MIUI 9.2 Update Arrives Xiaomi Redmi 3S & Redmi 3S Prime


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The third batch of Xiaomi devices to receive the MIUI 9.0 update were disappointed when the update didn’t arrive in December as expected because of a critical bug. However, it appears that these devices will no longer be getting the MIUI 9.0 update as they will port directly to MIUI 9.2. Recent reports confirm that Xiaomi has now released the MIUI 9.2 update to Xiaomi Redmi 3S and 3S Prime which are currently running on MIUI 8 Stable ROM. Recall that Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 started receiving this update earlier this week and it is expected that the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 4A and Redmi 2/Prime should be receiving this update soon.

This update does not come with a change in the OS version and the device will still run on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Surprisingly, its security patch level is really old as it dates back to April 2017 thus it is exposed to KRACK WPA2 which has been fixed earlier. However, this update comes with comes with some fresh changes which include New Gallery App, Calendar Cards, App Vault, Mi Video App, New Mi Explorer and Mi Drop. Please note that this is only a Stable Nightly build which Xiiaomi releases randomly and users feedback determines whether the company releases the same update to all users as a Stable build or not.

Find the detailed Changelog below

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)
  • New – 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 – New App vault features: shortcuts, brief notes, and calendar events. (Supported on Android 5.0 or later). (11-07)
  • New – New App vault features: shortcuts, brief notes, calendar events, and cricket. (Supported on Android 5.0 or later). (11-16)
  • Optimization – Cleaner removes empty folders better now (07-10)
  • Optimization – Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (08-08)
  • Optimization – Redesigned homepage (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

  • Optimization – Increased system decryption speed (06-23)
  • 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 – Apps changed Wi-Fi connection status without the user’s permission (06-23)
  • Fix – Long pressing soft buttons lead to FC issues (09-19)

App Lock

  • New – Added the App lock step before unlocking using a new fingerprint for the first time (08-15)
  • New – App lock supports hiding messages from selected apps (10-31)

Phone

  • Optimization – Vibration no longer affects the features which reduce ringer volume when the phone is lifted or flipped to silence (10-10)
  • Fix – Issues with VoLTE calls (06-16)

Contacts

  • New – Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts (06-29)
  • Optimization – Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (08-08)
  • Fix – The app didn’t respond when multiple contacts were deleted (05-12)

Messaging

  • Fix – OTP messages were grouped with notification SMS (06-16)
  • 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)
  • Fix – Messaging force closed in some cases (09-27)
  • Delete – Adjustments for Messaging: service and promo SMS, scheduled SMS, and group messages. (05-17)
  • New – Simplified the UI (10-31)

Lockscreen, Status Bar, Notification Bar

  • New – New content provider for Wallpaper Carousel – Glance. Enjoy high-quality images, read stories, and slide down to view more. (11-10)
  • Optimization – Vibration for notifications during calls (06-16)
  • Optimization – Notification shade response (07-04)
  • Optimization – Adjusted time for tapping the Lock screen notifications (10-24)
  • Fix – Couldn’t view the details of a photo taken by swiping left on the Lock screen (05-12)
  • Fix – Lock screen wallpaper wasn’t shown in some cases (05-23)
  • Fix – Wallpaper Carousel couldn’t load online resources (a Play Store update was required) (08-22)

Home screen

  • New – Animated icons for selected apps in the default theme (09-01)
  • Optimization – RAM info isn’t shown in Recents by default. Go to Settings  Home screen & Recents to turn it on. (05-09)
  • Optimization – Animation for clearing cache (05-09)
  • Optimization – Adjusted the button for clearing memory in Recents (05-16)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Fix – Couldn’t close Recents in some cases (05-09)
  • Fix – Issues with icon size for Clock, Calendar, and Weather (05-16)
  • Fix – Home screen icon wasn’t displayed properly (05-23)
  • Fix – Cleaner shortcut didn’t work (05-23)

Themes

  • New – New items in Themes: 20 themes, 75 wallpapers, 69 ringtones, 20 fonts. (05-12)
  • New – New items in Themes: 20 themes, 25 wallpapers. (05-12)
  • New – 41 new themes, 95 new wallpapers, 78 new ringtones, 12 new fonts (05-18)
  • New – 41 new themes and 27 new wallpapers (05-18)
  • Optimization – Redesigned homepage (08-24)
  • Optimization – Updated Peach blossom and Asphalt themes (09-14)
  • Optimization – “Add to favorites” icon adjustments (10-24)
  • Fix – Previews in recent wallpapers rotated (09-20)

Camera

  • Fix – Brightness jumps to maximum when viewing photos (09-12)
  • Fix – Language support issues (09-12)

Gallery

  • Fix – Image has been compressed multiple times (10-19)

Music

  • Fix – The progress bar and the time overlapped when system fonts we’re set to big (05-12)

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)

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 – Reduced multiple steps for discovering Bluetooth devices (06-07)
  • Optimization – Input method animation appears after when search bar is tapped (06-07)
  • Optimization – Introducing Button and gesture shortcuts (09-15)
  • Fix – The issue with missed calls after switching spaces. (05-12)
  • Fix – Issues with ringtones in dual WhatsApp (05-24)
  • Fix – TalkBack issues (06-07)
  • Optimization – Improved design for Feedback (05-24)

Screen Recorder

  • Fix – The recording couldn’t be played regularly after the process of recording was stopped by locking the device (05-12)

File Explorer

  • Fix – The number of docs in Explorer was shown as 0 (09-27)

Downloads

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

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)
  • Fix – Couldn’t sync time on the newly added calendar (05-12)

Notes

  • New – Notes can be saved automatically now (05-05)
  • Optimization – Image format for sharing (05-05)
  • Optimization – View and Edit menus (05-05)

Mi Account

  • Optimization – Reduced the number of push notifications when the user is signed out (10-30)

Mi Drop

  • New – All-new Mi Drop (09-26)
  • Fix – Transfer status wasn’t displayed correctly when a file participated in multiple transfers (10-12)
  • Fix – The app crashed while transferring a large amount of files (10-12)
  • Optimization – Received files are sorted by time (11-06)
  • Fix – Issues with loading big GIFs (11-06)

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)
  • New – “Apps” support updates now (10-11)
  • Fix – Google widget disappeared because of the Dual apps (06-20)
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