How To Install Android 8.1 Oreo On Your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is a smartphone which featured a 5.99 inches Full HD+ 18:9 displays device with a screen resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels. The smartphone which comes powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 processor clocked at 1.8GHz, runs on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9.

In this post, we will be looking at how users of the smartphone can install and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) on their smartphone. To begin this process, you must first Unlock the bootloader of your device, To do this, click HERE. You also need to download MIUI ROM for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro ZIP file from HERE.

You also need to download TWRP for Redmi Note 5 Pro from HERE and ADB software (For windows) / Android zip file (For Mac). If you are using Mac device, you need to follow this step.  

  • Extract the Android zip and place the folder on your Desktop.
  • Open Terminal
  • Type cd Desktop/Android
  • Enter ./

  • Switch off the phone and boot it into Fastboot mode by long pressing Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously.
  • Connect your phone to PC by a USB cable, open command prompt on your PC and navigate to the folder where you have downloaded TWRP Recovery ZIP.
  • Type ‘fastboot devices’ in command prompt and check if the device is detected by the system.
  • If the system detects the phone, type ‘fastboot flash recovery’ and hit enter, the process will be completed in seconds.
  • Now long press the Volume up and Power Button to boot the phone in recovery mode.
  • It will ask to allow modifications, Slide towards right to allow Modifications.
  • Select ‘Wipe’, and choose ‘Advanced Wipe’, tick on ‘Dalvik / ART Cache’, ‘System’. ‘Data’, ‘Cache’ and then swipe towards right to Wipe.
  • Go back and click on ‘Install’, navigate to the location where you have stored ROM file, it’s better to keep ROM file on SD Card or USB OTG drives. Select the ROM file and swipe towards right to flash.
  • Click on ‘Reboot’ and then ‘System’, it might show ‘No OS Installed’, but there is no need to worry and you can continue booting the device.
  • Within 5 minutes device will boot with latest MIUI Beta ROM.
The Android 8.1 Oreo comes with April security patch, and also allow iPhone X-like gestures on the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

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