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

2019-04-30 12:19:59
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Hello Mi Fans,

Good to see you all! Welcome to yet another session of the Custom ROM series by the Device Team. Those who don't know about custom ROM series, in this series, we, The Device team members try different custom ROMS available for the devices and then review it here. Today we are going to review one of the most stable custom ROM I have personally used. It is the Lineage OS ROM for Redmi Note 5 (Vince). It provides a smooth pure stock Android experience with a bit more customization.

So without further ado, let's get started...

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

Prerequisites:
Unlocked Bootloader
Orange Fox Custom Recovery Installed: Download from here
Lineage OS ROM based on Android Pie: Download from here
Gapps for the Pie: Download ROM 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 :

Homescreen:
The homepage is the same as all-stock Android-based ROMs and is very immersive with rounded icons and also with Google search bar at the top.

Notification and Quick settings bar:
It has a stylish stock Android 9 Pie quick settings with rounded icons and brightness bar. There is an option for enabling and disabling auto-brightness as well. It has also an edit button to edit the quick settings and a shortcut to settings.

Apps tray and Volume Bar:
The app tray is similar to the stock Android with a search bar on the top and rounded icons. The ROM has a Music player. Audio FX and a gallery app is pre-installed. The theme of the device can be selected between bright and dark. The volume bar is also dark in dark mode with immersive accents.

Settings Menu:
The settings menu comprises the usual important settings options. It has a search bar at the top for easy accessing. In dark mode, the settings menu is even better.

System Settings:
Comparing to Resurrection Remix ROM or Havoc OS ROM or other ROMs, the amount of customization is fairly less but not completely disabled as in Pixel experience ROM. Small customization on Gestures, the status bar can be done.

Software Version:
The ROM is running on Android Pie with a reasonably new Android security patch. The version, which I was using, was on Lineage OS version 16.0 with Android Security Patch level of 5th March 2019. Updates are also pretty regular for this ROM.

Storage:
Since it is a pure Android ROM and has very less customization, the size it takes up is also fairly less. The system takes up about 5.8GB and nearly 25GB will be available to the user.

Battery:
The battery performance is pretty decent with full-day battery life on heavy usage other than gaming. The ROM is smooth on games, but not so power efficient. It will last at least one day and a half for a normal user.

Google Tray:
As most of the ROMs do have, this ROM also has the google tray where the latest news and information regarding your favourite subjects will be  It is very much updated as well.

Digital Wellbeing:

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.

Camera:
The ROM has Camera2API enabled by default and has the Google Camera as the default camera. The pics come out very good in this camera.

A quick comparison between MIUI and Lineage OS ROM

In this comparison, we will show you the features of Lineage 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
Smart IRCTC SMS
Private Notifications
Full-screen Gestures
Picture in Picture mode

Lineage OS ROM Features

Stock Android launcher with round icon support
The Lineage OS animation
Android Pie
Less customization
The picture in Picture or PIP feature
Background limits
Autofill UI
Digital wellbeing
Google cameras inbuilt one with and other without night mode
Camera 2 API enabled
Stock Android experience


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Grandmaster Bunny

Solver13 | from Redmi Note 4

#1

Nicely explained! Thanks for sharing :)
2019-04-30 22:36:40

Semi Pro Bunny

D.L. Tejas | from Redmi Note 7 Pro

#2

Hey make a review on Lineage OS for Redmi Note 7 pro..... although Lineage has released stable versions....but there has been no proper way to boot it into the new OS...
2019-08-07 12:33:53

Advanced Bunny

Balakrishnanviggie | from Redmi Note 4

#3

Hey! Thanks for the rom. Can we try this ROM for Redmi Note 4
2019-08-07 12:36:09
Balakrishnanviggie

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#Anjali | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#4

D.L. Tejas
Hey make a review on Lineage OS for Redmi Note 7 pro..... although Lineage has released stable versions....but there has been no proper way to boot it into the new OS...

does it available in Redmi note 5 pro?
2019-08-22 01:47:37

Rookie Bunny

5151962756 | from Redmi 5

#5

hello please tell me how do exchange my old phone
2019-08-22 02:03:02
very fantastic rate as value
2019-08-22 02:04:32

Rookie Bunny

1592535756 | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#7

Shared this thread
2019-08-22 02:10:34

Pro Bunny

Imteyaz Mi Fans | from Redmi Note 7S

#8

Balakrishnanviggie
Hey! Thanks for the rom. Can we try this ROM for Redmi Note 4

super.......
2019-08-22 02:36:03

Semi Pro Bunny

5154336613 niku | from Redmi Y2

#9

nice..................
2019-08-22 02:37:43

Pro Bunny

just_aki | from Redmi 7

#10

nice concept
2019-08-22 02:59:57
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