Fail-Proof Steps to Flash Pixel Experience 9.0 on Redmi 5 Plus

Flashing a custom Android ROM is not an easy task for most of day-to-day users. The process involves flashing a custom recovery, choosing the right ROM build, and issuing some geeky command.

This certainly will not happen if the users know exactly the appropriate steps.

The main purpose of this guide is to lead you into the right direction of flashing a custom Android ROM. At this occasion, we explains all the required steps to flash Pixel Experience 9.0 ROM on Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus successfully.

Redmi 5 Plus is a mid-range device powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. The phone is known as Redmi Note 5 in India. Its codename is Vince.

Reflecting to the tittle, we show you the way to install Pixel Experience without a chance to fail. We hope you can follow all the mentioned steps below so that your mission can be success.

We ask you to read the whole article thoroughly. Please do not attempt to try each step without having a clear understanding and without having a general picture about the procedure.

Furthermore, please create a full backup of your data especially important files. Contacts, messages, photos, and recorded videos are the common things you need to backup. Proceed only with full caution. We hold no responsibility of any damages that may happen to your device.

Recommended: You can avoid the risks of flashing custom ROM and use this Android 9.0 Pie MIUI theme instead. Much easier and safer.

Prerequisites

Install Android 9.0 Pixel Experience ROM on Redmi 5 Plus

Step 1. Unlock your phone bootloader following this guide.

Step 2. Flash Orange Fox TWRP on your phone. Read our previous guide here.

Step 3. Connect the phone to your computer using its USB cable.

Step 4. Transfer the Pixel Experience ROM zip file to the phone storage.

Step 5. You can now disconnect your phone from computer and turn it off completely.

Step 6. While it’s off, press and hold the Power key and Volume Up key simultaneously to enter recovery mode which in this case is Orange Fox TWRP.

Step 7. Do the “Swipe to allow system modifications” – if you have not done it yet.

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Step 8. In the main menu, tap the “Wipe” button.

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Step 9. Now swipe to reset to ROM’s default state. This is necessary to remove apps/settings that might be incompatible with the new ROM.

Step 10. Back to the main menu of Orange Fox.

Step 11. Tap on the “Install” button.

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Step 12. Locate the Pixel Experience .zip file that you have copied. Tap on it to select it.

Step 13. Now do the “Swipe to Install“.

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Step 14. Sit tight and wait for the recovery to flash the Pixel Experience ROM.

Step 15. Once done, go to the main menu and choose “Reboot“.

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Step 16. Choose “Recovery” from the dialog box. This will reboot your phone back to OrangFox recovery. This step is crucial to make any changes to partitions/filesystems done by flashing the new ROM take the full effect.

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Step 17. Tap “Reboot” again then choose “System“.

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Step 18. Sit tight and wait for the newly installed Pixel Experience 9.0 ROM sets itself up.

Step 19. Once done, go set up the Google Account. The ROM already includes Google Apps so you don’t have to flash GApps separately.

Step 20. Enjoy the newly installed ROM.

Congratulation, your Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus now runs Pixel Experience Android 9.0 Pie. Enjoy the full Pixel 3 experience on it.

Some additional steps you might want to do is rooting your phone and flashing ported Google Camera (gcam) app.

Please do not hesitate to drop comments below. Feel free to ask parts of the article that you don’t understand yet.

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