpaper on the lock screen. The update was also designed to fix the lock screen for facial recognition.

However, the most significant change that the latest MIUI 10 Global Beta had brought was Android 9.0 Pie specifically for the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India. The new update was rolled out as an over-the-air (OTA) package for users already having a MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM. But, as per another MIUI forum post, Xiaomi cancelled the rollout -- without detailing any specified reason.

We've reached out to Xiaomi for clarity on the matter and will update this story accordingly. Notably, earlier this week, the company had revealed which phones were due an MIUI 10 update based on Android Pie, and that included the Redmi Note 6 Pro, though a detailed release schedule was not provided.

 

That being said, the MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM version 9.3.14 can still be downloaded through the available recovery and fastboot packages, though at this stage without clarity on the reason for cancellation, we recommend users not to use this method to update. Notably, Xiaomi on the forum post also notes that users that update to Pie should not roll back to Android Oreo, otherwise there may be problems.

The update is also available for other Xiaomi models, including the Redmi 3S, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4X, Mi 5s, Redmi 4A, Mi Max 2, Redmi Y1 Lite aka Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Y1 aka Redmi Note 5A Prime, Mi 6, Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 5, and the Redmi Note 5 Pro among others.


Can Redmi Note 6 Pro beat the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Zenfone Max Pro M1? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great battery life
  • Bright and vivid display
  • Decent cameras and performance
  • Sturdy body
  • Bad
  • MIUI has ads
  • Hybrid dual-SIM tray
  • No 4K video recording
  • Fast charger not bundled
Display 6.26-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Front Camera 20-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
OS Android
Resolution 1080x2280 pixels
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Jagmeet Singh Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at jagmeets@ndtv.com. Please send in your leads and tips. More
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