In July 2019, Xiaomi launched the camera-centric Mi CC9 in China, and later, the same phone went globally with a tweaked name, the Mi 9 Lite.
Though Mi CC9 software and the Mi 9 Lite software are maintained differently, there are similarities between the two phones. It means that whatever happened to their software is related.
With its launch, the device came along with MIUI 10 Global Stable on Android 9.0 Pie. Xiaomi does not follow any rule for the frequency of the Global Stable ROM update, but regularly, it gets updated every month.
To recall, Xiaomi started to roll out either stable or Beta MIUI 11 updates to its devices back in October 2019. MIUI 11 for Mi 9 Lite is based on Android 10.
The first alphabet of the build number represents its Android version. If the build number starts with P, then it is Android 9 Pie. If the build number is Q, then it is Android 10. Here for this device, all the MIUI 11 versions are based on Android 10 only.
MIUI 11 brought along some new features such as animated AOD and Horizon Light for supported devices, new font, dynamic sound system, Mi Work and Mi-Go app suites, and many other changes.
The MIUI 11 update is very complicated to track due to its complicated update naming conventions. There are various updates across different regions.
However, recently Mi CC9 received MIUI 11 based on Android 10, and the global edition Mi 9 Lite is yet to receive the update.
If you want to sideload the MIUI 11 update on your Mi 9 Lite device, then you can download the ROM from the links provided below.
Download MIUI 11 For Mi 9 Lite (Mi CC9)
You can download MIUI 11 for Mi 9 Lite or Mi CC9 from the links provided below. These links are provided directly by the company. Still, users are advised to back up their critical data on the device.
V126.96.36.199.PFCEUXM (Europe) – Update rolled back
V188.8.131.52.PFCEUXM (Europe) – For Closed Beta testers
If you do not know how to install Global stable ROM on your Mi 9 Lite or Mi CC9, then check out How to install Recovery ROM on Mi 9 Lite. You can also check How to install fastboot ROM for your device.