The Redmi Note 3 was a piece of hardware that provided irresistible value to customers. It put Xiaomi on India’s map. That is why people couldn’t keep their hands off it. But while nobody can deny the hardware value, not everybody likes MIUI.
Adios to MIUI
Xiaomi’s skin on top of Android OS has its fair share of haters and lovers. As with all Android skins, people have different tastes. MIUI is not a bad ROM by any means but it isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. Some people like a stock Android look, some like customizations, some prefer light and minimalistic looking ROMs. For those who want to say Adios to MIUI, today we are here with a list of Custom ROMs that you might like on the Redmi Note 3.
We are listing the ROMs for the Snapdragon variant of the Redmi Note 3, more specifically called Kenzo which is the Indian version as well. So only this variant will work with these ROMs. Installing these ROMs on other variants might brick your device.
Also, make sure you have the latest version of TWRP installed on your Redmi Note 3.
Next, make sure you also backup your device data just in case.
Some AOSP ROMs seems to carry buggy camera experience but a fix is already here on XDA for such problems. Also, a third-party app might reduce the app crashing issue with the camera in these ROMs.
Custom ROMS for Redmi Note 3
Redmi Note 3 has a big user base and so development of Custom ROMs for the device has also been great. There are a ton of ROMs available. But we will list the ones which are most reliable and have good communities around them.
Lineage OS is the successor to the widely used CyanogenMod and as such carries all it’s features. It’s neat, It’s minimalistic and it has its fair share of customizations. It has a bit of everything. We don’t need any introduction for this ROM. But most importantly it is backed by a good community of developers. The ROM is based on Android Nougat 7.1.1. And it now has a stable release a well which means all the features like VoLTE, fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and calling functionality are working well. You will have to flash the latest Gapps package which is linked in the XDA thread.
This is one ROM for customization freaks. It’s chock full of all imaginable tweaks you would want. The ROM is a combination of 3-4 ROMs put into one like it says on the ROM page. It has Lineage OS, Slim ROM, Omni ROM, and the original Remix ROM all mixed into it. Can it get better than this? You can customise the navigation bar, status bar, theme manager, system animations, Gestures Anywhere, App Circle bar, Lock screen, and on and on. It is also based on Android 7.1.1.
Nitrogen is also a very popular ROM judging by the activity on its page at XDA. It runs on Android 7.1.2. It is based on CyanogenMod and Dirty Unicorn ROM, AICP. It is also full of customization features which you will find in ‘Personalization’ tab in the Settings menu.
The list is just too long to show here so we will just give you a link to the page and you can browse as you like.
Next up is this Pixel ROM. This one is for those who just don’t want anything less than stock Android. And we wouldn’t blame them. Stock Android is very good. It will bring you the cool Pixel launcher UI and Google Assistant with it. And all the regular Nougat features with it. Need we say more?
Dirty Unicorn ROM
Dirty Unicorn which uses AOSP code of Android Nougat. It brings some pretty nifty features like “Fling”. Fling is a gesture-based navigation system where you can assign gestures to basically anything like contacts, apps, settings, and shortcuts. Another feature is “Smart Bar”. Basically, it is your navigation bar on steroids. It can handle 7 or even 8 shortcuts. Shortcuts can be apps as well as functions.
You can always visit the XDA Forum to keep yourself updated as regards the latest ROM versions and developments. If not you can drop us a message and we will be glad to help. As we mentioned earlier there are many ROMs for the Redmi Note 3 that if mentioned here would have made the list rather long. So we will just give some more ROMs an honourable mention.