Best Custom ROMs for Mi 8 [Dipper][Android 10]

Are you looking for Best Custom ROMs for Mi 8? if yes then you are at the right place. We have compiled a list of 6 Best Custom ROMs that are stable, offer great performance and battery life, and can be used as the daily driver.

There are many reasons for flashing Custom ROM on a Xiaomi device and a couple of them are the Ads and Bloatware. MIUI is a heavily Customized Android Skin that comes with a lot of bloatware and also has Ads in it. However, a Custom ROM can easily fix both the issue and also brings a lot of benefits to the table. Not to mention the great support Mi 8 has been receiving from the Developers, which resulted in many Custom ROMs with a great update frequency, better than Xiaomi could ever provide.

Speaking of Mi 8, it was released back in May 2018. It sports a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Chipset along with Adreno 630. It comes in four variants: 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM. The display is a 6.21 inches Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels. Coming to the Cameras, there is a dual-camera setup on the rear side of a 12 MP lens with a 1.4µm sensor which acts as the main shooter accompanied by a 12 MP telephoto lens. And the Front has a single 20 MP selfie shooter present in a notch. The battery is 3400 mAh in size which supports 18 W fast charging.

Best Custom ROMs for Mi 8

List of Best Custom ROMs for Mi 8 (Android 10 based)

  1. LineageOS 17.1
  2. Pixel Experience
  3. ZenOS
  4. Paranoid Android Quartz
  5. The Pixel ROM
  6. AOSiP Derpfest
  7. EvolutionX
  8. RevengeOS

LineageOS 17.1

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LineageOS 17.1

The Best Custom ROM for Mi 8 is LineageOS 17.1. It is the most used and most trusted Custom ROM out there. It was started as CyanogenMod and known to be the first custom ROM or firmware which was able to make its way to some smartphone as pre-installed default firmware.

LineageOS is based on AOSP code and you will hardly feel a difference from stock Android. There are some third-party apps like Trebuchet, AudioFX, Clock, Dialer. Jelly, Eleven Music Player, Recorder, Snap Camera. All the apps are useful and there are no Ads in them. LineageOS comes without Google app or GApps, you have to install them after flashing the ROM. Due to its stability and performance, many other custom ROMs use LineageOS code as their base.

ROM OS: Android 10

Status: Stable

Maintained by:  infrag

Pixel Experience

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Pixel Expeirence

Pixel Experience is based on the Android OS found in Pixel Devices. Google Pixel series has always enjoyed Stock Android with a few tweaks here and there. And Pixel Experience brings all the Goodies of Pixel OS like Boot Animations, sound and Ringtones, wallpapers, and system animations.

Pixel Experience along with LineageOS, is one of the most used Custom ROM thanks to its stability, great support from the devs, and of course of its performance and battery life.

GApps comes pre-flashed in the ROM, you have to install the ROM and use it the right away. If you just want to migrate to Stock Android from MIUI and does not care about features that much, then this is the ROM for you.

ROM OS: Android 10

Status: Stable

Maintained by: markakash

ZenX OS

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ZenX OS

ZenX OS is an AOSP based Custom ROM with ZeniXxX as the maintainer. If you are hearing about this ROM for the first time that’s because ZenX OS is only available for a handful of devices. Created in 2018 for Mi 8, ZenOS is the most popular Custom ROM available for Mi 8.

The ROM follows the material design guidelines and you also get a lot of control over UI, you can customize it to a great extent with the given set of features. It receives timely updates and is stable to use as your daily driver.

ROM OS: Android 10

Status: Stable

Maintained by: ZeNiXxX

Paranoid Android Quartz

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Paranoid Android Quartz

Paranoid Android Quartz is the Android 10 based release of Paranoid Android. It is known for its innovative features and a unique take on how the Android experience should be like. It comes with many new features.

ROM OS: Android 10

Status: Testing

Maintained by: YumeMichi

The Pixel ROM

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The Pixel ROM

The Pixel ROM is a purely AOSP based ROM with all the Google Pixel OS goodies. It includes all the pixel stuff like wallpapers, ringtones, animations, pixel live wallpapers, etc.

The Pixel ROM is a very basic and yet one of the best Custom ROM you can install on Mi 8. It is just like Pixel Experience but with all the extra features stripped down and all you get is pure AOSP and Stock Android.

ROM OS: Android 10

Status: Stable

Maintained by: argraur

AOSiP Derpfest

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

DerpFest features

ROM OS: Android 10

Status: Stable

Maintained by: ALKALiKong

EvolutionX

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EvolutionX

Evolution X is an AOSP based custom ROM with all pixel stuff like Wallpaper, Sound, boot animations, fonts, and icons. The GApps are preinstalled in the ROM.

The ROM is based on the Pixel OS but comes with a lot of customizable options. The ROM also receives timely security updates.

ROM OS: Android 10

Status: Stable

Maintained by:  DarkAngelGR

RevengeOS

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RevengeOS

RevengeOS is an AOSP based custom ROM with a focus on performance and stability. There are not many features in this ROM but features are not the aim of RevengeOS, it focuses more on a snappy performance and users also reported a good battery life on this ROM along with good performance.

ROM OS: Android 10

Status: Stable

Maintained by: oipr

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