Xiaomi’s smartphones are pretty much popular due to the good value for money that they usually offer. They are packed with excellent hardware, advanced features, and a unique software interface. Well, we can say that Xiaomi is one of the companies that have the best performance in developing its own Android skin. If we take in mind custom Android skins that are hugely modified, we can say that MIUI 11 is the most succesful among them. However, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. There is a considerable amount of users that buy a Xiaomi or Redmi smartphone just because of its hardware. Then, a race starts to install a custom ROM firmware in this hardware to mix the best of both worlds. The Redmi K30 Pro is probably a new piece of interest for those enthusiasts.
The latest Redmi phone comes to repeat the success of last year’s Redmi K20 series. It comes with compelling hardware – Snapdragon 865, bezel-less display, powerful Quad-Camera array. Moreover, it has an affordable price tag if you consider other smartphones with the same chipset. This seems like the perfect offer for those who love Xiaomi hardware but can’t stand with MIUI. Xiaomi actually gives a good amount of support for aftermarket developers, providing the full kernel source code and all files necessary for the development of custom ROMs. The company even sends some smartphones for developers to start their work. Today, the Redmi K30 Pro is joining the gang of Xiaomi smartphones that has an active custom ROM community since the company is providing the kernel source code.
“In a good show of commitment, Xiaomi is releasing kernel source for the K30 Pro a few days after its launch.”
With the files provided below, developers can dig in and develop custom recoveries and AOSP-based ROMS for this smartphone. In the future, we believe that custom ROMs like LineageOS, Pixel Experience, Havoc OS and Paranoid Android will emerge for the K30 Pro. After all, it’s one of the cheapest Snapdragon 865 smartphones out there. If you’re a developer, you can find the full kernel source code below. Of course, we believe that the popularity of this smartphone will increase once it leaves China.