How to turn Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 into Google Pixel XL
How to turn Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 into Google Pixel XL

MIUI is a great operating system in its own regard. But we can’t deny the beauty that a stock UI offers is simply too neat & smooth. No custom skins can match the smoothness of a Stock interface as there’re no bloatware & tones of fancy Animations. It’s just the right package with clean design & code which makes it less performance hungry & beautiful to look at. The Google Pixel is no different. Google has customized the Pixel UI with lot more features than the Stock like Pixel launcher, Google Assistant & Animations. If you’re a proud Redmi Note 3 owner & looking for ways to make it look like the Google Pixel devices, we have something for you.

In this tutorial we will help you transform your Redmi Note 3 Pro (Snapdragon variant) into a Google Pixel XL. A big shout out to the developer mgeranimus for making this possible. Make sure that this procedure required root access as we need to change some System files & install a new LineageOS ROM.

Google Pixel Boot Animation in Redmi Note 3

Google Pixel Boot Animation in Redmi Note 3
Google Pixel Boot Animation in Redmi Note 3

Prerequisites: 

  • Unlock the Bootloader of your Redmi Note 3: Guide
  • A Rooted Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: Guide
  • Install TWRP Recovery on your Redmi Note 3: Guide
  • Backup all your data (Apps, contacts, messages & chats). You can use the Flashfire app to send the backup file directly into your computer.
  • Make sure you have charged your device upto 50% to avoid any random shutdowns during the flashing process.

Required files & downloads:

Optional Downloads:

  • Add-on Stock MI Boot logo: Download
  • Add-on White Pixel Bootlogo & Animation: Download
  • Add-on Blue Status Bar better than Pixel: Download

How to turn Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 into Pixel XL

Step 1. Transfer all the downloaded files in your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3’s Internal memory.

Step 2. Turn off your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 & reboot into TWRP recovery.

Step 3. In TWRP recovery, Go to Wipe > Advanced Wipe> tick all except the last two Micro sd and USB OTG and Swipe to confirm WIPE.

How to perform Complete wipe in TWRP recovery
How to perform Complete wipe in TWRP recovery

Step 4. Return to TWRP & click on “Install”, locate the LineageOS zip file & swipe right to confirm installation.

Step 5. Similarly, to root the firmware we need to flash Official Addon SU enabler. Locate the SU zip file & confirm flash.

Step 6. Now that you have flashed the ROM, to install Google Play services & Playstore, install the Gapps package. Locate the Gapps file & swipe right to confirm.

Step 7. Now flash the UI MOD V05 to gain the Google Pixel like interface (Launcher, theme & icons)

Step 8. This step is optional & depends on your prefrence. If you want the Google Pixel like bootanimation, you can Flash any 1 add-on [white bootanimation and so on]

Step 9. After installing all the files, wipe Dalvik & cache partition. After the wipe is completed, Reboot your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

Step 9. To get a Google assistant to work use English language of United States (Okay Google works fine)

I must admit the MIUI ROM isn’t the smoothest & really needs some improvements to match the stock experience. Sometimes I feel it has too many options that make it slower & I don’t even use most of it all the time. But not anymore, after rooting my Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, I have made it look just as similar as the Google Pixel XL. And I must admit, it looks beautiful. The neat Pixel UI makes the Redmi Note 3 simply the best.

  • Not so far.

  • saurav

    is there any known issue after installing this rom??