Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Mi Max Gets Official CM14.1 Support (Installation Guide)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Mi Max get the official CyanogenMod 14.1 (Android 7.1) support. CyanogenMod team just released the first nightly build of CM14.1 for Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon variant) and Xiaomi Mi Max. CM14.1 brings Android 7.1 Nougat, stock Android UI and host of new features to these devices. If you are interested to try everyone talks CyanogenMod 14.1, check out the guide below.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Mi Max runs on Android Marshmallow with Xiaomi’s MIUI software layer on board. Xiaomi may release Android Nougat based MIUI ROM for both devices soon. However, if you prefer stock Android UI rather than Xiaomi’s customized MIUI, then you will like CyanogenMod 14.1 custom ROM.

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This guide lets you know how to get CyanogenMod 14.1 running on your Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon variant) and Xiaomi Mi Max. By flashing CM14.1, you can experience Android Nougat and various new features.

Note that the CM14.1 is a Nightly build, which means the ROM is released for testing purpose and may come across problems while using it on your phone. Also, you will not get all the features of CM now.

Prerequisites:

– Redmi Note 3 and Mi Max bootloader unlocked
– Backup any data you have on the phone
– At least 80% Battery charge remaining
– Latest version of TWRP recovery installed

How to Install CM14.1 on Redmi Note 3 & Xiaomi Mi Max

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Though we are putting our level best to provide this tutorial at its maximum perfection and accuracy, we can’t take responsibility for anything that goes wrong. This guide is intended for technically talented users only.

1. Download CM14.1 for Redmi Note 3 (kenzo) from here and for Mi Max (hydrogen) from here. Also, download Android 7.1 compatible Gapps package from here. Save both zip files on your phone’s sd card.

2. Turn off the phone and boot into TWRP recovery. To do so, press the Volume Up and Power buttons together.

3. In TWRP, select ‘Backup’ and create a backup of your system (recommended)

4. Now, Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Select wipe cache, Dalvik cache, System, and Data and swipe right to confirm the action.

5. Now, select Install, navigate to /sdcard and select the CyanogenMod .zip package. Follow the on-screen notices to install the package. Install Gapps package as well.

6. Once installation has finished, once again select ‘Wipe’ and wipe Cache & Dalvik cache to fix any boot loop issue.

7. Finally, return to the main menu and select Reboot, then System. The device will now boot into CyanogenMod 14.1.

Any question? Leave it in the comment section below (Source – CM)

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