LineageOS is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 9 (Pie), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.
LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. You will need to provide your own Google Applications package (gapps). LineageOS does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.
Base source code is available in the LineageOS Github repo. And if you would like to contribute to the project, please visit our Gerrit Code Review.
Compatible with Xiaomi Mi 8
Builds are based off the Xiaomi's Android 9 firmware with proprietary blobs. Downloads:
Official download links: https://download.lineageos.org/dipper
No custom kernels are supported in this thread. Only stock kernel and official builds will be supported. No bug reports if that's not the case.
Reboot to recovery (TWRP recovery for Mi 8)
Format /system, /data and /cache
Install MIUI P based firmware.
Install LineageOS zip package
Install [optional] a Google Apps package of your choice (Open GApps is advisable, but stock and super variants are not recommended!!!)
* Required * firmware version must be based on MIUI P-based builds.
GApps can only be flashed on clean installs.
Formatting data (all user data is wiped, including internal storage) is a must if MIUI was previously installed and device was encrypted.
Credits & collaborations:
All LineageOS team would like to thank everyone involved in helping with testing, coding, debugging & documenting! Enjoy!
So there hasnt been an update for a while since I've been working on building vendor img. Hopefully I'll have a test build up in the next few days. As it is it boots but there are a few bugs that I'm trying to sort out first.
I'll ask Bruno about what the process is to get mi8 official. I cant imagine there will be much required. I cant say it bothers me if mi8 is official or not but theres enough people here who seem to care so I'll give it a go.
I just wanted to say thanks to all have donated to me. It is definitely not a requirement to donate and I wasn't sure if I should post anything here to sound like I'm encouraging it but I'd feel remiss to not say anything.
So Thanks very much!
Latest unofficial is close to perfect for me, everything works fine, it's smooth and battery life is astounding but gps is unusable on Waze, it kept moving my location all over the place once I started driving :/