5 Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 8 [Android 10]

Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 8/T

This is a list of 5 Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 8 and Note 8T. All the ROMs are picked by their performance, stability and updates. In fact, You can use all these as your daily driver

Because Xiaomi is really slow in pushing updates to MIUI, Custom ROMs are the best way to get the latest Android and latest security patches. Furthermore, you get a lot of customizations option.

Make sure to be on specified firmware before flashing any custom ROM. You can find necessary requirements on XDA thread of every ROM.

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List of Best Custom ROMs for Redmi Note 8/T (ginkgo/willow)

  1. Pixel Experience
  2. crDroid v6.2
  3. DerpFest
  4. LineageOS 17.1
  5. EVOLUTION-X 4.1
  6. Syberia Project

Pixel Experience

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Pixel Experience

Pixel Experience is based on Google Pixel Smartphones 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 comes flashed with this ROM so you can flash the ROM and use it right away.

ROM OS Version: Android 10

ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

Status: Stable

crDroid v6.2

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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 in crDroid, which are crDroid Music, File Manager, crDroid Home, and crDroid settings.

ROM OS Version: Android 10

ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

Status: Stable

DerpFest

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DerpFest is based on AOSip and adds a lot of extra features which are not found in AOSiP. You can check the features in the image below:

DerpFest features

ROM OS Version: Android 10

ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

Status: Stable

LineageOS 17.1

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LineageOS 17

LineageOS has always been a favourite among the Android community for its Stock Android experience with some useful features. It is one of the most used Custom ROM for Android because of its timely updates and stability.

Many Custom ROMs are based on LineageOS because of its stability, some of them are Resurrection Remix and crDroid.

LineageOS is quite clean compared to other ROMs. The Customization options list is small when compared to other ROMs in the list but the options available are very useful.

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 the ROM for you.

ROM OS Version: Android 10

ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

Status: Stable

EVOLUTION-X 4.1

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EvolutionX

Evolution X 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.

The ROM is based on the Pixel OS but comes with a lot of customizable options. The ROM also receives timely security updates.

ROM OS Version: Android 10

Status: Stable

Syberia Project

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Syberia Project

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.

ROM OS Version: Android 10

ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x

Status: Stable

How to flash Custom ROM in Redmi Note 8/T

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

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 8/T

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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