While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 still remains one of the mid-range smartphone with top-notch hardware and software features, there’s still no official news whether Note 4 would receive Android 8.0 Oreo update. Snapdragon 625 alongside 4GB of RAM makes the Redmi Note 4 capable of running Android Oreo without any issue. Thanks to an XDA developer harsinghal, who has made an “early build” of LineageOS 15 (Android Oreo) for Redmi Note 4.
As the ROM is an unofficial early build, you can expect some bugs that would make your Redmi Note 4 experience not so pleasant. So, only flash this ROM when you’re mentally prepared for all those Random FCs and shutdowns. I recommend flashing this ROM just for testing & experiencing Android 8.0 on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. While there are rumors of Redmi Note 4 will receive Official lineageOS 15 build, till that time you can enjoy this freshly cooked LineageOS 15.
- Redmi Note 4 with unlocked Bootloader, TWRP Recovery and rooted.
- Backup System, data (Contacts, Images, messages and everything) and current ROM. You can use FlashFire App to perform this backup directly into your PC/Laptop without wasting your Internal storage.
- Charge your device upto 60% to avoid any shutdown or low battery warnings while flashing the ROM.
- This ROM is for Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon variant (mido) only! Don’t try it on Mediatek variant, as it would result in some serious issue.
LineageOS 15 (Android Oreo 8.0) for Redmi Note 4
LineageOS, also known as LineageOS Android Distribution and Lineage (/ˈlɪn.i.ɪdʒ/), is a free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is the successor to the highly popular custom ROM CyanogenMod, from which it was forked in December 2016 (Source). Lineage OS 15 is the LineageOS version of the Android Oreo (Android O) which comes with many latest features to play around with.
- WiFi and more
- Bluetooth keeps stopping
- Few minor functions are still under work.
How to install Android Oreo (8.0) in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Step 1. Downlaod the LineageOS 15 zip file and Gapps zip. Transfer the downloaded files into your device’s Internal storage.
Step 2. Turn off your device and boot into TWRP Recovery by pressing Volume Up and Power buttons simultaneously until vibrate.
Step 3. Go to Backup, Select all the partitions and confirm to begin the backup process.
Step 4. Go to Wipe > Select the Partitions shown below > Confirm wipe.
Step 5. Once the wipe process is completed, Go to Install > Locate and select the downloaded Lineage OS 15 file and confirm flashing.
Step 6. After the ROM installation, Go to Install > Locate and select the Gapps File > Confirm flashing.
Step 7. Once you have completed the flashing process, Goto Wipe > Select Dalvik & Cache > Confirm wipe. Now reboot your Redmi Note 4.
After booting, you will get Bluetooth stopped working warning, after few times, you would be able to disable the warning.
Download LineageOS 15 (Android Oreo 8.0) for Redmi Note 4
This being a Alpha build, we don’t recommend flashing it, if Redmi Note 4 is your primary device. While there’s still time for a stable build, you can expect some fixes for the bugs in this ROM very soon. If you have any doubts, you can ask us in the comment section below.