Download: Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S receive stable beta Android 10 update with MIUI 11
Launched back in 2019, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 brought 48MP camera to the masses. The company decided to use a different camera sensor on the Indian variant, but they quickly phased out the initial model in favor of the Redmi Note 7S with a 48 MP primary rear camera. There is virtually no difference between the regular Redmi Note 7 and the Note 7S except the camera. Both models share a common code-name (“lavender”), thus their firmware packages are identical as well.
The factory-installed operating system on the phone duo was MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie. The MIUI 11 update kept the underlying Android layer intact for them, but the phones have received a taste of Android 10 via MIUI 12-based closed beta builds. Xiaomi is now rolling out the Android 10 update for the Redmi Note 7/7S through the stable channel of MIUI, but there are a few stumbling blocks you should be aware of.
First of all, the stable build is still based on MIUI 11, not MIUI 12. Moreover, the company treats the current update as a “stable beta”, which means an authorized Mi Account might be required to sideload the ZIP file. Once Xiaomi marks it to be stable enough, they are going to flip a server-side switch that will eventually remove the need for such authorization before flashing. Alternatively, they could also release new builds with additional bug fixes.
The software version of the new build is V18.104.22.168.QFGxxXM, and it bumps the Android security patch level (SPL) to June 2020. The OTA is rolling out in China and India as of now, while other regional variants should get their updates soon. In case the bootloader of your Redmi Note 7/7S is unlocked and you want to install the updated build right now, either pick the appropriate Recovery ROM from the following table and flash using TWRP or straightaway choose the Fastboot ROM to bypass the Mi Account authorization requirement.
Redmi Note 7/7S (lavender) — MIUI 11 Android 10 Download Links
|Region||Build Number||Recovery ROM||Fastboot ROM|
|China||V22.214.171.124.QFGCNXM||Download Link||Download Link|
|Global||V126.96.36.199.QFGMIXM||Download Link||Download Link|
|Europe||V188.8.131.52.QFGEUXM||Download Link||Download Link|
Thanks to XDA Recognized Developer yshalsager for providing the download links!