Redmi Note series is dominating the budget segment right now in many countries. Thanks to the popularity of the series, there are a lot of Custom ROMs available for them. Redmi Note 7, the latest in Note series, got a lot of development and we have many best custom ROMs for this smartphone.
In this post, we have given 7 Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 7. We made the list based on the stability, performance and features of the ROM. There are Android 10 ROM too in the list so check it out.
If you are new to the Custom ROMs then check out the flashing guide at the end of the Post. Also, check out the official XDA thread of Custom ROM to know more about the ROM.
List of Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 7
- Pixel Experience
- ATOM-OS 2.0 (Android 10/Android Q)
- Pixel Experience (Plus Edition)
- LineageOS 17.0 (Android 10/Android Q)
- BootleggersROM 4.3
Pixel Experience is a very well known Custom ROMs among Android Enthusiasts. It is based on AOSP and offers a Stock Android experience with added elements from Android OS found in Pixel series of smartphones. It comes with GApps and all Pixel stuff like launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts and boot animation.
The developers of the ROM try to offer the maximum possible stability and security, along with essential and useful features.
If you want to the daily driver and Stable ROM then PE is the recommended ROM here. However, keep in mind that we recommend the Android Pie version of the ROM right now (October 2019) as the Android 10 is in BETA phase. So check out the official XDA thread to know about the updates on Android 10 version.
LineageOS is one of the most used Custom ROM for Android. It is in the game since the very beginning. It was started as CyanogenMod but later, changed its name to LineageOS.
Talking about the Features, LineageOS is based on AOSP and except the Launcher, All the things are exactly Stock Android. The Launcher used is Trebuchet which is a light Launcher and gives a lot of features.
Here are some key features of LineageOS:
- Burnt-in protection
- Livedisplay support
- Privacy guard with native superuser
- Increasing ringtone feature
- Unlinked notification sound
- Per-app data/wifi toggle
So, if you are looking for a fast ROM with good battery life, LineageOS would be my pick.
Illusion Project is an AOSP based Custom ROM which aims at Stability with hand-picked features. The ROM offers a Stock Android experience and here are some of the key features of the ROM:
- Quick Settings
- Hardware Buttons
- Lock screen
- Face unlock
- Smart Pixels
- Pixel3XL style notch hider
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:
ATOM-OS 2.0 (Android 10/Android Q)
Atom OS is an AOSP based custom ROM with prebuilt GApps. It also gives some additional features.
At the time of writing, Atom OS is the best Android 10 ROM for Redmi Note 7 so give this ROM a try.
LineageOS 17.0 (Android 10/Android Q)
We already listed the Android Pie based LienageOS in the list. This the Android 10 based LienageOS 17 which is just arrived and got some minors bugs. However, it is very usable and you can go and try it. The bugs will get sorted out in the future.
Bootleggers is based on LineageOS and some features are taken from many other ROMs. The ROM contains a lot of useful features and apps.
The ROM is also packed with some custom wallpapers, ringtones, fonts, and themes.
How to flash the Custom ROM in Redmi Note 7
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 Redmi Note 7
- 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