The Redmi Note 3 was one of the first Xiaomi smartphones that really caught my eye. It didn’t have the fastest hardware, and the MIUI OEM ROM isn’t really for me, but that device with a custom ROM was amazing for the price. Since then I have been impressed with the regular Redmi line as well as their Redmi Note line and enjoy seeing the developer community flourish around it. Since Android 9 Pie source was released we’ve seen a number of ports released and just yesterday XDA Senior Member Carlos Arriaga shared their Pixel Experience port.
The custom ROM is based on Android 9 Pie. Just like you would expect, most of the hardware works so it may be worth using as a daily driver for some people. Here’s a list of what we know about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pixel Experience ROM so far:
- Mobile data
- Fingerprint reader
- Hardware encryption
- Selinux Enforcing
The developer tells us that there isn’t any reason to flash Gapps since they are included, but there is a special file that you will need to flash. The thread says to flash it “for no reset configs,” and the link takes you to a Telegram snippet download with a label that looks to fix VoLTE on Android 9 Pie ROMs.