Xiaomi has recently launched Mi A3 as a mid-budget segment all-rounder stock Android smartphone in China this year. The device will soon arrive in India as well. It’s a successor handset of the previous generation Mi A2 model. The device comes with a dot drop notch style display with Android 9.0 Pie Stock UI. While the Global variant will come with the Android One program. It offers faster and frequent software updates than any other non-Pixel device. The smartphone this time comes with the HD+ OLED display having a 19.5:9 aspect ratio screen.
Today we will guide on How to Install crDroid OS on Mi A3 (laurel_sprout). This Custom Firmware is based on Android 10 Q and now officially rolled out for Mi A3. To Install any Custom ROM, you need to unlock bootloader and install the latest TWRP Recovery on your device.
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Xiaomi Mi A3 Device Overview
The Mi A3 features a 6.1-inch HD+ OLED display with 720×1560 pixels resolution having a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with dot drop notch. This device is powered by 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset with 4GB of RAM. The storage is 64GB inbuilt which can be expandable up to 256GB via a MicroSD card.
The device runs on the Android 9.0 Pie Stock UI out-of-the-box. It packs a non-removable Li-Po 4,030 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging support. Most importantly, it has an in-display Fingerprint sensor and AI Face Unlock feature.
Xiaomi Mi A-series devices always offer great camera quality like any affordable flagship killer camera. This device packs a 48MP primary camera (f/1.79), a secondary 8MP camera (f/2.2), and a third 2MP camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus and an LED flash as well. While the front features a 32MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens along with AI modes.
In terms of the connectivity options, it includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, IR Blaster, USB Type-C port, FM Radio, 3G/4G LTE, etc. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light, gyro, proximity, and fingerprint sensor. The Xiaomi Mi A3 measures 153.48×71.85×8.50 mm and weighs 173.80 grams. It’s available in three colors such as Not Just Blue, More Than White, and Kind of Gray color.
What is crDroid OS:
crDroid OS is a new custom ROM based on AOSP/ Lineage OS built from scratch by adding customization option from AOSPA, Lineage, SlimROM, crDroid OS and many others great ROMs out there. The ROM brings a lot of customization option along with Pure Android Experience.
Yes, you can enjoy the real Pixel smartphone experience by flashing the crDroid OS on your phone. Here we will list all the supported smartphone which can install the crDroid OS. crDroid was first developed for HTC smartphone and later started the same project for many new smartphones.
crDroid OS Features:
- Pixel look and feel
- Lineage OS – all mods and features
- 15 New Quick Settings Tiles including Caffeine mode, Expanded Desktop, and Sync
- Settings/Security: Quick PIN/Password Unlock
- Pixel Launcher
- Default sounds from latest Nexus image
- Stability and performance improvements
- And much more
Now download and install crDroid OS on Mi A3 (laurel_sprout). This is an official crDroid OS built from scratch development. This ROM is still under development so expect some bugs and lags. You can anytime revert back to Stock ROM or any other custom ROM on Mi A3.
Steps to Install crDroid OS on Mi A3
- Supported: Mi A3 (Don’t Try this on Any other device):
- Note: Charge your phone up to 80% or 70%.
- Required Drivers: Download Xiaomi USB Drivers
- Unlock Bootloader: You need to unlock the bootloader on your device.
- TWRP Recovery: To flash this, You need TWRP Recovery on Mi A3
- Backup using TWRP: Create and Restore Nandroid Backup using TWRP
- Download CRdroid ROM base:
Android 10 Q
- First of all, Download and move the both ROM and Gapps zip file to internal storage [root folder]
- Now boot your device into TWRP Recovery.
That’s it! I hope you have installed the crDroid OS on Mi A3 successfully. Leave a comment or feedback down below. Thank you!.