Realme 5 & Realme 5 Pro Android 10 to Pie rollback tutorial goes live; Redmi Y3 bags August patch sans MIUI 12 (Download link inside)

In the recent past, we have seen Realme releasing rollback packages for a number of its devices running Realme UI. These packages are meant to offer users a relatively easy way to downgrade their devices to Android 9 Pie.

So far, we have seen devices such as the Realme 3 Pro and Realme XT, Realme 3 and 3i, Realme X and X2, Realme X2 Pro, just to mention but a few, with more devices set to get similar packages.

Realme 5 Pro

Realme is extending the same to the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro, now enabling users of these devices who upgraded to Realme UI to easily downgrade to Android 9 Pie.

Just like we saw with the rollout of the other rollback packages from Realme, this too only applies for users of the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro in India.

Before undertaking this rollback procedure, you might want to bear in mind that all your data will be wiped so be sure to have a current backup of all your data before proceeding.

You will also not be eligible for an OTA update to Realme UI should you want to update your device later on. You will, therefore, have to manually install the Android 10 build on your device.

To proceed, you will need to download your respective device’s rollback package from the links provided below.

  • Device: Realme 5
  • Codename: RMX1911EX
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: RMX1911EX_11_OTA_0310
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery

For the Realme 5 Pro users, below is the download link for the manual rollback package.

  • Device: Realme 5 Pro
  • Codename: RMX1971EX
  • Channel: India Stable
  • Version: RMX1971EX_11_OTA_2010
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery

You will then need to ensure that you’re running the latest build of Realme UI on your Realme 5 or Realme 5 Pro. These are versions C.53 and C.04 respectively. Once you’ve done these, move the downloaded files into your phone’s internal storage and follow the following steps.


You then need to open the File Manager app, navigate to and click on the rollback package. Select ‘Upgrade Now’ if you decide to roll back and that’s it. Let your device do it’s thing. Do NOT interrupt this process or else you stand a chance to brick your device entirely.

Once that is done, your device will reboot into a freshly installed build of Android 9 Pie. Also, note that you won’t receive any more security updates on your device.

In other news, Xiaomi is today rolling out the latest August 2020 security patch to the Redmi Y3. This update is still based on MIUI 11, even at a time when users are longing for an update to MIUI 12.

It is also worth noting that the Indian variant of the Redmi Y3 still runs Android 9 Pie, this despite its Chinese counterpart already receiving an update to Android 10.

Redmi Y3

This August update brings little more than an updated security patch level. This update is rolling out to eligible devices as an OTA so users should wait to receive the notification on their devices. That said, if you’d like to manually install this build on your device, here’s the download link.

  • Device: Redmi Y3
  • Codename: ONCIN
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.10.0.PFFINXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 0acb7904babb56297aa647a3a8e28313

To recall, Xiaomi already released Android 10 kernel source code for the Redmi Y3. With that, the developer community has already come through for these device owners with aftermarket Android 10 builds like Paranoid Android Quartz 4 among others.

NOTE: We have these and many more Realme and Xiaomi stories in our dedicated sections.

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