AOSP Extended ROM v5.6 for Redmi Note 5 Pro/Global/China

Grab the AOSPExtended (AEX), Android 8.1.0 custom ROM with OTA, for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro codename Whyred: which is also RN5 Global and China. The direct download links support resume-able and multiple connections compatible with Download Manager or Accelerator software like IDM. The file is original, untouched, and unmodified although provided as it is with no guarantee. Please feel free to scan the file using any antivirus software you like.

What is this thing? The AOSP Extended ROM, which is known as AEX, is basically a nice alternative (read: custom) Android ROM to replace the currently default factory-builtin ROM running on your phone. Why should you use AEX? First, this is built based on fully lightweight AOSP ROM. Second, despite its lightweight system, its developers have also managed to add additional cool features, addons, and extensions. Lastly, this also supports Over The Air update mechanism just like the stock ROM. It means you can easily update it to latest version without having to download the full package of the AEX ROM.

Read also: Red Wolf TWRP for Redmi Note 5 (Whyred).

The objective behind the development of AEX is not to provide all the features of Android OS available on earth. Instead, they don’t think of cherry-picking every feature out there but to add important features that they think should be here and also what users think.

Key Features

  • MicroG
  • AppOps
  • Toast Icon
  • One Handed UI
  • Grid Recents UI
  • Ticker
  • PiP QS tile
  • AEXPapers
  • Dynamic Navbar
  • Grid Recents
  • CPU info switch
  • Notification Count
  • DT2S On Statusbar
  • QS Quick Pulldown
  • D2S On Navbar
  • Expanded Desktop
  • DUI(Fling/Pulse/Smartbar)
  • Substratum Theme Engine
  • Notification Intervals
  • Detailed Location QS Tile!
  • Statusbar Traffic Indicators
  • Omni’s QSHeaders Background
  • Statusbar Clock/Date Customizations
  • Increasing Volume in Ringtone
  • Long Press Back button to Kill App
  • Dashboard Column Configurations
  • QS Brightness Slider (Enable/Disable)
  • QS Tiles Animations
  • Force Expand Notifications (Enable/Disable)
  • Immersive Mode messages (Enable/Disable)
  • Dashboard Suggestions/Summaries (Enable/Disable)
  • Flashlight Notifications
  • Immersive Recents
  • MediaScanner Behaviour On Boot
  • Power Menu Customization
  • Additional Battery Saver steps
  • Add Gestures Back to Settings App
  • QS Haptic Feedback
  • One Tap Data & Wifi Tile
  • Auto Brightness Icon Toggle
  • Breathing Notifications
  • Show 4G instead LTE switch
  • Night Mode QS Tile
  • Long press Caffeine Tile Action
  • Customize QS Rows/Columns
  • Customize small QS Tiles
  • StatusBar Brightness Control
  • Lockscreen Shortcut
  • Double Tap on Lockscreen to Sleep
  • Quick Unlock for PIN/Password
  • Battery Styles and Percentage
  • FMRadio
  • Navbar QS Tile
  • Flip Button Animation
  • Unlink Notification Volume
  • Status bar Clock Seconds
  • Partial Screenshot Type
  • Screenshot Delay
  • VIA Browser
  • Retro Music Player
  • Camera Sound Toggle
  • Advance Ambient Display
  • Disable FC
  • Wakelock Blocker
  • Recents Free Ram bar
  • Weather on Lockscreen
  • Custom Carrier label
  • Toggle Always On display
  • Heads up Customizations
  • DU’s HW Button Rebinding
  • Bluetooth QS Tile Easy Toggle
  • Disable QS on Lockscreen
  • Low Battery Notification Toggle
  • Invert Ambient Display’s Color
  • Button Backlight Customizations
  • Paranoid Android PIE Controls
  • Toggle Lockscreen Media Art
  • Toggle Lockscreen Music Visualizer
  • Toggle Dynamic Notification Card’s Color
  • Toggle power menu on Lockscreen
  • Run SysUI tuner from Extensions
  • Built in DarkUI with multiple accents
  • Hide Clock/Date/Alarm Text from Lockscreen
  • Lockscreen Clock’s Font Customizations
  • Longpress Power Button on Lockscreen for Torch
  • Disable orange color in battery saver mode
  • Recents Clear All FAB button and Repositioning
  • Pixel’s UI (Navbar/Accent/Pixel launcher)
  • Clickable Clock and Date in Statusbar Header
  • Long Press Gear Icon in Statusbar Header Launches Extensions
  • Pocket Lock & Pocket Judge (Accidental Touch)
  • New pretty adaptive icons for included AOSP apps
  • Volume Rocker Tweaks (Wake/Music seek/Keyboard cursor control/Swap in landscape mode)

Yeah, that is a long list of cool features. Isn’t it? Among of all those features, these ones are the most important ones:

  1. Latest Android Security Patches: Always stay secure with newest security patch from Google. Monthly regular update released right after official Google’s release.
  2. Extensions: Additional addons to tweak and to customize the phone to a whole new level. It is very perfect for those who want more from an AOSP ROM.
  3. OTA Updates: Built-in OTA update with notifications for faster system updating mechanism.
  4. Lightweight Performance: A fast, smooth, and lag-free performance a custom ROM can achieve. Bring out that beast inside your phone.

Google Apps:

This AOSP does not include Google Apps out of the box. You can grab GApps compatible package for Android 8.0.1 using either MindTheGapps (recommended) or OpenGapps. Do not forget to choose the ARM64 device.


Credits: AEX.


This ROM is based on Android 8.0.1 Oreo. This package is made for RN5 Pro codename Whyred. That includes RN5 Global and China but it is not for Redmi Note 5 India (codename Vince). Grab the full package of AEX AOSPExtended ROM for Redmi Note 5 Pro/Global/China from mirror links below.

File name :
Version 5.6 whyred 20180619 | 241 downloads | Size: 683 MB
File name :
Version 5.5-whyred-20180603 | 70 downloads | Size: 778 MB

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