New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 20, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi has already provided the Android 11 update to the likes of Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, and Redmi K30 Pro (aka Poco F2 Pro globally).

Also, Android 11 eligible devices in the Redmi Note series were expected to get the latest OS update during Q1 2021.


The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro were the very first devices to get Android 11

However, in a recent unexpected turn of events, the Indian Redmi Note 9 Pro has already received the Android 11 stable update.

The Redmi Note 9 series includes several devices that further have different variants for multiple regions like the standard Redmi Note 9 which is known as the Redmi 10X 4G in China.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro sold in India is globally known as the Redmi Note 9S and has nothing to do with the global Redmi Note 9 Pro.


Indian Redmi Note 9 Pro aka Redmi Note 9S globally

Another Note 9 series device specifically meant for the Indian market is the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and it is not sold anywhere else.

There also have been a bunch of newcomers to the series like the Redmi Note 9 4G (Redmi 9 Power/Redmi 9T), Redmi Note 9 5G, and the Redmi Note Pro 5G.

And while their respective spec-sheets may vary wildly, they still share a common name and hence are worth a mention in this piece.

After the Redmi Note 9 Pro Android 11 stable update in India, the global Redmi Note 9S units are expected to receive the latest OS update in the near future.

The same might transpire for the standard Redmi Note 9 (aka Redmi 10X 4G in China), Redmi Note 9 Pro (global), and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (India).


Standard Redmi Note 9 aka Redmi 10X 4G in China

There are no ETAs for the time being and all this is still based on speculation as no official announcements have been made on the matter.

Nevertheless, we hope the OEM lives up to the expectations for the remaining Redmi Note 9 series devices and soon provides the latest OS update.

That said, we will keep tracking the development of Redmi Note 9 series Android 11 update and will update this post as and when new information becomes available.

In the meantime, you can check out our Xiaomi Android 11 update tracker to get the latest updates on the topic.

Moreover, we have curated a consolidated Android 11 update tracker for all major OEMs and vendors so be sure to go through it as well.

Update 1 (November 25)

06:25 pm (IST): New developments suggest that Xiaomi would start focusing on the development of Android 11 for the Redmi Note 9 series now that the MIUI 12 update has been released for all models. Full coverage here.

Update 2 (December 05)

05:45 pm (IST): According to information shared by a trust-worthy Xiaomi-focussed group, the Chinese OEM is preparing to release the stable Android 11 update for a bunch of smartphones including the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.

Update 3 (December 07)

01:55 pm (IST): It’s now coming to light that Xiaomi is preparing the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G (aka Mi 10T Lite/Mi 10i), Redmi Note 9 4G (aka Redmi 9T/Redmi 9 Power), and Redmi Note 9 5G for Android 11 open beta. Head here for a detailed coverage.

Update 4 (December 09)

05:05 pm (IST): New developments indicate that Xiaomi is testing Android 11 for the Redmi 10X 4G aka Redmi Note 9, Redmi 9, and a few other eligible phones. Head here to check out all the details.

Update 5 (December 28)

05:27 pm (IST): As per a Mi Community moderator, the Android 11 update for the Indian Redmi Note 9 Pro units has been rolled back due to bugs. Head over here to check out the full story.

Update 6 (January 08, 2021)

11:17 am (IST): As per a forum mod, the global Redmi Note 9 Pro should receive the update to Android 11 in early 2021, but there is no specific date.



Update 7 (January 11)

05:18 pm (IST): A new report suggests Xiaomi is testing the stable version of Android 11 for the Redmi Note 9 (Global), Redmi Note 9 4G (China) and Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G ahead of rollout.

See the full story here.

Update 8 (January 13)

03:21 pm (IST): As per fresh reports, it appears the lack of security updates in recent times for Redmi Note 9 series is because Xiaomi is likely lining up the update to MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. Details here.

Update 9 (January 21)

12:59 pm (IST): Following Android 11 rollout for the Indian Redmi Note 9 Pro, a Xiaomi FAQ has revealed that others from the Redmi Note 9 series will receive it soon as well. Read more from here.

Update 10 (January 21)

13:08 pm (IST): The Android 11 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro has been released once more for Indian users after being halted temporarily. Read more here.

Update 11 (January 25)

10:57 am (IST): The Android 11 beta update for the Redmi Note 9 4G (Redmi 9T/Redmi 9 Power) has finally been released. For more info and to download, head over to this link.

Update 12 (February 01)

07:06 pm (IST): The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S has now hopped onto the Android 11 bandwagon as well after its Indian variant bagged it recently. For more details and download link, head here.

Update 13 (February 05)

01:47 pm (IST): The global variant of the Redmi Note 9 Pro is all set to receive the Android 11 update this month itself. This is as per a forum mod. For more details, head here.

Update 14 (February 27)

07:17 pm (IST): The Android 11 global update for the Redmi Note 9S was halted due to bugs but should release soon, as per a community mod. For more details, head here.

07:33 pm (IST): The Redmi Note 9 Pro is now receiving a wider Android 11 update rollout in India after a purported beta stable release a month or so back. More details and download link here.

Update 15 (March 04)

02:05 pm (IST): A community mod has revealed that the Redmi Note 9 aka Redmi 10X 4G will receive the Android 11 update first followed by MIUI 12.5. For more details, head here.

Update 16 (March 09)

01:24 pm (IST): The Redmi Note 9 Pro Global has still not bagged Android 11 following months of delays but a new development has shed some light on its status. The update is still undergoing internal testing. More details here.

Update 17 (March 12)

06:45 pm (IST): A community moderator has now shed some new light regarding the Android 11 update status of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. They say that its rollout won’t take long if the current internal testing goes well. More details here.

Update 18 (March 20)

07:31 pm (IST): In case you’re seeing a mysterious notification on your Redmi Note 9 in the Mi File Manager app, then fret not, as it is isn’t really anything to be worried about. This has been explained by a forum mod:


I suppose you are using Redmi Note 9, right? This notification is for devices running Android 11 (R). This version of Android has removed access to this folder so once you update to Android 11 (when it’s available for your device), it will be restricted to access the files. For now, it is not an issue as you are on Android 10. But MIUI’s file manager is showing this message so that you don’t lose any of your files.

Update 19 (April 07)

01:31 pm (IST): Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and Redmi Note 9 Pro Android 11 update is scheduled to release in the last week of April, as per a community mod. More details here.

Update 20 (April 13)

06:56 pm (IST): The Android 11 update is now rolling under the Mi Pilot program for the Redmi Note 9S. Details and download link have been given here.

Update 21 (April 14)

04:24 pm (IST): Funnily, the build mentioned in the above update was rolled out mistakenly for Redmi Note 9S pilot testers. It was actually meant to be an internal test build. Details here.

Update 22 (May 03)

06:51 pm (IST): After giving out a deadline, Xiaomi developers failed to roll out the Android 11 update for Redmi Note 9 Pro. The mod, however, says it should commence in a couple of weeks.

We’ve been informed that a Beta Stable would be rolled out by April end, but for some reason, it didn’t. If the current internal build works well, then we could expect something in coming weeks. Kindly wait. Cheers! 🙂



Update 23 (May 14)

04:46 pm (IST): After much delay, the Android 11 update has made it out of pilot testing and is being rolled out to select Redmi Note 9S users.

Update 24 (May 27)

03:04 pm (IST): The Android 11 update is now being seeded to the Redmi Note 9 Pro Global (joyeuse) and the Redmi Note 9 (merlin) through the Mi Pilot Testers program.

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