The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition smartphone was launched back in July 2018 with flagship-grade specifications out-of-the-box. It came with Android 8.1 Oreo over MIUI 10 and upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie officially. Currently, the latest & stable Android 10 for Mi 8 Explorer (MIUI 11) update comes with a software version MIUI V126.96.36.199.QEHCNXM including other improvements and bug fixes. Now, all the interested Mi 8 Explorer users can also install the firmware by following the guide below.
Google has launched the 10th iteration of Android OS version called Android 10 (Q) in September 2019 officially. It’s the successor version of the last generation Android 9.0 Pie. The Android 10 version brings a bunch of features like smart reply, system-wide dark mode, gestures navigation, improved location privacy, enhanced app permissions, sound amplifier, live caption, focus mode, family link, and more. Meanwhile, the update also brings the December 2019 Android Security patch level.
This patchset improves system security and performance. Apart from this, the update also offers some of the bug fixes like notification settings in the notification shade in Second space, SIM switching errors, overlapped images in scrolling screenshots. We’ve also provided the full changelog below.
Android 10 for Mi 8 Explorer - Changelog
– Stable MIUI based on Android 10
– Updated Android Security Patch to December 2019. Increased system security.
Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade
– Fix: Couldn’t open notification settings in the Notification shade in Second space
– Fix: Errors occurred after switching SIM cards
– Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots
Manually Check OTA Updates
As the software OTA update always roll-out in batches from the server-side, it may take a couple of days or more to hit all the units globally. So, all the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition users should wait for the OTA update notification for a few days and keep checking the OTA updates manually.
To check OTA updates, head over to the device Settings > About Phone > Software update. Meanwhile, you can check OTA updates via the Software Updater app as well on your phone.
Steps to Install Stable Android 10 for Mi 8 Explorer Edition (V188.8.131.52.QEHCNXM)
Unfortunately, if you haven’t received the OTA update notification yet on your device, you can proceed to the manual firmware installation guide below. Make sure to follow all the download links and requirements as well.
- ROM supported – Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition device only. Ensure that your device is running the official Stock ROM.
- Plugin your device to a charger and charge it fully.
- Back up the mobile data completely.
- A PC/Laptop and a USB cable are required.
- Make sure to download and install the drivers & tools on the PC.
Instructions to Install: Android 10 for Mi 8 Explorer
After following all the requirements and download links, you can jump into the installation steps below without further ado. Either you can follow the Recovery or Fastboot method according to the ROM file and your preferrence.Guide to Install MIUI ROM on Xiaomi Device [Recovery/Fastboot]
Check out the video tutorial guide as well.Video Guide on Steps to Flash Xiaomi Device using Fastboot Method
We hope you’ve found this guide useful and installed or updated the MIUI 184.108.40.206 (Android 10) firmware on your Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition device successfully. You can comment below for any queries.