Whenever a new Android version hits the market, smartphone users can not escape the hype of receiving the latest software on their devices. This is not the case with all the Android users around the globe. Google had recently launched its recent Android 8.0 Oreo and many a device was promised to be getting this update pretty soon.
Apart from that many users will not receive the Oreo update because not all hardware are lucky enough to be in the list of smartphones that will get Android 8.0 Oreo update. This is where the hard working developers come in with their extreme love for humanity. The developers love using Android because of its open source code and liberal customization options.
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The developers and designers produce custom ROMs for loyal users whose smartphones are dropped out of the list of the recipients of new Android update. Custom ROMs are a blessing in disguise for such users who do not want to wait for the official release of Android 8.0 Oreo because the mods and ROMs bring you all the official features of the latest update quite early. The users who download and install the custom ROMs are still able to go back to stock firmware if they do not like the modded version or if they seem to be getting a lot of bugs. There is no permanency with the custom ROMs thus letting the user keep his options open.
In the article below we are going to give you brief and comprehensive tutorial on how to download Android 8.0 LineageOS 15 on Xiaomi Mi 5S. The latest firmware is not available for all the smartphones yet but the developers are working on it. But Xiaomi Mi 5S is one of the luckiest one to get the latest Android 8.0 Oreo linageOS custom ROM update for itself. It’s an unofficial release so you will need a TWRP recovery installed on your device. The latest ROM comes with latest Android 8.0 Oreo features but as it’s only an Alpha update, you might face some bugs but rest of the features are too good to make up for minor troubling bugs. Revamped Notification System and Multi-Window Integration are couple of the great exciting features of this ROM.
So let’s get you started with the installation before any more delay. First of all let’s have a look at some of the pre-requisites for the installations you need to look at and keep in mind.
There are a number of things that you need to do before you get on with the installation process.
- First and foremost, you have to download the latest USB Drivers for your Xiaomi on your computer. Make sure that they are properly installed as well.
- Don’t forget to make a backup of your data. There is a high probability that you will lose everything during the installation process.
- Ensure that the USB Debugging mode on your smartphone is activated.
- If you don’t want to run into boot loops during the installation process, we suggest you unlock the bootloader of the phone.
- Since this tutorial is only for installing LineageOS OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROM on Xiaomi Mi 5S, we suggest you don’t try it on any other phone or even any other variant of Xiaomi Mi 5S.
- It is imperative that your phone should have a custom recovery installed on it.
- Before you proceed in the recovery mode, perform a Dalvik Cache Swipe.
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Complete Instructions How To Update Xiaomi Mi 5S with Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15 Custom ROM:
Step 1: Start with downloading both Android 8.0 Oreo LinageOS 15 ROM and Google Apps files from above link, on to your personal computer.
Step 2: Now you have to mount the memory on your phone and to do so, connect it to your computer via USB cable.
Step 3: The LineageOS Custom ROM file that you downloaded in the first step, you now have to copy, paste that on your phone’s memory. Make sure you have placed the file directly in the memory and not in any folder.
Step 4: Switch off your phone and turn it back on by pressing and holding the Power button along with the Volume Down button. Doing this will reboot your phone into the recovery mode. But before this, you have to disconnect your phone from your PC.
Step 5- Tap “wipe data/factory reset” from the options showing on your device screen by clicking the power button.
Step 6- Next Tap on “wipe cache partition”.
Step 7- You might as well do a dalvik wipe cache by tapping on Advance Menu and then selecting “Wipe Dalvik Cache” to save yourself from tiny errors or bootloops.
Step 9- Head back into recovery mode and select option “install zip from SD card” by tapping on it, use your volume keys to navigate the file to the downloaded zip file you copied on your device’s SD card and start the installation process by selecting it.
Step 11- Repeat the same step to install the GAPPS.
Step 12- Wait for the installation process to finish, which will take 4-5 minutes.
Step 13- Once the installation process is completed, you should go back to ‘+++++ Go Back +++++’ and click “reboot system now”to reboot your system.
After the reboot finish you will have the very latest LinageOS 15 Custom ROM based on Android Oreo installed on your r Xiaomi Mi 5S.
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