Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Starts Receiving MIUI 9.2 Update Based on Android Marshmallow

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Starts Receiving MIUI 9.2 Update Based on Android Marshmallow

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is one of Xiaomi’s most popular budget phones. It was released in 2016 with powerful specifications including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 system-on-chip, and it received a huge amount of support from developers in the form of custom ROMs. It shipped with MIUI 7 on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop, and received an update to MIUI 8 in August 2016 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow in December 2016.

In November 2017, Xiaomi launched the global version of MIUI 9, and said that the Redmi Note 3 would be among the third batch of devices to receive it. The phone was supposed to get the update in December alongside devices such as the Redmi 3S/Prime, Redmi 4A, but that didn’t happen. Xiaomi went on to release MIUI 9.2 and roll it out to several devices including the Redmi Note 4, but not the Redmi Note 3.

On Wednesday, though, Xiaomi India Product Manager Rohit Ghalsasi announced that MIUI 9 would finally come to the Redmi Note 3. According to users who’ve received the update, the phone’s settings menu identifies it as MIUI 9.2, which implies that Xioami skipped MIUI 9 in favor of the newer MIUI 9.2.

The update has the build number MIUI 9.2.4.0.MHOMIEK, and it’s 290MB in size. It’s worth noting that isn’t a Global Stable build — it’s a Nightly Stable build, the difference being that it’s rolling out to random pockets of users right now. If all goes well, the same update will hit all Redmi Note 3 devices as a Global Stable build in the coming days.

We have known for a while now that the MIUI 9 update for the Redmi Note 3 would be based on Android Marshmallow instead of Android Oreo. That’s disappointing — the device received only one major Android version upgrade in the course of its life cycle. But it’s not all bad. MIUI 9.2 brings Android’s January security patch to the device, plus fixes for the KRACK exploit, a new gallery app, the Mi Video app, a new Mi File Explorer, Mi Drop, and more. Here’s the full changelog:

Redmi Note 3 MIUI 9.2 Changelog

Highlights

  • New – Improve 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 – Quick ball goes back to the edge after 3 seconds of inactivity (08-30)
  • All-new Mi Drop (09-26)
  • New – Mi Mover, supports data migration restarting. During migrating data to the new phone,
  • device hotspot connection will be restored automatically in case of interruption to complete the data migration. (10-25)
  • New – Simplified the UI (10-31)
  • New – Reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically (05-03)
  • New- Mi Picks gets a new name and a new icon! Meet Apps! (08-21)
  • 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)
  • Optimization – “Add to favorites” icon adjustments (10-24)

System

  • New – Distance sensor dynamic calibration function, to ensure that black screen appears correctly (10-26)
  • Fix – Individual user fingerprint failure problem (10-19)
  • Fix – Fingerprint module damage caused by fingerprint identification error (10-19)
  • Fix – KRACK WPA2 security vulnerabilities (10-19)
  • Fix – Compatibility issues for some third-party software on the full-screen devices (10-18)

Phone

  • Optimization – Vibration no longer affects the features which reduce ringer volume when the phone is lifted or flipped to silence (10-10)

App Lock

  • New – App lock supports hiding messages from selected apps (10-31)
  • New – Simplified the UI (10-31)
  • Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar
  • Optimization – Adjusted time for tapping the Lock screen notifications (10-24)

Home screen

  • Optimization – Display effect when the virtual navigation button is on a light-colored wallpaper (10-18)
  • Optimization – Multiple themes supported on the clock widget (10-19)
  • Optimization – Move app icons into a folder easier (10-19)
  • Optimization – Adding widgets to an empty spot with a single tap (10-31)

Themes

  • Optimization – Hide free and incompatible themes in the list of the purchased items (10-10)
  • Optimization – Themes prompt about connecting to the internet when it’s required (10-12)
  • Optimization – “Add to favorites” icon adjustments (10-24)

Gallery

  • New – Erase lines and objects while editing photos (10-12)
  • Fix – Image has been compressed multiple times (10-19)

Backup

  • New – Mi Mover, supports data migration restarting. During migrating data to the new phone, device hotspot connection will be restored automatically in case of interruption to complete the data migration. (10-25)
  • Fix – Mi Mover can’t continue to migrate data after the network connection is interrupted and restored (10-25)
  • Fix – Mi Mover can’t migrate all apps to the new phone (10-25)

Mi Account

  • Optimization – Reduced the number of push notifications when the user is signed out (10-30)

Security

  • New – Performance mode for game speed booster (10-26)
  • New – Set default dual app for faster WeChat, Weibo, and QQ actions (11-22)
  • MI Wallet
  • Fix – In some cases, the use of MiPay in the POS machine credit card transactions failed (10-19)

The MIUI 9.2 nightly ROM for the Redmi Note 3 can be downloaded here.


Via: FoneArena

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