The Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro is arguably one of the best phones of the year thanks to its low prices and superb specs. Sadly for UK users, there is no word on the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro yet, though the none pro Snapdragon 730 Mi 9T variant has launched and is available from Amazon.es.

Redmi has now released the kernel source code for the Redmi K20 Pro which will let the developers build custom ROMs for this flagship smartphone. You can download via GitHub

Apart from Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi has also released Android Pie based Kernel sources for Mi 9 (codename ‘cepheus’) and Mi MIX 3 5G (codename ‘andromeda’) variant.

The Redmi K20 Pro was announced last month and comes with a Snapdragon 855 SoC with up to 8GB of RAM. It has triple rear cameras using 48MP+8MP+13MP and comes with a 20MP motorized unit which pops up from the top. Unlike the Mi 9, this has a large 4000mAh battery, but it lacks wireless charging. It also features a 3.5mm headphone jack with high-resolution audio.

I can't say I have used a custom ROM in years, but with the recent issues with Huawei having a phone that you can modify the OS on has started to sound quite appealing.