Redmi Note 5 Pro: This custom ROM lets you experience Android Pie on the popular Xiaomi smartphone

The Android Pie-based Pixel Experience custom ROM is also compatible with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

  • Published: August 20, 2018 10:02 AM IST

Though there is no official word from Xiaomi yet, some of its smartphones like the Redmi Note 4, Mi 3, Mi 4, and Redmi 4 have already got their slice of the Android 9 Pie. Now, another Xiaomi smartphone has joined this list, and it is the popular Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Ever since Google released the source code of Android 9 Pie, it was only a matter of time before developers come with custom ROMs for a wide variety of devices. One of the members of the XDA Developers community has similarly come up with a new custom ROM for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.

The custom ROM for the Redmi Note 5 Pro is called ‘Pixel Experience’. As the name suggests, this offers a stock Android experience similar to what you find on the Google Pixels to the Xiaomi smartphone. The report mentions that you get the full experience of the Pixel launcher, and the ROM is also compatible with the Redmi Note 5.

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As with a lot of custom ROMs there will be a few bugs that users will need to contend with. As per the report, this version of the Pixel Experience things like Miracast, and hardware encryption are not working. But these bugs should be fixed eventually via updates.

The Pixel Experience being a custom ROM, there is a process that needs to be followed in order to install it on your smartphone. This requires you to first unlock the bootloader, and also install a custom recovery such as TWRP. It is advisable to install a custom ROM on a secondary device.

From adaptive features to Digital Wellbeing, Android Pie feels new and advanced right from the moment you start using it. Here’s a detailed list of features and changes that have been introduced with Android Pie. Here’s also a detailed guide on how to install Android Pie on your device.

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  • Published Date: August 20, 2018 10:02 AM IST