The Xiaomi Redmi 5 was released back in 2017 as a wallet-friendly smartphone with decent specs. The device runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box, and obviously, owners have been hoping their handset will get the Android Oreo update at some point.
Given Xiaomi rolling out Android Oreo for Mi 5s Plus today — another long-time pending device in the list of Android 8.1 release — should ease the pain of impatient Redmi 5 users a bit as this shows Xiaomi does keep working behind the scene to bring the updater sooner or later.
Earlier this month, Xiaomi started pushing the 9.6.4 update (MIUI 9) to users but the rollout was halted due to some issues. Well, now it appears the long-awaited build has started seeding out again today, retaining the version number. As you can see from the screenshot below, some users have already started receiving it over-the-air.
Download Redmi 5 9.6.4 update (MIUI 9)
Here’s a link to download the stable 9.6.4 update on your Redmi 5.
There are two other Redmi 5 versions out there, the Redmi 5A and the Redmi 5 Plus. Owners of the latter were the most fortunate of the bunch, as they received Android 8.1 Oreo on August 30, 2018.
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Now finally, Redmi 5 users will finally get the same treatment. We still don’t know when the Redmi 5A will be updated, although we hope it’s going to happen at some point in Q4 2018.
MIUI 10 update
While the 9.6.4 update comes with MIUI 9, but you will be glad to know that the MIUI 10 update is also available for the Redmi 5 users, albeit as beta.
MIUI 10 Recovery ROM version 8.9.20 | 1.4 GB
(You can install the update using Local update method.)
Let’s hope the stable MIUI 10 update and the Android Oreo update is released for the device soon.