Get Android 11 on Redmi Note 8/8T with Extended UI 2.0

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8 in India almost a year back. The smartphone recently started receiving Android 10 based MIUI 12 update in several regions including India. Though Google, a couple of months back, officially announced Android 11, some users of Redmi Note 8 – which was the best-selling Android smartphone in the first quarter, are yet to receive Android 10 update on their devices (we too have not received the update on our device yet).

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Android 11 based Awaken OS — Overview and First Impressions on POCO F1

Google started rolling out Android 11 stable updates for the Google Pixel devices a couple of weeks ago. Some OEMs such as OPPO and realme have already revealed Android 11 based UI roll-out schedules for eligible devices, while some have already started rolling out Beta versions of the same to their latest generation flagship devices. In case you do not have the latest generation flagship devices, you can try a custom ROM on your device as Android 11 custom ROMs have already been released for a few devices.

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Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 7 Pro with OxygenOS port

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone in India back in February last year running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). The smartphone has already started receiving Android 10 update along with MIUI 12 in India, but limited to Pilot testers only for now. Redmi Note series devices usually have a great custom ROM development, and Redmi Note 7 series is no exception to the family.

Oxygen OS is amongst popular Android skin that offers smooth experience along with a decent amount of customizations without much bloatware. A couple of months ago, we had tried Android 10 based Oxygen OS ported ROM on our Redmi Note 7  (lavender). Recently developers ported Android 10 based Oxygen OS to Redmi Note 7 Pro (Violet), we tried it on our unit and here is our review of the same.

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Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with Pixel Experience Plus

Xiaomi’s Redmi unveiled the Redmi Note 8 series in the country back in October running MIUI 10.3 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and later rolled out MIUI 11 update to both the smartphones. The Pro variant has been the talk of the town since it is superior to the vanilla Redmi Note 8 in almost every aspect, except for the development aspect, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with Pixel Experience Plus”

Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with Extended UI

Xiaomi’s Redmi unveiled the Redmi Note 8 series in the country back in October running MIUI 10.3 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and later rolled out MIUI 11 update to both the smartphones. The Pro variant has been the talk of the town since it is superior to the vanilla Redmi Note 8 in every aspect, but Redmi Note 8 has better custom ROM and mods support compared to its Pro sibling, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC.

Redmi Note 8 Pro has already received Android 10 update but Redmi Note 8 still runs on Android 9, but you can always install a custom ROM to stay on the latest version of Android. We tried Extended UI on our Redmi Note 8 unit and here is our post that may help you in deciding if you should flash it on your device. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with Extended UI”

Redmi Note 8 Pro finally gets official Pixel Experience support

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8 series in India back in October. To recall, Redmi Note 8 Pro was the world’s first smartphone to be powered by the gaming-focused MediaTek Helio G90T SoC. Redmi Note series devices usually have great third-party development support, the company even provided units to a few renowned developers for the development.  Continue reading “Redmi Note 8 Pro finally gets official Pixel Experience support”

Android 10 based LineageOS 17.1 Overview and First Impressions on POCO F1

LineageOS is a popular OS amongst custom ROM enthusiasts. LineageOS team recently announced LineageOS 17.1, which uses Android 10 as the base and dropped LineageOS 17.1 for quite a few devices including POCO F1, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 7Pro. We managed to install it on our device and here is the overview and first impression of LineageOS 17.1 on POCO F1. Continue reading “Android 10 based LineageOS 17.1 Overview and First Impressions on POCO F1”

Android 10 based LineageOS 17.1 Official now available for several devices including POCO F1

LineageOS, the fork of most popular Custom ROM of its time CyanogenMod, is popular amongst custom ROMs enthusiasts. LineageOS team recently announced LineageOS 17.1 and dropped LineageOS 17.1 build for quite a few popular devices including POCO F1. LineageOS 17.1 uses Android 10 as the base, and the team behind had been working on the project since Android 10 announcement in September 2019 but the Permission Hub feature in AOSP conflicted with the Privacy Guard feature available in LineageOS causing the unforeseen delay and making the development team release LineageOS 17.1 instead of 17.0.

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POCO X2 gets Android 10 based Paranoid Android Alpha build

POCO made a comeback in the Indian market as an independent brand and launched the POCO X2 (codename ‘pheonixin’), its first mid-range smartphone in the new X series in India earlier this month. POCO F1, the very first device from the brand had great development support and as a result, we have tons of custom ROMs and mods available for the device. Continue reading “POCO X2 gets Android 10 based Paranoid Android Alpha build”

Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 7 Pro with Evolution X ROM

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone in India back in February last year running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and it was amongst the popular mid-range devices in 2019. The company recently started rolling out Android 10 update to MIUI China Beta ROM users MIUI Global Stable ROM is yet to be upgraded to Android 10. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 7 Pro with Evolution X ROM”

realme XT gets official Havoc-OS support

realme launched the realme XT smartphone running ColorOS 6.0 realme edition on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) back in September, the smartphone recently received Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update with a bunch of new features such as dual earphone connection, animated wallpapers, customizable icon shape, new charging animation, realme Share (cross-brand file-sharing technology) and more. Continue reading “realme XT gets official Havoc-OS support”

realme 5 Pro gets official Pixel Experience support

realme launched the realme 5 Pro smartphone in India running Android 9.0 (Pie), which was later introduced as realme Q in China. The smartphone recently received Android 10 based realme UI 1.0 update with a bunch of new features such as dual earphone connection, animated wallpapers, customizable icon shape, new charging animation, realme Share (cross-brand file-sharing technology) and more. Continue reading “realme 5 Pro gets official Pixel Experience support”

Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with DerpFest ROM

Xiaomi’s Redmi unveiled the Redmi Note 8 series in the country back in October running MIUI 10.3 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and later rolled out MIUI 11 update to both the smartphones. The Pro variant has been the talk of the town since it is superior to the vanilla Redmi Note 8 in every aspect, but Redmi Note 8 has better custom ROM and mods support compared to its Pro sibling, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with DerpFest ROM”

Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 7/7S with OxygenOS port

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 smartphone in India last year in February running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and launched the updated Redmi Note 7S with 48 MP rear camera later in May running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S share same codename ‘lavender’, MIUI 11 update for both the devices were rolled out in November. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 7/7S with OxygenOS port”

Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with Nitrogen OS

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched the POCO F1 smartphone in India back in August 2018 running MIUI 9.6 Global Stable on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo) and later updated it to Android 9.0 in December 2018. The device recently received Android 10 update. POCO F1 (beryllium) has one of the most active developer community and as a result, we have plenty of Android 10-based custom ROMs for the device. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with Nitrogen OS”