Xiaomi Mi 8 is one of the last flagship presented in May by the Chinese company, which has recently enriched the stable with two new devices, such as Mi 8 Lite and Mi 8 Pro. The Xiaomi Mi 8 standard is the real successor of Mi 6 and proposes 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 quarrels, 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.
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This could push some users to look for something else, maybe Custom ROM based on the Android stock experience better still if the latest version of the green robot. And the realm of modding lies in the XDA portal where the senior member @Argraur has recently led to the introduction 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 Gapps already priceless within the ROM.
Turn Xiaomi Mi8 into Google Pixel 2
Note that this porting it does not fall into the GSI category and therefore the Google Pixel 2 ROM for Xiaomi Mi 8 is for the exclusive use of this terminal, also thanks to the DPI optimization dedicated to the notch present on the Chinese smartphone. Apparently 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 here.
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 caches and data (it is always recommended a backup). Just download the Google Pixel 2 port click on the button below.