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MIUI 9 global ROM rolling out to Redmi Note 4 and Mi Max 2

03 November 2017 3

Xiaomi has started to roll out the MIUI 9 global stale ROM to Redmi Note 4 and Mi Max 2 users around the globe. The rollout has started just one day after the announcement which happened in Delhi, India yesterday. While Xiaomi said that Mi MIX 2 will also be receiving the update from today, its users are yet to receive the same.

The MIUI 9 update has been released for both Redmi Note 4 (Qualcomm) and Redmi Note 4X variants. It means regardless of what variant you have, you should keep an eye on for the update notification. You can also check for the update manually by visiting Settings -> About Phone section. The procedure remains the same for Mi Max 2 users as well.

Here is the complete changelog for the MIUI 9 update which will be coming to your device:

New - Deep-level system optimizations (08-07)
New - New icons (08-07)
New - New animations for launching and exiting apps (08-07)
New - Simpler Home screen editing (08-07)
New - Introducing Split screen (08-07)
New - Improved Silent mode triggered by the volume button (08-07)
New - Improved readability for the start page of Messaging (08-07)

Highlights
New - Reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically (05-03)
New - Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts (06-29)
New - Virus scans and payment scans were merged into Security scan (06-29)
New - Better blocklist rules with the possibility of separated rules for every SIM card (07-10)
New - Switch for turning Battery saver automatically when charged (07-19)
New - New display formats for update logs in Updater (07-25)
New - Search for apps in the Dual apps settings (08-03)
New - Mi Picks gets a new name and a new icon! Meet Apps! (08-21)
New - Quick ball goes back to the edge after 3 seconds of inactivity (08-30)
Optimization - Cleaner removes empty folders better now (07-10)
Optimization - Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (08-08)
Optimization - Redesigned home page (08-24)
Optimization - Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (08-29)
Optimization - Simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page (09-07)

System
Optimization - Increased system decryption speed (06-23)
Optimization - Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (07-25)
Optimization - Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (08-29)
Fix - Home screen loaded too slow with Android 7.1 (06-23)
Fix - Apps changed Wi-Fi connection status without the user's permission (06-23)
Fix - Developer options couldn't be opened using Bahasa Indonesia (08-15)
Fix - Music stayed in the Notification shade after exiting the app (08-15)
Fix - Only Mi TV/Mi Box can be added/shown on Mi Remote app after the update. (08-22)
Fix - WhatsApp force closed in Split screen (08-29)
Fix - Fingerprint sensor works faster now (09-07)

App Lock
New - Added the App lock step before unlocking using a new fingerprint for the first time (08-15)

Contacts
New - Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts (06-29)
Optimization - Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (08-08)
Fix - Contact search didn't work properly for Russian and Ukranian (08-29)

Messaging
Fix - Time in Messaging didn't change when the system was switched to 12-hour format (08-29)
Fix - Messages with one-time passwords disappeared (09-07)

Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar
Optimization - Notification shade response (07-04)
Fix - Female voice for English (Waiting for Wi-Fi) in the Notification shade (11-02)
Fix - Music player stopped working on the Lock screen after 10-15 minutes (11-02)

Home screen
New - Animated icons for selected apps in the default theme (09-01)
Optimization - Folders open faster (07-10)
Optimization - Users can set their main Home screen in the editing mode (08-29)
Optimization - New animation for launching and closing apps (09-01)
Fix - Couldn't close Recents in some cases (05-09)
Fix - Issues with icon size for Clock, Calendar, and Weather (05-16)

Themes
Optimization - Redesigned home page (08-24)

Camera
Fix - Brightness jumps to maximum when viewing photos (09-12)
Fix - Language support issues (09-12)
Optimization - Improved design for Feedback (05-24)

Settings
New - Reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically (05-03)
New - Search for apps in the Dual apps settings (08-03)
Optimization - Introducing Button and gesture shortcuts (09-15)
Optimization - Media volume can be turned back on using volume buttons in DND mode. (09-14)
Optimization - Floating notifications are restricted by default in DND mode. (09-14)
Optimization - Vibration response in DND mode. (09-14)
Optimization - Improved timers for Silent/DND. (09-14)
Fix - Issues with ringtones in dual WhatsApp (05-24)
Fix - Android security patch level was shown with the wrong date (09-07)

Screen Recorder
Fix - The recording couldn't be played regularly after the process of recording was stopped by locking the device (05-12)
Optimization - Launching speed (07-01)

Downloads
New - Downloads keep waiting when the connection is established again in case it was interrupted (09-05)

Browser
Fix - Issues with Urdu (05-24)

Recorder
Fix - Adjustments for Recorder and Second space (06-23)

Calendar
New - New cards: Horoscope, News, Cricket news, and Cricket matches (05-18)
New - Holiday cards for Russia (06-28)
New - Introducing football cards with the info about major international leagues and matches (08-15)

Blocklist
New - Better blocklist rules with the possibility of separated rules for every SIM card (07-14)

Cleaner
Optimization - Cleaner removes empty folders better now (07-10)

Battery Usage
New - Switch for turning Battery saver automatically when charged (07-19)

Security
New - Virus scans and payment scans were merged into Security scan (06-29)
Optimization - Simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page (09-07)

Scanner
Fix - Scanner couldn't work normally (09-12)

Quick Ball
New - Quick ball goes back to the edge after 3 seconds of inactivity (08-30)

Other
New - Mi Picks gets a new name and a new icon! Meet Apps! (08-21)
Fix - Google widget disappeared because of the Dual apps (06-20)

  • The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.

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