Download: Xiaomi rolls out the stable Android 10 update for the Mi Note 10
The Mi Note 10 was the first phone from Xiaomi to launch with the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX 108MP camera sensor. Instead of designing a new device from scratch as a successor to 2017’s Mi Note 3, the Chinese OEM decided to rebrand the China-exclusive Mi CC9 Pro as the Mi Note 10 for the international market. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G-powered phone was originally shipped with MIUI 11 on top of Android 9 Pie, and Xiaomi is now rolling out the stable Android 10 update for it across the globe.
The global variant of the Mi Note 10 is receiving software version V188.8.131.52.QFDMIXM that contains all the goodness of Android 10 as well as the April 2020 security patches. Being a major update, the size of the OTA package is around 2.6GB. The company also offers a Fastboot firmware bundle so that experienced users can manually flash the new build on their phones. Interestingly, the update for the European and the Russian Mi Note 10 variants are still considered “stable beta”, which means no Fastboot ROMs are available for them as of yet.
Note that there is virtually no difference between the Mi Note 10 and the Mi Note 10 Pro (except their lens setup – 7P on the regular versus 8P on the Pro model), thus they share a common firmware. You can directly download the ZIP package for the global variant from the index below and perform a “Local Update“, but the two aforementioned regional builds might require Mi Account authorization. If your phone has an unlocked bootloader, you can bypass that restriction by flashing the builds via TWRP.
|Device and Device Codename||Region||Build Number||Recovery ROM||Fastboot ROM|
|Mi Note 10 / Mi Note 10 Pro (tucana)||Global||V184.108.40.206.QFDMIXM||Download Recovery ROM||Download Fastboot ROM|
|Europe||V220.127.116.11.QFDEUXM||Download Recovery ROM||–|
|Russia||V18.104.22.168.QFDRUXM||Download Recovery ROM||–|
While the current Android 10 build is based on MIUI 11, owners of this phone can get an early glimpse of MIUI 12 by flashing the Chinese closed beta and/or the Xiaomi.EU ROM. Aftermarket developers may have to wait a bit, though, as Xiaomi has yet to update the existing kernel source code for the device.