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Noter2017

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Exactly. The only fully working custom is Xiaomi.eu which is based on stock firmware with a few tweaks.

Redmi Note 4 MTK was released with Android 6 (Marshmallow) and never received a working Android 7 (Nougat).

Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon was also released with Android 6 and received Android 7 (Nougat), Android 8 (Oreo), Android 9 (Pie) and there is already an Android Q beta version released.

The choice is simply: If you want a custom ROM don't buy Mediatek
 

polfrank

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Exactly. The only fully working custom is Xiaomi.eu which is based on stock firmware with a few tweaks.

Redmi Note 4 MTK was released with Android 6 (Marshmallow) and never received a working Android 7 (Nougat).

Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon was also released with Android 6 and received Android 7 (Nougat), Android 8 (Oreo), Android 9 (Pie) and there is already an Android Q beta version released.

The choice is simply: If you want a custom ROM don't buy Mediatek

Let's wait, we never know! The (partial) source code release is a step forward. I think that the "missing" code parts have with the LCD to do and not with the chip anyway.
 

Plumplum88

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Exactly. The only fully working custom is Xiaomi.eu which is based on stock firmware with a few tweaks.

Redmi Note 4 MTK was released with Android 6 (Marshmallow) and never received a working Android 7 (Nougat).

Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon was also released with Android 6 and received Android 7 (Nougat), Android 8 (Oreo), Android 9 (Pie) and there is already an Android Q beta version released.

The choice is simply: If you want a custom ROM don't buy Mediatek

There are many differences :
- Xiaomi never released Kernel sources on Note 4 (MTK), you can find Note 2 and 3's on their GitHub (very tardily released), but not Note 4's...they already release Note 8 Pro's
- Xiaomi didn't sell Note 4 in western countries...now they officially sell many devices in Europe.
- most western users bought SD625 version instead...MTK community wasn't that big

Sources are there, now Mediatek need a "best seller"...unless that, custom rom won't exist

In past, a team succeed in doing rom for several Mediatek's devices (M.A.D. Team)
 

Noter2017

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Dec 10, 2016
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Xiaomi Mi Band 4
There are many differences :
- Xiaomi never released Kernel sources on Note 4 (MTK), you can find Note 2 and 3's on their GitHub (very tardily released), but not Note 4's...they already release Note 8 Pro's
- Xiaomi didn't sell Note 4 in western countries...now they officially sell many devices in Europe.
- most western users bought SD625 version instead...MTK community wasn't that big

Sources are there, now Mediatek need a "best seller"...unless that, custom rom won't exist

In past, a team succeed in doing rom for several Mediatek's devices (M.A.D. Team)

Mediatek still isn't popular with developers and I wouldn't expect custom ROM. Snapdragon is always the safer bet
 

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