Upcoming Android 8.1 Oreo Update to Add Dual 4G VoLTE Support to the Redmi Note 5 Pro

Xiaomi excited everyone by launching the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India first but disappointed everyone by adding better features to the Chinese variant of the Redmi Note 5. And one of them is the dual 4G VoLTE support, which was disabled in the Indian variant but was added to the Chinese variant. However, there’s good news for the Indian Note 5 Pro (first impressions) owners as the much-awaited Android Oreo update could add the Dual 4G VoLTE feature, meaning users can use two 4G SIM cards at the same time and if the carrier supports VoLTE technology, then you can use dual VoLTE at the same time.


A latest MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM of the Indian Redmi Note 5 Pro was leaked online, courtesy of FunkyHuawei.club. And folks at xda-developers managed to install the leaked Beta ROM on the Indian version of the Note 5 Pro. The flashing process is a bit cumbersome at the moment as you’ll be required to unlock the bootloader of your Note 5 Pro, followed by TWRP custom recovery installation and flash the ROM via it. And if you’re not aware, the bootloader unlock process of Xiaomi process is one of the hardest ones out there. So, we’re not going to discuss that in detail here. You can check out the process by heading over to Redmi Note 5 Pro’s XDA Forums page.

Moving onto the Global Beta ROM, the first major feature is the addition of Dual 4G support. So if your carrier supports 4G network and VoLTE service, you can use them simultaneously. This feature is absent in the Redmi Note 5 Pro Indian version at the moment.


Another major feature is the Project Treble support. Well, you won’t believe this: developers have already managed to boot AOSP Android 8.1 Oreo on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, thanks to the Project Treble support. If you’re wondering what Project Treble is, head over to our detailed guide to know more.

Other features such as the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode is also present along with the Autofill, Smart Text selection and all Oreo features.

Do make a note that this is the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM for the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which Xiaomi will release in the next couple of weeks or maybe this week itself. And not the Chinese MIUI version. Earlier, developers ported the Chinese MIUI ROM to the Note 5 Pro, which was plagued with a lot of issues, but now, the Global Beta ROM from Xiaomi directly has been leaked. We’re trying to install it on our Redmi Note 5 Pro unit, so stay tuned for the detailed review.

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29 Comments on "Upcoming Android 8.1 Oreo Update to Add Dual 4G VoLTE Support to the Redmi Note 5 Pro"


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March 27, 2018 12:44 am 12:44 AM

Unable to order Redmi Note 5 Pro(4GB Ram) Rose Gold colour. Trying for 2 weeks can’t even see the add to cart option on Flipkart. At
11:59 A.M. coming soon and within 12:0000001 P.M. Out of Stock. LIKE F IS THIS.

Altered carbon
March 26, 2018 2:59 pm 2:59 PM

Now that’s good news, but how much time to get that on our phone with stable ROM

March 26, 2018 4:42 pm 4:42 PM

They didn’t released it as public beta, it may take 2 month’s,but if they are working on it for a long time then stable update may be released in less time

Madhesh Kumar
March 26, 2018 2:29 pm 2:29 PM

Good to get support of Dual 4G VoLTE as Vodafone and Airtel in high speed mode to reduce congestion on their 2G network and 3G network.
But how do you confirm that this update also includes project treble?
This will be very important for me to decide whether to buy this phone or wait till Mi A2.

March 26, 2018 7:11 pm 7:11 PM


Kiran Fernandes | Goa
March 26, 2018 6:32 pm 6:32 PM

Project Treble has been confirmed for the chinese variant, and will be coming shortly to the Indian variant. So yeah just gotta wait a month or two.

March 26, 2018 4:46 pm 4:46 PM

Didn’t you visit the original source? In the XDA article there is a screenshot of the Treble Check app which clearly shows its Project Treble enabled.

March 26, 2018 4:35 pm 4:35 PM

It is through treble check app, which shows if treble is enabled or not by reading build.prop file, but build.prop can be edited to make the app show its treble support when the device actually doesn’t support.
But redminote 5 pro does support it.

Madhesh Kumar
March 28, 2018 11:43 am 11:43 AM

Just editing prop file may not be preferred by mobile companies. It may damage their reputation.