Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now available for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 via Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the company’s most popular 2016 mid-range smartphone and after some time company has released the official update Android 6.0 Marshmallow via OTA. Many users are looking for the Nougat official update but if they can’t wait for more for the official Android 7.1.1 Nougat then here is a guide to update your own Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. All thanks to the Lineage OS team to build the latest custom ROM for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Now you can test the latest Android OS experience on your device. This latest custom ROM comes with some amazing features and customizations. This ROM is not officially announced by Google but just a custom that’s why you may face some minor bugs but don’t worry they will be fixed soon.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily update your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 to Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM. 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 14.1 custom ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data because while flashing this custom firmware your whole data will be wiped clean. If you are interested in installing Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 custom ROM and the instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Check the model number of your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 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 Redmi Note 3 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 USB Drivers
- The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your Note 3 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Flash Android 7.1.1 Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 custom ROM (lineage-14.1-20170108-UNOFFICIAL-kenzo.zip) for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 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 14.1 Android 7.1.1 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 Redmi Note 3 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 14.1 Android 7.1.1 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 Redmi Note 3 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 Redmi Note 3 to the latest Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 ROM.