Xiaomi Redmi 4 update: MIUI 10 beta 8.7.12 update for Redmi 4X and 4A now available for download, MIUI 9.6.1 comes to Prime variant

Xiaomi Redmi 4A

Xiaomi’s Redmi 4 family consists of at least three devices namely Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi 4 and the Redmi 4X, which is just a toned-down version of the Redmi 4. Other than the Redmi 4 Prime that came out in late 2016, the rest of the Redmi 4 variants were unveiled in early 2017.

Despite their different release dates, the entire Xiaomi Redmi 4 series comes preinstalled with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow that is based on MIUI 8. Since then, it’s only the 2016 model that has yet to see a jump from Marshmallow to Nougat, but this hasn’t prevented Xiaomi from rolling out regular MIUI updates.

In fact, all Xiaomi Redmi 4 variants are currently based on the newer MIUI 9 and most are in line to receive the latest MIUI 10, although the dates are unknown.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 MIUI 10 update

Speaking of which, Xiaomi launched the MIUI 10 update at the end of May and has since published an official list of devices that will be upgraded to the new software. In fact, the Chinese OEM has already commenced the rollout of MIUI 10 to a handful of devices that include the Mi MIX 2 pair, the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro as well as the newer Redmi S2, but the wait is still on for owners of the Redmi 4 handsets.

In the list, the Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A are featured and while there’s no mention of the Redmi 4X and Redmi 4 Prime, Xiaomi said that more devices will be added to the list sooner or later. Besides, we also know that the Redmi 4X is basically the same device as the Redmi 4.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Android P update

As far as Android P is concerned, there won’t be such an update for the entire Redmi 4 series. In fact, the devices won’t be getting past their current OS versions, meaning the Redmi 4 Prime will be stuck on Marshmallow forever while those on the Redmi 4, Redmi 4X and Redmi 4A will never go past Android Nougat.

On the brighter side, you may never be short of custom ROMs based on Android P, so make sure you start getting some lessons on how to flash one on your Redmi 4 handset ahead of time.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 update

To keep an eye on the regular software updates that roll out to the entire Redmi 4 series, we have a section for each variant with a table containing details of when the updates are rolled out, the software version they bring and the changelog. You’ll also find the download links to respective MIUI updates so that you can also install them manually on your phone, just in case you need to.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 update timeline

Date Software version Download link Changelog
17 May 2018 MIUI 8.5.17 (beta) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update
Decreased the frequency of FC for various apps and Optimized system stability
12 May 2018 MIUI 9.5.5 (stable) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update
Bug fixes and performance improvements
10 May 2018 MIUI 8.5.10 (beta) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Optimization system stability
29 Apr 2018 MIUI 8.4.29 (beta) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Fixes for Themes app force closed While clicking on import button and Cannot Browse website by chrome errors
18 Apr 2018 MIUI 9.5.4 (stable) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Fixed the issue where icon and battery level weren’t always displayed consistently and issue where Some devices rebooted unexpectedly after an update

Xiaomi Redmi 4X update timeline

Date Software version Download link Changelog
12 July 2018 MIUI 10 8.7.12 (beta) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Official MIUI 10 beta
28 June 2018 MIUI 9.5.10 (stable) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update You can now restrict notifications from App store and Create dual apps again before updating
17 May 2018 MIUI 8.5.17 (beta) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update NA
16 May 2018 MIUI 9.5.5 (stable) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Fixes for Notification settings didn’t work for dual apps, Fingerprints didn’t work with App lock in some cases and Calls were sometimes interrupted and couldn’t be accepted
10 May 2018 MIUI 8.5.10 (beta) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Optimizations for system stability
18 Apr 2018 MIUI 9.5.4 (stable) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Fixes for issue where the icon and battery level weren’t always displayed consistently and Some devices rebooted unexpectedly after an update
2 Mar 2018 MIUI 8.3.1 (beta) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Discover your favorite apps and games in new Mi Apps, multiple fixes for Voice is low during call, The contents of the notification bar are covered by the black area, Saved contacts are shown as numbers in call log, Mobile phone random reboot when using MI mover and MI drop, Missing Titles for ‘Bookmark’ & ‘Manage Downloads’ for Text Size M, and Colored notifications don’t display correctly.
21 Sep 2017 MIUI 8.5.2 (stable) | Android 6.0 Recovery update | Fastboot update
New Option for hiding the content of notification on lockscreen, Manage autostart for multiple system apps, Use search to select your timezone, and more

Xiaomi Redmi 4A update timeline

Date Software version Download link Changelog
12 July 2018 MIUI 10 8.7.12 Recovery update | Fastboot update Installs official MIUI 10 beta
12 Jun 2018 MIUI 9.5.6 (stable) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update
Updated security patch level to May 2018, Added New translation, and Fixed issues where Area codes were attributed to wrong locations in some cases and Alarms didn’t go off on holidays in some cases
11 May 2018 MIUI 8.5.10 (beta) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update
Fixed error where Settings force closed when clicking on print service 
18 May 2018 MIUI 8.5.17 (beta) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Decreased the frequency of FC for various apps and Optimized system stability
26 Apr 2018 MIUI 8.4.26 (beta) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update
Fixed issue where Themes app force closed when you click on import button and issue where device Cannot Browse website using chrome 
17 Apr 2018 MIUI 9.5.4 (stable) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update
Fixed several bugs, updated security patch level to March 2018, Update the Mi Video version to 20180210.1, Updated the GMS version, Fixed the issue where the icon and battery level weren’t always displayed consistently, Feedback Bug Fix, and Fix reboot always after OTA update

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime update timeline

Date Software version Download link Changelog
14 July 2018 MIUI 9.6.1 (stable) | Android 6.0 Recovery update (NA) | Fastboot update (NA) Bug fixes and performance improvements
28 Apr 2018 MIUI 9.5.3 (stable) | Android 6.0 Recovery update | Fastboot update
Fix for reboot after OTA update issue, security exception and Updated global browser to 9.5.6 to fix GDPR and FC.
22 Mar 2018 MIUI 9.5.1 (stable) | Android 6.0 Recovery update | Fastboot update Resume interrupted transfers in Mi Mover without starting over, Revamped start page and optimized performance, Quick search options, and more
20 Jan 2018 MIUI 9.2.3 (stable) | Android 6.0 Recovery update | Fastboot update
Reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically, Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts, and more
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