Mi A1 was the first Mi smartphone with Stock Android under Android one program. Although the Stock Android gives it the Software advantage over the competition, it also lacks the customizability. To get more features, flashing custom ROM is the best option.
You will find 5+ best custom ROM for Mi A1 in the post. To know about the flashing procedure, navigation to the second page from below.
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List of Best Custom ROMs for Xiaomi Mi A1
- Resurrection Remix
- Pixel Experience
- LineageOS 16.0
- Evolution X
- AospExtended V6.5
- Syberia Project
Resurrection Remix is one of the best custom ROM for Mi A1. If you are flashing Custom ROM in Mi A1 then chances are that you need more features, well, Resurrection Remix does this thing best. It is the most feature-rich Custom ROM you will find out there.
However, If you just want the clean Stock Android experience then Resurrection Remix gives a Stock Android with few third-party apps. The default launcher is trebuchet, a lightweight launcher with Stock Android-like UI and few extra features. Third-party apps include music player app, AudioFX and a File manager app.
All the customization settings are present in the “Customization” section in Settings. From Status bar to Lock screen, you can modify all the elements in RR. The arsenal here is pretty big and if know what are you doing then you can customize RR to your needs.
If you need a Stable ROM as a Daily driver then Resurrection Remix is the recommended ROM to flash
Pixel Experience, as the name suggests, is a ROM based on the Android OS of Google’s Pixel smartphones. It is stock Android for most of the parts, but the ROM comes with all Pixel stuff like fonts, icon, Boot animation, sounds, and wallpapers.
It is one of the most used custom ROMs in the Android community because of its stability and performance. Also, the GApps are preinstalled so just flash the ROM and use it right away.
The ROM is stable and there are no major bugs.
LineageOS is the most known and most used Custom ROM for Android. Started as CyanogenMod and later renamed to LineageOS, this ROM is the first choice of many Android enthusiasts. LineageOS is also the base of many other custom ROMs like Resurrection Remix and crDroid.
LineageOS is all about performance and stability, it can be your daily driver. It doesn’t come with a bag full of Customizations option and stuff like that. Instead, there are very few options to play with.
There is no bloat in the ROM except AudioFX which actually make the sound better. The launcher used is Trebuchet which is a light browser and look like Stock Android launcher but give some extra options. If you want a Stock Android experience and a Custom ROM which can be your daily driver, then LineageOS is my pick for you.
Evolution X is very similar to the one of the best custom ROM for Mi A1 i.e. Pixel Experience. It 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.
Although the Pixel Experience is a more used custom ROM in the community, it lacks the customizability. If you love customizability and Pixel OS, then Evolution X is the ROM to flash.
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.
Syberia Project is another AOSP based Custom ROM with features like CodeAurora, Upstreamed ART, Latest SQLite, Custom switch tiles, Screen off animations, navigation bar tuner, Lockscreen shortcuts tuner, StatusBar tuner and much more.
How to flash Custom ROM in Mi A1
The procedure of flashing a Custom is very easy, all you need is a Custom recovery, custom ROM zip, and GApps (Some ROMs comes with GApps)
Step 1: Boot to recovery
Step 2: Go to Wipe and perform a full wipe. You can also go into advance wipe for more options
Step 3: Go to Install section and find the ROM zip file
Step 4: Flash the ROM by swiping the slider
Step 5: If needed, flash the GApps
Done, You have flashed the Custom ROM in Mi A1