MI 5 Posts on XDA

Xiaomi Mi 5/5s/5s Plus, Mi Mix, Mi Note 2, and Nextbit Robin get support for LineageOS 16 based on Android Pie

If you are interested in modding your device, whether it's in the short or long term, Xiaomi devices are great choices. The cheap prices of their smartphones coupled with custom development-friendliness helps a lot. One of the best ROMs available for these phones (and pretty much any phone, while we're at it) is LineageOS. Everyone's...

Xiaomi Redmi Y2/S2, Mi 5, and Mi Mix, get MIUI 10 China Stable

Since May, Xiaomi has been diligently releasing MIUI 10 China Alpha/Beta and MIUI 10 Global Beta ROMs for many devices. The latest version of the company's user interface was announced for the Chinese market in May, while MIUI 10 Global was launched at the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 event in June. According to the roll-out schedule for...

Download the best Google Camera port for your Android device

One of the best developments in the Android community in recent years has been Google Camera ports. The Google Pixel's picture-taking ability is spectacular, even though the camera hardware may be better on other devices. A lot of the Google Pixel's photo magic comes from the Google Camera app. Features like HDR+ and portrait mode...

MIUI 10 Global Beta 8.7.12 now available for 21 Xiaomi devices

Xiaomi has been making good progress when it comes to rolling-out MIUI Beta ROMs for its devices. The company has revealed the roll-out schedule of MIUI 10. The company's popular custom user interface comes in two variants: MIUI 10 China and MIUI 10 Global. The China ROM is intended for Chinese users, whereas the Global...

MIUI 9 China Stable (Android Oreo) available for Xiaomi Mi 5, Mi Note 2, and Mi Mix

MIUI 10 may be the latest version of Xiaomi's custom UI, but that doesn't mean that MIUI 9 has become obsolete. In fact, it will take months for Xiaomi to release Global Stable and China Stable ROMs for its devices. The company has already specified the roll-out schedule for MIUI 10 Global Beta, as well...

MIUI 10 Global Beta 8.7.5 released for eight Xiaomi devices

Recently, Xiaomi revealed the roll-out schedule of MIUI 10, the next version of MIUI. MIUI 10 comes in two variants: MIUI 10 China and MIUI 10 Global. The Global ROM is intended for a global audience and comes with Google Play services integration, and Xiaomi phones that are sold internationally ship with MIUI Global. We...

MIUI 10 now available for Xiaomi Mi 5, Redmi 6, and Redmi 6A

The Chinese version of MIUI 10 was announced alongside the Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE at an event in China in May. This was followed by the announcement of MIUI 10 Global at the Redmi Y2 event in India. Many Xiaomi phones have already received MIUI...

MIUI 10 China Developer ROM now available for 10 Xiaomi phones

The MIUI 10 Global ROM was announced nearly 2 weeks ago along the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 unveiling in India. This came about a week after the MIUI 10 China ROM was announced. The latest version of MIUI is a completely redesigned and reimagined version of Xiaomi's skin. We've covered every new feature it offered and the...

How to flash a Generic System Image (GSI) on Project Treble supported devices

If you've only heard of Project Treble in passing but haven't looked into it all that much, then you may have heard that it's supposed to help major Android updates roll out more quickly. At XDA, there's another benefit that we've spoken about at length: the ability to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI)...

Here’s a list of Android devices updated with Project Treble support

Whereas Apple is able to keep most of their devices, even many older ones, up to date with the latest software (which sometimes involve rather controversial features), Android device makers have varying degrees of success keeping their devices up to date. Some device makers like Essential and Google are pretty good at providing security patches,...

Xiaomi Mi 5 receives Project Treble compatibility unofficially

Project Treble is required to be supported on any phone launching with Android 8.0 Oreo and above. However, devices that shipped with older versions of Android are not required to be updated with Project Treble support. This means that older devices that are not updated with Project Treble support cannot make any use of the...

Xiaomi is Testing Android Oreo on the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Xiaomi Mi Mix

Xiaomi tends to be diligent when it comes to rolling-out updates for MIUI, its custom Android ROM. However, it has a less than stellar track record when it comes to rolling out major Android software updates. The Redmi Note 3, for example, has received a stable update of MIUI 9.2, but that update is based...