Lineage OS has just released Lineage OS 14.1 Custom ROM based on Android Nougat 7.1.1 on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Note 3 was one of the most popular devices, in 2016, produced by Xiaomi. It’s a mid-range phone with quality hardware installed and very good build quality. Redmi Note 3 came with Lollipop 5.1.1 out of the box and later Google officially pushed Marshmallow 6.0 to the Redmi Note 3 devices all over the world. But unfortunately for people who want to test the latest Android Nougat 7.1.1 won’t be able to that since there is no official OTA for Redmi Note 3. Anyhow, thanks to Lineage OS you can flash Lineage OS 14.1 Custom ROM on your Redmi Note 3 by following our easy and detailed guide.
Keep in mind that Lineage OS 14.1 Custom ROM is based on Android Nougat 7.1.1 so by flashing Lineage OS 14.1 Custom ROM you will be updated to Nougat 7.1.1 and you can enjoy all the amazing features of latest flavor offered by Google on your Redmi Note 3. This is not an official release by Google, therefore, you might some minor issues but you don’t have to worry about them. Lineage OS is well known for releasing quick updates to address issues faced by its users.
If you are interested in installing Lineage OS Custom ROM 14.1 based on Android Nougat 7.1.1 then please follow our below guide, How to Install Lineage OS Custom ROM 14.1 based on Android Nougat 7.1.1. And before proceeding please make sure that your Redmi Note 3 is rooted and TWRP or CWM is installed on your device. In this guide, we will use CWM.
Note: This guide is only for Redmi Note 3. Please confirm your model number by going to Settings > About phone.
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- Your device must be rooted and ClockworkMod recovery must be installed.
- Before proceeding any further backup all your important data like Emails, Messages, Personal Photos, and Videos.
- Download and install latest Redmi Note 3 USB drivers on your Windows PC or Mac.
- Make sure USB Debugging mode is enabled on your Android Device. You can enable USB Debugging by going to Settings > Developer Options.
- The device should be charged up to 70% to avoid any unexpected shutdowns. This is very important, any shutdown during the process can damage your device permanently.
How to Install Android Nougat 7.1.1 Lineage OS Custom ROM 14.1 on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
We have tried to keep it very simple, for that reason we have put the guide step by step. You just need to follow every step carefully.
Step 1: Download Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 custom ROM (lineage-14.1-20170108-UNOFFICIAL-kenzo.zip) and Google Apps for Redmi Note 3 to your computer.
Step 2: Connect your Redmi Note 3 with your computer using USB cable.
Step 3: Copy/Paste Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 custom ROM and Gapps .zip files to your SD Card. Make sure to place files on the root of SD Card and not in any folder.
Step 4: Then turn off your device and disconnect the USB Cable.
Step 5: Now get into recovery mode. Turn On the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power Button together
Step 6: Then in recovery mode perform a full data wipe by selecting wipe Data/factory reset. Use volume rockers for navigation and power button for option selection.
Step 7: Now, go to Advanced Option and clear the cache by selecting wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache.
Step 8: After performing Step 6 and 7, navigate back to the main recovery mode screen and select install zip from SD card.
Step 9: Now choose Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 custom ROM zip file, which you copied to your SD Card, and start the installation process.
Step 10: Repeat the same process for installing Google Gapps after you are done with Step 9.
Step 11: That’s it! Now simply navigate to Recovery Mode Main Screen and select “Reboot System Now”. First boot can take up to five minutes.
You have successfully installed Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 custom ROM on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.