Xiaomi Mi Max, Mi Max Prime MIUI 9 Global Stable update starts rolling out


Xiaomi Mi Max Review - 29

Update: Xiaomi has started rolling out final MIUI 9 Global Stable update for the Mi Max and Mi Max Prime.If you don’t have the update, you can download the Recovery ROM  for the Mi Max and for the Mi Max Prime here and flash on your device using updater method. Check out the complete changelog below

Highlights
  • New – Reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically (05-03) (Max Prime)
  • New – Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts (06-29)
  • New – Virus scans and payment scans were merged into Security scan (06-29)
  • New – Better blocklist rules with the possibility of separated rules for every SIM card (07-10)
  • New – Switch for turning Battery saver automatically when charged (07-19)
  • New – New display formats for update logs in Updater (07-25)
  • New – Search for apps in the Dual app’s settings (08-03)
  • New – Mi Picks gets a new name and a new icon! Meet Apps! (08-21)
  • New – Quick ball goes back to the edge after 3 seconds of inactivity (08-30)
  • New – Added Mi Drop (12-01)
  • Optimization – Cleaner removes empty folders better now (07-10)
  • Optimization – Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (08-08)
  • Optimization – Redesigned homepage (08-24)
  • Optimization – Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (08-29)
  • Optimization – Simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page (09-07)
  • Optimization – Redesigned Feedback (12-01)(Max Prime)

System

  • New – Added Mi Drop (12-01) (Max Prime)
  • New – All-new Silent mode (12-01)
  • Optimization – Increased system decryption speed (06-23)
  • Optimization – Increased system decryption speed (06-23)
  • Optimization – Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (07-25)
  • Optimization – Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list (08-29)
  • Fix – Home screen loaded too slow with Android 7.1 (06-23)
  • Fix – Apps changed Wi-Fi connection status without the user’s permission (06-23)
  • Fix – Apps stopped working in the background (06-24)
  • Fix – Developer options couldn’t be opened using Bahasa Indonesia (08-15)
  • Fix – Music stayed in the Notification shade after exiting the app (08-15)
  • Fix – Second space force closed (12-01)
  • Fix – Dual apps made widgets stop working (12-01) (Max)
  • Fix – Issues with the Weather app when the device is offline (12-01) (Max)

App Lock

  • New – Added the App lock step before unlocking using a new fingerprint for the first time (08-15)

Phone

  • Fix – Issues with VoLTE calls (06-16) (Max Prime)

Contacts

  • New – Improved layout and readability for search results in Contacts (06-29)
  • Optimization – Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad (08-08)

Messaging

  • Fix – OTP messages were grouped with notification SMS (06-16)
  • Fix – Time in Messaging didn’t change when the system was switched to 12-hour format (08-29)
  • Fix – Messages with one-time passwords disappeared (09-07)

Lock screen, Status Bar, Notification Bar

  • Optimization – Vibration for notifications during calls (06-16)
  • Optimization – Notification shade response (07-04)
  • Fix – Couldn’t view the details of a photo taken by swiping left on the Lock screen (05-12)
  • Fix – Brightness bar wasn’t displayed in its position (05-09)
  • Fix – A white bar appeared in the Notification shade (05-09)
  • Fix – Notification shade issues (06-16)
  • Fix – The search bar in the Notification shade wasn’t displayed correctly (06-27)
  • Fix – Music player stopped working on the Lock screen after 10-15 minutes (08-15)
  • Fix – Wallpaper Carousel couldn’t load online resources (a Play Store update was required) (08-22) (Max)
  • Fix – Female voice for English (Waiting for Wi-Fi) in the Notification shade (08-15) (Max Prime)

Home screen

  • Optimization – RAM info isn’t shown in Recents by default. Go to Settings  Home screen & Recents to turn it on. (05-09)
  • Optimization – Animation for clearing cache (05-09)
  • Optimization – Adjusted the button for clearing memory in Recents (05-16)
  • Optimization – Swipe response (06-14)
  • Optimization – Folders open faster (07-10)
  • Optimization – Users can set their main Home screen in the editing mode (08-29)
  • Fix – Issues with icon size for Clock, Calendar, and Weather (05-16)
  • Fix – Cleaner shortcut didn’t work (05-23) (Max)
  • Fix – Home screen loaded slowly after a reboot (06-07)
  • Fix – Icon wasn’t shown in some cases (06-14) (Max)

Themes

  • New – 23 new themes, 100 new wallpapers, 60 new ringtones, 2 new fonts (07-06) (Prime)
  • New – 23 new themes, 50 new wallpapers (07-06) (Prime)
  • New – 27 new themes, 97 new wallpapers, 79 new ringtones (08-31) (Prime)
  • Optimization – Redesigned homepage (08-24)
  • Optimization – Updated Peach blossom and Asphalt themes (09-14)
  • Fix – Previews in recent wallpapers rotated (09-20) (Prime)

Music

  • Fix – The progress bar and the time overlapped when system fonts were set to big (05-12) (Prime)

Backup

  • Fix – Dual apps made widgets stop working (12-01) (Prime)

Weather

  • Fix – Issues with the Weather app when the device is offline (12-01) (Prime)
  • Optimization – Improved design for Feedback (05-24) (Prime)
  • Optimization – Redesigned Feedback (12-01)

Settings

  • New – Reading mode can turn on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically (05-03) (Prime)
  • New – Search for apps in the Dual app’s settings (08-03)
  • Optimization – Reduced multiple steps for discovering Bluetooth devices (06-07)
  • Optimization – Input method animation appears after when search bar is tapped (06-07)
  • Optimization – Introducing Button and gesture shortcuts (09-15)
  • Optimization – Media volume can be turned back on using volume buttons in DND mode. (09-14)
  • Optimization – Floating notifications are restricted by default in DND mode. (09-14)
  • Optimization – Vibration response in DND mode. (09-14)
  • Optimization – Improved timers for Silent/DND. (09-14)
  • Fix – The issue with missed calls after switching spaces. (05-12) (Prime)
  • Fix – Android security patch level was shown with the wrong date (09-07)
  • Optimization – Improved design for Feedback (05-24) (Max)
  • Optimization – Redesigned Feedback (12-01) (Max)
  • Optimization – Launching speed (07-01)

Downloads

  • New – Downloads keep waiting when the connection is established again in case it was interrupted (09-05)

Recorder

  • Fix – Adjustments for Recorder and Second space (06-23)

Calendar

  • New – Holiday cards for Russia (06-28) (Prime)

Blocklist

  • New – Better blocklist rules with the possibility of separated rules for every SIM card (07-14)

Notes

  • New – Notes can be saved automatically now (05-05)
  • Optimization – View and Edit menus (05-05)

Mi Drop

  • New – Added Mi Drop (12-01) (Max)

Cleaner

  • Optimization – Cleaner removes empty folders better now (07-10)

Battery Usage

  • New – Switch for turning Battery saver automatically when charged (07-19)

Security

  • New – Virus scans and payment scans were merged into Security scan (06-29)
  • Optimization – Simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page (09-07)
Scanner
  • Fix – Scanner couldn’t work normally (09-12)

Quick Ball

  • New – Quick ball goes back to the edge after 3 seconds of inactivity (08-30)

Other

  • New – Mi Picks gets a new name and a new icon! Meet Apps! (08-21)

Earlier: Xiaomi launched Mi Max phablet last year running MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), a few months back the phone got Android Nougat update. Today the company has started rolling out the new MIUI 9 OTA update as Nightly build for select users of these smartphones and the stable update will be available in a couple of days.

Xiaomi Mi Max and Mi Max Prime MIUI 9

As per the announcement, the Mi Max and Mi Max Prime were kept in the second batch of devices along with Redmi 4 that got the update recently and the update for Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite started rolling out from today.

The new update comes as MIUI 9.1.1.0.NBCMIEI and is 639 MB in size for both the phones. This update will bring major changes like split screen, quick switch, screen recorder, new system animation and a lot more, for more details on MIUI 9 refer to this post.

Note that this is a Nightly build and Xiaomi releases Stable Nightly updates to random users to get feedback and the same update is rolled out to all users as a Stable build if feedback goes well, in case you wish to read more about Nightly ROMs refer to this post.

This update will be rolled out to all the users later this week if there are no critical bugs found. Xiaomi is also asking for feedback from the users who have received this update, in case you have got the update on your device you can submit your feedback for Mi Max here and Mi Max Prime here.

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