Read also Lineage OS 14.1 status and release date for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 here if you have this device.
The Lineage OS for Mi4 (cancro) is based on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update and it brings tons of other customizations such as: Multi-window support, improved Doze mode, redesigned notification, better battery life, shutter speed controls and much more. Learn more for Android Nougat update features from here.
What need to prepared:
This tutorial is supported only with the Xiaomi Mi4 or Mi3w devices, codenamed with (cancro). Dont use this rom to another Xiaomi devices.
Make sure you’ve unlocked Mi4 and have a TWRP Recovery installed on your smartphone.
In order to correctly install this Nougat ROM you will need to wipe the data and factory reset your Xiaomi Mi4. This step is included in the tutorial and it means that you will have to backup all your files using cloud storage services, a SD Card or a PC.
Make sure that your smartphone’s battery charge level is over 20%. This will prevent it from powering down while you’re updating your Mi4/Mi3 to Nougat 7.1.1 using Lineage OS ROM
More to note:
Try to avoid restoring apps backup using Titanium Backup. It may break things up.
Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation.
It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup. If it's a must, then only restore app only.
If you done with all prequisites and adfitional notes mentioned above, you can now forward to these steps.
1. Download Lineage OS for Mi4 Android 7.1.1 Nougat
The Nougat 7.1 Lineage OS for Xiaomi Mi4 has moderate-large size size, it’s highly recommended to connect the phone to a stable WiFi network if available.
Download LineageOS 14.1 Xiaomi Mi4 (cancro)
Choose the latest build for better peeformance.
2. Download Nougat Lineage OS Gapps
Lineage OS rom based on Android 7.1.1 with 64 bit architecture you can download these smallest compatibel GApps package with arm64 sdk 7.1, provided by opengapps.org
Download Gapps Nougat Lineage OS
The samallest package is Pico and Aroma is largest package with instalation wizard powered with Aroma Installer.
3. Installing Nougat 7.1.1 Lineage OS on Xiaomi Mi4/Mi3
How to Install Nougat 7.1.1 Lineage OS on Xiaomi Mi4 (cancro) and adding GApps into Lineage OS.
Transfer both the Custom ROM and Nougat Lineage OS Gapps packages to the internal storage of your device.
Power off your device and boot into TWRP Recovery mode.
Once, you are into TWRP Recovery main menu, you need to make a hard reset. From the TWRP main menu tap on the wipe button and select Advanced Wipe. Then select all Dalvik cache, System, Data and Cache options.
Flash the custom ROM now. Choose the Install option from the recovery menu and choose the ROM zip from the file manager.
Reboot into revovery after completed, don't reboot into system yet.
Now, flash the Nougat Lineage OS Gapps package that you’ve downloaded before in the same way as you did with the custom ROM
Reboot the device into system and complete the initial setup. Enjoy Android Nougat 7.1 with Lineage 14.1 for Xiaomi Redmi 3
Now you know where you can download Nougat 7.1.1 Lineage OS for Redmi 3/Prime and install it on your smartphone.
You can also read how to enable native root access in Lineage OS here. In those guide also explained to you how to replace native root with supersu.
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