Best Custom ROMs for Xiaomi Mi 10T

The Mi 10T series for Xiaomi emerged as an ice-breaker among the upper mid-range category buyers in India. Both the phones did well in terms of sales and brand adoption among customers.

This series was engineered for the Indian market and for this, Xiaomi had to pull out some features to bring down the costs. The Mi 10T carries a 64Mp main sensor while the Pro model bags the much-touted 108MP sensor. Thanks to a fairly large community and a robust support network, Xiaomi phones are currently one of the best smartphones to tinker with. Xiaomi itself is no strange to smartphone tinker as they started out by making MIUI available for existing smartphones.

In this post, we have compiled the best custom ROMs that are available for the Mi 10T right now. In this post, we would like to clear out the meaning of a custom ROM, why you need it, and what should you look out for in them.

But before jumping into the guide, let us explore the phone. The Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, comes in a bunch of colors and memory configurations. It is also one of those handfuls of phones that have the new LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3 spec storage. One of the highlighting features of this phone is the Adaptive-Sync display that automatically adjusts the refresh rate between 30Hz to 144Hz.

Apart from this, there’s a massive 5,000mAh battery that promises to juice the phone for two whole days of usage. To top that massive battery, Xiaomi supplies the phone with fast charging support and a fast-charging brick within the box.

What is a custom ROM?

Custom ROM is a custom firmware built using the kernel source code for a specific Android smartphone. The custom ROM packs several additional features such as improved customizability, enhanced performance, better battery optimization, and much more which the stock ROM might not have.

Features of custom ROM

Better Performance – Custom ROMs provide improved performance as the user can control the hardware specification.

Improved Customizability – These ROMs offer more options to customize the device UI and extend features over the stock ROM.

Remove Bloatware – Most of the Custom ROMs are free from any bloatware. In case, if there’s any bloatware then the user has the ability to remove it.

Improved battery optimization – Removal bloatware, restriction on the background running apps, and ability to control the CPU are some prominent features that aid in improving battery optimization.

What to look out for:

While popular smartphone models do get a wide range of custom ROMs, it is always advisable to test and try out ROMs that have been carefully vetted by the community. The best areas to get and read more about a specific custom ROM are the developer forums and respective custom ROM websites.

Disclaimer: EverythingXiaomi.com is not responsible for any kind of damage to data or device while performing this task. Flashing a custom ROM and recovery voids the device’s warranty and might result in full data loss. You are proceeding at your own risk.

Best Custom ROMs for Xiaomi Mi 10T

Some of the custom ROMs listed here might carry bugs or are not stable enough. The developers are constantly working hard to iron out issues if and when they arrive.

ShapeShiftOS

The ShapeShiftOS is built upon the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) just like many other custom ROMs available right now. This is one of the Official builds from the maintainers and there is currently a stable build-out for users. The ROM at its core uses the Android 11 build. What sets it apart from others is the focus on adding useful features while keeping the UI experience close to stock Android.

It also offers customization for the Status bar, Quick Settings, Ambient Display, Screen, Buttons, Gestures, and much more. The ROM is available for both the Mi 10 and 10T Pro since the only difference between the two devices is in the optics.

You can read about the full changelog of the ROM and download it from here.

Pixel Experience ROM

The Pixel Experience ROM is quite popular among the Developer community. As the name suggests, the ROM takes its inspiration from the Google Pixel smartphones. While the ROM is mostly stock, the developers have tried to add some Pixel exclusive features here as well. You get access to Pixel stuff like launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, and boot animation.

The ROM also comes with Google Apps baked into the code, so there is no need to flash the Google Apps Suite separately. Apart from this, since the ROM is based on the latest Android 11 build, we get access to a standard set of APIs and features.

You can read about the full changelog of the ROM and download it from here.

LineageOS 17.1

Though this build is not official and stable enough adding this to the latest is important because of the sentimental value it holds. Today’s LineageOS is primarily CyanogenMod at its core. The very first custom ROM had a cult-like following in the custom ROM community. Since the developers at CyanogenMod left the reigns, it was quickly picked by the LineageOS team.

This build is also based on Android 11 and brings in the standard features and APIs access to the users. On top of that, the UI has seen a slight tweak though it is still somewhat stock-like at some places. The ROM  offers different themes, status bar customization, notification styles, quick settings, useful gestures, and beautiful lock screens. It also gets the Google Apps package built-in.

You can read about the full changelog of the ROM and download it from here.

This guide as of now contains the most popular and stable available currently for the Xiaomi Mi 10T. The post will be periodically updated as more and more custom ROMs are added to the community.

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