Redmi Note 8 (codename Ginkgo) and Redmi Note 8T (codename Willow) have received their first LineageOS custom ROMs. Thanks to Tarkzim from XDA who has managed to port LineageOS for both devices.
LineageOS is world’s most popular Android ROM available for many phones including some of Xiaomi series. The popularity is due to its key features, simplicity, and system sleekness.
The aftermarket Android ROM is based on purely AOSP. Depending on which versions you are going to download, the ROM is available as both Android 9.0 Pie and 10.0 Q.
According to its developer, all basic phone’s features are fully working including telephony, modem, wifi, Bluetooth, IR Blaster, VoLTE, GPS, and so on.
Special for Redmi Note 8T, the NFC is working as expected. NFC is the only feature that makes the standard Redmi Note 8 different than its 8T series.
However, SELinux is permissive tho.
Just like any of official LineageOS builds, Tarkzim’s builds are also not Google-apps dependant.
You can run the ROM with or without Google Apps installed.
You can grab LineageOS from the below download links. All the files are unmodified, unaltered, and untouched.
Feel free to do a virus scan on your computer once downloaded.
Please select the appropriate build for your phone.
LineageOS 16.0 Android 9.0 for Redmi Note 8T Willow (Unofficial):
LineageOS 17.1 Android 10.0 for Redmi Note 8T Willow (Unofficial):
LineageOS 17.1 Android 10.0 for Redmi Note 8 Ginkgo (Unofficial):
Which one should I download? If your phone has NFC, then grab the one(s) for Willow.
- Updated to Android 10.0.0_r23 with January security patches.
- Upstream updates and fixes.
- Bring back battery icon customizations (By LOS team).
- Fixed a random reboot issue related to Huaxing touch panel which caused by touching fingerprint sensor while screen off.
- Force enable VoLTE for all supported carrier.
- Updated Display HALs.
- Make Fingerprint service also available for decrypted users.
Please remember, you don’t have to flash Google Apps to be able to use the app. Nowadays, who can live without it? In case you need it, you can download Gapps here.
Lastly, please download the corresponding version or else it may brick your phone.
Credits belong to its developer.