In general Mi Mix 2S is an excellent phone which will provide you with good value for it’s price. If you’re looking for a beautiful device with a good camera, IPS screen and great battery life you can surely relay on Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. For those who already owns this phone we gathered all currently available custom ROMs in one place.

Download Custom Firmware for Mi Mix 2S (polaris)

Let’s take a look at the most interesting unofficial ROMs for Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S device. Below you’ll find latest Android 9.X and Android 8.X ROMs.

Android 9.X Custom ROMs

LineageOS 16 UNOFFICIAL for Mi Mix 2S

Status: Beta | Developer: bgcngm | Download link

How to install:

  1. Install MIUI Pie, recommended version is 8.9.20.
  2. Install TWRP Custom Recovery on your device.
  3. Wipe system/cache/dalvik and data partitions. It’s recommended to “format data” as well.
  4. Flash downloaded ROM and install gapps (arm64-9.0) if needed.
  5. Optionally you can flash Magisk if you need root.
  6. Reboot into system.

GooglePixelROM or Mi Mix 2S

Android 9.0.0_r8 | Status: Beta | Based on AOSP | Developer: argraur | GitLab | XDA Thread

  1. Install TWRP Custom Recovery, v.8 or above is required.
  2. Wipe system/data/cache/dalvik partitions. Then “format data”. After data format you’ll need to reboot the recovery.
  3. Flash downloaded .zip archive.
  4. Reboot into system for the first time.

Pay attention! Do not lock the screen on the first startup, otherwise you can’t unlock it further. The solution is simple, after the first system startup go to “Settings” > “Screen” > “Additional” > “Automatic Screen Lock” and turn-off “Always enabled” option.

Also you can fix other issues by flashing additional patches.

Android 8.X Custom ROMs

PixelExperience for Mi Mix 2S

Android 8.1 | Status: Beta | Based on AOSP | Developer: YazumiWuHung | XDA Thread

MoKee OpenSource Project for Mi Mix 2S

Android 8.1 (MK81.0) | Status: nightly | Based on AOSP | Developer: bai_wood | XDA Thread | Download

How to install:

  1. Install MIUI Oreo ROM, 9.6.4.0 version is preferable.
  2. Install TWRP.
  3. Wipe system/data/cache/dalvik partitions. Then “format data”.
  4. Flash downloaded ROM, optionally install Gapps and Magisk.
  5. Reboot into system.

LineageOS 15.1 UNOFFICIAL for Mi Mix 2S

Android 8.1 | Status: Test | Developer: bgcngm | Download

Resurrection Remix OS Unofficial for Mi Mix 2S

Android 8.1 (MK81.0) | Status: nightly | Based on AOSP | Developer: 8224Freak | XDA Thread | Download

How to install:

  1. Flash MIUI 10.0.2.0 Global ROM because it supports the correct vendor.
  2. Download and extract unpacked “vendor”.
  3. Wipe system/data/cache/dalvik partitions in TWRP. Then “format data”.
  4. Flash patched “vendor” to “vendor” partition.
  5. Now you flash ROM and optionally install Gapps & Magisk.

If you’ll need to update the firmware, then just wipe “Cache” and “Dalvik” partitions, no need to install patched vendor once again.

Patched vendor file can be found here http://luis-builds.de/downloads/lineageos/rr/Xiaomi_Mi_Mix_2S_(polaris)/Firmware/

Download TWRP Unofficial for Mi Mix 2S

Download v11: twrp-3.2.3-0-polaris-unofficial-v11.img

Since the MIUI10 8.7.16 version, only TWRP v7 and above will work. On Android 9.0 and MIUI Global 10.0.2.0 only TWRP v11 works fine.

More information can be found on main XDA thread.