Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 6 Pro (Tulip)

Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 6 Pro

One of the strong points of Android is the customizations you can do to it. And talking about customization, Custom ROMs are the first thing you should try. If you are looking for the best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 6 Pro, then this post is for you.

We selected 7 ROMs based on their performance and stability. Every ROM in the list can be your daily driver and is quite stable. 

Before proceeding, if you are new to the Custom ROMs then read our guide to flash the Custom ROM on Redmi Note 6 Pro at the end of the article. It is a start to finish step by step guide so make sure to check it out.

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List of Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 6 Pro

  1. Pixel Experience
  2. LineageOS 17
  3. Havoc OS
  4. crDroid 5.0
  5. AOSPExtended
  6. Resurrection Remix 
  7. Syberia Project

Pixel Experience

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Pixel Experience

As the name suggests, Pixel Experience let you experience the software which comes in Pixel devices. This ROM is one of the most used custom ROM for Android. Best Custom ROM for those who want to try Pixel software.

Pixel Experience stands out in the crowd because it gives all Pixel stuff like Wallpaper, icons, font, boot animation, sounds etc. The UI is mostly stock Android. This ROM already comes with GApps so no need to flash them separately.


LineageOS 17

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LineageOS 17

LineageOS is the most known and most used Custom ROM for Android. It is one of the first Custom ROM to come in the scene and still hold its position as best custom ROM among the Android community.

LineageOS is quite clean compared to other ROMs. The Customization options are not very much compared to other ROMs in the list but the options available are very useful. Due to its close to AOSP code, the ROM is very stable and many other ROMs like crDroid and Resurrection Remix use LineageOS as their base. 

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.


Havoc OS

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Havoc OS

Havoc OS is an AOSP based ROM with modified UI and many features. If you want something different than the Stock Android and also want a lot of features then Havoc OS is for you.

This ROM is inspired by Google Pixel and it has a refined Material Design 2. There are many features in this ROM for customizations, have a look in the image:

Havoc OS features


crDroid 5.0

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crDroid Custom ROM

crDroid is a LineageOS based Custom ROM with many features, apps and a UI based on Google Pixel. The reason that crDroid is pretty famous among the community because of its long list of exclusive features.

There are many pre-installed apps exclusive to crDroid, which are crDroid Music, File Manager, crDroid Home, and crDroid settings which adds to its massive customization options.


AOSPExtended

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aospextended

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.


Resurrection Remix 

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Resurrction Remix

Resurrection Remix is one of the best custom ROM for Redmi Note 6 Pro. The number of features on this ROM is overwhelming. If you love customizations, then this is the Custom ROM for you.

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 you are doing then you can customize RR to your needs.


Syberia Project

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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 the Custom ROM in Redmi Note 6 Pro

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 Recovery

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 Note 6 Pro

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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