In this post, we will tell you how to restore back to stock ROM on Realme 5 Pro. This tutorial will be helpful for those users who may have the concerned device from Realme but with requirements for certain modifications. This means some of you may simply want to upgrade or downgrade from the current system OS you are on.
Another important reason could be the need to unbrick the device. Bricking happens when some attempt to customize the smartphone goes wrong. This means if you are rooting your device(or flashing custom ROM/recovery) and incidentally end up soft bricking the device, then re-flashing the stock ROM will take your device back to its functional state. However, in this case, we will restore the Realme 5 Pro using a fastboot image. So, we have put up the fastboot file and the OTA for both the Chinese and Indian variants of the Realme 5 Pro. There is a neat guide as well which should help you out in accomplishing this.
We must credit the fastboot, OTA files and the whole stock ROM restoring process to XDA developer acervenky. Great job by him.
What is the importance of stock ROM.?
Stock ROM is the inbuilt operating system that the OEM has packed in the device in the box when you buy it. Stock ROM is stable, hence free from bugs. You can flash it to solve the issues of bricking where your device gets stuck in a certain state. Also, during unrooting the device, this comes handy. Again if you simply want to upgrade to a newer stock ROM or downgrade to a previous official ROM, then stock ROM does the trick for you.
How to restore back to stock ROM on Realme 5 Pro [using Fastboot]
Before beginning to perform the restoration process, you will need the fastboot image file and the OTA file. OTA is dependent upon which region you are. If you are from China, use the designated version of OTA and if you are from India then use the respective file. We have marked them, so it will be easy for you to find them.
Also, we have cited some guidelines which you need to follow and also require some tools which we have listed in the requisite section below.
- The OTA and fastboot files provided in this guide are exclusively for Realme 5 Pro. Do not use them on any other smartphone.
- Charge the battery of your device above 50% before executing this guide on your device.
- A PC/Laptop
- Install ADB and Fastboot on your system.
- Download and install USB drivers of Realme 5 Pro.
- Since you are moving to stock ROM, we assume that your Realme 5 Pro bootloader is unlocked. We need an unlocked bootloader for this process.
Tutorial to Restore Stock ROM
Step-1 Make sure you have downloaded all the packages and moved them to a folder on the PC.
Step-2 Now switch off your device
Step-3 Enter the fastboot mode by pressing the Power button + Volume Down button
Step-4 Now use the cable and connect your device into PC
Step-5 On your PC go to the folder where you have installed the ADB.
Step-6 Right Click + Shift > Open PowerShell Window here.
Step-7 Give the following command to check that your device is correctly connected to the PC
Step-8 Now you have to enter and execute the following code
fastboot flash boot boot.img fastboot flash system system.img fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img fastboot flash vendor vendor.img
Step-9 Now, reboot your device. Give the following command.
adb fastboot reboot
That’s it. Now, your Realme 5 Pro is back on stock ROM. We hope that this guide was useful to you.