As you know that CyanogenMod Team has shut down all services, you will not get the official build from CyanogenMod. But don’t worry the Lineage OS team is here for your smartphone to provide you all the features and stability which were present in the CM 14.1 ROM. Because after the death of CyanogenMod, the Lineage OS is giving the extra contributions from many people within the Android community. Finally, you can enjoy Android 7.1.1 Nougat on Xiaomi Mi5 via the latest build of Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM. If you want to get an awesome experience of Android 7.1.1 Nougat then you must download and install Lineage OS 14.1 custom firmware on your device. This latest custom ROM is stable and brings a number of customization options and features along with regular OTA updates which make it secure and stable ROM. This is not officially announced by Xiaomi but just a custom ROM. Remember that your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM on Xiaomi Mi5.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can install Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom firmware on your Xiaomi Mi5. Once updated then Xiaomi Mi5 should run better and faster while providing a better battery life, quite impressive right that are not possible in official stock firmware. Some people prefer the Lineage OS 14.1 ROM over the stock ROM on most of their devices because they love Lineage OS. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM on your own Xiaomi Mi5 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 custom ROM and the instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Xiaomi Mi5. Check the model number of your Xiaomi Mi5 from Settings > About Phone.
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 Mi5 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Xiaomi Mi5 USB Drivers
- The Xiaomi Mi5 should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your Mi5 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Xiaomi Mi5 is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Flash Android 7.1.1 Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat on Xiaomi Mi5:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 custom ROM for Xiaomi Mi5 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 14.1 Android 7.1.1 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 Mi5 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 14.1 Android 7.1.1 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 Mi5 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 Mi5 to the latest Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 ROM.