These are all the steps necessary to install Pixel Experience custom Android ROM 9.0 Pie on Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro codename Violet. You can read the whole article thoroughly and then follow it carefully.
Nevertheless, flashing custom binaries on your Android device always has risks of bricking and damage. Hence, we strictly recommend you to create full backup of your phone through TWRP. Well, create a backup of all your important data and files at least.
Pixel Experience is one of custom ROMs built based on AOSP Android. Its popularity even comes next after LineageOS. PE ROM starts to catch up what LineageOS has achieved.
AOSP stands for Android Open Source Project. It is an open source initiative led by Google (Wikipedia). It is an initiative created to guide development of the Android mobile platform that consists of the operating system (OS) itself, middleware apps, and some integral mobile apps.
The concept beyond PE ROM is simple. It brings stable AOSP Android with Google Pixel styles on any compatible devices. Nowadays however, the official PE ROM is also available based on CAF,
In short, the AOSP has been skinned with the look and feel of Google Pixel device.
Flashing PE ROM will absolutely transform your Redmi Note 7 Pro to a Pixel 3 or 3 XL device.
The Pixel Experience sports all the goodies of Google Pixel including its wallpaper, boot animation, lockscreen, icons, fonts, launcher, and so on. It has anything you need to have the awesomeness of Google Pixel phone transformed to your Reno 7 Pro.
What works? These are some functionalities that proven to work properly on the Reno 7 Pro.
- Mobile data
- Fingerprint reader
- Sound / vibration
This tutorial guides you through the steps to flash Pixel Experience ROM. Despite this tutorial employs the unofficial build by Dyneteve, the exact same steps are also applicable to flash the official build, once becomes available.
Just some little warnings,..
We hold no responsibilities of any damages that happen to your device. Please proceed with full caution. Following this guide means you understand the risks of flashing a custom ROM along with other risks of its requirements (bootloader unlocking, flashing TWRP, enabling USB debugging, etc).
UPDATE – the official build is available:
How to flash Pixel Experience 9.0 CAF-based official ROM on Redmi Note 7 Pro.
- Download Xiaomi ADB & Fastboot driver on your computer.
- Disable Windows Driver Signature Enforcement on your computer.
- Then install the downloaded ADB & Fastboot driver.
- Download TWRP installer toolkit (zip).
- Download Magisk v18.2 for Redmi Note 7 Pro (zip).
- Download Magisk Manager v7.0 app (apk).
- Download Disable Force Encryption (zip).
- Download Pixel Experience 9.0 for Redmi Note 7 Pro (unofficial build – zip).
- Download Android Vendor Patch v10.2.8.0 (zip).
How to Install Pixel Experience on Redmi Note 7 Pro
Step 1. Unlock your phone bootloader following this guide.
Step 2. Follow our guide to install TWRP on Redmi Note 7 Pro (and root).
Step 3. Next, turn off your phone completely.
Step 4. While it’s off, press and hold the Power key and Volume Up key simultaneously to enter recovery mode which in this case is TWRP.
Step 5. Do the “Swipe to allow system modifications” – if you have not done it yet.
Step 6. Next, choose “Wipe” from TWRP main menu then choose “Advanced wipe“.
Step 7. Choose System, Data, Dalvik, and Cache. Then do the “Swipe to wipe” action. Wait till the process finished.
Step 8. Now transfer/copy the Pixel Experience (zip) and Vendor Patch (zip) files to your phone internal storage.
Step 9. Next, go back to the TWRP main menu. Choose “Install“.
Step 10. Locate the Vendor Patch (LineageFirmware-Violet-V10.2.8.0.zip) file. Tap on it to select it.
Step 11. Do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action. Sit tight and wait till the flashing process finished.
Step 12. Go back to the main menu again. Choose “Install“.
Step 13. This time you need to find the Pixel Experience ROM (PixelExperience_violet-9.0-20190415-1027-UNOFFICIAL.zip) file. Tap on it to select it.
Step 14. Do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action. Sit tight and wait till the flashing process finished.
Step 15. Once done, go back to the main menu then choose “Install” again.
Step 16. Now find and select the Magisk zip file. Tap on it to select it.
Step 17. Do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action. Sit tight and wait till the flashing process finished. This installs Magisk to root your phone running Pixel Experience ROM.
Step 18. Once done, reboot your phone.
Step 19. Initial system boot will take longer than usual. Don’t worry since this is normal.
Step 20. Once the phone boots into the system, initiate Google account settings. The Pixel Experience ROM has built-in Google Apps (GApps) and hence you don’t need to flash Open Gapps.
Congratulation, you have successfully installed Pixel Experience 9.0 on Redmi Note 7 Pro. Moreover, you have also rooted it.
Found any difficulties? Have you flashed the ROM? How’s your experience in using it? Is your experience as smooth as expected? Drop comments below.