Android 12 is being rolled out little by little, in a small selection of mobiles by each manufacturer. Custom ROMs continue to be a remarkable option, especially to support mobiles that have not been updated for a long time.

This is the case of Xiaomi POCO F1, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 8 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, four of the most important terminals of the Chinese company, all of them with hardware capable of moving versions of ‘Android, such as 12. Paranoid Android, one of the most traditional Android ROMs, has given these devices a second life, allowing Android 12 to be installed in its cleanest version on them.

Android 12 on Xiaomis from three years ago

If you’re eager to try Android 12, even if it’s not in a completely stable ROM, Paranoid Android has released Sapphire Alpha 1 for the Xiaomi POCO F1, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 8 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S . Being an alpha version, there are some bugs and it is not completely stable, but it is a ROM that can be used on a daily basis if we are more adventurous.

Paranoid Android is similar to LineageOS (formerly CyanogenMOD), but even more customizable. If you have an old Xiaomi and want to try Android 12, you can try it

Paranoid Android is a ROM based on AOSP, the cleanest version of Android, with interesting additions to have more customization in the system. In addition, these mobiles are compatible with Gcam, so we do not have to worry about losing the quality of the camera, since we will have an AOSP ROM compatible with the best Google camera.

To install Paranoid Android based on Android 12 we will need to have the bootloader unlocked, a custom recovery like TWRP and download the corresponding ROM. We always recommend making a backup of our current ROM in case things go wrong and we want to get back to what we had before.

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