Although Face Unlock feature has been around for quite a while in Android OS. This feature in Android hasn’t gained much attention until Apple introduced Face Unlock Feature in iPhone X. Since then OEMs started working heavily on Face Unlock Feature. The OEMs like Huawei, Honor, and OnePlus has introduced this feature to their devices. As Face ID is gaining a lot of popularity many unofficial Face ID-like unlocking solution is being introduced. XDA Junior Member shubhandu, with assistance from oc01 and Barnum on 4pda.ru, successfully ported Face Unlock from the Redmi Note 5 Pro to the Redmi Note 4. In this article, we will tell you how to enable Face Unlock on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
The developer has tested the port on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 on Stable MIUI V188.8.131.52.NCFMIEK (MIUI9) and Developer Rom 8.2.8 (MIUI9). Unfortunately, the port won’t work on MIUI8, therefore, if your Redmi Note 4 is running on MIUI8 then it’s time to update. If your Redmi Note 4 is running on Custom ROM then you won’t be able to enable Face Unlock on The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, install the stock ROM and enjoy Face Unlock Feature on Redmi Note 4.
The Face Unlock Mod for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes in a flashable zip that you will have to install via TWRP. So, the one and the only requirement to install this module are that you must TWRP installed on your device.
How to Enable Face Unlock on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
- Connect your Redmi Note 4 with the computer using the USB cable.
- Copy/Paste the 2.1.0+(NCFMIEK).zip to your SD Card. Make sure to place the file on the root of SD Card and not in any folder.
- Then turn off your device and disconnect the USB Cable.
- Now, press and hold the Volume Up +Power + Home buttons together to enter the recovery mode.
- On the main menu of recovery mode screen tap on ‘Install’.
- Now choose 2.1.0+(NCFMIEK).zip file, which you copied to your SD Card and Swipe right to confirm. This will start the installation process.
That’s it! Once the installation is completed, reboot your device. This is how you can enable Face Unlock on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.