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Redmi Note 5

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[ROM] [Custom ROM] Havoc OS ROM for Redmi Note 5

2019-04-16 06:48:41
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Hello Mi Fans...
     Welcome back to Custom ROM Class. For new readers and to the ones who don't know how this session is, custom ROM series is a review series done by device team on each custom ROM in a specific device. We usually try the ROM for about a month and post our experience as the review.

So without any further ado, Lets gets straight to it...

Disclaimer: Have a complete backup before flashing. I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards etc. Do this at your own risk

Unlocked Bootloader
Orange Fox Custom Recovery Installed: Download from here
Latest Firmware: Download from here
Havoc OS Rom based on Android:
Download from here
Gapps for the Pie: Download from here
Backup all your personal data

Note: As the ROM already do not contain Gapps within, you need to flash it separately.

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

ROM Review :

The ROM is pretty much similar to the pixel experience ROM, but with a huge amount of customisation. One of the best thing in this ROM is that, once you have flashed the ROM, you will get updates via OTA.

Home screen :

The home screen has a very close resemblance to stock android and pixel experience ROM with rounded icons, Google search bar at the bottom and the Navigation gesture button at the bottom.

Notification Bar:

The notification bar is also like stock android but the level of customisation is different. In havoc, accent colour could be changed from the havoc settings.

Apps tray:

The swipe up option in the home screen opens up the app tray which is in the white background by default. There is a separate tray at the top for the most recently used app which eases up the usage if we have lots of apps installed. I8

Settings menu:
The settings menu is also pure Stock Android-like and contains options which are usual to the devices including different device settings. It also contains options for accessibility settings as well as for digital well being.

Android Version:

The build is running on the Android Pie version with all its features and many more.

The storage option and manager is also found in the settings. You can view the storage usage and what's left by opening this. The system usually uses around 7GB of memory and will be around 22GB available for the users.

Digital well being:
This is a new feature in the Pie update which uses the AI technology to measure the user's behaviour. It senses our usage and we can know more about smartphone usage and its kind by referring to this.

Google Tray:
As we have the App vault in our MIUI, there is a google tray which displays the latest news feeds subscribed. Just swipe to right and the google tray will appear along with a regular google search bar.

Havoc Settings :
This is the best part of this ROM. This settings menu from the main settings gives 1000s of customisation to your device. From notification bar to navigation bar there is a whole lot of customisation which stock Android ROMs, as well as Pixel Experience ROMs, doesn't have.

Camera :

The ROM has inbuilt Gcam with Camera2api enabled. The inbuilt camera has back cam as well as front camera portrait mode but doesn't have a night mode. But since it has Camera2api enabled, Gcams with night mode compatible with the device can be installed.

A quick comparison between MIUI and Havoc OS Rom:

In this comparison, we will show you the features of Havoc OS ROM which MIUI doesn't have and the features of MIUI which Havoc OS ROM doesn't have.

Let's have look at interesting features of both the ROMS.

MIUI Features:

AI Portrait mode
Quick Ball
App vault
One-handed mode
Second space
Dual app
App Locker
Inbuilt call recorder
Emergency SOS
Inbuilt Compass App
Mi Message
QR code scanner in the Camera App
Hidden apps
One-tap courier tracking in Mi Message
Private Notifications
Full-screen Gestures
Picture in Picture mode

Havoc OS Rom Features:

Stock Android launcher with round icon support
The Havoc Boot animation
Android Pie
Lots of customisation
The picture in Picture or PIP feature
Background limits
Autofill UI
Digital wellbeing
Google camera inbuilt without night mode
Camera2api enabled
Stock Android experience

ROM Information:

ROM OS Version: 9.x Pie
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.x
ROM Firmware Required: Latest

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 2.3
Stable Release Date: 2019-03-28

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Grandmaster Bunny

Solver13 | from Redmi Note 4


Wow! Nice ROM. Thanks for sharing!
2019-04-16 12:20:00

App Review Team

Maji George | from Redmi 3S


Nice Guide
2019-04-16 22:30:36


sktaufiq | from Redmi Y2


Awesome ROM.....
2019-04-17 01:27:33

Pro Bunny

nnrahbar | from MI MAX 2


Its nice.......
2019-05-16 00:15:24

Semi Pro Bunny

KikiMiki | from MI 8


Worth trying
2019-05-16 00:19:40

Semi Pro Bunny

1779456740 | from Redmi 5A


really fantastic
2019-05-16 00:21:25

Master Bunny

5203933800 | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


Thanks for sharing
2019-05-16 00:25:37

Master Bunny

Sentraja | from Redmi 6 Pro


wow so nice information
2019-05-16 00:54:15

Grandmaster Bunny

1673623237 | from Redmi 3S


2019-05-16 01:05:16

Master Bunny

harikrishna10271 | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


thanks for sharing
2019-05-16 02:08:20
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