Updated on December 14, 2021: Finally, Xiaomi started rolling the MIUI 12.5 for the Redmi Note 8 globally based on Android 11. The update is labeled with software version V18.104.22.168.RCOMIXM.
Updated on August 17, 2021: Finally, Xiaomi rolled Android 11 for the Redmi Note 8 globally with software version V22.214.171.124.RCOMIXM.
Updated on July 27, 2021: Today Xiaomi rolled the June 2021 security patch for the Redmi Note 8 based on Android 10 with software version V126.96.36.199.QCOMIXM.
Updated on January 14, 2021: Today Xiaomi rolled the January 2021 security patch for the Redmi Note 8 based on Android 10 with software version V188.8.131.52.QCOMIXM.
Updated on November 26, 2020: Today Xiaomi rolled the November 2020 security patch for the Redmi Note 8 based on Android 9 with software version V184.108.40.206.PCOMIXM.
Updated on June 8, 2020: Today Xiaomi rolled the May 2020 security patch to the Redmi Note 8 (Codename: ginkgo) globally with version V220.127.116.11.PCOMIXM. The update has no major changes apart from the security patch and regular bug fix. If you are using the Redmi Note 8, you can manually download and install MIUI 18.104.22.168 Global Stable ROM on Redmi Note 8 based on Android 9.0 Pie.
As we speak, the update has already started rolling over the air for users globally in a phased manner. It may take days or weeks to reach every device around the corner. In case, if you are not patient enough to wait, then follow this guide to install the update on your Redmi Note 8 (ginkgo).
Manually Check OTA Updates
Before moving to the guide, we recommend you to first check if the OTA is already available for your device manually. To do that, go to the phone Settings > About Phone > Software update. Additionally, you can perform this task via the Software Updater app directly. If the software version is available, you can grab it.
Before downloading the OTA update, make sure to charge the phone battery up to 50% minimum and connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Changelog: MIUI V22.214.171.124.QCOMIXM
- Updated Android Security Patch to June 2021. Increased system security.
However, if you’re not getting the latest OTA update due to some unfortunate reason, don’t worry. You can follow the firmware installation guide below for your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 model.
Downloads and Changelog:
|V126.96.36.199.QCOMIXM – Rolled Back
How to Install MIUI 188.8.131.52 Global Stable ROM for Redmi Note 8 (ginkgo)
Installing the stock ROM or upgrading the MIUI version on Xiaomi devices is comparatively easy. But you should follow all the pre-requirements and downloads below before proceeding.
- Supported for: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (ginkgo) only. The device should be running on stock ROM to apply the update.
- Requires: A PC/Laptop and a USB cable.
- Backup: Take a full Backup of Phone Data at first to keep the important files safe.
- Charge: Keep your device charged more than 50%.
- Mi Flash Tool – Download and Install it on your PC
- Download ADB and Fastboot Tools on your computer
- Download Xiaomi USB Drivers and install it on the PC
Instructions to Install:
We assume that you’ve followed the downloads and requirements properly. Now, you can proceed to install MIUI 184.108.40.206 Global Stable ROM on Redmi Note 8. Check out the guide link below along with a video tutorial as well.Guide to Install MIUI ROM on Xiaomi Device [Recovery/Fastboot]
You can check out our full-depth tutorial video as well:Video Guide on Steps to Flash Xiaomi Device using Fastboot Method
We hope that you’ve updated or installed the latest MIUI version on your Redmi Note 8 (ginkgo) successfully. Feel free to ask in the comments below for any queries.