Author: Max Lee
Pixel 3 ROM for Xiaomi Mi 8 by XDA user ArGraur is HERE to give you FULL conversion from a real Pixel 3 firmware. While I have installed countless custom ROMs on various different Android smartphones, this one certainly is special because it allows you to fully enjoy Pixel 3 features on a phone that costs less than half as much($420 Xiaomi Mi 8 vs. $899 Pixel 3 XL). Now, while not EVERYTHING works but almost everything works on the Pixel 3 ROM for the Xiaomi Mi 8.
LineageOS 16 ROM for Xiaomi Mi8 is probably the first custom ROM you want to try on your Mi8, especially if you want to run something more closer to stock Android like Pixel 3 with latest Android 9.0 Pie. Although MIUI isn’t bad, personally I am more used to stock Android experience and I really hate the iPhone-like MIUI launcher. Also, menus are way different on MIUI and I wanted to run a software that I am more used to.
This is a tutorial on how to install Android 9.0 Pie ROM such as the LineageOS 16 ROM, Pixel 3 ROM, or Pixel Experience ROM on your Xiaomi Mi8. There are several guides floating on the internet but none of them work 100% of the time so I had to figure out exactly how to install Android 9.0 Pie ROMs on my Mi8 and here’s the process I came up with that works everytime so you don’t have to spend 2 days like I did trying to install a ROM and end up in a bootloop. The Xiaomi Mi8 is slightly complicated beast compared to other Android phones and even as an Android expert, it took me a quite awhile to figure this out so follow the tutorial if you want to save yourself some headache and most importantly spend more time with your family. Doing it right will only take you 10-20 minutes.
For those of you who want to convert your Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, or Galaxy S9+ into a Google Pixel 3, you can now do it by installing the Pixel Experience ROM. Now, you WILL need an Exynos model, if you have any Snapdragon models(U.S. models like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon), you won’t be able to install this ROM as they have locked bootloaders.(For future reference, please don’t buy Snapdragon models if you want cool mods like this.)
Best 20,000mAh Power Bank I HAVE EVER USED is the Besiter 20,000mAh Power Bank w/Quick Charge 3.0 support and an LCD readout that shows you how much percentage battery life is left AND also shows you 5V/9V/12V input or output. (5V = no quick charge, 9V or 12V = Quick Charge)
In this tutorial, I show you(well more like make a video while doing it) how to convert AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon LG G6 to Canadian. For AT&T & Sprint users, this will also FULLY unlock your SIM. For Verizon, I think it actually unlocks all the GSM bands(not 100% sure yet) and also gets rid of Verizon bloatware/warning messages. You WILL need a Windows computer as LG tools are only for Windows.
The Pocophone F1 is without a doubt the best value on an Android smartphone with the latest Snapdragon 845 processor, retailing at just $300 USD. There are even reports that Xiaomi is selling this smartphone at a loss. In this review, I am going to cover the good and the bad about the Pocophone F1.What’s good with the Pocophone F1?
Here are a few things YOU MUST KNOW before buying the OnePlus 6T. First, OnePlus 6T is going to be available from T-Mobile starting on November 1st 2018 in all T-Mobile stores in America. Now, the T-Mobile version of OnePlus 6T is slightly different from the fully-unlocked version that OnePlus sells in their online store, that it has single SIM instead of dual SIM. Also, if you need to unlock the bootloader and you are on a payment plan, you will actually have to pay off your ETF AND fill out a form AND wait for permission from T-Mobile to unlock the bootloader, which is a lot of hoops you have to jump through never mind headache and hassel. Now, you can just simply buy the fully unlocked dual-SIM version from OnePlus website and enjoy dual SIM along with freedom to unlock your bootloader any time you want, and it does not even void the warranty. (That’s right, you don’t void warranty from OnePlus but the T-Mobile version might.)
If you want to improve the low-light photography capabilities of your OnePlus 6, you can definitely improve the low-light performance by using the latest Pixel 3 Camera app(modded version). In my testing, the Pixel 3 Camera app improved low-light photos drastically enough where OnePlus 6 now can take photos with much more clarity, better colors, and most importantly, without noise. Google has re-engineered their famous Google HDR camera with the Pixel 3 and luckily, you can get it on your OnePlus 6 working flawless.