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Xiaomi Redmi 5A gets Android Oreo 8.0 based MIUI 10 update

Saaquib Neyazi

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India’s No. 1 Smartphone brand Xiaomi is launching another Smartphone with some aggressive pricing and impressive Specification, and this time the smartphone is coming to India under a new hood called Redmi. Previously we have seen some extreme value for money smartphone from Xiaomi under Redmi series. But, last month Xiaomi made Redmi series a whole new brand so that Redmi can act as an Independent Sub-Brand of Xiaomi. The expansion process of Xiaomi has highly appreciated online because the very first product Redmi Note 7 launched in China last month, and it received a masterful review by various platforms. It is going to release on 28 February in India.

Redmi as an Independent brand will work for the customer, and extreme value for money smartphones are going to take place in the near future. Previous Redmi lineup of budget series was a market disruptor; here I am talking about Redmi 4A, which was launched in 2016, with a price tag of Rs. 5,999. Redmi 4A was featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 boosted with 2GB RAM and 16/32 GB internal memory and a massive battery of 3120 mAh. This mobile was a great hit in the India market. Following the success story of Redmi 4A, Xiaomi launched the Successor Redmi 5A in 2017 with an even lesser price of Rs. 4,999 with a new 3GB RAM variant but Redmi 5A brings a smaller battery of 3000mAh; all other configuration was same.

Redmi 5A was launched with MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, and later the phone received MIUI 10 stable update too. But, as expected MIUI 10 update was not bringing any Android 8.0 Oreo update. Historically all the budget devices of XIaomi receives at-least one major Android update. As, the Redmi 5A was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat, so the Android 8.0 Oreo update was nearly confirmed, but the update was getting delayed.Redmi 5A Oreo update

Redmi 5A Android 8.0 Oreo Update

In last year December, Some reports suggested that Redmi 5A has received MIUI 10 update based on Android 8.0 Oreo, the report was legit as Xiaomi selectively provided an update for pilot testing of Android 8.0 Oreo on Redmi 5A. Which means that Xiaomi Developers were testing and working on Android 8.0 Oreo in Redmi 5A. On 13 February Redmi 5A finally received the Android Oreo 8.0 update, and many users from the different region show the same Android Oreo update news on Social Media. Here is the image of Changelog.Redmi 5A MIUI 10.1.2.0 Android 8.0 update

Redmi 5A Android Oreo Update Changelog:

  • System: The update is bringing an updated Android Security Patch Level and Stable Android 8.0 Oreo update.
  • Camera: In terms of Camera, Redmi 5A receiving a bug fix, now the face detection frame will not appear after the age detection option will turn off.
  • Radio: Radio app will receive a bug fix, now the screen flash error has been fixed, Screen flash will not occur after the Radio app will close.
  • Security: This is a whole new feature, now you can search for specific apps in App Management.

Download Redmi 5A Android 8.0 Oreo Update manually

Follow the given update packages for manual installation.

NameVersionTypeDownload Link
Redmi 5AV10.1.2.0.OCKMIFIFastbootLink 
Redmi 5AV10.1.2.0.OCKMIFIRecoveryLink 

Redmi 5A Android 9.0 Pie update

Xiaomi cares for its low-end budget devices, and this the best example is great after sale service and customer importance. While the Another major Android update in Redmi 5A is nearly impossible, but we never know. Android Pie 9.0 update in Redmi 5A is a very far-fetched image.

While, if you are Redmi 5A user, you can still enjoy Android 9.0 Pie features on your device, the custom ROMs, and modification community XDA Developers are providing wonderful supports to Redmi 5A and Redmi 4A both the device. So, hopefully, both the device will receive Android 9.0 Pie update through any custom ROM. The XDA Developers have created the same unified codebase for both the device because both Redmi 4A and Redmi 5A shared same Snapdragon 425 chipset, and many other specifications.

Saaquib is a Tech Enthusiastic, Who love to write about Cutting-edge Technology. Working as a Blogger and You Tuber from Last two year. Join me on Twitter, Instagram for Mobile and Gadgets Suggestions.

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