Enable 4K UHD Video Recording on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Xiaomi Note 5 Pro is one of the recently launched smartphones by the company, which offers most of the high-end features and specs that we usually see with the higher priced smartphones. The Note 5 Pro comes with a 5.99-inch full-HD (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 636, 4/6GB of RAM and the 4,000mAh battery. But, as we all know, not every phone is perfect from every corner the Redmi Note 5 Pro also has some cut corners on the camera front, where it lacks on the 4K UHD recording. But that doesn’t mean that the camera on the Note 5 Pro is not good or you can’t record videos in 4K UHD on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It still has a pretty decent camera on the back which has also been advertised as “India’s camera beast.”

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro 4K UHD Recording

However, you can still record videos in 4K UHD format with your Redmi Note 5 Pro, thanks to the XDA Recognised Contributor Vidhanth, who has now made this possible to enable 4K UHD video recording on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. To enable the 4K UHD recording you will need Root access to your device or you can use a root enabled file explorer like MiXplorer or Solid Explorer to get Root access to your device. Now follow the below steps.

Note: It has been tested on the MIUI 8.4.3 global beta (oreo) only, but it might work on all MIUI versions. Let me know if you get stuck.


1. Open /system/etc/device_features/whyred.xml
2. Find the line that says “support_camera_4k_quality”
3. Change the “false” to “true”, then save the file. (check attached screenshot)
4. Reboot and boom, you have UHD 4K option under video resolution

That’s all, do let me know if you have successfully enabled the 4K UHD video recording on your Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphone.

Source: Vidhanth

Rizwan Ahmad
Rizwan Ahmad

Rizwan is an avid mobile geek and a gaming lover. He loves to keep a tab on new tech and loves to share the latest tech news and reviews on Smartphones, Gadgets, Apps, and more.


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