Great News for Xiaomi Mi Mix owners because Lineage OS 14.1 build the latest custom ROM based on Android 7.1 Nougat. Now Mi Mix users can test the latest Android OS on their own devices. As you know, after the death of CyanogenMod OS, Lineage OS have taken the charge of CM. So all the CyanogenMod fans will get all the CM features in the name of lineage OS. All thanks to the XDA developers to build the latest custom firmware for Mi Mix based on Android 7.1 Nougat. This latest custom firmware brings many new features like Protected App, Profiles, improved battery optimisation, multi-window options, Live Display, Privacy Guard, night mode, bundled notification and much more. The ROM is very stable and you can use as a daily driver. Lineage OS 14.1 builds firmware especially for Mi Mix to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device. Your phone 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 Mi Mix.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily update your Xiaomi Mi Mix to Android 7.1 Nougat via Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM. This ROM is not officially announced by Xiaomi / Google but just a custom ROM. The Lineage OS 14.1 custom firmware comes with latest Android Nougat official features and also some aftermarket features and customization to enhance user experience. 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 Nougat custom ROM on Xiaomi Mi Mix then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1 custom ROM and the instructions given in this guide can be used only for the Xiaomi Mi Mix. Check the model number of your Xiaomi Mi Mix 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 Mi Mix by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Xiaomi Mi Mix USB Drivers
- The Xiaomi Mi Mix should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your Mi Mix must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the Xiaomi Mi Mix is at least above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to Flash Android 7.1 Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat on Xiaomi Mi Mix:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1 custom ROM for Xiaomi Mi Mix 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 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 Mi Mix 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 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 Mi Mix 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 Mi Mix to the latest Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1 ROM.