Realme’s first true flagship, the Realme X2 Pro (our review) packs in a Snapdragon 855+ chipset, a high refresh rate 90Hz display, and an impressive quad-camera array. While redefining the benchmark of affordable flagships, the company didn’t forget to publish the kernel source code and the official bootloader unlock utility for the device in an effort to boost the aftermarket development scene. The stable version of Android 10-based Realme UI also landed on various regional variants of the phone across the globe at the beginning of this month. In case you are not satisfied with Realme’s custom skin and want to give vanilla Android a try, here are some custom ROMs that you can flash right now.
XDA Recognized Developer karthick mostwanted is currently maintaining the unofficial build of LineageOS 17.1 for the Realme X2 Pro. The ROM has SELinux in permissive mode and VoLTE activation requires flashing a separate zip, but otherwise, it’s quite stable to be a daily driver while featuring a plethora of device-specific feature control, such as DC dimming and Game mode. Do note that you have to downgrade to ColorOS 6.1 firmware before flashing this ROM.
Unofficial AOSiP 10
If you’re looking for an AOSP-based ROM that offers some useful UI/UX customizations on top of stock Android, you can also opt for the unofficial AOSiP 10 ROM by XDA Senior Member 4j17h. From status bar customization to lock screen personalization options, you can tune various aspects of this ROM. Similar to the LineageOS 17.1 build, AOSiP 10 for this particular phone is still not compatible with Realme UI modem and bootloader, thus a downgrade is absolutely necessary before flashing.
A custom recovery like TWRP is the primary prerequisite of flashing all these custom ROMs. Fortunately, the TWRP project has had official support for this device since December 2019. The maintainer, XDA Senior Member mauronofrio, is also offering bleeding edge unofficial builds of TWRP with experimental features in the forum thread linked below.
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