The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched in February with Android Nougat 7.1 with MIUI 9.2 on top. It was later launched in China with MIUI 9 based on Android Oreo 8.1 in particular. The China stable ROM can be flashed on the Indian variant as well, however, there were a few bugs in that. Now, as per a recent report the Android 8.1 Oreo-based global beta ROM has been leaked for the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India.
According to a new leak, the Android Oreo 8.1 based MIUI 9 Global beta for Redmi Note 5 Pro in India is now out. Also, Xiaomi has recently launched MIUI 9.5 stable update and the new stable update for the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with Android 8.1 Oreo including the support for Project Treble.
Android Oreo MIUI 9 on Redmi Note 5 Pro
If you want to flash the recovery ROM on your Redmi Note 5 Pro, you will need a compatible version of TWRP. Some XDA Senior Members have already updated their builds to support Android Oreo-based MIUI 9. So, all you need to do to flash the leaked build is to unlock the bootloader on your phone and then install TWRP to flash this ROM.
Also, unlike the Chinese ROM version, this leaked version does not have the same bugs for Indian model now. Additionally, you will also get features such as dual VoLTE work if you have compatible SIM cards. Also, some other core features of Oreo such as picture-in-picture mode are also present.
Finally, the build brings Project Treble compatibility which was leaked earlier as well. A developer on XDA Developers found a way to install the Android 8.1 Oreo update on his Redmi Note 5 Pro without rooting or flashing a custom ROM. Here’s how you can install Android 8.1 Oreo on Redmi Note 5 Pro in India.