Android 10 custom ROMs now available for the Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi Mix 2, and Mi Mix 2S
Irrespective of the fact that there is no new dessert name, Android 10 is the next upgrade for Android. However, this time around, Android users have finally begun enjoying the fruits of Project Treble and other implementations, as more and more devices continue to join the update train. Officially, you can try out Android 10 on the Pixels (including the Pixel series, Pixel 2 series, Pixel 3 series, and Pixel 3a series), the Essential Phone, the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro and the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro so far. Unofficially, you can try out the latest Android release on the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, the POCO F1, Xiaomi Mi 6, Xiaomi Mi 8, and the Redmi Note 5 (India), and more. Now, you can add the Xiaomi Mi A2, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and the Mi Mix 2S to the list of devices with Android 10 custom ROMs.
Android 10 on the Xiaomi Mi A2 is available in the form of an alpha release of LineageOS 17. Since this is the first alpha release, it contains no special customizations just yet and can be considered an AOSP version of the ROM. The builds are intended to be flashed on the Mi A2 only and not on the Xiaomi Mi 6X, despite the similarities in hardware. The camera app within the ROM also does not function, but you can remedy this by installing a different camera app from the Google Play Store once you flash your gapps of choice.
Similarly, an early unofficial release of LineageOS 17 based on Android 10 is available for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. This is also a pure AOSP build, and there are a few bugs that you would need to deal with. For instance, the stock messaging app does not have notifications, and the stock clock app does not have proper alarms — but again, you can remedy these by installing alternatives from the Play Store. There are some more bugs, so ensure that you apprise yourself of the same before proceeding.
For the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, you can try out Pixel3 ROM based on Android 10. We could not locate a bug list for the ROM, but it is still prudent practice to back up all important data before you venture into the world of unofficial software.
Have you tried out Android 10 yet? Do you spot an Android 10 ROM for devices we haven’t covered yet? Let us know in the comments below!
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