The Oppo online sub-brand Realme has officially launched Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro a couple of days ago in India as the entry-level budget devices. Both the devices will compete with Xiaomi, Samsung, and LG budget smartphones in the Indian market. This time Realme has come with the quad rear camera setup in a budget price tag which is remarkable. The higher variant Realme 5 Pro offers slightly better specifications and features as well.
If you’re a Custom ROM lover and want to flash a Custom Firmware on your Realme 5 Pro (Codenamed: RMX1971), then this guide is for you. Now, you can download and install POSP ROM on Realme 5 Pro based on Android 10 from here. We have also shared the firmware details, download links, requirements, and a full installation guide as well.
Thanks to the Team of Potato Project for developing this ROM compatible with Realme 5 Pro and an XDA member BabluS for sharing this firmware details and download link. According to the XDA member, this POSP ROM for Realme 5 Pro is an initial Android 10 Q build (AOSP Android 10.0.0_r2). In order to install the Custom ROM on your Android handset, the device bootloader must be unlocked at first and should have installed the latest TWRP Recovery as well.
Now, let’s take a look at the overview of POSP (Potato Open Sauce Project) along with its features.
What is the POSP (Potato Open Sauce Project)?
Potato Open Sauce Project (POSP) is a buttery-smooth Android custom firmware (aftermarket) that is basically based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project). The POSP developers have handpicked the best features around the Android OS and have added their own sauce to it. In a simple way, this ROM aims to deliver some unique features to experience a better Android taste.
What’s on Android 10?
Android 10 is the latest and 10th generation of Android OS which was announced by Google a couple of months ago officially. The new Android version brings new system UI, new gestures, improved privacy & location control, system-wide dark mode, improved lock screen, enhanced app permissions, etc. It also features the foldable display support, security enhancements, focus mode, family link, live caption, and more.
The Android 10 (aka Android Q) also features built-in call screening, multi-camera API support, smart reply, chat bubble, 5G support, improved battery life, 65 new emojis, direct audio streaming support to hearing aid devices, etc.
Steps to Install POSP ROM on Realme 5 Pro (RMX1971)
Follow this guide to download all the required files, tools, and drivers along with requirements to get things ready before flashing the firmware.
- Supported: For the Realme 5 Pro model only (RMX1971).
- Charging: Maintain the battery charge more than 60% at least.
- Requires: A Windows PC/Laptop and a USB cable.
- USB Drivers: Download the latest Realme USB Drivers on your PC.
- Unlock Bootloader: You will need to Unlock Bootloader on Realme 5 Pro.
- TWRP Recovery: Install TWRP Recovery on your Realme 5 Pro.
- Backup using TWRP: Create and Restore Nandroid Backup using TWRP.
Instructions to Install
- First, you have to boot into TWRP Recovery interface.
- Then Decrypt and Re-Encrypt Data Partition on Realme 5 Pro (if required).
- Make sure to take a complete backup of your ROM and internal data via TWRP Recovery.
- Next, you will need to Wipe System Data using TWRP Recovery.
- Once done, tap on the Install button and search for the downloaded POSP ROM zip file. [Guide to install Custom ROM using TWRP Recovery]
- Swipe to confirm flashing the firmware.
- Wait for a few minutes to complete the flashing process.
- Then you will need to flash the Android 10 GApps file from the TWRP main menu > go to Install > select downloaded GApps zip file and swipe to flash.
- After flashing both the firmware and Gapps package, you can reboot your Realme 5 Pro to the system.
- It will take some time to boot for the first time after installing a Custom Firmware on your device. Have some patience.
- Now, your device will boot into a new system. Enjoy!
- Additionally, you can install root on your Realme 5 Pro via SuperSU or via Magisk as well if you want.
Do you want to go back to the Realme 5 Pro Stock ROM? Check this guide: Unbrick or restore back to stock ROM on Realme 5 Pro using Fastboot image
We hope that this guide is useful to you and you’ve successfully installed the POSP Custom ROM (Android 10) on your Realme 5 Pro (RMX1971) device. For any queries, let us know in the comments below.
Realme 5 Pro Specifications
The Realme 5 Pro handset was launched a couple of days ago in India. It packs a 6.3-inch display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution. It’s powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage variant. The storage will be expandable up to 256GB via a MicroSD card slot. The device runs on the latest ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box.
It’s a dual Nano-SIM supported device which sports a 4,035 mAh battery with Oppo VOOC fast charging support. The smartphone features a 48MP primary (f/1.8), an 8MP sensor (f/2.25), a third 2MP sensor (f/2.4), and a fourth 2MP sensor (f/2.24) along with an LED flashlight. It also features PDAF, Panorama, AI portrait mode, HDR, and more. While the front packs a single 16MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens supports AI Face Unlock, AI Portrait mode, etc.
The Realme 5 Pro offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, USB OTG, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 3G/4G LTE, etc. While the phone includes an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, gyro, proximity sensor, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. The phone measures 157.00×74.20×8.90mm and weigh 184 grams.