Developer Ports Xiaomi Mi A1’s Android One ROM to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4/4X
With the release of the Android One-branded Xiaomi Mi A1 and the Moto X4, and the upcoming HTC U11 Life, Google seems set on delivering a no-frills, Google-supervised stock Android experience with a more global focus and big hardware partners like Motorola and HTC. The Mi A1 is the first of such “global Android One” phones, and it’s also coincidentally the first phone ever made by Xiaomi using close-to-AOSP software. And because it’s officially supported firmware rather than a custom ROM, the developer community has set out to port the Mi A1 firmware to other, MIUI powered Xiaomi devices. After a successful port for the Xiaomi Mi 5X, we’re now getting an Android One port for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 4X.
This port was developed by XDA Senior Member GLokin666, and as the name says, it’s pretty much a barebones port of the Xiaomi Mi A1 firmware for the Redmi Note 4 phones (not like that’s a bad thing!). It does not bring any additional debloating or added features/apps: what you see on the Mi A1 is what you’ll get on the Redmi Note 4. While the Mi 5X port was achieved due to the identical hardware, the Redmi Note 4 packs similar hardware, as lots of things aside from internal specs are different from the Mi A1. As such, it’s not completely functional: both the fingerprint sensor and the infrared are not working as of now, and the camera is missing some features. Those can be a dealbreaker for some people, but it’s otherwise working perfectly.
If you’d like to test this out on your Redmi Note 4, be sure to head over to the official XDA thread to download it and flash it on your device. Be mindful that, while the developer claims that the ROM can be considered stable, and runs just as quickly as on the Mi A1, there are broken features here and there that could be essential to many people, as we just said, so we would rather consider this an alpha/beta quality ROM. It already comes with Gapps as well, so there’s no reason to install them separately. Head over to the thread using the button below!
Download the Mi A1 port for the Redmi Note 4 now!