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[Review&Unboxing] Android Oreo Pixel Experience ROM in Redmi Note 4

2018-08-19 03:56:28
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Hello Mi Fans,
I am back with a new custom ROM "Android Oreo 8.1 Pixel Experience ROM" for Redmi Note 4.

What is Pixel Experience ROM?
Pixel Experience is an AOSP based ROM, with Google apps included and all Pixel goodies (launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, boot animation). I am not the developer of the ROM. All the credits for this ROM go to the developer.

Note
Warranty is now void
Have a complete backup before flashing
I'm not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards
Try this at your own risk

Prerequisites:
  • Unlocked Bootloader
  • TWRP Custom Recovery installed. Download
  • Pixel Experience ROM based on Android Oreo 8.1. Download
  • Backup all your personal data
  • Gapps are already included in ROM file, No need to download separately

To know the process for Unlocking the Bootloader, installing Custom Recovery and flash the ROM, you can read the threads given below:

Review
User Interface:
There is no major difference between Stock ROM UI and Pixel Experience ROM UI.
  • While switching on the device, you will see the Pixel Bootanimation. The lock screen is the same as Stock ROM.


  • In Home screen, the search bar is now present at the bottom of the screen, similar to what is already available on Pixel 2. The notification panel shade has become translucent giving a slight peak of what’s behind it. But it appears a little distracting.

  • On the left side of the Home screen, you will see the news by Google. With Android 8.1 Oreo, the power menu has been altered, with one of the more noticeable changes being its reduced size. In addition, it fades in from the right edge of the display (near the top). While it offers little in terms of function, it a welcome cleaner change to the menu.

  • Quick access from an application shortcut is pretty sweat. Instead of having to go into the app and tapping through to get to the desired function, you can get there much quicker by simply long pressing the shortcut from the home screen, then selecting the option you want. Only certain options and functions are available with this method, so you'll have to experiment a bit to get an idea. The app tray is same as Stock ROM.

  • In Home screen settings you will see the following options:
  • Notification dots: You can control the notification settings.
  • At A Glance: Tap this enable/disable; Calendar events, Upcoming flight information, and Traffic information.
  • Add icon to Home screen: With this enabled, a new shortcut/icon will be added to your home screen every time you install a new application.
  • Display Google app: Turn this on, and you'll see the Google app icon to the left of your display on the home screen.
  • Display app suggestions: Enable this to get application suggestions at the top of your app list.
  • Allow Home screen rotation: With this enabled your home screen will rotate between portrait and widescreen when you tilt the device.
  • Change icon shape: You can change the shape of the app icon.
  • Icon pack: You can change the app icon using third-party apps.
  • About: Tap this to see information about your device's launcher. This is the same as viewing an app's info through the settings app.


  • The Settings screen has also redesigned. Also, the search option at the top of the screen, unlike the button present earlier, has now blown into a full-fledged search bar. It would have looked more streamlined if the search bar had rounded corners just like it’s there on the home screen.


System Storage:
This ROM will take about 7.5 GB of space.


Gesture Option:
Jump to camera: With this gesture on, you can open your camera app from any screen by pressing the power button twice.


Smart Lock:
You can keep your phone unlocked in some situations, like when your phone is in your pocket or you're near home. When you use Smart Lock, you won't need to unlock with your PIN, pattern, or password. The features you can use depend on your device.
  • On-body detection: You can keep your device unlocked when you're carrying it in your hand, pocket, or bag.
  • Trusted place: You can add a place where the device should be unlocked.
  • Trusted devices: You can keep your phone unlocked whenever it's connected to a trusted device, like a Bluetooth watch or car speaker system.
  • Trusted face: You can have your device unlock when it recognizes your face. After you set a trusted face, every time you turn on your device, it'll look for your face and unlock if it recognizes you.
  • Voice Match: When you say "Ok Google" from a secure lock screen and we're able to recognize your voice, you can ask Google to do things for you, or visit sites, without manually unlocking your device.


Battery Performance:
The Battery menu includes an icon reflecting current battery life, and screen-on-time is on the main menu as well.
Battery performance is good. After using the device, the battery is dropped from 100% to 10% in 24 hours in which 22% of the battery was consumed by Screen.




Battery saver mode can be quite effective at extending your battery life by restricting background services, disabling animations, and performing various other tweaks.


Note: Don't click the Okay button and ignore the setting. It will start crashing the Pixel Launcher.

ROM Information:
  • Android OS version: Android Oreo 8.1.0
  • Based On: AOSP
  • Status: Stable
  • Security Patch: 5 July 2018

Conclusion:
I used this ROM for one week and did not face any problem. It is very smooth and easy to use.


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Grandmaster Bunny

Solver13 | from Redmi Note 4

#1

Wow! Well Explained! Thanks For Sharing:-)
2018-08-19 05:36:30

Device team

Nidhin@mi | from Redmi Note 5

#2

Very useful post.
2018-08-19 07:21:27

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Miui Rajesh | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#3

that's great.
2018-09-16 01:13:42

Advanced Bunny

parul96 | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#4

green cream in oreo!
2018-09-16 01:23:54

Master Bunny

Rajeev Billu | from Redmi Note 4

#5

well explained
2018-09-16 01:25:53

Semi Pro Bunny

vinay alayil veetil | from Redmi Note 5 pro

#6

wow nice update
2018-09-16 01:36:39

Master Bunny

jeyasuriya | from Redmi Note 4

#7

thanks for sharing the information
2018-09-16 01:37:37

Master Bunny

Godugu Srinivas Mudiraj | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#8

superb work thanks for sharing
2018-09-16 01:46:44

Master Bunny

Balaji##33 | from Redmi Note 4

#9

thanks for info
2018-09-16 01:51:01

Semi Pro Bunny

Vicky Rattan | from Redmi Note 4

#10

Thank you for sharing
2018-09-16 01:55:15
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