Android Oreo is launched with some awesome features like notification dots, Picture in Picture Mode, notification channels, and much more. Everyone is waiting to get an Oreo update on their smartphone, but unfortunately few devices are gonna get it. MI developers still planning to give MIUI 9 nougat update to popular Redmi note 3. But you can Install Android Oreo on Redmi Note 3, all you need to do is flash unofficial Android Oreo AOSP ROM.
The unofficial build of Android Oreo ROM is developed by XDA senior developer jhenrique09. Still, at the time of writing the article ROM have few bugs, but if you’re reading this article after few months then you’ll not find any. If you’re using Android Nougat ROM then you can wait for the official build because it will come without bugs. But still, If you’re using MIUI ROM then you don’t need to wait for MIUI 9 update just follow this Guide.
Warning: All steps are written in this article are personally tested by me. Follow carefully and you’ll get Android Oreo on Redmi Note 3. I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards.
Prerequisites to Install Android Oreo ROM on Redmi Note 3 / Pro.
Android Oreo ROM File. (GApps Not Required.)
Computer with ADB Drive Installed.
And Redmi Note 3 Device. 😛
PS – Due to Copyright issue Unable to share the link, Search XDA forum for Android Oreo ROM for Redmi Note 3.
What’s working in this ROM.?
Wifi, RIL, Mobile data, GPS, Camera, Flashlight, Camcorder, Bluetooth (buggy sometimes), FM radio (buggy sometimes), FPC Fingerprint, Lights, Sound/vibration, IR Blaster.
What’s not working.?
Hotspot, USB tether, VoLTE, Goodix fingerprint not working, Unable to connect to hidden Wifi networks.
Installation Guide. (Follow Carefully.)
To Install Android Oreo on Redmi Note 3 you need to flash TWRP recovery. And to boot into TWRP recovery you need to unlock the bootloader. If you’re already using any Custom ROM or MIUI Beta ROM then skip this step because your bootloader is already unlocked. Xiaomi doesn’t allow the user to unlock the bootloader directly, So if you want to unlock you need to apply for permission.
Apply For Permission.
It takes maximum of 5-7 days to get approval from Xiaomi. If you want to get ASAP then post in the MIUI forum and they will give you permission within 1-2 days.
Install MI Unlock tool and Unlock Bootloader.
Step: 1 After getting permission to unlock the bootloader, Download the MI Unlock tool from its official site and Sign in using your MI Account. (Use the same account which you used previously to apply for permission.)
Step: 2 Boot your device into Fastboot mode – Switch off your device and press Volume down + Power key to boot. Now connect your device to the computer using a USB cable and then click on unlock button. After completion of the unlocking process, you’ll get the option to reboot the device choose it.
If you don’t reboot and move directly to the Install TWRP recovery process then your device will be stuck in the boot loop.
Install TWRP Custom Recovery.
Download ADB and Fastboot File. (And Extract on your Computer.)
Download Twrp.img File for your device and move it to the ADB and Fastboot Folder. (Rename Twrp File if it’s Different (Rename TWRP 184.108.40.206 > TWRP), it will easy to give command)
Custom Recovery will replace your stock recovery and will help you in Install Android Oreo on Redmi Note 3.
Step: 1 Again Boot your device into Fastboot mode by pressing same key Volume down + Power Key. And connect your device using USB cable, Don’t forget to Install ADB Drive otherwise you”ll face connecting issues.
Step: 2 Open extracted folder and Press Shift + Right Click using Mouse and then choose “Open Command Prompt window from here”.
Step : 3 Command prompt Window will open type the three following command one by one and Press Enter.
First command: fastboot devices
(this command will check you’re connected into a fastboot mode or not. If you’re then you” ll able to see fast boot message with your device no.)
(This command will flash TWRP recovery into your smartphone, Don’t disconnect your phone.)
Third command: fastboot boot twrp.img
(This command will boot your device into TWRP recovery, By using it you can Install Android Oreo on Redmi Note 3)
Install Android Oreo on Redmi Note 3.
Step: 1 If you’re using MIUI and don’t want to lose any data then create a Backup. Else If you don’t have anything important then move to the next step. (Backup will help you to go back into the same ROM, Else you need to flash fastboot ROM to go back into MIUI.)
Step: 2 Go to Wipe and then clean cache, system, and Dalvik cache, alternatively, you can factory reset. After that go back to the reboot option and turn off the device. Now press the volume up + power button to enter into TWRP Recovery again.
Step : 3 Go to Install Option Select ROM File and Swipe to confirm flash. Don’t flash any firmware or Gapps File. After completion of the flashing process select the reboot device option or alternatively you can boot into the system using the reboot option.
Done you have successfully Installed Android Oreo ROM on Redmi Note 3. If anytime you feel go back to MIUI then use a backup that you created. Or if not created then download fastboot ROM and Flash using the Mi Flash tool. If you’re facing any issue while flashing this ROM feel free to comment.
This is the method or Guide to Getting Android Oreo on an RN3 device. If you want to experience Android Oreo without installing then try Best Android Oreo Launcher. Currently, this ROM has many bugs and it’s based on viper OS. If you don’t like viper OS then don’t Install and wait for Lineage OS 15.0 build for Redmi Note 3.
If this is the first ROM that you’re trying then I suggest you flash Best Custom ROM “Resurrection Remix“. Which is a much better ROM than any other and based on Android Nougat. You can use Android Oreo Mod to convert your AOSP nougat ROM into Oreo ROM.