It appears that the MIUI stable update is finally rolling our for older devices such as Redmi 3S, 3X and 3S Prime, as well as the Mi Note 3. Nonetheless, the update for the Mi Note 3 is based on Android Nougat, while the update for Redmi 3S, 3X and 3S Prime is based on Android Marshmallow. The same update released for the Redmi 3S is also available for the Redmi 3S Prime and Redmi 3X, which isn’t surprising, since they are basically different versions of the same handset.
For the Redmi 3S phones the update comes with the software number MIUI V10.1.1.0.MALMIFI and weights 289MB, while for the Mi Note 3, the software version is MIUI V10.1.2.0.NCHMIFI and the update weights 565MB. “All-new UI is tailored for full screen devices and lets the content take the front stage. (New design looks fresh and clean on older devices too!)” reads the description for this update.
We are hoping that this is just the beginning for the Mi Note 3. Hopefully, the Oreo update will be released soon. The Oreo beta build already appears available for this device. We are also hoping that the phone will receive an Android Pie update as well.
Installing the update
If you own any of these devices, a notification should let you know that a new update is available. You just have to tap on it in order to install the latest update. It is also possible to install the update manually. In order to do that you need to go to Settings and then tap About Phone. Head over to System Update and select Check for Updates.
You should see if a new update is available and you will be able to download it on your device. Tap Download and then select the Install Now option.
Laura Modin has lived in Las Cruces her whole life. Laura has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The The Santa Fe New Mexican. As a journalist for News Lair, Laura covers national and international developments.