How to Enable 4K Video Recording Capability in Redmi Note 5 Pro

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The xiaomi redmi note 5 Pro is the next king in the budget segment, it offers Kickass specs at affordable prices.

It is probably the most affordable phone with a dual camera setup, the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio display, and electronic image stabilization.

The only downside is that it does not offer 4K recording, what Xiaomi has promised 4K recording capability in a future update. The Camera of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 pro got a lot of praise from the reviewers. It’s a shame the company decided to lock the 4G recording capability on this device.

In case you own a Redmi Note 5 Pro and you don’t want to wait for the next software upgrade to enable the 4K recording capability you can do it right now.

As you might be aware the hardware is very well capable of the 4K recording, it’s just the software of me that has kept it locked. Which can be unlocked by tweaking a line of code.

This trick has been shared by an XDA user on the forum, and many Note 5 Pro users have actually confirmed that it works.

Disclaimer: Now, doing something like this is as exciting as it sounds, but be cautious, that it can corrupt the software if you don’t do not do it right. So only go ahead if you know what you are doing and you are a bit of tech-savvy.

How to enable 4K recording on redmi Note 5 Pro

As we mentioned above that you need to tweak something in the system to unlock the 4K recording capability, which means you will require root access.

You can check out this guide to learn how to root a Xioami device

  • Install ES explorer on your phone if you haven’t already.
  • Give it a root access,
  • then open /system/etc/device_features/whyred.xml
  • Find the line where it says “support_camera_4k_quality” (without the inverted commas).
  • Change the ‘false’ to ‘true’, and then save the file
  • Exit the app and reboot your phone.

The 4K recording capability will be enabled on your redmi note 5 Pro.

The absence of 4K recording in Redmi Note 5 pro was one of its cons, but with this trick, there are more reasons to buy the phone if you looking the best smartphone in the budget segment.

And there is a good news for all of you Xiaomi Fans, the Redmi Note 5 Pro can now be pre-ordered from, check out this article for more details.

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