Xiaomi Mi 8 is one of the last flagships presented in May by the Chinese company, which recently enriched the team with two new devices, such as Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro. The standard Xiaomi Mi 8 is the real successor to Mi 6 and is proposed on the market with a processor Snapdragon 845, 6 / 8 GB of RAM and 64 / 128 / 256 GB of internal storage, screen from 6,21 inch of AMOLED type provided by Samsung and one dual camera from 12 + 12 megapixel to envy many top of the range. In short, a jewel that is difficult not to fall in love with, but like any love story there are also arguments, and in the case of Mi 8 these are due to a failure to handle notifications due to the notch adopted and which also includes an IR camera to unlock the device by recognizing the face even in the most absolute darkness.
This could push some users to look for something else, maybe Custom ROM based on the stock experience of Android better yet if the latest version of the green robot. And the realm of modding lies in XDA portal where the senior member @Argraur has recently brought to the attention of the geeks a porting for Xiaomi Mi 8 derived from Google Pixel 2 firmware, based on the version AOSP Android 9.0.0_r8 (PPR2.180905.006.A1) with related pre-loaded Gapps in the ROM.
Turn Xiaomi Mi8 into Google Pixel 2
Note that this porting it does not fall into the GSI category and therefore the ROM of Google Pixel 2 for Xiaomi Mi 8 is for the exclusive use of this terminal, also due to the DPI optimization dedicated to the notch present on the Chinese smartphone. Apparently both the WiFi hotspot and the NFC seem to work, but of course there may be some bugs. However, the ROM is constantly updated and you can follow the developments on the official thread by clicking Let us know if you have any suggestions
Naturally the ROM flash requires Bootloader unlocked and the presence of the Custm recovery TWRP, after which you can proceed with the installation of the ROM remembering to delete cache and data (we always recommend a backup). For the download of the Google Pixel 2 port you will just need to click on the button below.