Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Pie update news and more: MIUI 10 beta 9.2.15 brings Android 9; Stable Pie available in China

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite software update

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February 22, 2019: A stable version of Android Pie is now rolling out in China. The Mi 8 Lite update carries software version MIUI and is rolling out over the air, but we also have the direct download link to the file for you.

The global model only got Android Pie beta recently and even though the stable version is ready in China, it may take some more weeks before the global edition gets a stable Pie update as well.

February 18, 2019: A new MIUI 10 beta update is rolling out to the Mi 8 Lite as version 9.2.15. This update brings the first beta version of Android 9 Pie to the handset alongside plenty of other new additions that include the latest Android security patch for the device.

You can already grab the recovery file in the table below if you haven’t received the OTA update by now, but be sure to back up your stuff before flashing this ROM.

Original article below:

Xiaomi Mi 8 has a myriad of variants and one of them is the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. Also known as Mi 8 Youth Edition in China, the Mi 8 Lite is the entry-level model in the family that is not to be confused with the Mi 8 SE.

On this page, we give you all the news, download links, changelogs, and updates related to the device’s software, be it official, unofficial, minor or major Android OS upgrades.


Global Mi 8 Lite update timeline

Date MIUI version & Android OS Download link(s) Changelog
21 Feb 2019 MIUI 10 9.2.21 (beta) | Android 9 Recovery update Bug fixes and optimizations
15 Feb 2019 MIUI 10 9.2.15 (beta) | Android 9 Recovery update Installs the first MIUI 10 beta based on Android 9 Pie
25 Jan 2019 MIUI 10.2.2 (stable) | Android 8.1 Recovery update January 2019 security patch, fixed bugs where UI elements for switching between cameras during video calls were displayed incorrectly, The button that returns you to an ongoing call overlapped with times, Issues where device couldn’t restrict floating notifications, couldn’t use a fingerprint to unlock the device when it was locked during a call, the earphone icon sometimes disappears,  Scrolling screenshots didn’t always work properly, and recording status wasn’t updated in the notification shade when a recording was paused
24 Jan 2019 MIUI 10 9.1.24 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Bug fixes, optimizations and more
17 Jan 2019 MIUI 10 9.1.17 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Bug fixes and optimizations
10 Jan 2019 MIUI 10 9.1.10 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Bug fixes and optimizations
20 Dec 2018 MIUI 10 8.12.20 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Bug fixes
13 Dec 2018 MIUI 10 8.12.13 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Installs first MIUI 10 beta version
22 Nov 2018 MIUI 10.0.3 (stable) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Installs stable MIUI 10 update to global variant

Russian Mi 8 Lite update timeline

Date MIUI version & Android OS Download link(s) Changelog
05 Dec 2018 MIUI 10.0.6 (stable) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Installs stable MIUI update
25 Oct 2018 MIUI 9.6.6 (stable) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Installs stable MIUI 9.6.6 update to Russian variant

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite MIUI 10 update

  • Stable update released for global variant on Nov 22, 2018
  • Russian variant got the update on Dec 05, 2018

Related: How to install MIUI 10

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Android 9 Pie update

  • Stable Android 9 Pie update expected in Q2 2019
  • Beta version available

As already pointed out, Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite comes preinstalled with Oreo 8.1 and thus is entitled to an update to Android 9 Pie, probably the one and only OS upgrade the device will ever see. As of February 15, owners of this phone can install the beta version of Pie, with the stable version expected somewhere in early Q2 2019.

Of course, the stable Pie update will have MIUI 10 running on top.

RelatedXiaomi Android 9 Pie update news

If you have any questions in regards to Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite software updates, don’t hesitate to shoot’em in your comments below.

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  1. I tried both 9.2.15 (beta) and 9.2.21 (beta) on my brand new Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Global model running MIUI 10.2.2 (Stable) Jan 2019 version, the Local Update method doesn’t work and asks for Fastboot mode flashing, even though according to this Xiaomi Local Update page ( http://en.miui.com/a-232.html ), “Update to Global Beta ROM from Global Stable ROM and vice versa” doesn’t require Unlocking.

    So I tried unlocking the bootloader, only to get the 360 hours mandatory delay before I could unlock. Yes it’s a brand new phone and brand new mi account.

    So … has anyone successfully applied the Android 9 beta update and through Local Update or Fastboot mode with or without unlocking ?
    Are there any workarounds for me ? I really need to upgrade to Android 9 asap so that I could restore my Google Pixel backup (has gone to brick) which was created in Android 9 onto this Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. Thanks.

  2. Has anyone been able to apply the 9.2.15 (beta) or 9.2.21 (beta) ? Using Local Update or Fastboot mode ? Please advise. Thanks.

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