If you own the Realme 5i then, this piece of news might excite you, as Realme has now kick-started the open beta registrations for the Android 10 (Realme UI) beta update for the device. Notably, the beta registrations for the Android 10 update for the Realme 5 series was started off back on May 10, but it was only available for the Realme 5 and Realme 5s users. For some reason, the Realme 5i was left out. Then it was reported by the OEM itself that the beta program for the phone has been halted due to several bugs present in the firmware which is being resolved by the developers, but Realme kept assuring its users that the update will be rolled out on time for the Realme 5i on May-end.
And it seems like the company has stuck true to its words and has started off with the beta registration of the Android 10 (Realme UI) for the Realme 5i. Moreover, those who have successfully registered for the Realme 5i Android 10 beta program, are already getting the Android 10 (Realme UI) update on their phones. The announcement was made on the official community website of Realme. Here is what the official announcement reads:
Hi realme fans!
realme UI update for realme 5i is almost here. As a realme Community member, we are giving you the chance to experience it first.
Notably, if you are interested in joining the beta program for the Realme 5i, then you should make sure that you are running RMX2030EX_11.A.19 on your phone so that you can be eligible to receive the update. Besides, as this is a beta update, it will carry bugs so make sure that you are okay with these criteria and then only install the update on your Realme 5i.
As mentioned above, the update is limited to a set quota, for those who have registered successfully with this beta program, they are receiving the update with version number RMX2030EX_11_C.37 and adds all the features of Realme UI along with the core features of Android 10 to the device.
If you are interested in registering for the Realme 5i Android 10 (Realme UI) beta updates, then you can head over to Settings> Software Update> Tap on the Settings icon on the top right corner> Trial version> Submit details and Apply now. Moreover, for those who have registered can report the bugs and errors associated with the beta updates on the below mentioend links, so that the OEM takes note of these errors and wil resolve it before pushing it as a stable update.
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How to Install AOSP Android 10 for Realme 5i
While most of the Realme 5i device users are waiting for official Android 10 Q updates on their units as the device runs on Android 9.0 Pie. But there is no official confirmation available yet whether the device is getting the latest Android version or not. But you can now enjoy the AOSP Android 10 Q for Realme 5i based on GSI build.
Thanks to the XDA Recognized Developer phhusson for making this AOSP Android 10 GSI build for all the Project Treble supported devices. That means all the Android 8.0 Oreo or above running devices are coming under the Project Treble list. GSI stands for Generic System Image which is a system image file with unmodified AOSP code that runs on Project Treble devices as a ‘Pure Android’. So, if you’re a Custom ROM lover or waiting for Android 10 update, you can try out this Android 10 Custom ROM.
Check out the full firmware installation guide along with download links and requirements. But before going to the firmware installation guide, let’s take a quick look at the device overview below.
Realme 5i Specifications:
The Realme 5i sports a 6.52 HD+ IPS LCD waterdrop notched display. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and pixel density of 269ppi. The display is protected under Corning Gorilla Glass. The Realme 5i is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor which is paired with 4GB of LPDDDR4X RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded via MicroSD card up to 256GB.
Talking about optics, the smartphone has a quad rear camera setup. It has a primary 12MP Sony IMX 386 sensor with an aperture value of f/1.8 coupled with an 8MP ultrawide lens with an aperture value of f/2.25 and a tertiary 2MP macro lens and finally a 2MP depth sensor with an aperture value of f/2.4. To the front, it has an 8MP sensor with an aperture value of f/2.0.
The Realme 5i is packed with a 5,000mAh battery which charges via MicroUSB and supports 10W charging. The device runs on Colour OS based on Android Pie. The device has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security purposes. The 3.5mm headphone jack is still present in the device. The device comes in Aqua Blue and Forest Green color options. The Realme 5i is priced at Rs 8,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant.
What’s on Android 10?
Google has started rolling out the latest Android 10 version update to its Pixel series devices which is the 10th iteration of Android OS. It brings plenty of new features to the device system like system UI, new gesture navigation, improved privacy and location control. The update also offers enhanced app permissions, foldable display support, security features, system-wide dark mode, etc.
The Android 10 also offers built-in call screening, multi-camera API, smart replies in the notification panel, 5G support, improved call quality, bubble feature, live caption, and more. While the latest version also improves battery life, Focus mode which is similar to the Do Not Disturb mode, etc. Apart from that Android 10 also features 65 new emojis. It also comes with direct audio streaming support to hearing aid devices.
Android 10 Features
Here we will provide short details of the most highlighted features of Android 10 (aka Android Q). Check out the Top 10 Android 10 features.
- Live Caption: This feature will automatically start caption when you will play media on your phone.
- Smart Reply: It will offer suggested responses or actions to your incoming messages like Facebook Messenger.
- Sound Amplifier: It will boost audio, filter background noise, and fine-tune the sound for the improved listening experience.
- New Gesture Navigation: This system is now smoother and faster than before.
- Dark Theme: It offers better battery backup and reduces eye strain during lowlight conditions.
- Privacy Controls: It features offers your device system to choose when and how your data will be shared.
- Location Controls: It feature also offers advanced security layers and control any apps or the map to access your location.
- Faster Security Updates: This option will be useful for both the smartphone OEMs and users via Google Play service. This will offer faster updates.
- Focus Mode: It’s an improved version of the Digital Wellbeing feature with an enhanced user interface and few changes.
- Family Link: It’s quite similar to the Focus mode which is basically for kids. The parents can now control devices or apps usage time limits and content limits as well.
Steps to Install AOSP Android 10 on Realme 5i
PHH’s AOSP Android 10 GSIs are still marked as a pre-release. Even on a device that runs Pie GSIs nicely, it’s still possible to get broken media, camera, RIL or even flat-out no-boot. You are strongly advised to try PHH’s original and then identify/report issues there, before moving onto other GSIs that is based on this work. Please report bugs there only if it’s specific to this GSI.
We’re at GetDroidTips won’t be responsible for any kind of damage or error that occurs to your handset while or after following this guide. This is a Custom ROM and may contain some of the bugs or stability issues. We can’t recommend you to use this firmware as your daily driver. Proceed at your own risk.
First, you have to unlock the device bootloader in order to flash any Custom ROM. But going to the process. let’s take a look at requirements and download links first.
- You need to unlock the bootloader at first.
- ARM, ARM64, or x86: Check your Android Phone’s Processor
- Treble Support: Check If Your Smartphone Supports Project Treble
- Download the required Android 10 GSI ROM file and Android 10 GApps file from below.
- Keep your device battery charged up to 60% at least for a smoother process.
- Take a complete backup of your device data without Root. In case anything goes wrong, you can easily restore all the data.
A only arm32 – arm avN
A only arm64 – arm64 avN
A/B arm64 – arm64 bvN
A/B arm32 – arm bvN
Instructions to Install: AOSP Android 10 for Realme 5iGuide to Install Generic System Image (GSI) on Your Android Device
We hope that this guide is helpful to you and you have successfully installed the AOSP Android 10 Custom ROM on your Realme 5i handset easily. If in case anything goes wrong or if you have any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.