MI 5S 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 wants MIUI 10 beta testers for Mi Max 3, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus & Mi Note 3

The global version of MIUI 10---the latest version of Xiaomi's custom user interface---was announced in June at the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 event. After releasing weekly MIUI 10 Global Beta builds for many devices, Xiaomi then started releasing MIUI 10 Global Stable for a few devices starting in September. As of now, popular devices like the...

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...

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 5s gains Project Treble Compatibility Unofficially

Project Treble is a major revamp of Android and we have followed its developments with close interest. The big potential benefit is that it allows manufacturers to roll out updates faster. However, the implications of this benefit won't be tested until later this year (when more Android phones are launched with Treble support). The second benefit...

Xiaomi Launches the Mi 5s and the Mi 5s Plus in China

Just about half a year from the launch of its 2016 flagship, Xiaomi has released two more devices that become part of its flagship lineup. The Mi 5s and the Mi 5s Plus are upgrades over the Mi 5, and offer some changes that make for an interesting lineup. Both the new devices ditch the glass back...

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and Mi 5S Get Leaked and Pictured Ahead of Upcoming Release

Barring the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, most of the major announcements from the mainstream players in the smartphone industry have been done and dusted. But Xiaomi does not seem like it wants to be left behind when it comes to specs and releases.Cue the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and the Mi 5S --...