We have some good news for Xiaomi Redmi note 3 owners, now you can update your device to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo via AOSP custom ROM. As we know that Nougat update is not yet available for your device and there is no information that when Android 8.0 Oreo update will be released from Xiaomi for the Redmi Note 3. So if you are excited to get the experience of the new Android OS then you are at right place. XDA senior member jhenrique09, build the latest custom ROM based on Android 8.0 Oreo for Redmi Note 3 and the ROM is stable enough to use as daily driver. This latest custom firmware comes with many new features and customizations like Pixel launcher, bundled Gapps software, backlight on the phone’s hardware keys, Pixel theme and much more. This ROM is not officially announced by Xiaomi but just a custom ROM, so you may face some minor bugs. Make sure that your device is rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this AOSP custom ROM on Xiaomi Redmi note 3.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily and quickly update your Xiaomi Redmi note 3 to AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM. This latest custom firmware is stable, fast, smooth and fully functional except few connectivity issues VoLTE and Hotspot, linked to USB Tether. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing the AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on your own Xiaomi Redmi note 3 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM and the instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Xiaomi Redmi note 3. Check the model number of your Xiaomi Redmi note 3 from Settings > About Phone.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Xiaomi Redmi note 3 during or after the installation of AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo ROM. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Xiaomi Redmi note 3 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Xiaomi Redmi note 3 USB Drivers
- The Xiaomi Redmi note 3 should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your 4X must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Xiaomi Redmi note 3 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Flash Android 8.0 Oreo AOSP ROM on Xiaomi Redmi note 3:
Step No 1: – First, download AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM for Xiaomi Redmi note 3 on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2: – Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3: – Transfer AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above links to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4: – Unplug the Xiaomi Redmi note 3 from the PC and power it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note: – wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
Step No 7: – Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose to install zip from SD card → choose zip from sd card.
Step No 8: – Navigate to the AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9: – Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Xiaomi Redmi note 3 will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You’ve successfully updated Xiaomi Redmi note 3 to the latest AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo ROM.