Great news for Xiaomi Mi6 users, Lineage OS 15 build the latest custom ROM for Xiaomi Mi 6 which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Xiaomi may not release the Oreo update for Xiaomi Mi 6, so if you want to test the Android 8.0 Oreo experience then you are at right place. All thanks to XDA Senior member xiaobai112220 as he has released the initial build of Lineage OS 15 ROM for Mi 6. This latest Lineage OS 15 custom ROM will provide you almost all Android 8.0 Oreo features and also some aftermarket features through which you can modify your device. The ROM is stable build and can be used as a daily driver without any problem. This ROM is not officially announced by Xiaomi but just a custom ROM so you may face some bugs and error but don’t worry about that they will be fixed with time. 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 Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on Xiaomi Mi 6.
Recently, Google released the official Android 8.0 Oreo Update for Pixel and Nexus Devices and developers of Lineage OS already working on developing Lineage OS 15.0 for most of the smartphones. Now the time to update your Xiaomi Mi6 to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM by following this simple step by step guide. This latest custom firmware comes with lots of new features and improvements. 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 your Xiaomi Mi 6 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 6. Check the model number of your Xiaomi Mi 6 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 Mi 6 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Xiaomi Mi 6 USB Drivers
- The Xiaomi Mi 6 should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your Mi 6 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Xiaomi Mi 6 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Flash Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 on Xiaomi Mi 6:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM for Xiaomi Mi 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 to the latest Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM.