MIUI 12 update for Redmi 8A rolling out with December 2020 security patch [Download Link]

Xiaomi Redmi 8A is getting MIUI 12 update for Chinese and European variants. It comes with a set of new features and optimization for a better experience.

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It optimizes the full-screen gesture, system animations, Control center layout, Dark mode brightness as well as brings new shortcuts to open the control center and notification shade.

This update also improves system security by installing the latest Android patch released in December 2020. It fixes the Control center issue that wasn’t always displayed correctly in landscape mode.

Below you can check the updated software version, changelog, and download links of this update.

Updates Software Version

  • Redmi 8AV12.0.1.0.QCPEUXM (1.8GB)

Redmi 8A (EEA) – Download Link


  • Redmi 8AV12.0.1.0.QCPCNXM (2.0GB)

Redmi 8A (China) – Download Link



  • Optimization: Full screen gestures are now ignored on the Lock screen alarm page
  • Updated Android Security Patch to December 2020. Increased system security.

System animations

  • Optimization: Animations in selected scenes

Control center

  • New: Swipe down from the upper left corner to open Notification shade and from the upper right corner to open Control center
  • Optimization: Control center is now closed by incoming calls
  • Optimization: Control center layout in landscape mode
  • Fix: Control center wasn’t always displayed correctly in landscape mode

Dark mode

  • Optimization: Brightness and color improvements for wallpapers in Dark mode

Status bar, Notification shade

  • Fix: Notification shade wasn’t displayed correctly in Dark mode


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