POCO X3 NFC launched in September 2020 with MIUI 12 based on the Android 10 operating system. Months later, the company finally started rolling out the update to Android 11.
The MIUI 12 based build of Android 11 for the POCO X3 NFC is marked with software version V188.8.131.52.RJGEUXM, which is only intended for the European variant.
The highlight of this version is obviously Android 11, but the new build also has some minor improvements, such as the introduction of an updated kernel and a new version of the stock launcher app. However, there is no change in the level of the security patch, which means that users are still stuck with the February 2021 patches.
Here, the “EU” in the firmware indicates that the update is currently active for users in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Note that POCO X3 NFC also has other versions such as Russia (RU), Indonesia (ID), Turkey (TR), Global (MI), but users in these regions will have to wait for Xiaomi to extend the update to other regions. Speaking of which, the update weighs in at 2.5GB and brings the latest Android 11 update to the device.
If you remember, the POCO promised that it would keep updating the device for up to three years, which means you will definitely have the next Android 12. As for a new MIUI update, Xiaomi recently unveiled the MIUI 12.5 across the board. world.
He said that flagships like Xiaomi Mi 11 will receive the update in the first wave of the launch. And POCO X3 NFC, which is still on MIUI 12 after the last update, could get the intermediate MIUI 12.5 before the end of the year.
Speaking of the launch of Android 11 in the EU region, the update is still in the “stable beta recovery” stage, which means that only a few users will receive it now. After verifying that it has no major bugs, Xiaomi will release the update to everyone in the next few days.
Please note that this build of Android 11 for the POCO X3 NFC is still considered “stable beta”. Stable beta updates are only intended for users enrolled in the Mi Pilot beta testing program, which means that builds assigned to this group cannot be installed on devices with Mi accounts that do not have the required permissions. Once the Mi Pilot beta testers give positive feedback, the same build will be released via the official OTA.
Once the company discovers that no bugs are blocking the show, the update will open for all POCO X3 users without any changes.
How To Download Android 11 Update For POCO X3 NFC
If you want to try the build yourself, you can download the ZIP file from the link below and manually install it on your phone. If you get the error that the update is for closed beta testers only, you can sideload the update via TWRP.