Good news folks! You can now enjoy the awesomeness of Android One based on 9.0 Pie on your Redmi Note 5 codename Whyred. When we call the device as Whyred, it refers to Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro/Global/China/Ai.
We would like to call it Redmi Note 5 for simplicity reason. However, this ROM is not for Redmi Note 5 India codename Vince which is globally known as Redmi 5 Plus.
Most of Mi Fans know Android One as the default ROM running on Mi A1 at first followed by Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. Those devices provide different experience of Mi Fans who feel bored with MIUI already but they still have so much love for Xiaomi.
Android One is a near-stock version of the Android operating system released by Google. Android One cannot be altered by the companies that make the phones, and only runs on certain smartphones (Source: Wikipedia).
Android One emerges without any of the stuff that manufacturers like to bundle in – no skins, no duplicate apps, no additional services. Again, it’s a stock-like Android experience. It is almost the purest form of Android.
Devices running Android One receive update directly from Google. Obviously, it has faster update intervals.
Saying about Mi A1 and Mi A2, Xiaomi manufactures the hardware and handles the marketing stuff. On the other hand, Google released and manages the software.
Many have fallen in love with Android One. The fact of few devices come with it makes some Mi Fans sad.
Redmi Note 5 users are not, however. one of XDA Senior Members has managed to port Mi A2’s Android One to Redmi Note 5. It becomes an unofficial build for Whyred since it is a ported version obviously.
You can easily flash it through TWRP and enjoy the full Android One experience right away. You may expect some bugs including MTP connection issues.
Furthermore, it receives no official update from Google. It’s not surprising though and you know why.
Nevertheless, it is still a fun and an exciting full Android One experience on an originally non-supported device.
Download Android One for Redmi Note 5
Ported by Speedo.thc, the full Android One ROM for Redmi Note 5 Whyred is available for free download. The file is hosted on AndroidFileHost. It may not gives you the fastest download experience but the link supports resume-able connection.
File Name: Android_One_v2.2.zip
File Size: 1.6GB
The F2FS patch file above is optional. You will need it to enjoy the full F2FS file system experience which is faster than EXT4.
This Android One port for Redmi Note 5 is based on Android 9.0 Pie. It has all of its features including the native Dark Mode.
Again, you will need an unlocked bootloader and custom recovery to flash this ROM. We recommend you to use Orange Fox TWRP Recovery to install this ROM.