Redmi Note 5 Pro AospExtended 8.0 based on Android 11 is now available to download. This is a step-by-step guide that explains how to install AospExtended 8.0 on Redmi Note 5 Pro. This build is brought to you by developer ishubhamsingh.
About AospExtended 8.0
And, AospExtended 8.0 is the latest update on top of the Android 11.
AospExtended is a custom Android firmware based on the AOSP source which is founded by Shubham Singh and team which comprises of 15+ developers. Having a decent team of maintainers, they bring the AospExtended to quite a lot of devices.
As they say,
AospExtended is an AOSP based ROM which provides stock UI/UX experience with useful customizations.
Well, that’s pretty much a simple statement that defines them as their Android experience.
Donation to Developer(s)
– Donate to ishubhamsingh (founder and lead dev of AospExtended)
Other Requirements to Install AospExtended 8.0 on Redmi Note 5 Pro
To be able to install any Android 11 ROM build on the phone, it must have an unlocked bootloader and a compatible custom recovery installed.
So, to make it easier for you, we have included appropriate guides on how to unlock bootloader and install recovery in the below sections.
In addition, the custom ROMs usually lack any Google Apps like: Google Play, Google Maps, etc. out of the box. So, the post installation requiremnt is, GApps for Android 11.
Redmi Note 5 Pro AospExtended 8.0 Build Info (latest build)
I have verified the build for its legitimacy by extracting the system image. Below are the data what I have got, which appears to be an AOSP Android 11 build but in fact it is a valid build of AospExtended 8.0 for Redmi Note 5 Pro:
ro.build.display.id=aosp_whyred-userdebug 11 RP1A.200720.011 eng.Sakil.20200919.050748 test-keys
ro.build.date=Sat Sep 19 05:06:12 UTC 2020
How to Update Redmi Note 5 Pro to AospExtended 8.0 (Android 11)?
Installing AospExtended 8.0 requires an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery installed on the phone. This is the reason the entire installation guide is divided into three parts as below:
- Bootloader Unlocking
- Installing Custom Recovery
- Installing the AospExtended 8.0 ROM
Unlock Bootloader on Redmi Note 5 Pro
Redmi Note 5 Pro bootloader unlock guide. A step-by step guide that explains how to unlock bootloader of Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Install custom recovery on Redmi Note 5 Pro
Custom recoveries are needed to flash any of these Android custom ROMs on Redmi Note 5 Pro. Below is a list of step-by step guides that explains how to install custom recovery such as TWRP or OrangeFox recovery on Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Install AospExtended 8.0 on Redmi Note 5 Pro
- Download the AospExtended 8.0 ROM for Redmi Note 5 Pro and copy it into the phone or keep in the PC if you intend to install using ADB sideload.
- Enter into recovery and Wipe data, Cache, System and clean Dalvik cache.
– Make sure you don’t wipe or format Internal memory here. Otherwise you will lose all your phone data!
- Install AospExtended 8.0 using TWRP recovery or any custom recovery of your choice
Use ADB Sideload to install the AospExtended 8.0 ROM zip file.
- Install Android 11 GApps using TWRP
- Once done, reboot the phone to boot into AospExtended 8.0 on Redmi Note 5 Pro which is based on Android 11.
Well, after installing the AospExtended 8.0 and GApps zip file you are done with the installation process. But, there are few add-on packages that you can install to unleash the real capabilities of your phone!
Below are some of the extra little things which you can install on top of the AospExtended 8.0 ROM on your Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Rooting Redmi Note 5 Pro AospExtended 8.0
Google Camera for Redmi Note 5 Pro
Google Camera or shortened as GCam, usually brings better images on your existing camera setup.
Search a compatible GCam or from the Android 11 GCam for your phone that may run on this AospExtended 8.0 ROM.
Also, visit the Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred) page to get other AospExtended 8.0 ROMs, LineageOS 18, or other device specific topics.