Just a few weeks back, Xiaomi publicly introduced their latest pair of Redmi Note devices, the Redmi Note 8 series. The Redmi Note 8 Pro was the clear star of the show, featuring a quad 64MP camera setup, a decently performing MediaTek Helio G90T processor, and an extensive feature set. Redmi also announced a regular “non-Pro” Note 8, of course. This one seemed like more of an iterative update than anything as it features modest upgrades over its predecessor. It packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, a quad-camera setup with a main 48MP sensor, and other minor improvements.
Custom ROM gives a bloatware-free OS with near Stock Android UI and design. The enthusiast community has had a love/hate relationship with the dedicated Bixby button on the recent Samsung devices. Some like it as Bixby can actually do things that Google Assistant cannot (since it’s baked deeper into One UI) but there’s been stock firmware file an issue for those who want to use the button for something else. Many chose to use apps including bxActions or Tasker to get the job done. But with the release of the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10e they finally started to allow it. Sadly, it could not be remapped to the Google Assistant (or any other virtual assistant). Samsung’s One UI brings together several refinements, as well as Android Pie, to the custom UX present on Samsung devices.
- Fastboot ROM for Global Redmi Note 8 is Stable release and needed to flashed under the Fastboot mode of your Redmi Note 8 (ginkgo) device.
- Anywhere from 25GB-100GB will result in very noticeably increased build speeds
- The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been dropped from a montly security update schedule to a low-priority quarterly release schedule.
- Redmi also announced a regular “non-Pro” Note 8, of course.
- The backup will restore your old apps and data, meaning that apps you’ve uninstalled will reappear, and text messages you’ve since received will disappear.
- You can install these using your distribution’s package manager.
You can restart your phone and complete the setup to use the phone normally. The first and foremost advantage straight out spells out that you don’t have to wait for the OTA to land on your device.
That will take you to a stock, unrooted ROM, with stock recovery as well. Lock the bootloader, and you’ll be completely back to normal. Despite the obstacles, flashing a factory image is the best option if you ever need to completely reset your device. It can also serve as the nuclear option if you’ve bricked your device and no other methods to fix it are working. Factory images come directly from the device manufacturers, and many don’t release them. Google and Motorola are among the major companies that do.