Download and Install Android Oreo on Xiaomi Mi Mix [Hydrogen AOSP]

Congratulations Xiaomi Mi Mix owners! Your year old device can now run on the all-new Android 8.0 Oreo. The phone isn’t obviously going to run on an official build of the Oreo right now. We are definitely dealing with a custom ROM here. You can upgrade your phone with the help of an AOSP based Hydrogen OS based Android Oreo.Download and Install Android Oreo on Xiaomi Mi Mix [Hydrogen AOSP]

The Xiaomi Mi Mix was announced last year by Xiaomi. The phone came out running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. It was later updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. Xiaomi hasn’t given any word yet regarding the next upgrade of the Xiaomi Mi Mix. However, you don’t need to wait for the official update. You can get a hang of the Oreo update right now with the help of the available custom ROM. It’s important to shed some light on the specification of the phones before we jump up to what we are here for. The device equipped a 6.4-inch 1080 x 2040 pixels display. Its original UI was based on the MIUI 8. Xiaomi Mi Mix is equipped with Snapdragon 821 CPU, which was the latest SoC available at the time of its release. The phone came with RAM and storage options of 4 GB + 128 GB and 6 GB + 256 GB. Xiaomi Mi Mix was equipped with a 16 MP shooter on its back and a 5 MP shooter on the front. The Mi Mix is among the high-end devices by the Chinese manufacturer. Xiaomi Mi Mix is not only one of the most beautiful smartphones ever made, it’s also equipped with a very heavy spec-sheet. Xiaomi Mi Mix’s hardware is good enough to give a run to the official Android Oreo build. It would be safe to assume that Xiaomi will upgrade it soon. Till then, give a try to this early build and check out how the Oreo cookie looks on your phone.

Before installing this custom ROM, the very first question that will come to your mind is going to be what works and what doesn’t work. The WiFi on this ROM is found working fine. Calling features, messaging and mobile data is also running phone. GPS is working smooth. All light effects of the phone are working. Sounds are working fine and the infrared is also working fine. Now comes the stuff that is crashing. The camera isn’t working for now. Flashlight won’t work either. The camcorder isn’t intact. The phone sometimes randomly reboots. If the latter part isn’t a big deal for you, you should be fine to go ahead with the flashing of this custom ROM.

Here’s a comprehensive & step-by-step guide to install Android Oreo on Xiaomi Mi Mix using the Hydrogen AOSP custom ROM.


Preparing your Xiaomi Mi Mix for installing Android 8.0 Oreo

  • This guide is intended only for the Xiaomi Mi Mix. Trying to flash the files given below will result in bricking your device. Avoid flashing it on any other smartphone.
  • Backup all your contacts, call logs and SMS messages. It’s important since the phone is going to be reset several times during the installation of new firmware.
  • You need a custom TWRP recovery installed on your Xiaomi Mi Mix. Without a TWRP, it won’t be possible to flash the firmware.
  • Understand that this is a custom process and it can result in bricking your phone. In case of a mishap, TechBeasts or the ROM developer may not be held responsible. Ensure yourself that you are doing it at your own risk.

Install Android Oreo on Xiaomi Mi Mix [Hydrogen AOSP]

  1. Download file. Copy the downloaded file to the internal or external storage of your phone.
  2. Boot your phone into the TWRP recovery now. In TWRP recovery, tap Wipe > Perform a factory data reset.
  3. Now get back to the main menu in TWRP recovery and tap install > locate and select file > swipe screen to flash.
  4. After flashing the ROM, get back to the main menu in TWRP, tap Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Select Cache & Dalvik Cache > Wipe both these.
  5. Now tap Reboot > System.
  6. Your phone will take up to 10 minutes to boot into the system. Wait patiently.

In case something goes wrong with the installation of this ROM, you can opt out and flash a stock firmware. Here’s a guide to install Fastboot ROM or Recovery ROM on your Xiaomi smartphones.


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