The much-coveted Android 8.0 Oreo has been ported by an XDA developer for the Xiaomi Mi Max phone for the first time. Released on 31 August by developer yshalsager, the ROM has been proven functional in Hydrogen OS.
The developer has noted that it can also be ported on Xiaomi Mi Max units running on Helium, but it can be unstable sometimes. The ROM works with a couple of modifications that you will surely enjoy.
Prerequisites and reminders
- Download the latest version of TWRP custom recovery for Xiaomi Mi Max
- Make sure to charge your phone in full.
- Back up necessary data.
- Neither the developer nor this site shall be held responsible for whatever mishap to happen on your device, including but not limited to bricked devices and corrupted SD cards. Proceed at your own risk.
How to install Android 8.0 Oreo on Xiaomi Mi Max
Here is a detailed guide on how to install the Android 8.0 Oreo on Xiami Mi Max:
Step 1: Download the Android 8.0 ROM zip file. Move the downloaded file to your phone's internal memory.
Step 2: Boot your phone into recovery mode.
Step 3: Back up your current ROM in case you will not like the new ROM so you can recover the old one.
Step 4: Go to TWRP > Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Select System, Data, Cache and Dalvik. Swipe to wipe.
Step 5: Go to TWRP's main menu. Select Install and locate the OREO ROM zip file. Flash it on your phone.
Step 6: Once done, repeat Step 4. Then, reboot the phone.
Wait for the device to load up. To check your current software version, go to Settings > About. Great thanks to XDA developer yshalsager for this!