Oddly enough, the small and cheap Redmi 7A was one of the first smartphones to update to MIUI 11 Global Stable, and there was no trace of MIUI 12 until recently. Something is moving, however, as the company wraps up work to update older devices, including the Redmi 7A, a smartphone that may see the last major update in MIUI 12.
In fact, the device appeared on the scene with the old MIUI 10, and only now it can boast of the wonders of MIUI 12, which, as we repeat, may be the last release, since the hardware used in the phone will not be able to support the weight of the graphical settings, which, for example, we we find in MIUI 12.5 the pure optimization that the ROM brings as a dowry. In any case, the news of the MIUI 12 update to the Redmi 7A is still good news, confirming that the brand is also attentive to the cheapest models in its catalog, providing software support to the last of the possibilities.
Specifically, the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi 7A was released with MIUI V220.127.116.11.QCMCNXM, so it is currently available in China Stable format, but that opens the door to a global release in the very future. Close. However, the update does not update the Android version, confirming the 10 firmware version, which will never be updated to Android 11, for the same reasons as for MIUI 12.5.
If you do not want to wait for the release of the global version of MIUI 12 for Redmi 7A, above you will find a link to continue downloading the ROM, which you can install in two modes: local or in recovery mode. Therefore, we remind you how to proceed with the installation:
Transfer the downloaded ZIP file to the smartphone memory and specifically to the downloaded_romfolder in the main memory. If not, create it yourself;
Now go to phone settings and then to About phone / system updatemenu . Click on the 3 dots at the top right and select ” Select an update package ” (Otherwise, click 10 times on the MIUI logo on the previous screen);
At this point, select the previously uploaded ZIP file to proceed with the installation.
The previously downloaded file will be renamed to update.zip and moved to the main directory of the smartphone’s memory;
Restart your smartphone in recovery mode while holding down the power button and the volume up button;
Scroll with the volume keys, select the option ” Install update.zip ” And press the power button to confirm;
Proceed with the installation and then select the ” Restart ” option in case the smartphone does not restart by itself