Its been close to four months now since Xiaomi announced the global variant of MIUI 10 and a new report suggests that the update is finally rolling out to the Redmi Note 5.
The Redmi Note 5 joins a list of Xiaomi phones which includes the Mi Mix 2S, Mi 8, Mi 5, Mi 6, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Note2 and most recently, the >Redmi Note 5 Pro. Similar to the roll-out process for the Note 5 Pro though, you might not receive the update immediately because of a phased release schedule.
But if you are too eager to get your Note 5 up to speed, a >report by XDA Developers states that you could download the ROM directly from >this link, and then sideload it using the MIUI system updater built into the phone. The report also adds that because the downloaded file is a recovery ROM, you don't have to wipe or backup anything to update your phone.
You might want to connect to a WiFi network before you download the file though, as it is a 1.4 GB download.
For the uninitiated, the MIUI 10 Global stable brings with it a ton of features like full-screen gestures, AI-powered camera features, redesigned recent apps overview and a number of other smaller improvements to the overall UI.