Released in November 2015, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 aka kenzo is one of the best value for money mid-ranger of its time with a massive 4000mAh battery , it also had a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display, Hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor with 2 big cores for perfomence and 4 little cores for efficiency , and comes with either 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage, or 3GB of RAM with 32GB internal storage. The main shooter is 16MP with an f/2.2 aperture, while the front camera is 5MP with f/2.0 aperture.
Features & Usability
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Q: What does this port need to get better?
A: Complete the following features:
Automated Usability (beta)
The device has basic data capabilities and can connect to mobile networks (as applicable), but currently offers minimal features, and some of the smart functionalities might not work yet. It can be a very nice second device.
Community strength (beta)
- Manual brightness
- Notification LED
- Switching between cameras
- Carrier info, signal strength
- Data connection
- Dual SIM functionality
- Incoming, outgoing calls
- MMS in, out
- PIN unlock
- SMS in, out
- Change audio routings
- Voice in calls
- Volume control in calls
- 24+ hours battery lifetime
- 7+ days stability
- Boot into UI
- Hardware video playback
- Anbox patches (deprecated)
- AppArmor patches
- Battery percentage
- Offline charging
- Online charging
- Recovery image
- Reset to factory defaults
- RTC time
- SD card storage
- Shutdown / Reboot
- Wireless External monitor
- Flight mode
- Automatic brightness
- Fingerprint reader
- Volume control
- MTP access
- ADB access
Confirmed, depending on the maintenance
If there is a link here, follow it to learn more' '
Working to some extent but with issues
Issue is not specific to this device
The issues listed below are present in most or all of the devices depending on the technology they are built on.
Activation and deactivation of wifi hotspot may be inconsistent with the user interface.
All devices on Xenial
Calling over VoLTE is not supported, please check that this is not a requirement in your country.
Halium and Legacy ports
Devices may take longer than usual to get the first GPS fix because of missing Assisted GPS support.
The device hardware does not support these features, if you need them, please consider a different device.
- Wireless charging
- FM radio
- Double touch to wake
- Wired External monitor
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 510|
|Android Version||Android 6.0.1|
|Display||1080x1920 pixels, 5.5 in|
|Rear Camera||16 MP|
|Front Camera||5 MP|
|Dimensions||150 x 76 x 8.7 mm (5.91 x 2.99 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||164 g (5.78 oz)|
sound won’t come up on every boot in such cases do a force reboot ,it should work from next boot.
everything except file transfer works.
camera preview works but cant save picture and video.
More Details and status
Can be found in this xda post
The port is not ready to use the installer, yet :)
If u prefer a flashable zip
To install please reboot to twrp or orange fox recovery and flash halium-boot and the above zip file
If u prefer the standerd halium-install method
Fetch files and tools
Download and install the following tools:
Download the following files:
Unlock OEM installation
In Android activate developper mode and use MI unlock tool to do an oem unlock (skip this step if you are on a custom rom)
If this step is not done you willnot be able to flash hlium-boot.
Install TWRP or Orange fox recovery
Reboot to recovery and format data
- From the computer enter
adb reboot recovery.
- On your phone go to
Format Datathen enter
- From the PC Flash
system.imgusing the halium-install script
./halium-install -p ut ubuntu-touch-hybris-xenial-arm64-rootfs.tar.gz system.img.
halium-bootfrom pc using fastboot
fastboot flash boot halium-boot.img.
- Wait, after the reboot, you should have Ubuntu Touch Running on your Kenzo :-)
- please reboot once more after initial setup is done .
Report an Issue for
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (kenzo)
Did the maintainer say that feature ‘works’ but you know from doing it that
it really doesn’t?
Start by searching the device issue , if you found it, hopefully the porter is on it. 'Subscribe' to the issue in case it get solved.
Couldn't find it?
Uh-oh… Well it is time to let the porter and everyone else know about the fail and send the tech magic back to the workshop for a makeover.
1. Read 'Bug Reporting' section in UBports docs on 'How to report a bug'.
2. Then (this time), head to the device repository and submit it, so the porter knows about it.