Instructions to enable 4k FHD video recording on Redmi Note 5 Pro

XiaoMi is a smartphone manufacturer from China with diverse designs and is being popular recently because not only in the general-range smartphone segment but also because of its good quality. With Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro being Xiaomi’s latest product in a budget-friendly budget, the company still equips the Redmi Note 5 Pro recording ability 4K UHD.

Even so, Xiaomi seems to have disabled it for some reason. But in this article, I will guide you to re-enable the ability to record 4K UHD videos on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Hardware configuration Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

  • 2160×1080 screen 18:9 . aspect ratio
  • Chip: Snapdragon 636 “
  • Ram 4 / 6GB RAM
  • The 4,000mAh battery is quite high for the price range of the device.

XDA member came up with a way to enable this feature that the device’s hardware is very capable of providing. The catch here is that you will require a rooted device.

Alert

Allows 4K UHD video recording on Redmi Note 5 Pro using the method described below is a potential hazard. You will be asked to change system files, and this may lead to unexpected behavior. You can even lead to bricking your device if you are unlucky. Even if you follow all the steps mentioned below correctly, there is still a chance for you to try and succeed.

You should create a backup of your device’s system partition via TWRP custom recovery if you have it installed.

Request

  • Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro running MIUI operating system re-customized from stock Android from Xiaomi.
  • Your phone needs to have a word processor and a file and folder access app installed.

See also: Instructions for installing TWRP and Rooting Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro phones.

Enable 4K UHD video recording on Redmi Note 5 Pro

  1. Use the folder manager app and go to the folder /system/etc/device_features/. You may have to give root access to the app that opens the file if you haven’t already.
  2. In this folder you will find a file named whyred.xml. Click on it to open it in a text editor. In case you already have an out-of-package text editor attached to your file manager, you will be asked to choose one.
  3. In the file, look for the following line:

    false

    This is a named boolean value support_camera_4k_quality except for one of two values, true or false. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, all you need to do is edit the line and change false Fort true. The edited line should read like this:

    true

  4. When you’re done, save the file. This is an important step. While some text editors don’t require you to save a specific file, some do. So make sure what you are working with save the changes to the file.
  5. Restart your device. Once your device reboots, go through the camera settings. Here, tap Video quality and you will see the option to choose UHD 4K.

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