The Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro were most successful handsets of Xiaomi and after the announcement of Android 9.0 Pie, we don’t know when the update will be released for these handsets.
Xiaomi is already working on Android 9.0 Pie update for Redmi Mi MIX 2S, and right now Redmi Note 5/Note 5 Pro is not in the list of Android Pie update. But you can now enjoy the latest Android 9.0 Pie on the Redmi Note 5/Note 5 Pro with Pixel Experience.
Soon after the launch, the Android Pie update was available on Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL and on the Essential Phone. HMD Global on its Nokia 7 Plus announced the arrival of Android Pie beta 4.
After Google’s announcement of the Android Pie, the update is now available for the Redmi Note 5/Note 5 Pro owners via Pixel Experience. Thanks to XDA Members working and bringing latest software to smartphones.
The same ROM will work on both smartphones and this is the first release of Pixel Experience based on Android 9.0 ROM for the Note 5 and Note 5 Pro, so you might come across some bugs.
Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro – Android 9.0 Pie Pixel Experience ROM
As mentioned above, right now there is no word from the company whether/when the update for the Note 5/Note 5 Pro will be released. However, if you want to enjoy Android 9.0 Pie features on Note 5 and Note 5 Pro then you can do this by using the custom ROM called Pixel Experience.
It comes with stock Google Pixel experience by offering Pixel launcher, wallpapers, boot animation, fonts, icons, sounds, Pixel’s blue accent and more. Please note that it’s a custom ROM and needs to be installed manually which requires some technical knowledge such as unlocking bootloader.
So make sure you know what you are doing before installing this ROM. There are some features working and some not. Before you proceed you must know what is working and what is not.
- Mobile data
- Fingerprint reader
- Sound / vibration
- Known issues
- Miracast/wifi display
You can visit the original thread (source below) for the download links and the instructions to Pixel Experience based on Android 9.0 Pie for Redmi Note 5/Note 5 Pro.