Redmi Note 8T & Note 8 Android 10 update looks distant as devices get March patch with App lock support for all apps (Download link inside) – PiunikaWeb

Xiaomi has been doing pretty good when it comes to pushing out regular and timely updates to its devices. We have seen many of the company’s devices from the past 2 years or so, get updated to Android 10, or to its latest skin, MIUI 11.

However, there are still some devices that are yet to be updated and users are getting on edge about when their devices are likely to get updated to Android 10. Take the Redmi Note 8 and its beefier brother, the Redmi Note 8T.

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Redmi Note 8T

Launched back in November 2019 for the Redmi Note 8T and August 2019 for the Redmi Note 8, both devices ran Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 11 out-of-the-box. Since then, Redmi Note 8 and 8T users have been awaiting an Android 10 build for their devices but kept getting treated to regular monthly security updates.

It seems as though these users have to wait on a little longer because there still isn’t an Android 10 build for their devices. Instead, we have yet another monthly security patch. This time, the March 2020 update.

For the Redmi Note 8T, the update brings a lot more than just a bump in the Android security patch level, as demonstrated in the following Changelog.

Changelog:

System

Updated Android Security Patch to March 2020. Increased system security.

App lock

New: App lock is supported for all apps now

New: Revamped the start page and optimized some features

Source

For the Redmi Note 8, the changelog indicates that the update also packs a little more than just the March Android security patch update. Below is the changelog for the Redmi Note 8.

Changelog:

System

Updated Android Security Patch to March 2020. Increased system security.

App lock

New: App lock is supported for all apps now

New: Revamped the start page and optimized some features

Source

This is an OTA update and as such, should roll out to all eligible devices in due course. However, if you want to manually install this firmware on your device, below are the download links to the firmware for both Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8T.

  • Device: Redmi Note 8
  • Codename: GINKGOIN
  • Channel: Global (India) Stable
  • Version: V11.0.4.0.PCOINXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
  • Device: Redmi Note 8T
  • Codename: WILLOW
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.3.0.PCXMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery

Android 10 is in development for both the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8T. The Redmi Note 8 Pro has already been updated to Android 10 and the same is being tested on the Redmi Note 8. Redmi Note 8 Android 10 update arrives in the next MIUI closed beta.

NOTE: We have these and many more Redmi stories in our dedicated Redmi section.

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