“The Redmi Y2 was launched in India in July 2018 with Android 8.1 and MIUI 9.5 out of the box”
It seems the rollout of MIUI 10 on the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 (review) has been halted by the company. While initial reports of this came to NDTV Gadgets 360 from its readers, the company itself confirmed to the publication that the rollout has indeed been halted, and will begin again after “optimisations were made to it.” It’s unclear what optimisations the company is making at the moment, however, the Redmi Y2 started getting the update in early August this year. Halting the update also means users will have to wait for Android Pie on their device, which was coming with MIUI 10. For those who have already updated their device, it’s likely that a new over the air update will be heading to their devices once the rollout restarts.
The build number for the update that started rolling out earlier was MIUI 10.3.0.3.PEFMIXM. It also contained the July 2019 Android security patch from Google, and was 1.4GB in size in total. While it’s unclear when the rollout will begin again, you can check this manually, by going to Settings > About Phone > System Update on your device. Your phone will show an update if it’s available.
The Redmi Y2 was launched in India in July last year, and the phone came with Android 8.1 Oreo and MiUI 9.5 out of the box. That means it’s been over a year since the phone has been awaiting an update now. Xiaomi has recently launched the Redmi K20 Pro and Mi A3 smartphones in India though, both of which have MIUI 10 and Android 9 Pie out of the box. It’s possible that the company came across bugs while building those versions and had to fix the same for the Redmi Y2 as well. It should be restarting the rollout of the MIUI 10 update on the Y2 soon enough.