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Redmi Note 5 Pro Pie update and more: Android 9 stable available globally as MIUI 10.3.1 [download]

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May 31, 2019: Xiaomi is rolling out the stable version of Android 9 Pie to the Redmi Note 5 Pro as MIUI 10.3.1 in India. Globally, this device is known as Redmi Note 5 AI and the two share the same software version.

That said, as long as you are in India and your device is known as Redmi Note 5 Pro (not Redmi Note 5) or outside India and you have the Redmi Note 5 AI, this update is meant for you. You can either wait for the OTA or simply grab the recovery ROM from the table below and install it manually.

We have a guide at the end of this post for those who don’t know how to install MIUI 10 updates manually.

February 22, 2019: Xiaomi is looking for beta testers of Android 9 Pie on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The company had already opened up the beta registrations in China and it is now expanding the program to India.

Youll need to be on the latest MIUI 10 beta ROM available (check the table below) in order to get into the Pie beta program once it opens. Do make sure you fill this form before March 3rd at 9:00 PM (IST). Check out this page for more pre-requisites needed to qualify into the beta program.

January 28, 2019: The MIUI 10 beta update to version 9.1.24 that started rolling out last week is now available for download. The download link is available in the table below while the full changelog is here. You can use the guide at the bottom of the post to do a manual installation of the update, that is if the OTA hasn’t arrived yet.

January 18, 2019: The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a new MIUI 10 beta update rolling out as version 9.1.17. If the OTA version hasn’t arrived, you can grab the ROM from the table below and use the guide at the end to install it on your device manually.


Original article below:

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 is a great phone, but the Redmi Note 5 Pro is a much better phone. The two have a few similarities, but the differences are more pronounced than the similarities. For instance, the two have the same screen size and software and while they might receive updates at about the same time, these updates do not carry the same content on each phone all the time.

This is why we have a dedicated Redmi Note 5 updates page while this one has everything to do with the Redmi Note 5 Pro, be it major or minor software updates.


Read More: Xiaomi Oreo update news and release date


Software update timeline

Global Redmi Note 5 (Redmi Note 5 Pro – India)

Note that Xiaomi released a variant of the Redmi Note 5 Pro in China and other markets outside India that goes by the name Redmi Note 5 AI. Since it shares the same hardware as the Indian Redmi Note 5 Pro, the two also share the same software updates. In short, the downloads (and info) below should also work on the global Redmi Note 5.

DateSoftware versionDownload linkChangelog
31 May 2019MIUI 10.3.1 (stable)  Android 9Recovery updateThe update brings stable Android 9 Pie update to the Indian and global models, a new security update, bug fixes and system-wide improvements
15 Feb 2019MIUI 10 9.2.21 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateBug fixes, performance improvements, and more
24 Jan 2019MIUI 10 9.1.24 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery updateBug fixes, optimizations, and more
17 Jan 2019MIUI 10 9.1.17 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateBug fixes and optimizations
11 Jan 2019MIUI 10 beta | Android 9Xiaomi has opened beta registration for MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie in China. The global rollout is also expected in the coming weeks
10 Jan 2019MIUI 10 9.1.10 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery updateBug fixes and optimizations
03 Jan 2019MIUI 10.2.1 (stable) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateFixes issues with file explorer thumbnails refresh and icon display when searching problems, installs Home screen shortcut for Updater, fixes camera issues where burst shots were being taken accidentally
20 Dec 2018MIUI 10 8.12.20 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateBug fixes
13 Dec 2018MIUI 10 8.11.13 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateBug fixes and improvements
11 Dec 2018MIUI 10.0.6 (stable) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateInstalls MIUI 10.0.6.0.OEIMIFH stable update, bug fixes, and security improvements
06 Dec 2018MIUI 10 8.12.6 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateBug fixes and performance enhancements
29 Nov 2018MIUI 10 8.11.29 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery updateBug fixes and improvements
23 Nov 2018MIUI 10 8.11.23 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateBug fixes and system enhancements
15 Nov 2018MIUI 10 8.11.15 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateBug fixes and improvements
01 Nov 2018MIUI 10 8.11.1 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery updateBug fixes and performance improvements
25 Oct 2018MIUI 10 8.10.25 | Android 8.1Recovery updateBug fixes and improvements
23 Oct 2018MIUI 10.0.2 (stable) | Android 8.1Recovery updateCamera and notification bug fixes and more
18 Oct 2018MIUI 10 8.10.18 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateBug fixes and performance improvements
11 Oct 2018MIUI 10 8.10.11 (beta) | Android 8.1Fastboot updateBug fixes and improvements
20 Sep 2018MIUI 10 8.9.20 | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateMultiple bug fixes and enhancements
18 Sep 2018MIUI 10.0.1 (stable) | Android 8.1Recovery updateInstalls stable MIUI 10 update
13 Sep 2018MIUI 10 8.9.13 | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateMultiple bug fixes and enhancements
06 Sep 2018MIUI 10 8.9.6 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateBug fixes and performance improvements
04 Sep 2018MIUI 9.6.4 (stable) | Android 8.1Recovery updateAugust 2018 security patch, aptX codec support, fixes battery issues when using Wi-Fi, issues with lagging navigation bar, removes Mi Roaming app, and other performance optimizations
30 Aug 2018MIUI 10 8.8.30 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateBug fixes and performance improvements
23 Aug 2018MIUI 10 8.8.23 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateBug fixes
21 Aug 2018MIUI 10 8.8.21 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery updateBug fixes and performance improvements
20 Aug 2018MIUI 9.6.3 (stable) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateJuly 2018 security patch, fixed issues with German language and fastboot, and performance optimizations
16 Aug 2018MIUI 10 8.8.16 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery updateJuly 2o18 security patch, fixes for Dual Apps issues, and more
03 Aug 2018MIUI 10 8.8.2 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateFixes bugs
26 July 2018MIUI 10 8.7.26 (beta) | Android 8.1Fastboot updateFixed issues with the front camera, system UI, and more
19 July 2018MIUI 10 8.7.19 (beta) | Android 8.1NAMultiple bug fixes and performance improvements
12 July 2018MIUI 10 8.7.12 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateInstalls MIUI 10 global beta, fixes bugs and improves performance
12 July 2018MIUI 9.5.17 (stable) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateUpdated security patch, improved performance and stability, and bug fixes
09 July 2018MIUI 10 8.7.9 (public beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | OTA updateSystem stability and performance improvements (public beta file)
05 July 2018MIUI 10 8.7.5 (public beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot update

Adds nature sounds, and improves UI, Mi AI, Face Unlock, camera, and more

03 July 2018MIUI 10 8.7.3 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery updateFixes bugs
28 June 2018MIUI 10 8.6.28 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery updateInstalls the new version of MIUI 10, fixes bugs
26 June 2018MIUI 9.5.14 (stable) | Android 8.1Recovery updateAndroid Oreo for India, dual 4G optimization, and MIUI 9.5 upgrade
26 June 2018MIUI 10 8.6.26 (closed beta) | Android 8.1Recovery updateNA
14 June 2018MIUI 10 8.6.14 (beta) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateUpdated security patch, improved performance, and stability, and bug fixes
11 Jun 2018MIUI 10 8.6.11 (closed beta) | Android 8.1Recovery updateBug fixes and performance enhancements
6 Jun 2018MIUI 10 8.6.6 (closed beta) | Android 8.1Recovery updateBug fixes and performance enhancements
03 June 2018MIUI 9.5.13 (stable) | Android 8.1Recovery update | Fastboot updateFixes camera issue from 9.5.6, battery and charging issues, and an issue with headphones.
01 Jun 2018MIUI 10 8.5.31 (closed beta) | Android 8.1Recovery updateInstalls MIUI 10
24 May 2018MIUI 9.5.11 (stable) | Android 8.1Recovery updateFixes issues in MIUI 9.5.6 and improves system stability. Update still based on Oreo 8.1
23 May 2018MIUI 9.5.6 (stable) | Android 8.1NAInstalls Android 8.1 Oreo (update halted after numerous bugs found, resumed as V9.5.11.0)
28 Apr 2018MIUI 9.2.7 (stable) | Android 7.1Recovery update
Improved copy for the Portrait mode, fixed issue where the volume in the earphones was low during calls, and Fixed issues with Face unlock in low light conditions
29 Mar 2018MIUI 9.2.6 (stable) | Android 7.1Recovery update
Improved copy for the Portrait mode, fixed bug where the volume in the earphones was low during calls, and fixed issues with Face unlock in low light condition
15 Mar 2018MIUI 9.2.5 (stable) | Android 7.1Recovery updateImproved system stability and optimized performance
27 Feb 2018MIUI 9.2.4 (stable) | Android 7.1Recovery updateFace unlock, camera improvements and improved system stability

Russian Redmi Note 5

DateSoftware versionDownload linkChangelog
20 Aug 2018MIUI 9.5.27 | Android 8.1Recovery updateInstalls MIUI 9.5.27.0.OEIRUFA stable update, bug fixes, and security improvements

Redmi Note 5 Pro Android Pie update

CategoryChinaIndiaEurope
Current OSAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9 Pie
Android 8.0 OreoPre-installedSkipped in favor of 8.1Skipped in favor of 8.1
Android 8.1 OreoReleasedReleased as MIUI v9.5.14Released as MIUI v9.5.13
MIUI 10Stable version availableStable version availableStable version available


Redmi Note 5 Pro mobile

How to install an update on Redmi Note 5 Pro

You can grab the latest update for your Redmi Note 5 Pro from the updates timeline section above. To install, follow any of the two guides below, although the simplest one is Method 1 below, that uses the local updater option within the Settings app. Super easy.

Method 1: Using Local updater

  1. Download the recovery update file from the table above.
  2. Transfer the update file to your Redmi Note 5 Pro if you downloaded it on PC.
  3. Open the Settings app, and tap on About phone.
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  4. Tap on System update.
  5. Tap on the 3-dot menu button in the top right.
  6. Tap on Choose update package.
  7. Browse and select the update file you downloaded above.
  8. The system will verify the update and install it automatically. When it asks for confirmation, do confirm to allow installation. Be sure to back up important data as the update installation may delete apps and data.

In case the above method doesn’t work, know that you can use Method 2 below to install using the fastboot method.

Method 2: Using Fastboot

  1. You will need to unlock the bootloader of your Redmi Note 5 Pro first for this as fastboot is locked by default. Take your time doing this.
  2. Download MIUI ROM Flashing Tool.
  3. Download the fastboot update file from the table above. Be sure to check that the file you downloaded ends with .tgz extension (not .zip).
  4. Turn off your Redmi Note 5 Pro and press the Volume Power buttons simultaneously to enter into Fastboot mode. Connect the Redmi Note 5 Pro to your PC using a USB cable.
  5. Double click on the downloaded ROM file and decompress it.
  6. Open the file folder for the decompressed package and copy its path on your computer.
  7. Decompress the MIUI ROM flashing tool downloaded in Step 1.
  8. Double click on it to install on your PC.
  9. When the installation is done, open MiFlash.exe
  10. In its address bar, paste the folder path of the ROM file you copied above.
  11. Click on the yellow circled-out button to refresh and MiFlash will automatically recognize your Redmi Note 5 Pro.
  12. Click the red circled-out button to flash the ROM file to the device.
  13. Sit back and watch the progress bar inside MiFlash turn fully green, implying that the new system update has been successfully installed on your Redmi Note 5 Pro.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro will reboot automatically and you have the update running.


Redmi Note 5 Pro LineageOS ROM

In addition to Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10, users of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro can also enjoy a taste of the popular AOSP-based custom ROM, LineageOS 15.1, which is also based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

This means that if you are tired of the heavily-customized MIUI skin on your Redmi Note 5 Pro, you can finally get rid of it by flashing this new LineageOS 15.1 ROM, which will not only give you a clean AOSP-like Android experience, but also a bunch of customizations that elevate it above the typical stock Android experience.


Give us a shout in the comments box below if you need any help regarding software update on the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

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