Xiaomi is gaining its reputation back in terms of Android updates. Last week, company started testing Android Oreo for the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi Mix, and earlier this week Xiaomi pushed the much awaited Android Oreo based MIUI 9.2 Global Stable update to Mi 6 flagship model. Now, the Chinese smartphone giant started rolling out Android Oreo MIUI Global Beta ROM to Xiaomi Mi 5.
The new update for Xiaomi Mi 5 is based on Android 8.0 Oreo and also brings February security patch to the device. Since this is an early beta release of Android Oreo for Mi 5, users need to perform a clean fastboot flash. This includes unlocking bootloader and then taking help of Mi Flash Tool to flash firmware. Just in case, if you don’t want to flash the firmware manually, then do wait for OTA update which might be rolling out in couple of weeks. Once can expect Android 8.0 Oreo based MIUI Global Stable update for Xiaomi Mi 5 in a month or two.
Here is the brief changelog from the update:
Fix – Voice is low during call [02-12]
Fix – The contents of the notification bar are covered by the black area [02-12]
Fix – Saved contacts are shown as numbers in call log [02-12]
Fix – Mobile phone random reboot when using MI mover and MI drop [02-27]
Fix – Missing Titles for ‘Bookmark’ & ‘Manage Downloads’ for Text Size M [02-27]
Fix – Colored notifications don’t display correctly [02-27]
Other Xiaomi phones which are expected to get Android Oreo based MIUI beta update in the coming days are Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Mi Mix, and Mi Max Prime.
Download Xiaomi Mi 5 Android 8.0 Oreo MIUI Global Beta ROM
How to Install Android 8.0 Oreo MIUI Global Beta ROM on Mi 5:
To update your Xiaomi Mi 5 to Android Oreo firmware download Recovery or Fastboot ROM from links and use the below method to install this on your device.
Install Android Oreo on Xiaomi Mi5