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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

Pro Tip

Use Gitlab to subscribe to the linked Issues. So, whenever bugs get solved (or a fix needs testing) you will know about that.

Core Connectivity State: Abandoned

This is an aggregated rating of the device from the support status indicators . Supported devices are the most stable and up to date devices to choose from.

Q: What does this port need to get better?

A: Complete the following features:

  • - Camera: Photo
  • - Camera: Video

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)

  • Actors:

  • Manual brightness
  • Notification LED
  • Torchlight
  • Vibration
  • Camera:

  • Flashlight
  • Photo
  • Video
  • Switching between cameras
  • Cellular:

  • 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
  • Endurance:

  • 24+ hours battery lifetime
  • 7+ days stability
  • GPU:

  • Boot into UI
  • Hardware video playback
  • Misc:

  • 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
  • Waydroid
  • Network:

  • Bluetooth
  • Flight mode
  • Hotspot
  • WiFi
  • Sensors:

  • Automatic brightness
  • Fingerprint reader
  • GPS
  • Proximity
  • Rotation
  • Touchscreen
  • Sound:

  • Earphones
  • Loudspeaker
  • Microphone
  • Volume control
  • USB:

  • MTP access
  • ADB access

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

If there is a link here, follow it to learn more' '


Working to some extent but with issues

Global Issue

Issue is not specific to this device

Global issues

The issues listed below are present in most or all of the devices depending on the technology they are built on.

  • HotspotBugtracker

    Activation and deactivation of wifi hotspot may be inconsistent with the user interface.

    All devices on Xenial

  • Incoming, outgoing callsBugtracker

    Calling over VoLTE is not supported, please check that this is not a requirement in your country.

    Halium and Legacy ports

  • GPSBugtracker

    Devices may take longer than usual to get the first GPS fix because of missing Assisted GPS support.

    All devices

Unsupported features

The device hardware does not support these features, if you need them, please consider a different device.

  • Wireless charging
  • FM radio
  • NFC
  • Double touch to wake
  • Wired External monitor

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (kenzo)


CPU Hexa-core 64-bit
Architecture arm64
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 510
Storage 16/32GB
Memory 3GB
Android Version Android 6.0.1
Battery 4000 mAh
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)

Maintainer notes

  • sound won’t come up on every boot in such cases do a force reboot, it should work from next boot.
  • bluetooth works except for file transfers.
  • camera preview works but cant save picture and video.

More Details and status can be found in this xda post

Manual installation instructions

Method 1: Using a flashable zip

Please download,

To install please reboot to twrp or orange fox recovery and flash halium-boot and the above zip file

Method 2: Using halium-install

Download and install the Halium-install tool.

Download the following files:

Unlock OEM installation

In Android activate developer 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 will not be able to flash halium-boot.

Install TWRP or Orange fox recovery

Install the TWRP recovery as instructed in its documentation. or install Orange fox recovery from here

Reboot to recovery and format data
  1. From the computer enter adb reboot recovery.
  2. On your phone go to wipe->Format Data then enter yes as instructed.
  3. From the PC flash system.img using the halium-install script ./halium-install -p ut ubuntu-touch-hybris-xenial-arm64-rootfs.tar.gz system.img.
  4. Flash halium-boot from pc using fastboot fastboot flash boot halium-boot.img.
  5. Wait, after the reboot, you should have Ubuntu Touch Running on your Kenzo :-)
  6. 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.

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