Xiaomi Mi 8 gets a Google Pixel 3 Android 11 port and the Mi 9T (Redmi K20) is stable thanks to the AOSP 11.0 custom ROM
More custom ROM support for Xiaomi and Redmi devices has appeared on the popular community build forums at XDA Developers. Users of either the Xiaomi Mi 8 or Xiaomi Mi 9T (Redmi K20) can take advantage of these particular builds, which seem to be almost fully featured. However, the Mi 8 will have to pretend to be something it’s not.
PixelROM for the Xiaomi Mi 8 has apparently been sourced from the Google Pixel 3 smartphone, and one of its devs has mentioned that the software will recognize the Mi 8 as a Pixel 4a for it to function properly. As long as owners don’t have a problem with their phone suddenly switching brands, then this particular build is listed as stable and only has minor glitches such as disabled “OK Google” detection.
As for the Xiaomi Mi 9T, users can thank the devs behind AOSP 11.0 for this particular custom ROM availability. The “what’s working” list is practically complete for this software, with only SELinux set to permissive as the main bug. As always, when experimenting with custom ROMs it’s important to make sure you have a backup of your data and ensure you are flashing the correct software for your smartphone.