Updated on May 28, 2020: Today Realme rolled May 2020 security patch for the Android 10 beta build with version RMX1911EX_11_C.37. If you are running the Android 10 beta, then you may receive this update anytime soon. It is now live for both the Realme 5 and 5S.
- Optimized energy-saving strategies and improved standby power consumption;
- optimized camera and system stability; improved photographic experience;
- updated camera algorithm and improved portrait mode experience;
- improved audio effects;
- Dual Earphones function added;
- optimized boot memory;
- fixed bug that slowed down the response of the back button;
- Optimized the problem of previewing multiple photos with 48M cam that crashed;
- Optimized the problem of previewing photos in face beauty;
- Optimized the problem of the delay during the opening of the personal hotspot;
- fixed the alarm bug after restoring to factory data;
Realme has been on its toes when it comes to delivering the latest Android 1o update with the latest Realme UI for its eligible devices under its portfolio. The company, as we have mentioned earlier several times, was among some of the first few OEMs to come up with a full proof Android 10 update timeline which depicted the exact date on when the devices will be picking up the Android 10 updates. And up till now, going by several reports, the company has stuck true to its words mentioned in the timeline and has pushed the Android 10 updates for all of its devices, almost as planned as the timeline. However, one device that is still awaiting the Android 10 update is the Realme 5S.
As per the official roadmap by Realme, the Realme 5s is expecting to pick up the Android 10 update somewhere around this month. By going by the chronology, the Realme 5 will pick up the update then it will be the time for the Realme 5s to pick up the Android 10 (Realme UI) update.
And by the looks of it, the official Twitter handle of Realme India Support has also confirmed this piece of information that indeed, the Android 10 based Realme UI update will be knocking the doors of the Realme 5S devices in the month of May. However, there is no exact date as on when the update will be rolled out for the devices. Here is what the tweet reads:
Hey, realme 5s will receive realme UI based on Android 10 in the month of May. Keep an eye on our community and social media channels for further updates. Thanks!
So, all the Realme 5s users can do is that they can wait for the update on their devices which is expected to roll out anytime this month. And for that, you can always go ahead and check for the update notification manually, by heading over to Setting>>System Updates and check for the updates. We will keep you posted once the update is rolling out for the devices.
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AOSP Android 10 Update Installation Guide
If you just bought the Realme 5s and want to install Android 10 Q, then you are in the right place. In this guide, we will share a step by step tutorial to install the AOSP Android 10 update for Realme 5s based on GSI treble custom build.
Thanks to one of the Recognized XDA Developers phhusson to made this possible. Now, whether your phone supports the Android 10 update officially or not, the Android 10 GSI build will help you out if your device is running on Android Oreo or later. Here you will get a full-depth installation process along with download links and pre-requirements below to easily flash the Android 10 Custom GSI on your Realme 5s. Now, let’s have a look at the device overview at first.
GSI stands for Generic system image. It is a file-system image that you flash to your device’s system partition. It works as a pure Android implementation without any modifications or changes to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code. It can be run on any Android devices running Android 8.1 or higher version due to the Project Treble support.
Realme 5s Device Overview:
Realme 5s was announced in November 2018 which sports a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The device has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 82.7 %.
Realme 5s is powered by an Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64/128GB of internal storage. It also supports an external memory card. The device came out of the box with Android 9.0 Pie under ColorOS 6 and backed by a 5000 mAh battery (Non-removable).
As far as the camera concerned, the device has a quad-camera setup with 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP primary sensors and a selfie camera with a 13MP lens. Other connectivity option includes 4G-VoLTE, GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot, accelerometer, light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, magnetometer, and compass etc.
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.
Steps to Install Android 10 ROM on Realme 5s
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.
- Download the required Android 10 GSI ROM file and Android 10 GApps file from below.
- ARM, ARM64, or x86: Check your Android Phone’s Processor
- Treble Support: Check If Your Smartphone Supports Project Treble
- 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.
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A/B arm64 – arm64 bvN
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Instructions to Install:Guide 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 5s handset easily. If in case anything goes wrong or if you have any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.
If you find any problem with the latest build of Android 10 GSI, then you can report it on the official GitHub page: Click Here