This post is about the Best Custom ROMs for Mi 9 Lite available right now. Even more, All ROMs are Android 10 based, and selected after comparing their stability, performance and updates.
As an avid Android user, you may know about the benefits of Custom ROMs over Stock ROM. If you are fed up with the MIUI’s bloatware and design, then Custom ROM is the best way to get a new and refreshing Android, that also brings a large number of features along with timely updates.
Mi 9 Lite was released back in September 2019 with a rebranded version Mi CC9 in China. It rocking a 6.39 Super AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 chipset. The device offers up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Talking about the Cameras, there is a Triple camera setup on the rear side which comprises of primary 48 MP at f/1.8 with a secondary Ultrawide lens and a depth sensor. On the front side, the 32 selfie shooter is present. The device is fueled by a 4030 mAh battery with Fast Charging support.
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List of Best Custom ROMs for Mi 9 Lite
- LineageOS 17.1
- CrDroid 6.4
- ArrowOS v10.0
The Best Custom ROM for Mi 9 Lite, LineageOS is the most used and most trusted Custom ROM out there. It was started as CyanogenMod and known to be the first custom ROM or firmware which was able to make its way to some smartphone as pre-installed default firmware.
LineageOS is based on AOSP code and you will hardly feel a difference from stock Android. There are some third-party apps like Trebuchet, AudioFX, Clock, Dialer. Jelly, Eleven Music Player, Recorder, Snap Camera. All the apps are useful and there are no Ads in them. LineageOS comes without Google app or GApps, you have to install them after flashing the ROM.
Due to its stability and performance, many other custom ROMs use LineageOS code as their base, some of them are Resurrection Remix and crDroid.
Second in our Best Custom ROMs for Mi 9 Lite list, crDroid is a LineageOS based Custom ROM with many features, apps and a UI based on Google Pixel. The reason that crDroid is pretty famous among the community because of its long list of exclusive features.
There are many pre-installed apps exclusive in crDroid, which are crDroid Music, File Manager, crDroid Home, and crDroid settings.
MiuiMix 2.0 is a Xiaomi.eu based Custom ROM which is optimized for battery life and smoothness. The developers used Stock China vendor, and the ROM comes with Patched boot, pre-rooted with Magisk.
ArrowOS is made for those who want a clean and light Custom ROMs without any heavy modifications on UI and framework. Most of the users still use a very little amount of features given in a Custom ROM which make other feature useless and extra load.
ArrowOS only gives you the essential features which keep the performance up and bring stability in ROM. This ROM always remains updated to the latest Android security patch thanks to timely updates.
So, these are Best Custom ROMs for Mi 9 Lite that are good enough to be your daily driver.
How to flash Custom ROM in Mi 9 Lite
To flash a Custom ROM, you need a Custom Recovery. Installing TWRP (Custom Recovery) is quite simple and include 3 Steps:
First Download these:
Step 1: Unlock the Bootloader, Enable OEM Unlock, and USB Debugging
Go to this page and apply for Unlocking permissions. After receiving permissions download the Mi unlock, Install it and unlock the Bootloader
Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock in developers options ( Tap a few times on Build no. to unlock Developers options)
Step 2: Flash the TWRP by Fastboot
- Install ADB and Fastboot Drivers and Go to C:\adb
- Download the Recovery and place it in C:\adb folder and Rename it to recovery.img
- Connect your Device to PC via USB Cable and Open command Window in adb folder and type this
- This will list your Device and if the Device not listed then Install Drivers
- Now, Assuming that you have moved recovery.img to C:\adb folder, type this in Command Window
Fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
- That’s it! Recovery is flashed.
Step 3: Flash the ROM using TWRP
- Download the ROM and GApps (GApps are already included in Pixel experience ROMs)
- Boot into Recovery and Go to Wipe section. Wipe Data, System, Cache and ART cache.
- Go to Install Section and Install ROM zip file
- Flash GApps if ROM doesn’t include them
- Flash Magisk if you need root
Flash Magisk if you want root access.