Redmi Note 5 Pro is perhaps the current smartphone sensation in the Indian sub-continent. With millions of units being sold as hot cakes at a fraction of second so far in flash-sale model, the phone is still a dream of many. Packed by powerful specifications at a reasonable price. The Android Nougat 7.1.2 that the device runs on-board is only a thing that bother some of the folks. But surprisingly enough, it’s been now revealed that the Android Oreo 8.1 firmware of the Chinese Redmi Note 5 can be successfully flashed on the device.
It’s quite obvious that the India exclusive Redmi Note 5 Pro ought to get an official major update to the Android Oreo soon. However, those die-hard Mi fans who are restless and eager to taste the Android Oreo on their Note 5 Pro can go ahead and flash the stock firmware of the Chinese model Redmi Note 5.
Since Chinese Redmi Note 5 is a rebranded version of the Redmi Note 5 Pro with no or few differences between them, the firmware inter-compatibility is quite intuitive. In fact, the firmware’s of older Xiaomi phones such as Redmi 2 Prime and Redmi 3S Prime were compatible with their corresponding lite models, Redmi 2 and Redmi 3S.
That said, we’re here sharing the link for official stock Android Oreo 8.1 firmware of Redmi Note 5. Note that, the zip file can be flashed only on Chinese Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro and not the Indian version of Note 5.
Redmi Note 5 latest MiUI 9.5 based on Android Oreo 8.1: Download
Important: Should be flashed via stock recovery or custom recovery such as TWRP. You might lose your complete data after flashing the build, hence backup the data before proceeding.