Update: It seems Xiaomi has resumed the rollout as Redmi Note 5 Pro users are reporting a new MIUI 9.5.11 update is available for download.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro users were caught by surprise when a leaked firmware of the phone showed up a while back with Android 8.1 Oreo running the show. This was an outright indicator that the company was getting ready to upgrade the device to the latest stable version.
Last week, Redmi Note 5 Pro users thought the wait was finally over after it emerged that a new update that installed Android 8.1 Oreo to its sibling, Redmi Note 5, was being outed by Xiaomi. And indeed this was true as the update started showing up on the Pro handset earlier this week carrying the same software version MIUI 9.5.6, but after some users started raising complaints about multiple issues following the upgrade, the company appears to have pulled down the update.
Through the Mi forums, those who had upgraded to the new MIUI 9.5.6 on the Redmi Note 5 Pro have expressed their concerns over a number of issues after they installed the new software. On top of the list are issues with the camera while others have reported issues with notifications and the vibration system, among other bugs. The fact that Xiaomi has pulled down the update means that they are already working on a fix. However, when exactly the rollout will resume remains unknown.
With the Redmi Note 5 Pro, we questioned Xiaomi’s decision to go with Nougat out of the box and as if to make up for this, the company saw a quick follow-up with an Oreo update would be ideal. While it is, no one wants a software update that makes life difficult for them. From where we’re seated, we’d rather wait a little longer and get a bug-free update than get a half-baked version like what has just happened with the Redmi Note 5 Pro Oreo update.
It’s worth noting that Xiaomi is not a stranger to such issues after a major OS upgrade. We saw it happen with the Xiaomi Mi A1 when the company tried to live up to its Android One tag by releasing the update before the end of 2017.
Still, we hope Xiaomi works out the problems and resumes rolling out an update that is near-perfect – or perfect, if possible.
Have you upgraded your Redmi Note 5 Pro to the latest MIUI 9.5.6? How’s the experience? Let us know in your comments below.