Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 received the recently released Android 8.0 Oreo based LineageOS Custom ROM 15. This ROM will bring the latest taste of Android Oreo operating system to Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which came out back in October 2015, and ended up coming with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box with the update assigned to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. But if you’re not happy with Marshmallow and want to try out the fascinating new features of Android 8.0 Oreo, then the only way is Flash LinageOS ROM custom 15 in your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
Some users want the firmware stock that is provided by the device manufacturer. But, there are always people who want to reach the limits and do not like factory restrictions. If you are one of those rebellion people, then you are in the right place. Today we will guide you in How to install customized LineageOS ROM 15 based on the latest updated Android 8.0 Oreo on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
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You should note that it is not an official ROM so you need to have the custom recovery installed on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and also your device must be ingrained. LineageOS Custom ROM 15 brings many fascinating features to its Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 . By this, if you are ready to bring Android 8.0 Oreo experience to your device then follow our guide step by step. But before that let’s have a look at the things you need to remember before the installation.
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 Redmi Note 4, we suggest you don’t try it on any other phone or even any other variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note..
- It is imperative that your phone should have a custom recovery installed on it.
- Before you proceed in the recovery mode, perform Dalvik Cache swipe.
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Step 1: Start with downloading both Android 8.0 Oreo LinageOS 15 ROM and Google Apps files 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 Redmi Note 4.
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