Xiaomi Redmi 5A was launched with Android 7.1.2 Nougat based MIUI 9 skin. This budget phone is now getting new software update (MIUI Global Stable ROM) with new features, several optimizations and bug fixes. Xiaomi starts rolling out MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM V9.1.6.0 OTA (over the air) update to Redmi 5A, which will get on your device in the coming days.

MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM v9.1.6.0 Recovery image and Fastboot ROM are also now available for Redmi 5A. These files let you install the update manually on your phone without waiting for the OTA update. Below is what is now in this update and how to download and install the update on these devices.


Redmi 5A MIUI Global Stable ROM Released

Xiaomi Redmi 5A was launched in October 2017. This is an entry-level, budget smartphone (price in India starts from Rs. 4,999), but comes with good hardware specs and features. If you own this device and want to update to latest version manually, then read on to know how it is.

Main changes in MIUI Global Stable ROM:

New – Switch for turning Battery saver automatically when charged.
New – New display formats for update logs in Updater.
New – Search for apps in the Dual apps settings.
New – Mi Picks app is now Meet Apps!
New – Quick ball goes back to the edge after 3 seconds of inactivity.
New – Added Mi Drop.
Optimization – Protection from unintentional tapping for Dial pad.
Optimization – Redesigned theme homepage.
Optimization – Devices with rare Bluetooth profiles are hidden in the device list.
Optimization – Simplified and improved the design of the virus scan result page.
Optimization – Faster system launch time
Fix – Apps stopped working in the background.
Fix – Issues with video playback (Y1 Lite).
Fix – Issues with screenshots in Split screen (Y1 Lite).
Fix – Speaker issues appeared before video calls were answered (Y1)
Fix – Multiple missed calls made the device reboot several times (Y1)
Fix – Clearing cache on the Home screen force closed.
Fix – The Downloads app couldn’t connect to the internet.
Fix – App lock security issues.

If you are an experienced user and would like to install the new software update manually, then here is how to download the ROM (recovery/fastboot) and flash.

Note: To install recovery ROM, your device should be on latest version of MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM. If you are using older version of ROM, you should install the Fastboot ROM.

How to Install MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM [Recovery/Fastboot] on Redmi 5A

Step 1: Download Redmi 5A MIUI Global Stable ROM: Recovery/Fastboot

Step 2: After downloading the firmware, follow this guide to know how to install recovery/fastboot ROM on your Xiaomi device.
(Source – MIUI)

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