Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro is one among the best smartphones launched by the company. It packs good specifications and is available at an affordable price point. With the launch of Redmi Note 5 Pro, Xiaomi gained dominance over the mid-range smartphone market in India. When launched, the Redmi Note 5 Pro came with Android 7.1.2 Nougat skinned with MIUI 9.2.
But after the release of its successor – Redmi Note 6 Pro – the company decided to update the Android version of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro to Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 on top. And now, after the release of Redmi Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi is updating the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s Android version once again to Android 9.0 Pie skinned with MIUI 10 Beta 9.3.25, a report by XDA developers noted.
But it should be noted that the update is still in its beta phase so there might be some time before the final stable version of the Android Pie update for the Redmi Note 5 Pro is released. The Android 9.0 Pie update of the Redmi Note 5 Pro (device codename: whyred global) is skinned with the latest MIUI 10 Beta 9.3.25 and it is 1.7GB in size. So we recommend downloading it only when your device is connected to Wi-Fi.
The file can be downloaded from the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s official forum, the download will come in a zipped file which can be flashed after the download ends. But it should be noted that the update is still in Beta phase so it won’t be a stable update. Furthermore, it is the first Android Pie beta update for the Redmi Note 5 Pro so there may be some bugs and stability issues. As the file is flashable, so it should be done only by people who are well-aware about the workings of a flashing update. But still, necessary precautions must be taken and backup must be made before flashing the Beta update on the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
To recall, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched in February 2018 and it was one of the best-selling devices of the year in the Indian market. The device was powered by Snapdragon 636 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It had dual rear-camera setup and housed 4,000mAh battery. The successor of the device, Redmi Note 6 Pro was thought to bring more to the table than the Redmi Note 5 Pro but it failed to do so. However, with the launch of Redmi Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi hopes once again to turn the tides of markets and the Indian users in their favour.