Moto G5 Plus gets MIUI 9 ROM with fingerprint gestures, face unlock and Moto actions

Moto G5 Plus

What makes Android so interesting is the amount of tinkering the software allows you to do, including tweaks that bring the likes of MIUI to the likes of Lenovo P2 and even the Moto G5 Plus.

Yes, you read that right! You can now install Xiaomi’s custom MIUI ROM on your Motorola Moto G5 Plus handset and go about your day-to-day use without any major concerns. This is an undertaking that has been made possible thanks to XDA senior member jhenrique09, who was able to port the Xiaomi MIUI 9.6 to the Moto G5 Plus. The MIUI 9.6 ROM is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and according to the developer, it brings along support for Project Treble.

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As noted, the MIUI 9 ROM for Moto G5 Plus works pretty fine, whether it’s Wi-Fi, RIL, GPS, camera, Bluetooth, fingerprint scanner and gestures, FM Radio, NFC, VoLTE, face unlock, and what have you. It’s worth noting that this is a stable ROM and even better is that it comes with GApps bundled, meaning you don’t have to flash the suite manually.

How to install MIUI 9 ROM on your Moto G5 Plus

To install the MIUI 9.6 ROM on your Moto G5 Plus, it’s quite easy. Here are the steps you need:

  1. Flash this TWRP with treble support.
  2. Flash the ROM. Download here.
  3. If you want to install Magisk, use this specific version.

Note that before going down this channel, make sure your Motorola Moto G5 Plus has an unlocked bootloader, otherwise, this isn’t for you. To find out how good or bad this custom ROM is, you might want to check out comments from those who have already installed the MIUI 9.6 ROM on their Moto G5 Plus handsets via this XDA thread.

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