This post is about the Best Custom ROMs for Mi A3 (Laurel Sprout). All these ROMs are selected after comparing their performance, stability and updates. Even more, All of the ROMs are Android 10 based.
Mi A3 is the fourth instalment in Xiaomi’s Android One program that brings Stock Android with fast updates. However, Mi A3 didn’t get the treatment it was promised. Although Android 10 update came, it was pulled back due to some serious bugs. A second Android 10 update came in March, which again failed to fix the bugs for some users and received negative feedback overall.
These back to back fail updates are not a very good sign for Android One and the Users of Mi A3 are not happy about it either. But, You can flash Custom ROMs for Mi A3, and the best part is, they are updated and stable. What even more good is that they come with a vast array of features and customizability.
List of Best Custom ROMs for Mi A3 based on Android 10
- Pixel Experience
- LineageOS 17.0
- Syberia Project
- MiUi 11 for Mi A3
Pixel Experience is an AOSP based Custom ROM inspired by Google Pixel Smartphone 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 come 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 Mi A3. It is very stable, and users who are using it gave fairly positive feedbacks.
Havoc OS is an AOSP based ROM which is similar to Pixel Experience in many aspects. It is inspired by Google Pixel OS but the best is the set of features it provides. This ROM boasts one of the biggest arsenals of the feature. The UI is refined with Material Design 2.
The third entry in our list of Best Custom ROMs for Mi A3, LineageOS 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, some of them are Resurrection Remix and crDroid.
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.
MiUi 11 for Mi A3
This last Custom ROM is something different than other Custom ROMs in the list. It is an MIUI Port for Mi A3 which include all MIUI goodies and features. Although it is Android 9 based, MIUI is known for some extra features not found in stock Android.
The ROM is stable and receives timely updates.
So these are the 5 Best Custom ROMs for Mi A3. Make sure to check the XDA thread of every Custom ROM you flash, sometimes they need some specific patch and firmware. Leave a comment below for any queries. Do not forget to follow us on twitter.
How to flash Custom ROM in Mi A3
To flash a Custom ROM, you need a Custom Recovery. Installing TWRP (Custom Recovery) is quite simple and include 3 Steps:
First Download these:
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
- 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 Mi A3
- 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