All direct download links to grab MIUI ROMs for Redmi 5 Plus or Redmi Note 5 India are available in this page. We collect all available stock MIUI ROMs of both Fastboot (.tgz) and Recovery (.zip) builds and we list them below. All files are original, untouched, and unmodified. We also try to add additional custom Android ROMs compatible with the device that has codename Vince. We still manage to regularly update this page once new version has been rolled out. Hence, make sure you bookmark this page for future reference.
In the early part of this article, you can find some useful information on understanding MIUI ROM. It helps you avoiding wrong download. Flashing incompatible build will result a broken device. Therefore, please take time to read it while you are downloading. Most of the files are reasonably big in size. However, all links support resume-able and multiple connection. You can download with full convenient.
Check also: How to root Redmi 5 Plus using TWRP and Magisk.
As for your information, Xiaomi generally rolls out two builds of its ROM: the Fastboot ROM and the Recovery ROM. Fastboot ROM is released with the .tgz extension while Recovery ROM is released with the .zip extension. Both builds can be used to do a clean install on your MIUI device but Fastboot ROM is the one if you need to totally reinstall your phone’s Android OS. It is also useful when your phone is bricked or in the bootloop state.
Q: Could developer version switch to the stable version?
The answer is yes. But you can’t use the OTA method to switch, and can only flash the full ROM. As developer version is actually advanced than stable version, there will be data conflict between the two versions. Therefore, please wipe all user data in Recovery mode before flashing the ROM.
Q: Are there any notes I need to consider before upgrading to any newer version of MIUI global stable?
It is highly recommended to back up user data before updating. OTA update is a safe procedure since it is not necessary to back up data. But if you update using full ROM, it’s better to back up all of your data to a computer. Please do not update across different MIUI versions (experimental / developer / stable). If you really need to update across MIUI versions, make sure to wipe all user data in Recovery mode before updating. For instance: switching from Beta to Stable version or vice-versa.
Q: How to upgrade my phone to latest MIUI version?
If you’re using MIUI V5/MIUI 6/MIUI 7/MIUI 8/MIUI 9/MIUI 10 global stable version on your device, you can update directly on your device via OTA, or flash the full ROMs in recovery or using Mi PC Suite. If you are using MIUI China Developer/Beta or China Stable version or Global Developer/Beta version, and you want to switch into Global Stable ROM (or vice-versa), then you can flash the full ROM in the Recovery mode only after wiping all user data. Alternatively, flashing through Fastboot mode is recommended and you will need to unlock the bootloader at first.
Q: How to install MIUI Recovery ROM?
You can use either Mi Stock Recovery or Mi Updater app to flash the file and upgrade your device. Please read our previous tutorial to find out the detailed steps on how to flash MIUI Recovery ROM on a Xiaomi phone.
Q: How to install MIUI Fastboot ROM?
You can use Mi Flash tool to flash the file and upgrade your device. Please read our previous tutorial to find out the detailed steps on how to flash MIUI Fastboot ROM on a Xiaomi phone. Alternatively, this method may also work.
Understanding The ROM Codes
The Redmi 5 Plus device (codename Vince) has NEG prefix code in the all Global/China/Russia Stable ROMs. Example: NEGMIFA, NEGRUEK, or NEGCNFA. In the future it may also have something like OEGMIFA. The codes have a meaning and it is not created randomly. The first letter (N or O) represent the Android codename in which the ROM was built from (Nougat, Oreo, and so on). The 2nd and 3rd letters are the code for device variants. The 4th and 5th letters represent the type of the build: either Global or China (and sometimes Russia). Lastly, the 6th and 7th are the unique code. Here’s how you can have a nice overview of what the code means:
NEGMIFA N= Nougat EG= Redmi 5 Plus MI= Global build FA= Code for the update OEGMIFA O= Oreo EG= Redmi 5 Plus MI= Global build FA= Code for the update NEGCNFA N= Nougat EG= Redmi 5 Plus CN= China build FA= Code for the update
The list in order:
- Global, China, and then Russian.
- Recovery (zip) then Fastboot (tgz).
- Newest version to the oldest ones.
These ROM files are for Redmi 5 Plus or Redmi Note 5 India. Both devices have codename “Vince“. Do not attempt to use it on Redmi 5 (Rosy – available here) or Redmi Note 5 Pro/Global/China (Whyred – available here).
MIUI Recovery ROM
Global Stable build:
China Stable build:
Russia Stable build:
MIUI Fastboot ROM
Global Stable build:
China Stable build:
Russia Stable build:
In a nutshell, an Android ROM is an operating system build that runs on your device with basic applications such as an address book, calendar, camera, etc. It’s just like MIUI. When it comes to “Custom ROM”, it is a term generally meant for not the official OEM-version of ROM. Usually, it is developed by Android geeks out there whether individuals or as a developers team.
Q: What is needed to install a custom ROM?
The first thing you will need is, of course, a phone with bootloader unlocked. You can apply for the official permission to unlock the bootloader from Xiaomi website. We have wrapped up all the necessary steps on how to unlock a Xiaomi phone bootloader here. The second thing you need is custom recovery. You can use either the official TWRP Recovery or Red Wolf Recover (RWRP). This interface is needed to flash the ROM package on your phone. The last thing you will need is Google Apps (GApps). Most of the custom ROMs do not come with gapps pre-installed. In this case, you can simply use OpenGapps and flash it through TWRP as well.
Check also: Download Red Wolf TWRP for Redmi 5 Plus.
List of available custom ROMs for Rosy device:
(more ROMs in the list are upcoming….)