Google Pixel phone is still the Alpha of many Android phones. Why? Simply because Google, the company who has Android OS, is the maker, manufacturer, and the maintainer. It means that owning a Pixel phone is like having the most original Android phone.
It’s a dream phone for many. Unfortunately, its expensive price is the only thing holding back people for buying it. On the other hand, companies like Xiaomi are persistent in releasing more and more phones affordable for most people.
That’s why we also love Xiaomi and Redmi phones.
A few months ago, Google announced Android 10.0 Q for the masses. Of course, the Pixel phone series are the first devices to receive the update.
Other companies are starting to roll out this update on their skinned Android OS, including Xiaomi to the MIUI 11. Owners of Xiaomi devices, for some series, can enjoy Android 10 through the MIUI 11. Some old Xiaomi and Redmi series may not.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (codename Lavender) is one of the Redmi series to receive Android 10 updates through the official MIUI 11. Those who look for alternative ROM also have several choices to enjoy Android 10.
Havoc OS is one of many custom ROMs that bring Android 10 for the Redmi Note 7 series.
Previously, we posted already about Havoc OS for Redmi Note 7. Check them out below:
On November 14th, 2019, the team behind HavocOS managed to release HavocOS v3.0 for Redmi Note 7. Besides the updated kernel and Android base, Havoc v3.0 also brings the following changes:
- Added Android Q like the Settings search bar
- Added support for Pixel 3 live wallpapers on Ambient display
- Added network traffic back to the status bar for devices with notch
- Added Lineage Touch HAL support
- Added Via browser
- Switched back to the old Music ticker
- Improved Lockscreen visualizer
- Improved QS edit layout
- Improved Battery estimates switching
- Disabled Battery estimates by default
- Fixed SystemUI crash for some users
- Fixed Smart charging for some devices
- Fixed Aggressive battery auto mode
Download Havoc OS v3.0
HavocOS is the best rival to Pixel Experience ROM. Both Havoc and PE ROMs offer Pixel’s goodies in terms of styles, user interface, UX design, icons, wallpapers, and so on. However, the Pixel UI style exists in Havoc has been enhanced with a refined Material 2 UI design by Skulshady.
You can download it from its official direct link below:
A Mirror Link:
In case if you faced difficulties downloading from its official link, you can also use this link. Nevertheless, we strictly recommend you to grab it from its original location.
How to Install HavocOS v3.0 on Redmi Note 7?
Flashing HavocOS is super easy as long as you have all the requirements which are:
- 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.
- 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 HavocOS Android 10 for Redmi Note 7 (zip – link above).
- Download the latest MIUI Firmware for Redmi Note 7 (.zip).
- Download GApps for Android 10 ARM64 (zip).
- Download Magisk root (zip) – only if you want to root.
Next, follow this sequence of steps accordingly:
- Unlock the bootloader of your phone.
- Flash OrangeFox TWRP on Redmi Note 7.
- Download Havoc OS v3.0 (zip), Magisk (zip), MIUI firmware (zip), and GApps (zip).
- Reboot into TWRP Recovery (Turn off the phone, press Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously).
- Connect the phone to the computer.
- Transfer the MIUI firmware file to the phone’s storage.
- Flash/install the stock MIUI firmware.
- Go to Wipe > Format Data. Back once done.
- Go to Wipe > Advanced Wipe > wipe Data, System, Dalvik, and Cache. Go back once done.
- Install the HavocOS zip. Go back once done.
- Go to Mount, then select System and Vendor.
- Install Google Apps (Gapps).
- Install Magisk (only if you want root).
The initial booting time may take longer than usual. Need a detailed guide? Read our previous tutorial here. Simply replace all the necessary files with the latest ones.
Credits and thanks: DarkDroidDev.