Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 5/5 Plus (Vince)(Android 10)

Flashing a Custom ROM is a very common practice today as they bring the latest Android and also gives a good performance. Redmi Note 5 aka Redmi 5 Plus was released back in January 2018 and sold well. The development for Redmi Note 5 is very active and we have a large number of Custom ROMs available for Redmi Note 5/5 Plus.

We selected 5+ best Custom ROM for Redmi Note 5/5 Plus by comparing the stability, performance, and updates. If you dont know how to flash a Custom ROM then check out the Installation Instructions at the end of the post, or use the navigation below.

Speaking of Redmi 5 Plus, it was released back in February of 2018. Also known as Redmi Note 5 in the Indian market, the device is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset and Adreno 506. It came in three variants: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM and 64GB 4GB RAM. The Display is a 5.99 inches IPS LCD panel that runs on a resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels. Coming to the cameras, the rear side has a Single 12 MP camera lens and the front side has a 5 MP camera lens. It is fueled by the 4000 mAh battery with Standard 10W charging.

Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 5/5 PLus

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List of Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 5/5 Plus

  1. Havoc OS 3.3
  2. NitrogenOS
  3. AOSPExtended
  4. ionOS 2.4
  5. crDroid OS v6.4
  6. POSP

Havoc OS

Havoc OS

Havoc OS is an AOSP based ROM with modified UI and many features. If you want something different than the Stock Android and also want a lot of features then Havoc OS is for you.

It is managed by blacksuan, a reputed developer who also received a development unit of Poco X2 from Xiaomi. HavocOS is the one of the Best Custom ROM for Redmi Note 5 or 5 Plus.

This ROM is inspired by Google Pixel and it has a refined Material Design 2. There are many features in this ROM for customizations, have a look in the image:

Havoc OS features

ROM OS Version: Android 10

ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

Based On: AOSP

Maintainer: blacksuan19

XDA Thread


Nitrogen OS is an AOSP based custom rom and it comes with many customization features. Some of the customizable elements are:

  • Status bar
  • Quick Settings
  • Buttons
  • Navigation bar
  • Gestures
  • Lock Screen
  • Power menu, Recent menu

and much more

ROM OS Version: Android 10

ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

Based On: AOSP

Maintainer:  Prateek Punetha

XDA Thread

AospExtended 7.0


AospExtended is an AOSP based custom ROM with some respectable amount of features. The UI is pure Stock Android with a Custom AEX wallpaper and an AEX boot animation.

There are three extra apps which are Via browser, Retro music player and a Wallpaper app of AEX. Other than that, there is no bloat and ROM is quite clean. If you ignore the customization options, the ROM can be said as Stock Android.

The Extension option in settings contains all the Customization options of ROM, There are a fair amount of features for the Status bar, Navigation bar, Lock screen, and System.

The reason that this ROM is placed at 1st Position is that it is Android Pie and it is frequently updated with bug fixes and the latest Android security patches. It is right now the recommended ROM if you want to use Android Pie.

ROM OS Version: Android 10

ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

Based On: AOSP

Maintainer:  AndroBuddy007

XDA Thread 

ionOS v2.4.a

Similar to HavocOS and Pixel Experience, ionOS is based on Pixel Android OS with a lot of features to customize the device.

ROM OS Version: Android 10

ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

Based On: AOSP

Maintainer: Bart_00

XDA Thread

crDroid V5

crDroid Custom ROM

crDroid is a LineageOS based Custom ROM with many features, apps and a UI based on Google Pixel. The reason that crDroid is pretty famous among the community because of its long list of exclusive features.

It is one the Android Pie ROM for Redmi Note 5/5 Plus which got a good user base. The reason is the smoothness and the number of features in this ROM.

There are many preinstalled app exclusive to crDroid, which are crDroid Music, File Manager, crDroid Home, and crDroid settings.

ROM OS Version: Android 10

ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

Based On: AOSP

Maintainer:  Ruturaj Kadam

XDA Thread



Potato Open Sauce Project is a Custom ROM that aims at a butter smooth performance with hand-selected features from other ROMs.

There are some exclusive design element to the UI by POSP team, also, the team adding some features of their own. After looking at the user’s feedback to this ROM, This ROM is easily a top Custom ROM recommendation for Vince. There are very fewer bugs and ROM runs smooth.

ROM OS Version: Android 10

ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

Based On: AOSP

Maintainer:  4PERTURE

XDA Thread

So, these are the Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 5 or 5 Plus. Check out the section below to learn the Installation instruction.

Installation Instructions

How to flash Custom ROM in Redmi Note 5

To flash a Custom ROM, you need a Custom Recovery. Installing TWRP (Custom Recovery) is quite simple and include 3 Steps:

First Download these:

ADB and Fastboot / Older version

OrangeFox Recovery

Step 1: Unlock the Bootloader, Enable OEM Unlock, and USB Debugging

Go to this Page and apply for Unlocking permissions. After receiving permissions download the Mi unlock, Install it and unlock the Bootloader

Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock in developers options ( Tap a few times on Build no. to unlock Developers options)

Step 2: Flash the TWRP by Fastboot

  • Install ADB and Fastboot Drivers and Go to C:\adb
  • Download the Recovery and place it in C:\adb folder and Rename it to recovery.img
  • Connect your Device to PC via USB Cable and Open command Window in adb folder and type this

Fastboot devices

  • This will list your Device and if the Device not listed then Install Drivers
  • Now, Assuming that you have moved recovery.img to C:\adb folder, type this in Command Window

Fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

  • That’s it! Recovery is flashed.

How to Flash Custom ROMs in Redmi Note 5

  1. Download the ROM and GApps (GApps are already included in Pixel experience ROMs)
  2. Boot into Recovery and Go to Wipe section. Wipe Data, System, Cache and ART cache.
  3. Go to Install Section and Install ROM zip file
  4. Flash GApps if ROM doesn’t include them
  5. Flash Magisk if you need root
  6. Reboot

5 thoughts on “Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 5/5 Plus (Vince)(Android 10)”

  1. Can you please tell me bro….that which ROM is best for battery life on Redmi note 5 (Vince)? I have heard that SYBERIA-OS has the best battery life!

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