It has been very interesting years to follow Xiaomi’s development, seeing the company getting bigger. The company has grown bigger right after its IPO in Hongkong.
One of the company’s major steps is splitting the main brand to focus more on both flagship and low-end phone segments. Therefore come Pocophone and Redmi.
In case if you missed the news, Redmi is now a separate brand under Xiaomi’s umbrella.
All Redmi phones are now having Redmi logo instead of Mi. Have one? Check it!
While all Mi phones are meant for upper mid-range to flagship level, Redmi focuses more on entry-level.
That image slightly has changed tho. Thanks to the release of Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro.
Both phones are probably the high-end variants in the Redmi family.
Interestingly, both devices have also been released under the main brand Xiaomi which are known as Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro.
Specs-wise, K20 is the same as Mi 9T and the K20 Pro is the same as Mi 9T Pro.
What about the software? The underlying operating system is, of course, the same Android.
Except, Redmi K20 and K20 Pro run either India or China MIUI version while Mi 9T and 9T Pro run MIUI Global version.
Nothing is a significant different tho. On top of that, you can convert Redmi K20 to Mi 9T if you really want it that bad.
Thanks to a member of Xiaomi.eu community known as Poney70. He has managed to create a conversion kit patch for Redmi K20.
Once flashed through TWRP, your Redmi K20 phone will transform its system to the one exists in Mi 9T.
Redmi K20 vs Mi 9T
The sub-title looks intimidating? No, it doesn’t. We are not going to compare the performance, the pros, and the cons of both devices.
Instead, we just want to point out what aspects are different. Hence, we’ll know what the patch is doing to do the transformation.
- Boot logo: The K20 displays Redmi while Mi 9T shows Mi.
- Camera watermark: the same as above.
- Boot Animation: still also about the logo.
- Device name in the Settings > About phone.
How to Convert
Simply follow these steps.
Step 1 – Unlock the bootloader. This is a must. You could not unleash the true potential of your phone without unlocking its bootloader.
Step 3 – Install Xiaomi.eu ROM on your phone.
Step 4 – Choose and download one of these files:
Without Camera App:
With Widevine L1 activated:
Camera App included:
With Widevine L1 activated:
Step 5 – Copy or transfer the zip file to your phone storage. Place it on the upper directory level.
Step 6 – Reboot into TWRP recovery. Turn off the phone completely, then press the Power button and the Volume Up button.
Step 7 – Choose Mount menu, tick the System AND Vendor options. Go back to the main menu.
Step 8 – Choose Install, locate the downloaded zip file, then tap on it to select it.
Step 9 – Make sure the “Reboot after installation” option is not checked.
Step 10 – Do the Swipe to Confirm Flash action. Wait till the process done!
Step 11 – Finished? Next, choose the Wipe menu then go to Advanced Wipe.
Step 12 – Select Dalvik and Cache options.
Step 13 – Do the Swipe to wipe action.
Step 14 – Once the process finished, reboot your phone to system.
Step 15 – Enjoy and congratulation!