This article is your ultimate reference to install Masix X custom ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Whyred (Pro, China, Ai, Global) device. We show you the proper way to flash the best alternative of the official MIUI ROM.
Flashing a custom Android ROM doesn’t mean betraying our loyalty to MIUI. Instead, we want to make MIUI great again!
Some users loves MIUI ROM so much except for its intrusive ads displayed within default apps. Part of them tackle this issue by installing MIUI alternative, a custom Android ROM that has the look and feel of MIUI but with better system.
Enter Masik X! A custom Android ROM that looks like MIUI.
Wait, but what are the differences or does it have better features? Well, let’s check them out!
In terms of the operating system underlying on its base, Masik boasts Aroma Installer making the installation of additional mods and tweaks easier.
Masik X also features built-in global Hi-Fi audio engine. This technology allows users to choose sound processing from Beats Electronics, Harman Kardon or Sound Alive. Audiophiles should try this feature.
The best part, Masik X also removes Chinese apps bloating your phone. Some other background services such as anonymous statistics collection and sending services, analytics and logging services, system update agents, advertising services, Analytics Core and their dependencies, have also been eliminated.
Additionally, those who loves to download MIUI themes MTZ from third-party sources can use the built-in Themes store. The Themes app has been patched to allow importing and applying third-party themes.
OK, let’s get done with the chit chat.
As usual, please make a complete backup of your phone. At least, backup all crucial data and files.
We hold no responsibility of any damages and risks of flashing a custom ROM on your phone. Please proceed responsibly.
How to Install Masik X on Redmi Note 5 Whyred
Step 1. Disable Windows Driver Signature Enforcement on your computer. This is necessary to get the Xiaomi USB driver installed properly.
Step 2. Download ADB-Fastboot Driver and install it on your computer.
Step 3. Follow this procedure to unlock your phone bootloader.
Step 4. Follow these steps to flash Orange Fox TWRP on Redmi Note 5 phone. Follow until steps 15 only. Once done flashing OFRP, reboot to system.
At this stage, you should already have Orange Fox Recovery Project installed on your phone. The custom recovery used is not limited to OFRP, you can use the official TWRP, Red Wolf TWRP, Pitch Black TWRP, and so on.
Step 5. On your phone, go to Settings > Sync > Mi Cloud > Find Device > Turn off Find Device.
Step 6. Now turn off your phone completely. Once it’s off, press the Power button and Volume Up button simultaneously until it reboots into Recovery.
Step 7. Now you need to wipe the dalvik/ART Cache, cache, data, system, and vendor partitions. This is necessary to remove apps/settings that might be incompatible with the new ROM. From the Orange Fox menu, go to Wipe > Advanced > then choose the specified partition.
Choose / tick mark all the mentioned options (1-5, see image below).
Step 8. Finally, do the “Swipe to wipe” action.
Step 9. Download Masik X ROM into your computer.
Step 10. Connect your phone to the computer, and copy the downloaded ZIP files to your phone (e.g: Masik X 2.4 Whyred .zip). We recommend you to put it in the root directory (means: not inside any folders).
Step 11. Now go back to the Orange Fox main menu and select “Install“.
Step 12. Locate the Masik X ZIP file you have copied earlier. Tap on it to select it.
Step 13. Next, do the “Swipe to Install” action.
Step 14. Sit tight and wait till the flashing process completely done.
Step 15. Once done, choose “Reboot” then “System“.
Step 16. Initial booting will take longer than usual. That’s normal and don’t worry so much.
Step 17. Now disconnect your phone from the computer.
Voila! You have successfully installed Masik X custom MIUI ROM on your Redmi Note 5 phone.
Please note that Masik X does not touch the Anti-rollback Protection mechanism available within the phone. It means that you’ll have the original status of ARB index. If your phone has ARB 3, then it remains in ARB 3 after the flashing of Masik X.
Here’s some preview of the custom ROM. Yours might be similar.
Credit and thanks belong to Masik X Dev Team.