Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9T Pro grabbing MIUI 12.5 update with May 2021 security patch

MIUI 12.5

Xiaomi has started rolling out MIUI 12.5 software updates for Mi 9T Pro and Mi 9 globally, with a new version that comes with a set of new features to enhance the users’ experience and device performance.

As per the mentioned changelog, the new update brings a new feature for System, powerful tools in the Notes app such as doodling, sketching, press, and hold to adjust the strokes, gesture shortcuts, dynamic layouts for typography, and more.

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Along with this major update, this improves system security by installing the latest Android patch released in May 2021. Also, it brings a new feature for Xiaomi Cloud which automatically reported the location information before the device is powered off.

The new update for Mi 9T Pro and Mi 9 comes with the MIUI 12 based software version V12.5.1.0.RFKMIXM and V12.5.1.0.RFAMIXM respectively. And users will have to download a 2.6GB software package to install the update.

Below you can check the changelog and download link of this update.



  • New: Response to gestures is now instant.
  • New: With 20 times more rendering power, there are now few limits to what you can
  • see on your screen.
  • New: With custom device model adjustments, any phone becomes faster after the upgrade.
  • Optimization: MIUI became lighter, faster, and more durable.
  • Updated Android Security Patch to May 2021. Increased system security.
    Stable MIUI based on Android 11


  • New: A gesture shortcut now allows you to create notes, tasks, and excerpts anywhere.
  • New: Excerpts save text, URLs, and images to Notes in a few simple taps.
  • New: Dynamic layouts bring the typography in Notes to a new level.
  • New: Compose mind maps with complex structures.
  • New: New tools for doodling and sketching.
  • New: Press and hold a sketch to adjust the strokes automatically.
  • All-new Notes.

(Xiaomi Cloud)

  • New: Location info can be now reported automatically before the device is powered off

Updated Version 

  • Mi 9T Pro Global – V12.5.1.0.RFKMIXM
  • Mi 9 Global – V12.5.1.0.RFAMIXM

Download Link

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MIUI 12.5 Features

The MIUI 12.5 supports Android gesture Turbo which provides an extremely fast response in the system and upgraded its computing power. It also brings system animations, sound designs, new super wallpapers, and more.

Have a look at the complete feature list below.

  • Snow mountain super wallpaper
  • System animation design
  • New privacy protection function,
  • Sandbox mechanism
  • New thinking notes and quick drawing
  • New MIUI+
  • Seamless collaboration
  • Xiaomi Health
  • Omni-directional screen projection
  • MIUI annotations
  • Natural notification sounds
  • Adaptive TV screen ratio
  • Xiaomi cloud service

According to Xiaomi, MIUI 12.5 is lighter, faster, and cheaper. The system user interface was rewritten, so the memory usage is reduced by 20%, and the background memory usage is less by an average of 35%, system application power consumption decreased by an average of 25%, and more.

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