Top 11 Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 4[Snapdragon Variant]

Best Custom ROMs for Redmi note 4

Redmi Note 4 is the most sold smartphone in India in 2017. The smartphone gives premium build and a good performance on a very low price tag. If you are looking to upgrade your Redmi Note 4 to latest Android then check out this list of best custom ROMs for Redmi note 4.

I have included 11 Custom ROMs based on their features, User base, and overall Stability. This list is for Redmi note 4 Snapdragon variant.

You need a Custom Recovery installed on Redmi note 4. Check this post to install it

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Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 4

  1. LineageOS 15.1
  2. Resurrection Remix
  3. Cardinal-AOSP
  4. AEX V5.1
  5. Pixel Experience
  6. AEX v4.6
  7. LineageOS 14.1
  8. Paranoid CAF
  9. ViperOS
  10. Slim 7
  11. AICP

LineageOS 15.0

Lineage OS

LineageOS 15.0 is Android Oreo-based Custom ROM which brings all Oreo features and security to Redmi note 4. This ROM gives a Stock UI with many customizations options. You have also a good performance with good battery life.

This ROM is still in improvement stage so expect a few bugs. And based on the Users feedback, I would say that go for it if you want to use Android Oreo.

How to flash LineageOS:

  • Download the latest build and GApps
  • Boot into Recovery
  • Full Wipe (Recommended)
  • Flash the ROM zip file and GApps
  • Reboot

ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo

ROM Kernel: Linux 3.1.x


ResurrectionRemix 5.8.5

Resurrection Remix

Resurrection Remix is a ROM based on CyanogenMod,omni and original Remix ROM builds. This ROM is the Combination of performance, Customization, and most new features

Made by hand picking features from different ROMs, this ROM gives a wide range of customisation option compared to any other ROM. The UI is almost like Stock Android and you can modify it by using inbuilt features.

How to flash ResurrectoinRemix:

  • Download the latest build and GApps
  • Boot into Recovery
  • Take a nandroid backup
  • Full wipe and factory reset
  • Flash ROM and Gapps
  • Reboot

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat

ROM Firmware Required: Unlocked Bootloader

 


Cardinal-AOSP

Cardinal-AOSP

Cardinal- AOSP is based on Oreo AOSP and it’s made to give Stock Android experience with smooth performance. You will not find any funky customisations but only Stock UI and some very minor modifying options.

It is based on Android oreo and features Pixel/Stock Launcher. The fingerprint sensor, VoLTE, Camera, and all other features are working perfectly.

How to flash Cardinal-AOSP

  • Download ROM and GApps
  • Boot to recovery and make a backup
  • Wipe System, Data, ART cache, Cache
  • Flash the ROM and Gapps
  • Reboot

ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo

ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x

Firmware Required: Latest Miui Firmware

Based On: AOSP


AospExtended ROM V5.1

aospextended

AOSP Extended is an AOSP based rom which provides stock UI with various customisations features along with the Substratum theme engine. Being based on AOSP it provides a smooth and lag-free experience out of the box.

By Substratum, you can install themes which can drastically change the UI. And this ROM is based on Android Oreo which means latest Android features and security. It is in Beta state but supported officially by AOSP team.

How to flash:

  • Download the ROM and GApps
  • Make a full wipe (system, data, cache, dalvik)
  • Flash Firmware
  • Flash ROM and GApps
  • Reboot

ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo

Based On: AOSP


Pixel Experience

 

Pixel Experience is Custom ROM which is based on AOSP and gives all Stock Android UI and features. But as the name suggests, it includes Google Pixel Launcher, icons, wallpaper and all other Pixel stuff

Talking about the bugs, you will have a hard time to find them. This ROM is stable with Volte, Fingerprint sensor and all other stuff working.

How to flash:

  • Download ROM
  • Boot to Recovery and make a backup
  • Full Wipe
  • Flash the ROM
  • Reboot

ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
Based On: AOSP


AospExtended ROM V4.6

aospextended

I already included the Android-Oreo based AOSPExtended 5.1on the list which is in beta testing. AEX 4.6 is based on Android Nougat and it is completely stable with almost everything working smoothly. AEX V4.6 is also one of the most used ROM by Redmi Note 4 users.

Flashing procedure is same as of AOSPExtended V5.1.

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat

Based On: AOSP


LineageOS 14.1

LineageOS

LineageOS 14.1 is Android Nougat Custom ROM and it is completely stable. The LineageOS 15 which is already listed above is a ROM with extra features of new Android Oreo. This ROM is officially supported by LineageOS team.

Flashing Procedure is same as of LineageOS 15

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ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat


AOSPA Paranoid Android

Paranoid CAF

Paranoid Android is based on AOSP and CAF. This ROM is still improving and there are some very minor bugs. The developer is working so expect it to be officially supported by the Paranoid team.

How to install 

  • Download ROM and GApps
  • Boot into custom recovery
  • Wipe system, data, dalvik cache and cache
  • Flash ROM zip and GApps zip
  • Reboot

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat


ViperOS v3.1.1

ViperOS

ViperOS is a Custom ROM from a Brazilian team. It is based on LineageOS but with no Bloatware. ViperOS team claims that the ROM is Stable with minimal bugs. The UI is same as stock and the ROM looks clean and nice.

This ROM gives a lot of Modification options on the Status bar, Lockscreen, Multitasking, System and much more.

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ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat

ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x

Based On: LineageOS


Slim7 STABLE v1.xx

Slim Custom ROM

As the name suggests, it is a slimmed down Custom ROMs and is based on AOSP. It is very close to Stock Android. This ROM is officially supported by Slim team.

How to flash:

  • Download ROM and GApps
  • Boot into custom recovery
  • Flash Firmware (If you are on MIUI)
  • Wipe system, data, dalvik cache and cache (Important)
  • Flash ROM zip  GApps
  • Reboot

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat

ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x


Android Ice Cold Project 12.1

aicp

AICP is another ROM which is based on Stock and is officially supported by AICP team. You get some customisation options to modify the ROM.

How to flash:

  • Download the ROM and GApps
  • Boot into Recovery and make a backup
  • Full Wipe (Cache, Dalvick, Factory reset)
  • Flash the ROM and GApps
  • Reboot

ROM OS Version: 7.x Nougat

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