Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 4X have received unofficial port of Mi A1's stock Android ROM. The ROM brings stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat with September security patch but fingerprint and infrared sensors are not working.
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Xiaomi helped Google reboot its Android One program with the launch of the Mi A1 in September. The Mi A1 runs the stock version of Android 7.1 Nougat as opposed to MIUI found on the company's other smartphones.
Now, developers at XDA have managed to port the Android One ROM to the Redmi Note 4 and the Redmi Note 4X. GLokin666, a senior member of XDA Developers has ported the Android One ROM of the Mi A1 to Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 4X, but it is not a stable version yet. In a blog post, GLokin666 notes that the fingerprint sensor and infrared (IR) blaster don't work with the Android One ROM while the camera on the Redmi Note 4 has stability issues.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 running stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat (Source: XDA Developers)
Those interested can download the ROM at XDA and store it in the internal or external memory of their device. Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 4X users can then use TWRP to wipe cache, data, system and enter recovery mode to install the ROM. The report says restarting the device will boot it to the stock Android operating system. It also notes that users get stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat with the security patch for the month of September.
The stock Android ROM of the Mi A1 was first successfully ported to the Mi 5X in September. The Mi A1 is basically based on the Mi 5X and runs stock Android instead of MIUI 9 found on the Chinese variant. Earlier this month, developers at XDA also managed to improve the image quality of the Redmi Note 3 by porting Pixel's camera app to the smartphone. With Redmi Note 4 getting stock Android, it seems evident that there is a community that likes Xiaomi smartphones running the vanilla version of Android.
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