Redmi Note 5 Pie update and other news: MIUI 10 stable rolling out

Redmi Note 5 Android Oreo

On this page, you will find all that you want to know regarding the Indian Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 software updates. If you are interested to know all about Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Android Oreo, Android 9 Pie or MIUI software update news, this page has everything you need, including any other non-official software update info for the budget phone.

Before going any further, it’s worth noting that the Redmi Note 5 is a rebranded Redmi 5 Plus for the Indian market. That is, outside India, this very device is known as Redmi 5 Plus. For software news related to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, check this page. With that out of the way, let’s move forward.

Redmi Note 5 Android 9 Pie update

  • Android 9 update not expected for standard Note 5
  • Redmi Note 5 AI is eligible for Android 9 (having launched with Android 8.1 pre-installed)
  • Unofficial Pie updates available already (Android Pie GSI)

The Redmi Note 4 was a very popular smartphone, perhaps even more popular than the Redmi Note 5. Still, the phone never went past Android Nougat, the only major OS upgrade it received. Granted, we don’t expect to see the Redmi Note 5 receiving two major OS upgrades, the second one being the jump to Android 9 Pie.

On the brighter side, Xiaomi devices are very common in the developer community and in fact, you should be able to choose from multiple Android Pie custom ROMs for your Redmi Note 5 by the time the year comes to an end. But of course, this requires some knowledge working with custom ROMs, so make sure you know what you are getting into.

Still, the fact that the Redmi Note 5 Pro (global Redmi Note 5) is expected to receive Android Pie update could play in favor of the Redmi 5 Plus, although there’s no way to guarantee this at this point in time.

Redmi Note 5 Android 8.1 Oreo update

  • Android 8.1 stable update released as MIUI V9.6.5
  • Oreo 8.1 update has MIUI 9 on top
  • MIUI 10 update available as beta
  • Stable MIUI 10 could be out in September 2018

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 received MIUI 10 beta back in June 2018 and is expected to receive the stable version somewhere in September or October 2018. The stable version started rolling out to the Chinese ROM in late August, but this was targeting Xiaomi Mi 6 and Redmi Note 5 Pro users. Still, it shows that the global release isn’t too far away, but of course, the Redmi Note 5 will join the fun only after the likes of Mi 6 and Note 5 Pro have received the update.

As you wait for the stable version of MIUI 10, you can now download and install the stable version of Android 8.1 Oreo on your Redmi Note 5 in India. The device has been trialing Oreo 8.1 beta for some time now, but this software has finally left the beta channel.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 update timeline

Find the download link of the Redmi Note 5 update (fastboot ROM, recovery ROM to be added soon) in the software update table below for India. Once again, the Indian Redmi Note 5 is the same device as the Redmi 5 Plus, so the below download links will work just fine with the Redmi 5 Plus using the global ROM.

Redmi Note 5 – India

  • Also known as Redmi 5 Plus outside India
  • Android 8.1 Oreo released on August 30, 2018
  • Android 9 is not expected
Date Software version Download link Changelog
21 Sep 2018 MIUI 10.0.2 (stable) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Installs stable MIUI 10 ROM
20 Sep 2018 MIUI 10 8.9.20 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Bug fixes and improvements
13 Sep 2018 MIUI 10 8.9.13 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Multiple bug fixes and enhancements
06 Sep 2018 MIUI 10 8.9.6 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Camera bug fixes and improvements
30 Aug 2018 MIUI 9.6.5 (stable) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Installs stable Android 8.1 Oreo update, adds Face Unlock for some countries (including India), camera fixes, battery drain fixes, and more
30 Aug 2018 MIUI 10 8.8.30 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Bug fixes and performance improvements
23 Aug 2018 MIUI 10 8.8.23 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Bug fixes
16 Aug 2018 MIUI 10 8.8.16 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update July 2018 security patch, fixes for Dual Apps issues, and more
26 July 2018 MIUI 10 8.7.26 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Fixes for issues with the front camera, system UI, and more
26 July 2018 MIUI 9.6.4 (stable) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update
Updated system apps and Improved performance and stability
24 July 2018 MIUI 10 8.7.24 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update
Bug fixes and performance improvements
19 July 2018 MIUI 10 8.7.19 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Multiple bug fixes and performance improvements
12 July 2018 MIUI 10 8.7.12 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Fixes bugs and improves performance
03 July 2018 MIUI 10 8.7.3 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Installs MIUI 10 beta based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
01 June 2018 MIUI 9.5.11 (stable) |Android 7.1 Recovery update NA
24 May 2018 MIUI 8.4.24 (beta)| Android 7.1 Recovery update NA
14 May 2018 MIUI 9.5.9 (stable) | Android 7.1 Recovery update NA
20 Apr 2018 MIUI 9.5.4 (stable) | Android 7.1 Recovery update
Fixes for Fingerprint copy wasn’t updated, The icon and battery level weren’t always displayed consistently, and Feedback kept relaunching in some cases
30 Mar 2018 MIUI 9.5.3 (stable) | Android 7.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Resume interrupted transfers in Mi Mover without starting over, Revamped start page and optimized performance, Quick search options, and more
12 Mar 2018 MIUI 9.2.13 (stable) | Android 7.1 Recovery update Improved system stability and optimized system performance

Redmi Note 5 AI – Global

  • Also known as Redmi Note 5 Pro in India
  • Android 8.1 Oreo is preinstalled
  • MIUI 10 stable available in China
  • Android 9 Pie update is guaranteed
Date Software version Download link Changelog
20 Sep 2018 MIUI 10 8.9.20 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Bug fixes and improvements
18 Sep 2018 MIUI 10.0.1 (stable) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Installs stable MIUI 10 update
13 Sep 2018 MIUI 10 8.9.13 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Multiple bug fixes and enhancements
06 Sep 2018 MIUI 10 8.9.6 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Bug fixes and performance improvements
04 Sep 2018 MIUI 9.6.4 (stable) | Android 8.1 Recovery update August 2018 security patch, aptX codec support, fixes battery issues when using Wi-Fi, issues with the lagging navigation bar, removes Mi Roaming app, and other performance optimizations
30 Aug 2018 MIUI 10 8.8.30 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Bug fixes and performance improvements
23 Aug 2018 MIUI 10 8.8.23 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Bug fixes
17 Aug 2018 MIUI 9.6.3 (stable) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Stability improvements and bug fixes
16 Aug 2018 MIUI 10 8.8.16 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update July 2018 security patch, fixes for Dual Apps issues, and more
26 July 2018 MIUI 10 8.7.26 (beta) | Android 8.1 Fastboot update Fixes for issues with the front camera, system UI, and more
19 July 2018 MIUI 10 8.7.19 (beta) | Android 8.1 NA Multiple bug fixes and performance improvements
17 July 2018 MIUI 10 8.7.17 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update Bug fixes and performance improvements
12 July 2018 MIUI 10 8.7.12 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Fixes bugs and improves performance
06 July 2018 MIUI 10 8.7.5 (beta) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update

Installs MIUI 10, adds nature sounds, improves UI, Mi AI, Face Unlock, camera, and more

06 June 2018 MIUI 9.5.13 (stable) | Android 8.1 Recovery update | Fastboot update Oreo update for the device. Also fixes issues with notification, delay in full-screen gestures, brightness adjustment panel, dual apps in split screen, Wi-Fi hotspot not turning on, device freezing, alarm not going off, and improves photo quality, response time of full-screen gestures, and swipe response.
23 May 2018 MIUI 9.5.6 (stable) | Android 8.1 Recovery update System stability and optimizations

How to install an update on Redmi Note 5

You can grab the latest update for your Redmi Note 5 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 Settings app itself to install the update.

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 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 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 the 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 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 and press the Volume Power buttons simultaneously to enter into Fastboot mode. Connect the Redmi Note 5 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.
  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.

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

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