Welcome folks! Today this tutorial is about installing Android 7.1.1 Nougat based official Lineage OS 14.1 Nightly ROM on Xiaomi Redmi 3 and Redmi 3 Prime code name ‘ido’. Official Lineage OS 14.1 builds are gradually rolling out for several devices, Lineage OS team is first covering those devices that were previously supported by CyanogenMod. We have posted guides for almost each of new build released for any devices, visit our guides tab and there you can see them.
For your ease we haven’t change the process to install Lineage OS 14.1 on each device because the Lineage OS 14.1 ROM is installed the same way as any CM ROM. Xiaomi didn’t release the official Nougat update for this device so here official Lineage OS 14.1 is the best way to get the Android 7.1.1 Nougat on your device. Xiaomi Redmi 3/Prime’s hardware is capable of running official Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat firmware smoothly so try the it on your device by following the guide below.
The process to flash official Lineage OS 14.1 on Xiaomi Redmi 3/Prime is very easy all you need to do is just follow the below instructions as mentioned in the sequence. If you have a custom recovery like TWRP recovery installed on your device already then all you need to do is just flash the ROM zip from recovery along latest Lineage OS gapps and that’s it. For your ease we also mentioned the guide to install TWRP recovery on your device as well. The process to install Lineage OS 14.1 ROM on all devices is almost the same so we use the same process for Xiaomi Redmi 3/Prime as well.
Process to install official Lineage OS 14.1 on Xiaomi Redmi 3/Prime
Some pre-requisites before you begin:
Your device battery should be in good health (70%) to avoid the shutting down while in flashing process.
A TWRP custom recovery must be installed on your device, if you haven’t, follow this guide to install it.
Create a Nandroid back up of important data including complete System with all apps and messages, follow this guide to create a Nandroid backup via TWRP recovery.
Upgrade latest USB drivers for your device on PC. Download latest Xiaomi USB drivers here [For a stable PC-phone connection].
Download Lineage OS 14.1 ROM for Xiaomi Redmi 3/Prime [Pick up the latest build]
Now transfer both file on your device storage.
Turn off your device and reboot into TWRP recovery.
Once your device boots into recovery mode then follow this guide to flash Lineage OS 14.1 on your Xiaomi Redmi 3/Prime via TWRP recovery.
Solution to a failed boot issue.
Follow this guide to solve the bootloop issue. [If you think your device stuck at boot animation for quite a long time]
Enable Root Access for Apps.
That’s it! If you have successfully installed official Lineage OS 14.1 ROM on your Xiaomi Redmi 3/Prime, give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.