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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: enable video recording in 4K

We are facing a beast! Redmire Xiaomi Note Pro 5 is undoubtedly the best smartphone in the Redmi series, with a SoC never used before, a double rear camera and a camera dedicated to high quality selfies. What if I told you that it is possible to activate video recording in 4K resolution? What it would not be possible to do by default!

That's right, this new smartphone from the "Redmi" line is able to record videos in 4K resolution. This is a feature that is very nestled in the MIUI ROM code and that, strangely, Xiaomi has decided to disable.
We thank a user of Mi Community that has kindly translated the guide previously developed by a user of XDA.

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How to activate 4K registration on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro


  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with minimum 50% battery;
  • Authorized root permissions; [GUIDA]


Once you have run the guide to enable the ROOT permissions, you must use a file manager and open the file /system/etc/device_features/whyred.xml


Find the text string that reads "support_camera_4k_quality".


Change the value "false" with the value "true" and then save the file.


Now you are free to restart your smartphone so you can enjoy the new option in the camera settings.

xiaomi redmi notes 5 pro 4k video recording

A really very simple and accurate guide. Recall that it is always possible to go back re-setting the value as "false" in the 3 step.
According to the details provided by the source, this procedure has been tested only on the MIUI 8.4.3 Global Beta (Oreo) but, in theory, it should work also with the other versions.

Remember the specifications of this device? No?
This smartphone of fine workmanship is equipped with one Dual rear camera from 12 Mpixel (f / 2.2) + 5 Mpixel (f / 2.0) and front camera from 20 Mpixel with Sony IMX376 sensor and facial recognition system. Registration in 4K is guaranteed by the ISP (Image Signal Processor) present in the SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. Two memory cuts are available, in both cases of the LPDDR4X type (also in this case it is a first in the Redmi series). You can choose between 4GB and 6GB, in both cases flanked by 64GB of internal memory, expandable with microSD up to 128GB. The screen has a diagonal of 5,99 inches, with 1080 x 2160 resolution and 18: 9 form factor, with reduced top and bottom bezels. Really not bad!


Kevin Nicola Crisanti

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Massimo Disarò
Massimo Disarò
5 years ago

But do you have to redo the operation every time you update the rom or does the change remain permanent?

Davide Soldani
5 years ago

Question: can 4k enable also be done with the normal Note 5 (not PRO)?

5 years ago
Reply to  Davide Soldani

The 5 Note in Italy is just 5 Notes. In India the phone sold by us as Notes 5 is called Note 5 Pro. In all the world the codename is the same: WhyRed. Also enough that it has the dual camera and that is the model. If you have the dual camera and the sd636 then you have the 5 / 5 Pro Note.

Why am I messed up? Because in India the 5 Note (and that's it) corresponds to what we sell as 5 Plus (with a camera and sd625)

Emanuele Iafulla
5 years ago
Reply to  Davide Soldani