Redmi 9A/9i/9A Sport has started receiving a new software update

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February is about to end and Xiaomi is still sending the January 2022 Android security update for its device. In the latest development, Redmi 9A, 9i, and 9A Sport smartphones have started receiving a new software update that installs January 2022 security improvements.

This update fixes common vulnerabilities found in the latest software system and provides better system security. Currently, this update is rolling out for users in India and it is expected to expand soon in more regions.

As per the information, January 2022 firmware update for Redmi 9A/9i/9A Sport carries the Android 10 based MIUI 12 version V12.0.22.0.QCDINXM. This update weighs around 2.6GB, which is a massive size. So, we suggest you download it using a WiFi connection.

Besides the security patch, we have not found any additional changes made to the system. But, you may note some minor improvements after upgrading to the latest MIUI 12 firmware version.

MIUI 12.5:

Redmi 9A, 9i, and 9i Sport smartphones are eligible to get access to the Android 11 based MIUI 12.5 major version. In this line, Xiaomi has released the last version of Redmi 9A/9i/9A Sport MIUI 12.5 ROM on January 25, 2022, in the global market.

MIUI 12.5 is just an upgraded version of MIUI 12 Update. However, it has several Improvements in all other ways that make the OS much smoother and more multitasking efficient.

Software update details:

Models receiving updates:

  • Redmi 9A
  • Redmi 9i
  • Redmi 9A Sport

New Version:

  • V12.0.22.0.QCDINXM (Size: 2.6GB)


  • Updated Android Security Patch to January 2022 for increased system security.

How to update:

Update your smartphone through the phone’s settings, go to the settings, tap on about phone followed by system updates. Now, wait for the phone to fetch the latest update for your device. Once the update appears, press the download and install it.

As you know that the update size is big, it is recommended you maintain sufficient storage as well as adequate battery on the corresponding device.



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