Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 – MIUI Camera Update

Updating the camera app for Android 8.1 (LineageOS 15.1) is easy and only takes a few moments. It it recommended to write down these instructions if you do not have another device to read them off. To install:

  1. Uninstall the existing camera app from the home screen by long pressing the icon and tapping on the Ⓘ symbol.
  2. Go to Settings -> System -> Developer Options. Enable “Advanced Restart”
  3. Download the MIUI-Cam-v10.zip file on your Redmi Note 5 by clicking here (will open in new tab).
  4. Hold down the power button and select restart. It will give you a list of restart options – select “recovery”.
  5. The device will now boot to TWRP recovery.
  6. Tap on “Install” and then tap on “Select Storage”. Tap on “Internal Storage” and then tap on “OK”.
  7. Go to “Downloads” and select “MIUI-Cam-v10.zip”. Swipe to install. The device should reboot automatically. If it asks you whether you want to install the TWRP app, just hit “Don’t install”.
  8. Once Android boots up, go to your app drawer, where you will see the list of all your apps, including a new camera app. Long press on this app to drag and drop it on the home screen. The first time you open the app it will ask for permissions – grant it permissions, and then re-launch the app (it will crash the first time you open it, but after that is stable). You are done!