Pixel Experience ROM 10.0 goes official despite Redmi Note 7 Pro receives the Beta version meanwhile. Version 10 is purely based on Android 10.0 Q. It is already available for the original Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL devices officially.
Pixel Experience is an AOSP-based ROM bringing the look and feel of Google Pixel phone series to other Android phones. Luckily, PE ROM is available for most Xiaomi phones including Redmi Note 7 Pro codename Violet.
While CAF codebase is awesome, we are still wondering why the team behind PE ROM drops update and support for the build, at least that what we noticed for Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Interestingly, there is now available the Plus Edition that sports enhanced key features. We don’t think it’s a trade-off tho.
Anyway, it is exciting to have Android 10 running on Redmi Note 7 Pro. While the official release of MIUI 10 (or maybe the upcoming MIUI 11) based on Android 10 Q is not available yet, we can enjoy Android 10 earlier through custom ROMs.
Table of content:
- About Pixel Experience.
- Pixel Experience for Redmi Note 7 Pro.
- Download Pixel Experience.
- How to flash Pixxel Experience.
About Pixel Experience
Pixel Experience is a custom Android ROM featuring all goodies of Google Pixel phones. Pixel Experience ROM features Pixel’s launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, and boot animation.
Running PE ROM on your phone will transform it to look like a Pixel phone. You’ll get all the style and user interface.
The project was initially started by jhenrique09. Currently, he and some additional developers are maintaining the project.
Pixel Experience for Redmi Note 7 Pro
Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the best selling phones at the mid-range level. The phone boasts Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm) empowering Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver) CPUs and Adreno 612 GPU.
The phone becomes popular in both China and India. Having codename Violet, the phone initially ships with MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie.
The coming of Pixel Experience ROM offers alternative user experience for the owners of Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Built and maintained by Dyneteve, Pixel Experience for Redmi Note 7 Pro is considerably stable with least bugs reported. Furthermore, the developer maintains his build of PE ROM regularly.
PE ROM for Redmi Note 7 Pro complies with the main mission of the project: to offer the maximum possible stability and security, along with essential and useful features for the proper functioning of the device.
Download Pixel Experience
You can download Pixel Experience from its official page here. Checking in to the official site allows you to get the latest version available.
As an alternative, you can also download the ROM from our mirror links below.
Pixel Experience v10.0 (Beta):
- Fix battery level being stuck - Kernel upstream to 4.14.146 - Update WiFi blobs from Raphael
Pixel Experience v9.0 Plus Edition:
- Revert "violet: update build fingerprint to V10.3.13.0.PFHINXM"
- Partially revert 95c3afc
- Import latency blobs
- Import sensorcalibrate blobs
- Import Display Utils blobs
- Import Neural networks blobs
- Import QTEE connector blobs
- Import IO Prefetcher blobs
- Import ESE Powermanager blobs
- Import qcril database upgrades
How to Flash Pixel Experience
Follow steps below to install Pixel Experience on Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro codename Violet.
Please create backups beforehand. The process involves wiping some partitions of your phone. We hold no responsibility for any damage that may happen to your phone.
Step 1. Download Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Driver zip file (miui-ADB-Driver-Installer-v1.4.3.zip) and install it on your computer. Install it on drive C: and hence you’ll have C:\adb\ folder.
Step 2. Download Android Platform Tools zip file (e.g: platform-tools_r29.0.4-windows.zip). Extract the zip file. You’ll just get a folder named “platform-tools”.
Step 3. Unlock the bootloader of your phone. Read the full guide on how to unlock MIUI bootloader officially here. Please be aware that the process will reset your phone.
Step 5. Download Pixel Experience zip file from the link above (e.g: PixelExperience_violet-10.0-20190922-1042-BETA-OFFICIAL.zip).
Step 6. Download the latest MIUI firmware for Redmi Note 7 Pro here (e.g: fw_violet_miui_VIOLETINGlobal_V10.3.13.0.PFHINXM_6e7dae0213_9.0.zip).
Step 7. Also, download the MIUI vendor patch for Redmi Note 7 Pro from here if you are coming from another custom ROM. You don’t need it if you are coming from MIUI.
Step 8. Download Magisk zip file if you want to root (eg: Magisk-v19.4.zip). Skip this if you won’t.
Step 9. Download Force Encrypt and DM Verity Disabler (e.g: Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt_08.18.2019.zip).
Step 10. Copy all the zip files to your phone internal storage. Use the USB data cable for this task. Connect the phone to the computer using its cable then copy these files.
Step 11. Turn off your phone completely.
Step 12. Reboot to TWRP recovery by pressing the Power and Volume Up buttons.
Step 13. Choose “Wipe” from the main menu then choose “Advanced Wipe“.
Step 14. Select /system, /data, /cache, and /Dalvik partitions. The previously-non-MIUI users also need to select /vendor partition.
Step 15. Do the “Swipe to wipe” action.
Step 16. Go back, choose “Wipe“, then choose “Format Data“.
Step 17. Type “yes” then tap the checkmark button. This will format data partition.
Step 18. Choose “Install“, locate the PE ROM zip file you copied earlier. Tap on it to select it.
Step 19. Do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action. Wait till the process finished then go back to the main menu.
Step 20. Choose “Install“, locate the MIUI patched Vendor Image file. Tap on it to select it (e.g: fw-vendor_violet_miui_VIOLET_9.9.3_79d3ccd33b_9.0.zip). Note: Step 20 and 21 are for those who come from another custom ROM. Skip to Step 22 if you were on MIUI.
Step 21. Do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action. Wait till the process finished then go back to the main menu.
Step 22. Choose “Install“, locate the MIUI firmware ZIP file. Tap on it to select it.
Step 23. Do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action. Wait till the process finished then go back to the main menu.
Step 24. Choose “Install“, locate the Magisk ZIP file (e.g: Magisk-v19.4.zip). Tap on it to select it. You can skip this step if you don’t intend to root (Jump to Step 27).
Step 26. Do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action. Wait till the process finished then go back to the main menu.
Step 27. Choose “Install“, locate the Force Encrypt zip file. Tap on it to select it.
Step 28. Do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action. Wait till the process finished then go back to the main menu.
Step 29. Finally, choose “Reboot” then “System“.
Step 30. Your phone shall reboot to the Pixel Experience for the very first time. Initial booting time may take a while. Once done, set up your Google account.
Congratulation! You have flashed Pixel Experience ROM on your Redmi Note 7 Pro.