Xiaomi devices get a lot of attention from the developer community. This means the smartphones get a lot of choices when it comes to which custom ROM to use. The folks over at Xiaomi.eu are known for their version of MIUI (which debloats and fixes bugs) and this is how you install it on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7.
Xiaomi is one of the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. The company sells tens of millions of devices every year and their bootloader unlock process is fairly generous. Granted, you have to wait, on average, of 2 weeks to unlock the bootloader. But companies like Google and OnePlus don’t sell nearly as many devices.
This has resulted the developer community getting really excited when a new Xiaomi device comes out. The company sells a wide number of different phone series but the Redmi and Redmi Note ones are by far their most popular. This means more people get the phones and that results in more support from developers.
MIUI is great in a lot of ways (but flat out horrible in others) and the folks over at Xiaomi.eu have taken it upon themselves to create a version of MIUI that fixes a lot of issues people have with it. From debloating apps to removing ads and automatically setting up the Google Play Store.
There’s a lot of good things that come with the Xiaomi.eu version of MIUI 10 and I’m going to show you how to install it.
- Unlock the bootloader of the Redmi Note 7
- Install TWRP on the Redmi Note 7 as well
- I also recommend that you create your first Nandroid backup (optional)
With those two big things done we can then proceed with the tutorial.
Warning – Completing the tutorial listed below will wipe all of the data from your smartphone. This includes SMS text messages, photos, videos, apps, games, contacts and anything else. Make sure you manually back up your data to your PC or in the cloud.
Time needed: 7 minutes.
How to Install the Xiaomi.eu MIUI ROM on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro
- Download the Xiaomi.eu version of MIUI – Redmi Note 7 – Redmi Note 7 Pro
You will then need to move or copy that ZIP file to the device
- Boot the Redmi Note 7 into Recovery Mode
This should boot you into the TWRP Main Menu
- Tap the Wipe button in the top right corner
- Swipe the white arrows to the right to do a regular factory reset
- Wait a few seconds for the factory reset to complete
This process shouldn’t take more than 15-30 seconds
- Then tap the Home button to go back to the TWRP main menu
- This time, tap the Install button at the top left
- Browse to where you moved or copied the Xiaomi.eu MIUI ZIP file
- Tap the ZIP file and then swipe the white arrows to start the install process
- And wait a few minutes for the installation to be completed
- Then tap the Reboot System button when it appears in the bottom right of the screen
Now let’s not forget that we did a factory reset during the installation of this MIUI ROM. This means the first boot cycle will take a bit longer than a regular reboot. As always, I recommend you follow along with me using the embedded video so that you know what to expect.
Having a visual aid like that will always help beginners to not get paranoid during these types of things. Since you can follow along with me you know that waiting 1-2 minutes for the Xiaomi.eu MIUI ROM to install on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (and Note 7 Pro) is normal.
The same is also true with this first boot cycle as well. Be patient and you’ll be taken to the regular MIUI 10 activation screen.
After Installing Xiaomi.eu on the Redmi Note 7
Once you are done installing this MIUI ROM on the Redmi Note 7 I recommend you tap the Reboot System button as described in the written and video tutorial. However, if you wanted then you can go ahead and tap the Home button and install Magisk. That’s just not something I suggest doing.
I’m not trying to say that installing Magisk before your first boot into the Xiaomi.eu ROM will break anything. Quite the opposite. You’ll be just fine installing Magisk before booting into MIUI. However, there are a number of things that can happen when mixing mods from the developer community.
Whether the mod of the Magisk Framework root solution or the Xiaomi.eu MIUI ROM.
Personally, I just think it’s in good practice to boot into your freshly installed MIUI ROM, custom ROM, or GSI ROM before you go in and start installing mods. This way, at least you know your initial firmware install worked the way you wanted it to. If you were to install Magisk right after and ran into a bootloop then you wouldn’t know what caused it (the mod or the ROM).
TWRP Remains Installed
The good part is that TWRP is still there after installing the Xiaomi.eu MIUI ROM on the Redmi Note 7. This means that you can boot directly up into MIUI from TWRP, make sure everything checks out, and then go right back into Recovery Mode to install Magisk and/or any other mods you may want.
However, and I still can’t stress this enough, go ahead and create a new Nandroid backup of the Redmi Note 7 or Note 7 Pro with this new ROM installed.
Move and/or delete your original MIUI backup if you need to. But make sure you have a new backup created before you start installing mods on the Redmi Note 7. Remember, you just installed a new ROM on your device so it doesn’t matter if it worked before.
A mod that worked on the Chinese version of MIUI may not work on Xiaomi.eu’s version of MIUI. So do yourself a favor and create a new backup before you install your mods and/or make the same changes you had previously done to the Redmi Note 7.