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[ROM] [Custom ROM] Pixel Dust ROM for Redmi Note 4

2019-06-15 12:24:21
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Hello Mi Fans,
Welcome back to Custom ROM Class. I am back with a new Custom ROM “Pixel Dust ROM” based on Android Pie for Redmi Note 4.
Pixel Dust ROM is based on AOSP, inspired by Google Pixel. Has a refined Material Design UI and so many features that you probably won't find in any ROM.

Note
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: Download
  • Pixel Dust ROM based on Android Pie: Download
  • Backup all your personal data

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 Dust ROM UI.
  • The lock screen and the home screen is also the same as the Stock ROM, you will not see any major changes.

  • The notification panel shade has become translucent giving a slight peak of what’s behind it. But it appears a little distracting. In the notification panel, you will find a Gaming Mode option which is similar to Game Booster. On the left side of the Home screen, you will see the news by Google.

  • The Recent Tab is now redesigned. Prior versions of Android featured a vertically oriented screen, meaning you had to swipe down to select a previous app and you couldn’t really see what was going on in most of the screens. With the new system, app screens are arranged horizontally, so you swipe left and right now to navigate through them. And there’s no overlapping, so you can see the whole screen. There are other changes too: Below the recent app screens, you’ll find a search bar and a set of suggested apps, so the multitasking screen is more useful than ever, even without the biggest change in Android P.

  • When you press the power button for a long time you will see more options like Power off and Restart the device. The volume button is also redesigned, it is shifted to the right side (near the top).

  • 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 the same as Stock ROM.

  • Home Screen setting is same as Stock ROM. You will find 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.
  • 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. The icons are also colourfull.

System Storage:
This ROM will take about 9.2 GB of space.

Battery Performance:
The Battery menu includes an icon reflecting current battery life, and screen-on-time is on the main menu as well.
The battery was drained from 100-19% in 11 hours after heavy usage.

Adaptive Brightness and Battery Manager
  • Adaptive Brightness: This feature optimizes brightness level for available light. Your screen brightness will automatically adjust to your environment and activities. You can move the slider manually to help adaptive brightness learn your preferences.
  • Battery Manager: Also known as Adaptive Battery. It limits battery for apps that you don't use often. When Battery Manager detects that apps are draining the battery, you'll have the option to restrict these apps. Restricted apps may not work properly and notifications may be delayed.


Digital Welbing
It is designed to help you manage how much time you’re spending on your phone, the multi-pronged effort offers a robust set of tools for tracking and managing your app usage. There are four components: Dashboard (a screen that breaks down how much time you’ve spent on your device), App Timer (which lets you set time limits for individual apps), Do Not Disturb, and Wind Down (which turns on Night Light and Do Not Disturb and fades the screen to grayscale when it’s time to sleep).

Additional Features
  • You will find many new features for notification panel like Gaming Mode, Smart Pixels, etc.
  • Pixel Dust Settings: To customize your ROM according to you


ROM Information
  • Android OS Version: Android 9 Pie
  • Based On: AOSP
  • Security Patch Level: 5 January 2019


Conclusion
I used this ROM for approximately 3 weeks and I liked the ROM because of UI extra settings by Pixel Dust ROM. It is very smooth and easy to use.
The best part of this ROM is that Camera2Api is enabled by default.

A quick comparison between MIUI and Pixel Dust ROM
In this comparison, we will show you the features of Pixel Dust ROM which MIUI doesn't have and the features of MIUI which Pixel Dust 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


Pixel Dust ROM Features
  • Monthly Android security updates
  • Google Apps included (no need to flash any third party GApps)
  • All Pixel features present, e.g.:
  • Google's unlimited photos
  • PixelDust Launcher
  • Additional themes (Light, Dark, Black, ShishuNights, Chocolate), Accent, QS tile style, and Font Picker
  • Google Camera, Pixel Launcher and Live Wallpapers (taken from the Pixel 3 factory image)
  • Google App: reach it by swiping to the left of the home screen
  • Kernel: 3.18.129-HellSpawn-X (tuned for performance and longer battery life)


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Nice Review, Well explained
2019-06-15 13:41:00

Techie Team

J C Paul | from Redmi Note 4

#2

Well explained!
2019-06-15 23:05:48

Resource Team

iamumesh | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#3

Thanks for sharing with us:-)
2019-06-16 01:20:22
Alone we can do so little, But together we can do so much. --''Helen Keller''

App Review Team

Maji George | from Redmi 3S

#4

That's Great
2019-06-16 06:23:27

Grandmaster Bunny

Solver13 | from Redmi Note 4

#5

Nice ROM for Redmi Note 4
2019-06-17 10:09:43

Master Bunny

Aryalucky | from app

#6

What about Updates?
2019-06-17 23:23:51
Regards,
Lucky Arya

Pro Bunny

Inside R | from Redmi Note 4

#7

good information
2019-06-18 02:37:54

Advanced Bunny

Rakedh | from Redmi Note 4

#8

It has duel volte or not
2019-06-18 03:11:41

Advanced Bunny

beauty of *natural* | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#9

great it's nice
2019-06-18 11:01:21

Master Bunny

1631413672 | from Redmi Note 4

#10

it's pleasure beautiful amazing.
2019-06-20 00:55:11
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