MIUI 9.2 update arrives for the Redmi Note 3


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Back in November Xiaomi announced the very new version of its own Android-based OS, the MIUI 9. The update already has made its way to several Xiaomi smartphones, followed by the MIUI 9.2 incremental update. However, a few devices still are waiting for Xiaomi’s eyes of love. The Redmi Note 3 owners waiting for the update can finally rest since the company decided to roll out the latest 9.2 version of MIUI to the 2016’s smartphone.

The new MIUI 9.2.4.0.MHOMIEK updates weighs at 290MB and come with Google January Security Patch. Furthermore, the update brings a revamped UI, New Gallery App, App Vault, Calendar Cards, Mi Video App, New Mi Explorer, Mi Drop, bug fixes, battery optimization, and more.

Worth nothing to mention that this update is a Nightly build, and the company will collect users feedback. After the conclusion of this phase, Xiaomi will drop out the stable build. Something that will disappoint some users is the fact that this build still is Marshmallow-based, so none of Nougat goodies will work. The full changelog can be checked below:

Highlights

  • New – Improve 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 – Quick ball goes back to the edge after 3 seconds of inactivity (08-30)
  • All-new Mi Drop (09-26)
  • New – Mi Mover, supports data migration restarting. During migrating data to the new phone, device hotspot connection will be restored automatically in case of interruption to complete the data migration. (10-25)
  • New – Simplified the UI (10-31)
  • New – Reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically (05-03)
  • New- Mi Picks gets a new name and a new icon! Meet Apps! (08-21)
  • 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)
  • Optimization – “Add to favorites” icon adjustments (10-24)

System

  • New – Distance sensor dynamic calibration function, to ensure that black screen appears correctly (10-26)
  • Fix – Individual user fingerprint failure problem (10-19)
  • Fix – Fingerprint module damage caused by fingerprint identification error (10-19)
  • Fix – KRACK WPA2 security vulnerabilities (10-19)
  • Fix – Compatibility issues for some third-party software on the full-screen devices (10-18)
  • Phone
  • Optimization – Vibration no longer affects the features which reduce ringer volume when the phone is lifted or flipped to silence (10-10)

App Lock

  • New – App lock supports hiding messages from selected apps (10-31)
  • New – Simplified the UI (10-31)
  • Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar
  • Optimization – Adjusted time for tapping the Lock screen notifications (10-24)

Home screen

  • Optimization – Display effect when the virtual navigation button is on a light-colored wallpaper (10-18)
  • Optimization – Multiple themes supported on the clock widget (10-19)
  • Optimization – Move app icons into a folder easier (10-19)
  • Optimization – Adding widgets to an empty spot with a single tap (10-31)

Themes

  • Optimization – Hide free and incompatible themes in the list of the purchased items (10-10)
  • Optimization – Themes prompt about connecting to the internet when it’s required (10-12)
  • Optimization – “Add to favorites” icon adjustments (10-24)

Gallery

  • New – Erase lines and objects while editing photos (10-12)
  • Fix – Image has been compressed multiple times (10-19)

Backup

  • New – Mi Mover, supports data migration restarting. During migrating data to the new phone, device hotspot connection will be restored automatically in case of interruption to complete the data migration. (10-25)
  • Fix – Mi Mover can’t continue to migrate data after the network connection is interrupted and restored (10-25)
  • Fix – Mi Mover can’t migrate all apps to the new phone (10-25)

Mi Account

  • Optimization – Reduced the number of push notifications when the user is signed out (10-30)
  • Security
  • New – Performance mode for game speed booster (10-26)
  • New – Set default dual app for faster WeChat, Weibo, and QQ actions (11-22)
  • MI Wallet
  • Fix – In some cases, the use of MiPay in the POS machine credit card transactions failed (10-19)

Since the update is rolling out through OTA in a gradual form it may take 48-72 hours to be available to all Redmi Note 3 smartphones. In case you’ve already received don’t forget to leave your feedback.

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