Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was the most popular smartphone in India for the year 2016. It sold like hot cakes when it was launched and won acclaim from its users and reviewers alike. Unsurprisingly, it was also popular among aftermarket ROM developers and still is. Check out the Redmi Note 3’s page on XDA forum to see how active the community is.
Xiaomi’s devices come with a home baked ROM called MIUI which is also highly popular, particularly in the East. MIUI offers a completely different experience than what we are used to on stock Android. But that’s a discussion for another time. One thing that MIUI’s critics often complain about is slow Android updates. Which is why Android purists switch to custom ROMs when they buy a Xiaomi.
LineageOS (previously CyanogenMod) is one of the best custom ROMs out there and the most popular choice for the Redmi Note 3’s users. It is based on Android 7.1.1 and official builds come out once in a week.
A recent device specific change spotted on Gerrit code review for LineageOS indicate that WiFi calling is going to be enabled in the next build.
msm8956: Enable Wifi callingChange-Id: I77ac8a4bc4099e4e5a1c3880c3c81e7f7a246381
This is a big change considering many carriers around the world are now adding support for WiFi calling and Xiaomi is increasingly popular worldwide.
However, there is no information on if or when this feature will be added to MIUI.