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[Firmware] Xiaomi Redmi Note 8/8T [ginkgo/willow] [Auto updated daily!]

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pastapesto

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I use lineageOS (with microG) and always fresh weekly china firmware...
again: Why would it matter which (global, europa or china) firmware is important? (@MichaelMay three posts above)
i use lineageos 17.1 (so android 10). before i flashed LOS a few days ago miui was updated! (so i suppose android 11, but actually i didn't look at the android version -.-). but my actual baseband version is: MPSS.AT.4.3.1-00270-NICOBAR_GEN_PACK-1.380402.1.388696.6

if this firmware is for android 11 (?), should i "downgrade" to the last android 10 firmware posted in thus thread? is this possible or would i brick the device or damage my LOS?
 
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Apologies for a really noob question in advance.

Can I use the updated firmware on any custom ROM? Is it compatible with Paranoid Android Quartz 4 too?
If my custom ROM has Android 10, should I get the latest Android 10 firmware or Android 11 firmware can be flashed too?
 
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Apologies for a really noob question in advance.

Can I use the updated firmware on any custom ROM? Is it compatible with Paranoid Android Quartz 4 too?
If my custom ROM has Android 10, should I get the latest Android 10 firmware or Android 11 firmware can be flashed too?
In general you should use a10 firmware for a10 ROMs and a11 firmware with a11&12 ROMs. Often it's advised in the threads OP which firmware to use (or in the latest announcement post), if latest beta or latest (or specific) stable for example. IMPORTANT: Never flash ginkgo over willow or vice versa ☝️. Cheers
 

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    Apologies for a really noob question in advance.

    Can I use the updated firmware on any custom ROM? Is it compatible with Paranoid Android Quartz 4 too?
    If my custom ROM has Android 10, should I get the latest Android 10 firmware or Android 11 firmware can be flashed too?
    In general you should use a10 firmware for a10 ROMs and a11 firmware with a11&12 ROMs. Often it's advised in the threads OP which firmware to use (or in the latest announcement post), if latest beta or latest (or specific) stable for example. IMPORTANT: Never flash ginkgo over willow or vice versa ☝️. Cheers
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    All Xiaomi custom ROMs users complain from a single problem, which is the firmware updates. As there are many devices with no one to provide the newest firmware update every single release, and developers who provide updates to devices may forget or be busy sometimes, so releases are provided later. Here comes my solution:

    Xiaomi Firmware Updater (Redmi Note 8/8T)
    jSIVrRy.png
    Code:
    #include 
    /*
    * Your warranty is now void.
    *
    * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
    */

    A set of various scripts that automatically generates Xiaomi firmware flashable zip files every MIUI new update!
    My scripts download MIUI official ROMs, both Developer and Stable, Global and China, extracts the firmware-update folder, generates firmware flashable zip with auto-written "updater-script", and uploads them automatically to many servers.
    The scripts are completely automated, running on a Linux server every six hours.

    Note:
    Names will be in the following manner:
    • fw_ginkgo_miui_GINKGOGlobal_*.zip is Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Global firmware
    • fw_ginkgo_miui_GINKGOINGlobal_*.zip is Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 India firmware
    • fw_ginkgo_miui_GINKGO_*.zip is Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 China firmware
    • fw_willow_miui_WILLOWGlobal_*.zip is Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T Global firmware
    • fw_willow_miui_WILLOWEEAGlobal_*.zip is Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T EEA firmware

    Downloads
    You can get updates always from various mirrors available on the website:

    Frequently Asked Questions:
    What is Firmware? Is it a full ROM or OTA package?
    Firmware is not a ROM nor OTA Package, it's a set of low-level drivers that helps the operating system do whatever it wants to do. It includes various things like Modem, Bluetooth, Bootloader, DSP and etc.
    Why should I update the Firmware?
    Firmware is provided from Xiaomi directly, and there are no sources for it to let developers build and edit it on their own like custom ROMs, so if you want to keep your device up to date always update your firmware!
    Do I need updating the Firmware If I'm MIUI official or custom ROM user?
    No, MIUI ROMs contain the firmware-update package which I extract and provide here.
    What are the supported devices?
    All Snapdragon and MTK devices including China-only devices.
    Check the full devices list here
    How to update the firmware?
    1- Download the package you want to flash. IT MUST BE NAMED WITH THE SAME CODENAME OF YOUR DEVICE.
    2- Flash it using TWRP or any custom recovery. There's no need to wipe/format anything before or after the installation.
    How to check the updated firmware?
    Usually, the modem gets updated with newer firmware, you can check it in Settings > About > Baseband.

    Support or Contact:
    Having trouble with firmware files? You can open a new issue on Github repository or just write here in a reply, and I’ll help you sort it out.

    Source Code:
    - Github
    - Main project thread

    Telegram:
    - XiaomiFirmwareUpdater
    - MIUIUpdatesTracker
    - XiaomiGeeks Group

    Donations:
    A donation was never necessary, but It's making life easier for me and guarantees paying server costs. My works are free and open-source, that cost money, time and many efforts.
    XiaomiFirmwareUpdater and MIUIUpdatesTracker scripts are automated, running on a Linux server. If you want these projects to continue and provide the best services to Xiaomi users, you can help me by donating using:
    - Paypal
    - Pateron
    - LiberaPay


    XDA:DevDB Information
    [Firmware] Xiaomi Redmi Note 8/8T [ginkgo/willow] [Auto updated daily!], Tool/Utility for the Redmi Note 8

    Contributors
    yshalsager
    Source Code: https://github.com/XiaomiFirmwareUpdater/mi-firmware-updater


    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 5

    Created 2019-09-26
    Last Updated 2020-05-08
    3
    New MIUI Stable Firmware Release
    • Version: V12.0.2.0.RCXEUXM
    • Android: 11.0
    • Region: EEA
    • Filename: fw_willow_miui_WILLOWEEAGlobal_V12.0.2.0.RCXEUXM_d4de58ff52_11.0.zip
    • Filesize: 70.1 MB
    • MD5:
      Code:
      8fc9c9003e003704ca7333dc0e02d141
    • Download: Here

    Note: Older releases are available Here
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    why are there no Dev Roms for Gingko? Will they come later or never?
    iwill make roms for this device just i need to wait to get my redmi note 8 iwill make some money to buy this device but this will take time
    iwill start developing fir this device if i get the phone i cant start without it sorry.
    we will see
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    Apologies for a really noob question in advance.

    Can I use the updated firmware on any custom ROM? Is it compatible with Paranoid Android Quartz 4 too?
    If my custom ROM has Android 10, should I get the latest Android 10 firmware or Android 11 firmware can be flashed too?
    In general you should use a10 firmware for a10 ROMs and a11 firmware with a11&12 ROMs. Often it's advised in the threads OP which firmware to use (or in the latest announcement post), if latest beta or latest (or specific) stable for example. IMPORTANT: Never flash ginkgo over willow or vice versa ☝️. Cheers
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    Baseband versions

    A small table with corresponding baseband version number.

    Code:
    +-------------------+-------------------------+
    |     Firmware      | Baseband (BAR_GEN_PACK) |
    +-------------------+-------------------------+
    | V11.0.8.0.PCOMIXM |    1.252721.1.260983.1  |
    | V11.0.7.0.PCOMIXM |    1.246073.2.252721.1  |
    | 20.1.16 (China)   |    1.241207.1.242935.1  |
    | V11.0.6.0.PCOMIXM |    1.239860.1.241207.1  |
    | V11.0.3.0.PCOMIXM |    1.223797.1.225109.3  |
    +-------------------+-------------------------+