Xiaomi launched the Redmi 3 at the beginning of last year within huge expectation with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and later upgraded to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. That was the last official update from Xiaomi. So if you want to test and get the experience of the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS on your device then we have some good news for all Redmi 3 owners, now you can update your Xiaomi Redmi 3 to Android 8.0 Oreo via Lineage OS 15 custom firmware. All thanks go to XDA Recognized Developer Anik khan to release this amazing custom firmware with many new features like New Notification UI, Settings Overhaul changes, lock screen shortcuts, the picture in picture mode, new multi-window integration and much more. This ROM is not officially announced by Xiaomi but just a custom ROM which is developed by third-party developers. Your Xiaomi Redmi 3 should be rooted & have the latest version of a Custom Recovery like TWRP or CWM already installed to flash the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily update your Xiaomi Redmi 3 to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM. The Lineage OS 15 ROM is packed with all the official features from Oreo and also brings many other features, customizations, changes, and system stability. The ROM is still under development but according to the developers most of the bugs are fixed and you can use it as a daily driver. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in updating Xiaomi Redmi 3 to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on 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 Redmi 3. Check the model number of your Xiaomi Redmi 3 from Settings > About Phone.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Xiaomi Redmi 3 during or after the installation of Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM. Proceed at your own risk.
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 3 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Xiaomi Redmi 3 USB Drivers on the PC.
- The Xiaomi Redmi 3 should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your Redmi 3 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Xiaomi Redmi 3 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Flash Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM on Xiaomi Redmi 3:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM for Xiaomi Redmi 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 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 Redmi 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 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 Redmi 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 3 to the latest Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM.