MIUI 9 Global Stable Update Released for Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon Variant

Xiaomi announced the newest version of MIUI back in July along with the release in China of the Mi 5X, and then went on to release multiple MIUI 9 Global Beta ROMs for many devices. After months of beta testing for the Global version, the Chinese OEM announced the stable version of MIUI 9 on November 2 alongside the release of the Redmi Y1. Xiaomi stated that the roll-out would be a staged one; the first few devices to get the update would be the Redmi Note 4, the Mi Mix 2, the Mi Max 2, and the Redmi Y1; and every other Xiaomi device released since 2012 would get the update in December.

Even before the announcement, some Mi 6, Mi Mix 2 and Mi Max 2 users were getting the OTA update notification for MIUI 9. On the same day of MIUI 9 Global’s announcement, Xiaomi released the Beta Stable update for the Redmi Note 4. This meant that the update would only roll-out to a random set of users. Those users would have the chance to report bugs, and if no major bugs were reported, the company would give the same ROM the ‘Global Stable’ nomenclature within a few days.

The ‘Global Stable’ nomenclature means that the update is stable and will roll-out to all users. Xiaomi has now released the MIUI 9 Global Stable update for the Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon variant (also known as the Redmi Note 4X in some markets). The ROM is now available for flashing via both fastboot and recovery methods.

The update does not change the underlying Android OS version, which still remains at Android 7.0 Nougat. This means that despite being the first device to be updated to MIUI 9 Global, the Redmi Note 4 still does not have Android 7.1. It is worth noting that MIUI 8 for the Mi Max 2 and the Mi Mix 2 was based on Android 7.1 Nougat.

The full changelog for the update for the Redmi Note 4 is stated below:

MIUI 9 Changelog for Redmi Note 4

MIUI 9 Lightning fast

New – Deep-level system optimizations (08-07)
New – New icons (08-07)
New – New animations for launching and exiting apps (08-07)
New – Simpler Home screen editing (08-07)
New – Introducing Split screen (08-07)
New – Improved Silent mode triggered by the volume button (08-07)
New – Improved readability for the start page of Messaging (08-07)

Highlights
New – Reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically (05-03)
New – Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts (06-29)
New – Virus scans and payment scans were merged into Security scan (06-29)
New – Better blocklist rules with the possibility of separated rules for every SIM card (07-10)
New – Switch for turning Battery saver automatically when charged (07-19)
New – New display formats for update logs in Updater (07-25)
New – Search for apps in the Dual apps settings (08-03)
New – Mi Picks gets a new name and a new icon! Meet Apps! (08-21)
New – Quick ball goes back to the edge after 3 seconds of inactivity (08-30)
Optimization – Cleaner removes empty folders better now (07-10)
Optimization – Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (08-08)
Optimization – Redesigned home page (08-24)
Optimization – Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (08-29)
Optimization – Simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page (09-07)

System
Optimization – Increased system decryption speed (06-23)
Optimization – Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (07-25)
Optimization – Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (08-29)
Fix – Home screen loaded too slow with Android 7.1 (06-23)
Fix – Apps changed Wi-Fi connection status without the user’s permission (06-23)
Fix – Developer options couldn’t be opened using Bahasa Indonesia (08-15)
Fix – Music stayed in the Notification shade after exiting the app (08-15)
Fix – Only Mi TV/Mi Box can be added/shown on Mi Remote app after the update. (08-22)
Fix – WhatsApp force closed in Split screen(08-29)
Fix – Fingerprint sensor works faster now(09-07)

App Lock
New – Added the App lock step before unlocking using a new fingerprint for the first time (08-15)

Contacts
New – Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts (06-29)
Optimization – Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (08-08)
Fix – Contact search didn’t work properly for Russian and Ukranian (08-29)

Messaging
Fix – Time in Messaging didn’t change when the system was switched to 12-hour format (08-29)
Fix – Messages with one-time passwords disappeared (09-07)

Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar
Optimization – Notification shade response (07-04)
Fix – Female voice for English (Waiting for Wi-Fi) in the Notification shade (11-02)
Fix – Music player stopped working on the Lock screen after 10-15 minutes (11-02)

Home screen
New – Animated icons for selected apps in the default theme (09-01)
Optimization – Folders open faster (07-10)
Optimization – Users can set their main Home screen in the editing mode (08-29)
Optimization – New animation for launching and closing apps (09-01)
Fix – Couldn’t close Recents in some cases(05-09)
Fix – Issues with icon size for Clock, Calendar, and Weather (05-16)

Themes
Optimization – Redesigned home page (08-24)

Camera
Fix – Brightness jumps to maximum when viewing photos (09-12)
Fix – Language support issues (09-12)
Optimization – Improved design for Feedback(05-24)

Settings
New – Reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically (05-03)
New – Search for apps in the Dual apps settings (08-03)
Optimization – Introducing Button and gesture shortcuts (09-15)
Optimization – Media volume can be turned back on using volume buttons in DND mode. (09-14)
Optimization – Floating notifications are restricted by default in DND mode. (09-14)
Optimization – Vibration response in DND mode.(09-14)
Optimization – Improved timers forSilent/DND. (09-14)
Fix – Issues with ringtones in dual WhatsApp (05-24)
Fix – Android security patch level was shown with the wrong date (09-07)

Screen Recorder
Fix – The recording couldn’t be played regularly after the process of recording was stopped by locking the device (05-12)
Optimization – Launching speed (07-01)

Downloads
New – Downloads keep waiting when the connection is established again in case it was interrupted (09-05)

Browser
Fix – Issues with Urdu (05-24)

Recorder
Fix – Adjustments for Recorder and Second space (06-23)

Calendar
New – New cards: Horoscope, News, Cricketnews, and Cricket matches (05-18)
New – Holiday cards for Russia (06-28)
New – Introducing football cards with the info about major international leagues and matches (08-15)

Blocklist
New – Better blocklist rules with the possibility of separated rules for every SIM card (07-14)

Cleaner
Optimization – Cleaner removes empty folders better now (07-10)

Battery Usage
New – Switch for turning Battery saver automatically when charged (07-19)

Security
New – Virus scans and payment scans were merged into Security scan (06-29)
Optimization – Simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page (09-07)

Scanner
Fix – Scanner couldn’t work normally(09-12)

Quick Ball
New – Quick ball goes back to the edge after 3 seconds of inactivity (08-30)

Other
New – Mi Picks gets a new name and a new icon! Meet Apps! (08-21)
Fix – Google widget disappeared because of the Dual apps (06-20)

Users can wait for the OTA update to arrive to their phones, or download the ROM in fastboot or recovery version from the source link.

Source: MIUI Forums

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