After the CyanogenMod closed down, the new Lineage OS was born by re-branding the CyanogenMod. The Lineage OS has started rolling out the official Lineage OS 14.1 for couple of devices. Recently, the Lineage OS team has finally built the latest official custom ROM for Xiaomi Mi 4C. The Lineage OS 14.1 custom firmware is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Now you can test the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS experience on your own Xiaomi Mi 4C. This latest custom ROM comes with all the official Android Nougat features and also brings some extra feature integrated from CM14.1 through which you can modify and play to your device. This latest custom firmware is stable, smooth and run faster on your device. This LionageOS ROM is not officially announced by Xiaomi but just a custom ROM, so you may face some minor bugs and errors but don’t worry they will be fixed soon. Make sure that your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this official Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM on Xiaomi Mi 4C.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily and quickly update your Xiaomi Mi 4C to the official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 Nougat. This custom firmware is in experimental stages and is a nightly build but you can use it as a daily driver without any problem. This amazing custom ROM brings many new features, improvements, changes like Multi Window support, restart setting to power menu, Quick Reply via Notification, Notification Redesigned panel, Enhanced Doze Mode, System UI Tuner, Customization Quick Settings and much more. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Android 7.1.2 Nougat on Xiaomi Mi 4C via official Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 custom ROM and the instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Xiaomi 4C. Check the model number of your Xiaomi 4C from Settings > About Phone.
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 4C by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Xiaomi 4C USB Drivers
- The Xiaomi 4C should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your 4C must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Xiaomi 4C is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Flash Android 7.1.2 Official Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat on Xiaomi 4C:
Step No 1: – First, download Official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 custom ROM for Xiaomi 4C 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 Official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 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 4C 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 Official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 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 4C 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 4C to the latest Official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.2 ROM.