One of the most successful devices by Xiaomi in India, the Redmi Note 5 is getting an upgrade to Android 8.1 Oreo. Android 9.0 Pie officially arrived on compatible devices on 6 August. Their most popular devices Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, and for the former, we now have the latest stable Android 8.1 Oreo update.
First, let me clarify that the devices which are launched in India are called Redmi Note 5 and devices which are launched in China are called Redmi 5 Plus. Both devices were launched with Android 7.1 Nougat.
Many users have said that they have received the update in their Redmi 5 Plus devices and The images shared by the users show the latest MIUI version to be 188.8.131.52 (OEGMIFD).
How to update Redmi Note 5 to Android 8.1 OREO
Users of the Redmi Note 5 who have not received a notification can go to Settings > About phone > System update > Check for updates. Since this is an OTA update, it might take a while before it lands on your smartphone. But, you also have the option to download the ROM files directly. The Recovery ROM can be installed used the Updater app, however, the Fastboot ROM will require an unlocked bootloader.