How to Update Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi 3 to Android 7.0 Nougat Using ASOP Custom ROM

Not only Google and Motorola users, now owners of Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi 3 can update their device to Android 7.0 Nougat, thanks to developers of XDA who quickly built this ROM.

    Xiaomi has a knack of not delivering the software updates on time. Sometimes, the company takes more than a year to update their devices to latest Android version.

    How to Update Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi 3 to Android 7.0 Nougat

    For an example, Android Nougat is already rolling out to Moto G (4th Gen) devices in India and Xiaomi's similarly priced device- the Redmi Note 3 still runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which is underwhelming.

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    If you're a user of Xiaomi's popular Mi 3 and Mi 4 and can't wait for software updates, then here's a good news for you. Some developers of XDA forums have already released the AOSP built Android Nougat ROM to Mi 4 and Mi 3.

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    Do make a note that this is a custom built OS from developers and there are many things broken, but most of the users quote that the ROM is usable as a daily driver. So, here's our guide on how to install Android 7.0 Nougat on Xiaomi Mi 3 and Mi 4.

    Step 1: Download Required Files

    For updating your Mi 4 and Mi 3 to Android Nougat, you must first download the required files of AOSP ROM and Android Nougat's Google apps package. We have linked the download files at the end of this article.

    Step 2: Backup Everything in Your Phone

    Now, you need to backup everything in your phone as the installation process wipes everything in your phone including the internal storage as well.

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    Step 3: Make Sure Your Smartphone has Custom Recovery Installed

    After transferring the downloaded files to your PC, now check whether you have a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed on your phone or not. If installed, then follow the next step. If not, then root your phone and install a custom recovery.

    Step 4: Boot into Recovery Mode

    Now, you need to boot into recovery mode by powering off the device and pressing the volume down and power button simultaneously to boot into recovery mode. Wipe the complete data in your smartphone and flash the downloaded files.

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    Step 5: Reboot Your Smartphone!

    After flashing the files, you need to reboot your phone now. The first boot might take a little more time than expected. Be patient and wait for the smartphone to completely boot.

    Android 7.0 Nougat AOSP File

    Google Apps Package


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