If you are a Xiaomi Mi Mix User and searching for an awesome ROM through which you can enjoy and test the latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS on your device then you are at right place. Here in this detailed guide, we bring the latest Lineage OS 15.1 custom firmware which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. Xiaomi launched the Mi Mix in October 2016 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat. There are no news about official 8.1 Oreo stock firmware for Xiaomi Mi Mix, so all thanks to the Lineage OS team for sharing this amazing custom firmware which comes with tons of new features like performance improvements, picture-in-picture support for video, notification grouping, battery usage optimization, Bluetooth 5, system-level integration with VoIP apps, support for auto fillers, wide color gamuts, and Wi-Fi Aware and much more.
Also, the ROM is especially built for Mi Mix to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device. This ROM is not officially announced by Xioami but just a custom ROM which is developed by third-party developer. 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 15.1 custom ROM on Xiaomi Mi Mix.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily and quickly update your Xiaomi Mi Mix to Lineage OS 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM. The Lineage OS 15.1 ROM is stable, light, fast and smoothly run on your device without any problem, you can use this ROM as a daily driver. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Android 8.1 Oreo on Xiaomi Mi Mix via Lineage OS 15.1 custom ROM then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Lineage OS 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo 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 on the PC.
- 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 8.1 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 on Xiaomi Mi Mix:
Step No 1: – First, download Lineage OS 14.1 Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM for Xiaomi Mi Mix on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2: – Plug your device into the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3: – Transfer Lineage OS 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo 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 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo 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 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo ROM.