Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is getting MIUI 9.5.6 update based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone was launched in India in February with MIUI 9.2.7 based on Android Nougat, and it now seems that Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first smartphone to get MIUI based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro users who are on MIUI 9.2.7 are reportedly receiving a notification for a new update that brings MIUI 9.5.6 Global ROM (marked as version 220.127.116.11.OEIMIFA) to the smartphone. The update was announced by the Chinese giant on Wednesday, and it is nice to see the update being pushed to the smartphone within a few days.
The Redmi Note 5 was the first smartphone in India to receive update to stable Global ROM of MIUI 9.5 last month. It was expected that a similar software update with some bug fixes, quick search options and more will be released to Redmi Note 5 Pro. Now, the update seems to have been clubbed with the release of Android 8.1 Oreo update.
Xiaomi is yet to post an official changelog for the smartphone, and XDA Developers reports that the MIUI thread detailing the change has been taken down by the company. The Redmi Note 5 Pro users have the option to either get the MIUI 9.5.6 Global Stable ROM as an OTA update or manually flash it using the Recovery ROM and the Fastboot ROM. There is a possibility that Xiaomi would have pulled down the file from MIUI thread based on reports about bugs present in the ROM and they could be working to fix it.
Over at MIUI forums, several users are already complaining about facing issues with the latest update. A moderator on one of the MIUI threads had released some details of an MIUI 9 Beta Stable v18.104.22.168.OEIMIFA for Redmi Note 5 Pro. He explained that the update is being pushed to random users and most people will have to wait for the public release and confirmed that it will be made available as an OTA update only.
In case you own a Redmi Note 5 Pro then you can manually check for the update by heading to Settings -> About Phone -> System Update -> Check for Updates. It might take few hours for the OTA update to pop up since the release is in a phased manner.
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The Redmi Note 5 Pro is a premium version of regular Redmi Note 5 with dual rear cameras and updated front camera. The smartphone features a 6-inch display, metal unibody design, Snapdragon 636 SoC, up to 6GB of RAM, and 64GB storage. It comes with dual 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear cameras, and a 20-megapixel selfie shooter. The smartphone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery, and the device’s price starts at Rs 14,999.