This article is your complete guide on how to flash Resurrection Remix OS (RR) Android 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Redmi 5A codename Riva. We’ll try to make this tutorial as clear as possible. Hence, you can easily grasp all the steps to get the flashing process done properly.
Resurrection Remix OS (RR OS) is a custom Android ROM that takes the best parts of other custom ROMs. LineageOS, Omni ROM, SlimROMs, and the original Remix OS are a few of them.
The combination of awesomeness into one single remixed ROM makes the RR OS as an outstanding one.
It delivers best phone performance without sacrificing system stability. There are a lot of customization user can do with this ROM. On top of that, some of popular Android tweaks and mods are included within this build.
No wonder that the Resurrection Remix becomes one of the best custom ROMs out there.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A, on the other hand, is not a flagship phone. It is a budget phone that makes Xiaomi’s profit skyrocketing drastically.
Its affordable price and decent hardware specifications have made the phone as a best seller world wide.
The phone boasts Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipet powered with Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPUs and Adreno 308 GPU. The phone also features all the essential things needed for day-to-day usage.
The phone comes running the official MIUI 10 ROM based on Android 7.1 Nougat. Common problem of MIUI is its annoying ads. Some users reported that they felt a little bit disturbed with ads display frequency.
Such a reason is one of many that makes Xiaomi users ditch MIUI. Custom Android ROMs become alternatives, obviously.
Resurrection Remix comes offering a just-perfect system without bloatware and ads. It offers simplicity along with a liberty to modify many of its aspects.
Its latest release is based on Android 9.0 Pie. Therefore, users of budget phones can also enjoy Google’s latest mobile OS. They don’t have to wait for the device vendor to release updates.
Some users felt that flashing a custom ROM is difficult. It is arduous certainly, but it’s not that difficult.
As long as you do it right, you won’t lost to a bricked state. You can avoid damages of flashing a custom binary through a proper procedure.
Before we proceed, we really encourage you to take a full backup prior the flashing procedure. We hold no responsibility of any risks that may occur.
Flashing Resurrection Remix involves wiping data partition. Hence, create backup of all your crucial data. A full backup is recommended.
- Download Xiaomi ADB & Fastboot driver on your computer.
- Disable Windows Driver Signature Enforcement on your computer.
- Then install the downloaded ADB & Fastboot driver.
- Download Resurrection Remix OSzip file to your computer.
- Download Google Apps (GApps) for ARM64 Android 9 Pie zip file to your computer.
- Download Magisk zip file to your computer (only if you want root access).
HOW TO FLASH PIXEL EXPERIENCE ON REDMI 5A
Step 1. Unlock your phone bootloader following this guide.
Step 2. Follow our guide to install Orange Fox TWRP on Redmi 5A. There are 15 main steps of that tutorial. Follow them to get the recovery installed.
Step 3. Connect the phone to your computer using its USB cable.
Step 4. You can now disconnect your phone from computer and turn it off completely.
Step 5. 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 6. Do the “Swipe to allow system modifications” – if you have not done it yet.
Step 7. In the main menu, tap the “Wipe” button.
Step 8. Now you need to do a Factory Reset. Swipe to reset to ROM’s default state. This is necessary to remove apps/settings that might be incompatible with the new ROM.
Step 9. Go back to main menu then select Wipe > Advanced Wipe > select Cache and Dalvik Cache > then do the “Swipe to wipe” action.
Step 10. In your computer, transfer/copy all the download zip files to the phone storage. These include Resurrection Remix ROM, MindTheGApps (or OpenGApps), and Magisk.
Step 11. Back to your phone, go back to the main menu of Orange Fox.
Step 12. Tap on the “Install” button.
Step 13. Locate the Resurrection Remix zip file that you have copied. Tap on it to select it. For instance: RR-P-v7.0.1-20190311-riva-Official.zip file.
Step 14. Now do the “Swipe to Install“.
Step 15. Sit tight and wait for the recovery to flash the Resurrection Remix Pie ROM.
Step 16. Once done, go back to the main menu. Tap the “Install” button again and locate the MindTheGapps zip file (e.g: MindTheGapps-9.0.0-arm64-20190216_211116.zip).
Step 17. Now do the “Swipe to Install“.
Step 18. Once done, go to the main menu and choose “Reboot“.
Step 19. 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.
Step 20. Tap “Reboot” again then choose “System“.
Step 21. Sit tight and wait for the newly installed Resurrection Remix ROM sets itself up. It may take longer than usual booting.
Step 22. Once done, go set up the Google Account.
Step 23. Enjoy the newly installed ROM.
Congratulation, your Xiaomi Redmi 5A now runs Resurrection Remix 7 based on Android 9.0 Pie.
Root Resurrection Remix Android 9.0 Pie ROM on Redmi 5A
This stage is basically not mandatory. Do this only if you want root access.
Step 1. Reboot your phone into recovery mode again. Turn off your phone completely. While it’s off, press the Power button and the Volume Up button simultaneously.
Step 2. Go to the main menu of Orange Fox again and choose “Install“.
Step 3. Locate and find the Magisk zip file (e.g: Magisk-v18.1.zip). Tap on its name to select it.
Step 3. Do the “Swipe to Install” action.
Step 6. Once done, go back to main menu and tap on the Orange Fox Cup icon.
Step 7. Then choose the third menu icon.
Step 8. Make sure these two options are checked.
Step 9. Now go back to main menu then tap the “Reboot” option.
Step 10. Finally, choose “System“.
Voila! Your phone is now rooted. You can confirm the root status by downloading the root checker app from Play Store.
Despite you have to do a factory reset and wipe data, the end result is very satisfying. You will get Android 9.0 operating system running on your Redmi 5A device.
The Resurrection Remix itself is amazing. It already sports latest Pie Dark mode already. It becomes a hype recently. You can enjoy the enhanced Android Dark mode experience. Show it off to your friend and they’ll understand that even a cheap budget phone can be dope.
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