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Xiaomi Redmi 5A MIUI 9 update released – Download, features and more

Just a few days after launching the Redmi 5A in India dubbed as ‘Desh ka Smartphone’, Xiaomi has released the MIUI 9 Global Stable for the phone. The update is available OTA and also can be downloaded manually from the MIUI forum.

To recall, Xiaomi launched Redmi 5A earlier last month which is the successor to Redmi 4A. The Redmi 5A was launched with specs like 5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 425 processor with up to 3GB RAM, 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras. It is to be mentioned that the Redmi 5A came preloaded with MIUI 9, however, it did not have all the features of latest MIUI. Now, the company released the stable update for the phone.

Download and Install Redmi 5A MIUI 9 update

Apart from the OTA update, the Redmi 5A MIUI 9 update is available in two more options – Recovery ROM and Fastboot ROM. You can download the Recovery ROM for Redmi 5A from here and Fastboot ROM from here. The size is more than 1GB, so make sure to have much space on your phone.

Also, it is advisable to backup important data before manually installing the Redmi 5A MIUI 9 update. In order to understand the flashing process, you can check out our detailed guide on how to install MIUI 9 on Xiaomi smartphones.

MIUI 9 New features

Xiaomi emphasizes four new features in MIUI 9 – Notifications Shade, Split Screen, Icon Animation, and Smart Photo Editing tool.

There is also this split screen mode that can be implemented by using the existing applications page. Icon animations have been integrated into the new MIUI 9 and 21 animated icons will be part of MIUI 9. The Chinese company also introduced some features for Indian users such as IRCTC text messages in a card format and Indian festivals included in the Mi Calendar app.

Improvements and Optimizations

Apart from the new features, the new MIUI 9 update also comes with improvements and optimizations. For instance, the update will improve the silent mode which can now be triggered by the volume button. It also improves the stability of the messaging start page.

Further, it has improved layout and readability for search results in contacts and Battery saver will now automatically turn off when the phone is charged. Also, the reading mode can be turned on and off at sunset and sunrise automatically. The Cleaner app will remove empty folders in a more efficient manner.


Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.