In this post we’ll list all currently released custom roms (both Android 7 and latest Android 8 Oreo) for Redmi Note 5 Global / China versions (HMN5P / whyred). Besides download links we’ll include tutorials on how to backup, install TWRP and flash any custom ROM version on your smartphone. Let’s get started.
Quality ROM from the old and well-known team of developers. This ROM definitely have it’s own unique style and features. There are a lot of additional settings, it’s translated to many different languages.
How to flash Custom ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Whyred)
Here’s a guide on how you can install custom ROM on Whyred, this exact tutorial works if you’ve got MIUI official ROM on your device and you want to try Lineage or AOSP-based ROMs. Please pay attention that custom ROMs doesn’t have it’s own firmware and because of that it doesn’t make any changes to ARB or modem files. Less chance to get a bricked device.
When you flash Custom ROM all personal data will be deleted, so if you need to save something to save, then use ® Titanium Backup or any other similar app. If you want to do backup in TWRP, make sure you’ve removed all passwords and screen locks.
Download the ROM you want to install, Gapps (according to the Android version you’ll be installing).
Now we’ll boot into TWRP Custom Recovery and make complete wipes of the system (system, data, internal memory, cache’s), after wipe reboot into TWRP and make data format (we’ll do this to decrypt data, because by default it is encrypted), reboot once again. If you’re installing Custom ROM version which is built on LOS, then you don’t need to do data formatting.
After all the actions above we’ll have a completely clear device and now we can proceed with Custom ROM, Gapps installations etc.
First of all you’ll need to install Custom ROM. In the TWRP main menu tap on “Install”, add .zip archive with ROM files, then include root patches and Gapps if necessary. Confirm installation with swipe.
Now we wait 5-10 minutes until the installation is completed. Your device will automatically reboots into new system.
Additional information for LOS based Custom ROMs
In regarding with new Google requests and LineageOS team, the LOS based ROMs can now be installed only on encrypted data partition. If you updating from official MIUI ROM, then simply install LOS based ROM without data partition decryption.
If you already have data partition with decryption, then you can try installing official MIUI ROM on your device or encrypt it in settings if you can, just go to “Settings” > “Security” > “Encrypt data”.