If you want to test the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS on your own Xiaomi Mi 5s then you are at right place. We have some great news for all Xiaomi Mi 5s users, because recently Lineage OS 15 ROM has been released which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo for Mi 5s. The Lineage OS 15 has always a concern to stability, good performance with advanced features and many other changes. This latest Android 8.0 Oreo custom firmware comes with many unique features like revamped notification panel, picture in picture mode, multi-window integration, app notification badges, a lot of background optimizations, lock screen shortcuts and much more. Remember that this ROM is not officially announced by Xiaomi but just a custom ROM. The ROM is still in under development, so you may face some minor bugs or not functioning features but don’t worry about that they will be fixed with time to time. The good thing is that you can get the experience of Android 8.0 Oreo OS via Lineage OS 15 ROM. Make sure the latest version of a custom recovery should be installed on your Xiaomi Mi5S to flash the Lineage OS 15 ROM and Google Apps package.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily update your Xiaomi Mi 5s to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM. The Android 8.0 Oreo is new and safest version of Android recently released by Google that brings tons of several interesting features and customizations. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on Xiaomi Mi 5s then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM and the instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Xiaomi Mi 5s. Check the model number of your Xiaomi Mi5S from Settings > About Phone.
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Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Xiaomi Mi 5s by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Xiaomi Mi 5s USB Drivers
- The Xiaomi Mi 5s should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your 4X must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Xiaomi Mi 5s is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Flash Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM on Xiaomi Mi 5s:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM for Xiaomi Mi 5s on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2: – Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3: – Transfer Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above links to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4: – Unplug the Xiaomi Mi 5s from the PC and power it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time to enter into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note: – wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
Step No 7: – Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose to install zip from SD card → choose zip from sd card.
Step No 8: – Navigate to the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file using the Power button and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 9: – Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
Your Xiaomi Mi 5s will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You’ve successfully updated Xiaomi Mi 5s to the latest Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM.