Top 5+ Best Custom ROMs for Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Android 10)

Best Custom ROMs for Redmi 7

This is a list of Best Custom ROMs for Xiaomi Redmi 7. If you are looking for stable Custom ROMs which can be used as a daily driver, then check out these ROMs we picked up after looking and comparing their updates, stability and performance.

All the ROMs here are Android 10 based which is the latest iteration of Android OS itself. As we know already, MIUI is really bad at getting updates, even security updates are not consistent. So, Custom ROMs are the best way to get the latest Android 10 features in addition to other features comes with Custom ROMs.

Remember, some ROMs may need some specific Firmware version on the device before the flashing, so check out XDA thread of every ROM before flashing.

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List of Best Custom ROMs for Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Onclite)

  1. Pixel Experience
  2. AospExtended ROM V7.0
  3. AOSIP DERPFEST
  4. MSM Xtended XQ
  5. PixysOS
  6. ExtendedUI

Pixel Experience

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Pixel Experience is based on Google Pixel Smartphones OS. It contains all the goodies of Pixel OS like Wallpaper, Ringtones, boot animations, animations and all other things.

Furthermore, PE is one of the most used custom ROM among the Android community because of its timely updates of Android security patches and customizations features.

GApps comes flashed with this ROM so you can flash the ROM and use it right away. According to us, Pixel Experience is the best custom ROM for Redmi Redmi 7

ROM OS Version: Android 10

Status: Stable

AospExtended ROM V7.0

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AospExtended is an AOSP based custom ROM with some respectable amount of features. The UI is pure Stock Android with a Custom AEX wallpaper and an AEX boot animation.

There are three extra apps which are Via browser, Retro music player and a Wallpaper app of AEX. Other than that, there is no bloat and ROM is quite clean. If you ignore the customization options, the ROM can be said as Stock Android.

The Extension option in settings contains all the Customization options of ROM, There are a fair amount of features for the Status bar, Navigation bar, Lock screen, and System.

ROM OS Version: Android 10

Status: Stable

AOSIP DERPFEST

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DerpFest is based on AOSip and adds a lot of extra features which are not found in AOSiP. You can check the features in the image below:

DerpFest features

ROM OS Version: Android 10

Status: Stable

MSM Xtended XQ

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MSM Xtended is a blend of many different ROMs which bring a lot of features to this ROM. The ROM is stable, features rich and the updates are coming in on time. You can check the features available in the image below.

MSM Extended features

ROM OS Version: Android 10

Status: Stable

PixysOS

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PixysOS

ROM OS Version: Android 10

Status: Stable

ExtendedUI

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ExtendedUI

It is based on Pixel Experience with a different UI. The UI is still focused on simplicity and cleanliness but offers something new and refreshing compared to other custom ROMs on this list.

ROM OS Version: Android 10

Status: Beta

How to flash Custom ROM in Redmi 7

To flash a Custom ROM, you need a Custom Recovery. Installing TWRP (Custom Recovery) is quite simple and include 3 Steps:

First Download these:

ADB and Fastboot / Older version

TWRP

OpenGApps

Step 1: Unlock the Bootloader, Enable OEM Unlock, and USB Debugging

Go to this page and apply for Unlocking permissions. After receiving permissions download the Mi unlock, Install it and unlock the Bootloader

Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock in developers options ( Tap a few times on Build no. to unlock Developers options)

Step 2: Flash the TWRP by Fastboot

  • Install ADB and Fastboot Drivers and Go to C:\adb
  • Download the Recovery and place it in C:\adb folder and Rename it to recovery.img
  • Connect your Device to PC via USB Cable and Open command Window in adb folder and type this

fastboot devices

  • This will list your Device and if the Device not listed then Install Drivers

Now, Assuming that you have moved recovery.img to C:\adb folder, type this in Command Window

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

  • That’s it! Recovery is flashed.

Step 3: Flash the Custom ROM in Redmi 7

Note Check out the XDA thread before flashing a Custom ROMs. Sometimes, A ROM needs a specific version of Firmware on the device.
  • Download the ROM and GApps (GApps are already included in Pixel experience ROMs)
  • Boot into Recovery and Go to Wipe section. Wipe Data, System, Cache and ART cache.
  • Go to Install Section and Install ROM zip file
  • Flash GApps if ROM doesn’t include them
  • Flash Magisk if you need root
  • Reboot

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