How To Install Carbon ROM On Redmi Note 5 [Android 8.1 Oreo]

Here in this article, we bring a stable Android Oreo-based custom ROM for the Redmi Note 5. Now you can install Carbon ROM on Redmi Note 5 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone is currently running on Android Nougat OS. So if you are the Redmi Note 5 user and want the latest Android Oreo experience on your phone, then you are at right place. Just follow the given guide to install Carbon ROM on Redmi Note 5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. This latest custom firmware comes with many new features and many bug fixes. The Carbon ROM is based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). It means that its UI is not different from stock Android on the Pixel phones.

Talking about the specification of the device, Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Vince) in February 2018. The smartphone is powered by 2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The Redmi Note 5 comes with the 5.99-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels. The device has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage and you can expand it up to 32 GB. Keep in mind this ROM is not officially announced by Xiaomi but just a custom ROM, developed by the third-party developers. Now proceed to Install Carbon ROM On Redmi Note 5.

Install Carbon ROM On Redmi Note 5

Your device should be rooted and have the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP / CWM already installed on it. It requires installing Carbon ROM on Redmi Note 5 ROM and Google Apps package. This latest custom firmware comes with a lot of new features and changes like:

  • Advanced Doze Mode
  • Auto Fill Password
  • New Notification UI
  • The picture in Picture mode
  • New Android O Emoji style and much more.

Before proceeding, don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you want to install Carbon ROM on Redmi Note 5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo then go ahead and follow the given steps.


The Carbon ROM Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM and the instructions given in this guide are working only for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Check the model number of your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 from Settings > About Phone.

Warning: will not responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5during or after the installation of Carbon ROM Android 8.1 Oreo ROM. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 USB Drivers on the PC.
  • The bootloader of your Redmi Note 5 must be unlocked.
  • Make sure that the battery level of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is at least above 80% before going ahead.

Required Files:

  • Download Android 8.1 Oreo Carbon ROM
  • Now Download Google Apps

Steps to Install Carbon ROM On Redmi Note 5 Android 8.1 Oreo ROM :

1: – First, download Carbon ROM Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 on the desktop of the PC.

2: – Plug your device into the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.

3: – Transfer Carbon ROM Android 8.1 Oreo ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above links to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.

4: – Unplug the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 from the PC and power it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.

5: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.

6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.

Note: – wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.

7: – Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose to install zip from SD card → choose zip from sd card.

8: – Next, go to the Carbon ROM Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.

9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation complete. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.

Your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will reboot and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.

Done! You’ve successfully install Carbon ROM on Redmi Note 5 Android 8.1 Oreo ROM.

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