Top 5 Best Nougat Custom Rom For Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro and Special Edition

Xiaomi redmi note 3 is a 4G LTE 5.5inch 64bit Android smartphone which is one among the beastly Android smartphone from Xiaomi company. The phone though produced as at 2016 still have its place among the best in the heart of all Xiaomi users and also intended buyers who must have read its specs or have a feel of it for 30min.  Redmi note 3 was among the most popular budget mid-range device last year till now and the company sold up to  2.3 million units of the handset in 2016 despite battling stock issues. For its affordable price, Redmi note 3 is already a pretty great phone. What makes it even better, especially for people like me, is the number of custom ROMs available for it.


Redmi note 3 comes in two variant which is redmi note 3 pro (Kenzo) and redmi note 3 special edition (kate) with good finishing. Both beast is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 and hexer core processor clocked at 1.8ghz. The pro version comes with 2GB Ram plus 16GB internal storage while the special edition comes with 3GB and 32GB storage with micro sd card support. Other dope specs includes a 16MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, LED notification light, full metal body design, 4050mAH battery, etc. Also, the device comes with latest MIUI based on marshmallow 6.0 out of the box and it will amaze you to know the device will be receiving official Android Nougat 7 firmware upgrade. But while waiting, select from below 5 best custom roms for Xiaomi redmi note 3 which are based on nougat 7.

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Though its default firmware which is MIUI might be packed to the brim with features and customisation options, but it deviates too much from stock Android in terms of UI/UX. And, if like me, you are not fond of MIUI, you can always flash dope custom ROM on the handset and say farewell to MIUI for good. However, if you are new to this whole custom ROM scene and wondering which one you should flash on your Redmi Note 3, check out our list of 5 best custom ROMs for the smartphone. Below roms do receive weekly updates



★ All custom ROMs mentioned in this article are only meant for redmi note 3 kenzo and kate and are based on Android Nougat 7.1.x.

★ Your device bootloader must be unlocked and also TWRP recovery must be installed. See how to unlock redmi note 3 pro bootloader and install twrp recovery. Note 3 special edition users can also do theirs from here.

★ Below 5 best custom roms can be installed on both Xiaomi redmi note 3 pro (kenzo) and redmi note 3 special edition (Kate) without anything to edit before installation. Just download and install via twrp recovery and you are good to go.


1.  Resurrection Remix v5.8.x Custom Rom (kenzo/kate)

If you are looking for a ROM with the most amount of customisation options, Resurrection Remix will  is the answer. This rom can be installed on both redmi

The ROM takes all the features from LineageOS, Slim, Omni, and the original Remix ROM to bundle them all into one. Like with other AOSP ROMs, Resurrection Remix is based on Android 7.1.2. As for features and customisation options, it comes with every feature that you can possibly think of. This includes status bar customisation, theme manager, system animations customisation, Gestures Anywhere, App Circle bar, Lock screen customisation, split screen and much more.

Resurrection Remix for redmi note 3 has moved from its beta stage to stability with no bug and i must say, the developers have done a great job.

Download and Install Resurrection Remix Nougat 7.1.2 Custom Rom for (Kenzo/Kate)

2.  XenonHD Custom Rom (kenzo/kate)

The developers of XenonHD have put their own spin on AOSP with their ROM. Along with the usual customisation options and features, the ROM also comes with XenonOTA, Slim Launcher, theme manager, LiveDisplay, stock Android system sounds, and more.

The ROM is available in two flavours: experimental and official. The experimental builds are packed with bleeding edge features but can be unstable in nature. If stability is of prime importance for you, install the official build of the ROM.

Download and Install XenonHD Nougat 7.1.2 Custom Rom

3.  LineageOS 14.1 Custom Rom For Redmi Note 3 (kenzo/kate)

Every AOSP ROM that you come across for the Redmi Note 3 (kenzo/kate) is based on the code provided by LineageOS. So what better ROM to try on the handset than LineageOS itself.

Based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat, all core features like VoLTE, fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. All functioning on the rom though you might face stability issues ones in while.

Download and Install LineageOS 14.1 Nougat 7.1.2 Custom Rom

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4.  SlimRoms Custom Rom For Redmi Note 3 (kenzo/kate)

SlimRoms is a custom android operating system with main goal to offer users a slimmed down yet feature rich alternative to other android operating systems. The entire SlimTeam work together to bring you this tailor-made beauty straight from Android Open Source Project (AOSP) source code. I’ve been a fan of SlimRoms since the time i was using HTC smartphone and my experience with SlimRoms was a nice one.

Slim7 is the project name for SlimRoms based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat and offers nice features for all the tweakers. The rom is still in its early stages of development so if your favorite feature is not back yet, don’t worry more will be added with later releases.

Download and Install SlimRoms Nougat 7.1.2 Custom Rom for (kate/kenzo)

5.  XOSP Nougat 7.1.2 Custom Rom For Redmi Note 3 (kate/kenzo)

XOSP stands for the Xperia Open Source Project. The project was initially created by Călin Neamțu(@nilac) for the Galaxy S+ (his old device) years ago. Back then the ROM was called S+ Reborn. The vision was to create a minimal bloat free ROM which included Sony Xperia specific apps and various tweaks users would expect from a custom ROM.

Download and Install XOSP Nougat 7.1.2 Custom Rom for (kenzo/kate)

How To Install

  1. Download any of the listed custom roms of your choice to your Sd card
  2. Turn off your device and boot to twrp recovery
  3. In twrp recovery, make backup of your device
  4. After that, go back to recovery main menu and select “Wipe” and select “Advanced Option” and then tick system, data, cache and proceed to wipe. Do not select internal and sd card.
  5. After that, go back and select “Install” and navigate to your downloaded rom and proceed to install.

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So guys, there is our top 5 best custom roms for Xiaomi redmi note 3 pro and special edition. Those roms are dope and among all of them, Resurrection Remix is my favourite and we will love to read your comments too. Do share this article with your friends of interest. Thanks