Xiaomi Redmi 5A has been the best-selling smartphone for the Chinese smartphone through the first three quarters of this year. The smartphone was launched in late December 2017 with MIUI 9 and is now getting updated to MIUI 10.
Xiaomi announced MIUI 10 early this year at its 8th anniversary event and has been at work to bring is forked Android experience to all supported devices. We have seen Xiaomi update some of its best-selling devices, including the Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 4 and the Redmi Note 6 Pro, set to launch in India on November 22, to MIUI 10 and it is now turn of the Redmi 5A to get the update. As with any Xiaomi device, the Chinese variants get the update first and the global variants tend to get updates weeks later.
However, in the case of Redmi 5A, the update seems to be rolling out globally and a number of users in India have already received the update. This could be because of the fact that the smartphone has been a best-seller in the country during the last few quarters and Xiaomi would not like to disappoint its customers.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A MIUI 10 Update: All you need to know
To recall, the Redmi 5A was launched in India with MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat and the device getting updated to MIUI 10 is a welcome sign in an age when most OEM don’t bother to update even their year-old devices. The MIUI 10 update being pushed to the device is the global stable ROM and it comes after the device received multiple beta updates in the past few months.
The global stable ROM is being rolled out in batches and the update may not appear on your device right away. After successful initial test run, Xiaomi should widely start deploying the update to all Redmi 5A users in the country. Alongside the stable ROM, Xiaomi is also seeding a beta ROM to a select batch of users in India.
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The MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM released for the Redmi 5A carries the build number MIUI 10.1.1.0.NCKMIFA and it is only available in the form of an OTA update. Unfortunately, the update is still based on Nougat and not Oreo and Xiaomi plans to release MIUI 10 based on Oreo by the end of this year.