Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 codename Lavender comes shipped with Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 SoC. The chipset inherits the latest 14nm finfet fabrication technology. Empowering the Octa-core CPUs that consists of 4x 2.2GHz Kryo 260 and 4x 1.8GHz Kryo 260 processors, the Snapdragon 660 is really a killer beast available at very affordable price.
Playing at the mid-range level, Redmi Note 7 surely brings success to the company. The smartphone is very popular since it was released. In Asian countries like Indonesia, the device was once so-called a “Ghost” device or the “Unseen” device.
The nickname came for a reason. Its popularity made the demands high while the supplies could not go at the same pace. Redmi Note 7 was so difficult to find while many people wanted it bad.
Another factor of its success is Xiaomi support for custom Android development. The bootloader is unlockable and there is a wide range of options to choose in terms of custom ROMs, kernels, recoveries, or even some useful tweaks.
Meet the Resurrection Remix OS! Another custom Android ROM ready to spice up your Redmi Note 7. The ROM is built incorporating key awesomeness of other popular ROMs including LinegaeOS, SlimRoms, Omni ROM and the original Remix ROM.
It will be another great alternative in the case if you have been bored with the default MIUI ROM.
Interested? Simply follow the steps below to get it installed. This tutorial makes use of the unofficial build of RR ROM by Letsmakecakes.
Now let’s get started!
- You will need a Windows computer either a PC or a Laptop. Windows 8/8.1/10 64-bit is recommended.
- A USB data cable. Make sure it’s a data cable and not a charging-only cable. Simply use its official cable if you hesitate.
- Download Xiaomi ADB & Fastboot driver on your computer.
- Download Android Platform Tools r28.0.1 (zip).
- Download either TWRP or OrangeFox recovery for Redmi Note 7 (img).
- Download Resurrection Remix ROM for Redmi Note 7 (zip).
- Download Patched VBMeta image (img)
- Download Google Apps for ARM64 Android 9.0 (zip).
- Download Magisk root (zip).
Before we begin, we have to remind you about something. We hold no responsibility for any damages that may happen to your phone. Nobody forces you to do this trick.
Please proceed responsibly. It is a good habit to create backups of all your crucial data and files.
HOW TO FLASH RESURRECTION REMIX ROM ON REDMI NOTE 7
Step 1. Disable Windows Drivers Signature Enforcement on your computer. We have the detailed tutorial here.
Step 2. Extract Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Driver zip file (miui-ADB-Driver-Installer-v1.4.3.zip) and install it on your computer. This should finish in seconds. Make sure you install it on C:\adb\. This step is necessary to install ADB Fastboot system-wide.
Step 3. Extract the miui-platform-tools_r28.0.1-win.zip on your computer. You’ll get a folder called “platform-tools“. This step is important to make sure you use the latest version of ADB-Fastboot.
Step 4. Unlock the bootloader of your phone. Read the full guide on how to unlock MIUI bootloader officially here. Please be aware that the process requires you to reset your phone. All your data will be lost.
Step 6. Now copy the vbmeta.img file to the “platform-tools” folder.
Step 7. Now enable USB debugging on your phone. You might have it enabled during the bootloader unlocking process. However, it is a good practice to double-check it.
Enabling Developer Options, go to:
Settings >> About phone >> tap the MIUI version 7x >> You are developer!
Enable USB Debugging, go to:
Settings >> Additional Settings >> Developer Options >> USB Debugging >> toggle it on.
A notification will pop up on your screen. Tap “OK“.
Step 8. Next, connect your Redmi Note 7 to your computer using its USB.
Step 9. Choose the “File Transfer” mode when asked (do not choose the charging mode).
Step 10. In Windows Explorer, go to the “platform-tools” folder. Hold down the Shift button on the keyboard, right-click anywhere within that folder, and choose “Open command prompt window/PowerShell window from here“.
Step 11. Now type following lines of command. Hit Enter every each line to issue it.
adb reboot bootloader
The first line asks your computer to recognize your device. The second line instructs your phone to boot into bootloader mode a.k.a the Fastboot mode. You’ll see the Mi Bunny logo displayed.
This instructs your computer to establish an ADB connection with your device while verifying any device attached. Second, this also reboots your device into Fastboot mode (bootloader mode). You will see your phone rebooting and you will also see the Mi Bunny Fastboot logo displayed.
Step 12. Next, type following command lines and hit Enter on the keyboard:
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
That command flashes the vbmeta image onto your device.
Step 13. Finally, type this command but do not hit Enter just yet:
Step 14. Now press the Power button and Volume Up button simultaneously. Hold it until it reboots. Hit Enter on your keyboard at the same time as your phone is rebooting.
Your phone shall now reboot into TWRP recovery.
p.s: If this won’t work, simply turn off your device then reboot it by pressing Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously.
Step 15. Next, do the “Swipe to confirm system modification” action. You are now in the main menu of TWRP.
Step 16. Choose “Wipe” from the main menu then choose “Format Data“. Proceed accordingly. Type Yes to confirm.
Step 17. Once done, go back again then choose “Wipe” then choose “Advanced wipe“.
Step 18. Select Cache, Data, System, and Dalvik.
Step 19. Do the “Swipe to wipe” action and proceed accordingly.
Step 20. Finished? Now in your computer, find the zip files of Resurrection Remix ROM, GApps, and Magisk (e.g: RR-P-v7.0.2-20190826-lavender-Unofficial.zip, open_gapps-arm64-9.0-nano-20190209.zip, and Magisk-v19.3.zip). Copy those files to your phone through Windows Explorer.
Alternatively, you can also place those files inside the “platform-tools” folder then issue this command:
adb push RR-P-v7.0.2-20190826-lavender-Unofficial.zip /tmp/ adb push Magisk-v19.3.zip /tmp/ adb push open_gapps-arm64-9.0-nano-20190209.zip /tmp/
Step 21. Now go back to the main menu, choose “Install”, then locate the Resurrection Remix zip file.
Step 22. Tap on it to select it then do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action (or Swipe to Flash in Orange Fox). Sit tight and wait for it to finish flashing.
Step 23. Do not reboot just yet once the flashing process of Resurrection Remix ROM is done. Go back to TWRP’s main menu.
Step 24. Choose “Mount“.
Step 25. Then mount System and Vendor partition.
Step 26. Go back to the main menu again then choose “Install”.
Step 27. Locate the Open GApps zip file.
Step 28. Tap on it to select it then do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action. Sit tight and wait for it to finish flashing.
At this point, you can simply Reboot to System if you don’t want root access.
Step 29. Go back to the main menu again, choose “Install“, then locate the Magisk zip file.
Step 30. Tap on it to select it then do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action. Sit tight and wait for it to finish flashing.
Step 31. Once done, choose “Reboot” then “System“.
Step 32. Finally, set up your Google Account once the phone has finished the booting process. Initial booting time is usually longer than usual.
Congratulation! You have done a great job flashing the Resurrection Remix OS Android 9.0 Pie on the Redmi Note 7.
Got a question? Do not hesitate to leave a comment down below.
First time booting into the Resurrection Remix system may take up to 5 minutes. Once you are in, set up the Google Account and start enjoying the best custom ROM ever.
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