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How to Install Best Custom ROM [LineageOS 14.1] on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 without PC

Hi Xiaomi Users, Here I am going to guide you How to Install Best Custom ROM LineageOS 14.1 on Your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 without PC. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3/Pro is the best 4G VoLTE enabled Android smartphone. It is the price killer Android smartphone, which comes with the best features and cost-effective. Also, It is the midrange phone at the less price and best features & performance. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with Snapdragon 650 Hex-core Processor along with 2/3 GB RAM with internal storage of 16/32 GB and 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels which gives the sharp pixel density of 401 PPI.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with Android 5 Lollipop Operating System based on MIUI 7 firmware. The MIUI 7 firmware gives the attractive interface and easy usability. When you use any ROM for a long time then you feeling boor then you need to change your ROM with any best Custom ROM and make your mobile looking to see as a new mobile. For that, thanks to the XDA Developer TheStrix who build a suitable stable LineageOS 14.1 firmware based android 7 Nougat Custom Operating System. But remember it is not officially rollout by Xiaomi.

The XDA Developers released the LineageOS 14.1 firmware based android 7 Nougat Operating System officially. It is the best, suitable and near about to stable custom Operating System for Redmi note 3. The LineageOS is the free firmware based on the Android Open Source Project with lots of extra contribution from many people within the Android community. It is designed to increase the performance and reliability over stock ROM of Xiaomi Redmi note 3.

Since it is the Custom ROM, So we need to have the Custom recovery installed in our mobile which allows you to install any custom ROM easily. So in this tutorials, we will cover all the required steps and guides so that you can easily install the LineageOS 14.1 on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

What is LineageOS 14.1?

The LineageOS 14.1 is the best free firmware based on the Android Open Source Project which comes with lots of extra contribution from many developers within the Android community. It is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware, which is designed to provide some extra usability, increase the performance and reliability over stock Android for your device. Earlier it was known as CyanogenMod, which is the same only the name was changed due to some internal reasons.

It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed. But if you need the Google Application then you need to flash the GApps zip file to install it on your device along with flashing the LineageOS 14.1 Custom ROM. All though it is the Custom ROM so every Custom ROM may or may not get the bugs and errors and also may get the weekly or fortnight updates.

The XDA Developers released the LineageOS 14.1 firmware based android 7 Nougat Operating System officially for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3/Pro. This package supports both Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Kenzo) & Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 SE (kate). It is the best, suitable and near about to stable custom Operating System for Redmi note 3. It comes with lots of extra contribution from many people within the Android community. You may get regular updates to fix any bugs or errors occurs on your mobile. Also, you can inform about any errors occurs on the XDA Developers Forum. So the respective developers try to improve and resolve that errors.

Details of this Custom ROM:-

Know about the Operating System that you are going to install on your device:-

Firmware LineageOS 14.1
OS Version Android 7 Nougat
Kernel Linux 3.10.x
Version Information Status Beta
Contributed By TheStrix

List of Functions Comes with LineageOS 14.1

Following are the list of working functions that comes with LineageOS 14.1 for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

  • Boots
  • RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
  • VoLTE
  • Fingerprint
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • Camcorder
  • Video Playback
  • Audio
  • Sensors
  • Flash
  • LED
  • GPS

Known issues:-

  1. Till now all the functions and working are in good condition.
  2. Additional Queries, Inform us in the Comment Box.

Pre-Requirement before Proceeding

These are some important requirements which must you have before going to start with this tutorials-

1) Your Mobile should have at least 70 – 80% of charge. During the Custom ROM installation, many processes are there and it takes some battery life, so its batter to charge your mobile and make it 70 – 80% before starting the installation process.

2) You have to create a Full Backup of your mobile. Because if anything goes wrong during Custom Rom installation then you can instantly restore it, So that you have to take a full backup of your mobile, to do that just follow the path à

Go to Settings >> Go to Additional Settings >> Go to Back & Restore >> Go to Local Backups >> Click on Back up >> Click on Back Up >> Click on Got it. Done (Keep it on the external storage if possible)

Note: – Also create the full backup by using TWRP Custom Recovery. If anything goes wrong during Custom ROM installation then you can restore the previous ROM or Stock ROM. It is Most Recommended.

4) You have to enable the Developer, OEM unlocking, USB Debugging and Enable Unknown Sources Modes. These are important to get root access automatically during installation of Custom ROM on your mobile. To do that just follows the pathà

Developer Option

Go to Settings >> Go to About Phone >> Go to MIUI Version (Click on that three times continuously). Done

OEM Unlocking Option

Go to Settings >> Go to Additional Settings >> Go to Developer options >> Scroll Down to go OEM unlocking (make it enable). Done

USB Debugging Option

Go to Settings >> Go to Additional Settings >> Go to Developer options >> Scroll Down to go USB Debugging (make it enable). Done

Unknown Sources

Go to Settings >> Go to Additional Settings >> Go to Privacy>> Go to Unknown Sources (make it enable). Done

Warning: – Remember all the Custom ROMs belong to the respective developers. We are not responsible if anything goes wrong after installing it on your device.

How to Install Best Custom ROM [LineageOS 14.1] on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 without PC

Now come to the point, and let us start the main part of this tutorial to install the best Custom ROM LineageOS 14.1 on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 without PC. Here I will guide you to install the LineageOS 14.1 on your mobile with the simplest and easiest way smoothly without any error and without the help of any computer or laptop.

This tutorial is very useful for the newbie person who wants to install the LineageOS 14.1 Custom ROM on their mobile.

So if you don’t have any computer or laptop and you are also the new person to want to install the LineageOS Custom ROM then you are in the right way and right path. This tutorial is only for you, which is very helpful for you. Remember don’t forget to read the full tutorial before going to proceeds this tutorial. So let start the tutorialà

Tutorial

Step by Step Full Guides to Install the Best Custom ROM [LineageOS 14.1] on Redmi Note 3 without PC

1-Unlock Bootloader

Since you are going to install the Custom ROM on your device. So the first of all is to unlock the Bootloader of Your mobile. The entire tutorial will not work without unlocking the Bootloader of your mobile. So, it is most important. To do that please check out the below link.

In the above link, we have given all the required steps needed to unlock Bootloader of your mobile without PC. Once you have completed this step then go forward to the next step.
Note: – if your device is already unlocked the Bootloader, then no need to follow this step, skip this step and go to the next step.

2-Root Your Device

To install any Custom ROM you must have the Root access to your mobile. So once you have completed the above step, then come to this step. In this step, you have to Root your Device. The entire tutorials will not work without Rooting of your device. So, I strongly recommend you to do this step successfully. To do that please check out the below link.

In the above link, we have given all the required steps needed to Root of your device without PC. Once you have completed this step then go forward to the next step.
Note: – if your device is already Rooted, then no need to follow this step, skip this step and go to the next step.

3-Install TWRP Custom Recovery

You are going to install the Custom ROM which is not officially rollout by Xiaomi Community, for that you must have any Custom Recovery. Among the best Custom Recovery, the TWRP is the best Custom Recovery. So once you have completed the above steps, then come to this step. In this step, you have to Install the Best Custom Recovery TWRP on your Device. I strongly recommend you to do this step successfully that is most important. To do that please check out the below link.

In the above link, we have given all the required steps needed to Root of your device without PC. Once you have completed this step then go forward to the next step.
Note: – if your device has already installed the TWRP Custom Recovery, then no need to follow this step, skip this step and go to the next step.

4-Download Best Custom ROM [LineageOS 14.1]

As my uses and experience, the best Custom ROM for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the LineageOS 14.1, which is released by the XDA Developers. Download it from the given below link-

Note: – Download this Zip file and place it on the internal storage of your device. But it is better to insert one SDcard on your mobile and place it on the SDcard.

5-Download the GApps Package File

Almost All the Custom ROM comes without including the Google Applications. So we have to download and install it separately. So download it from the given below link-

Note: – Download this Zip file according to your mobile specification and place it on the internal storage of your device. But it is better to insert one SDcard on your mobile and place it on the SDcard.

6-Step by Step Installation Process

After successfully completing the entire above requirement, then go through this step. So follow the below steps one by one-

  • 1) Make sure that you have completed all the above-required steps before starting the installation process
  • 2) Download the LineageOS 14.1 and GApps Zip Files as given in the above links and paste it on the internal storage or SDcard of your mobile.
  • 3) Switch off your mobile.
  • 4) Now press the Volume Up Button and Power Button together for a second of time and then release to enter into the TWRP Recovery Mode

Interface of TWRP on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Mobile

  • 5) Once you are in the TWRP recovery Mode, first of all, Make sure to take a full backup of the existing ROM before installing the current ROM. So that during this Custom ROM installation if anything goes wrong then you can easily restore to come into the previous ROM.

Note: – it is better to create the backup file on the SDcard external storage. If there is no external storage then it’s ok to create the backup on the internal storage.

  • 6) Now perform Factory reset and Wipe all the data, for that just click on “WIPE” option and swipe from left to right on “Swipe to Factory reset” option on the below section.
  • 7) Again, Inside the Wipe option click on “Advance Wipe” button and select “Dalvik/ART”, “Cache”, “System”,” Data, Cache” and then swipe from left to right on “Swipe to Wipe” option on the below section. This step is good, which reduces all the errors, occurs during ROM installation.
  • 8) Now go back to the TWRP home menu and click on “Install” button to browse and select the LineageOS Zip file from the list.
  • 9) Now, Swipe on the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option to confirm the installation. It will take 5 – 10 minutes to complete the installation process, so be patient & wait.
  • 10) Click on “Wipe Cache/dalvik” button to clean the ROM.
  • 11) Now, Again repeat the above three steps i.e. step no 8, 9 and 10 to install the GApps zip file
  • 12) Lastly, click on “Reboot System” button to restart your mobile.
  • 13) Upto this all the required steps are completed. Now you have to wait for 5-10 minutes for the first time to ready and wake up your mobile with the new Custom ROM.

Enjoy.

Now you have successfully installed the Best Custom ROM LineageOS 14.1 on your Redmi Note 3 without PC. If you get any errors during Installation, just inform us in the below comment box. We are always ready to help you.

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Nur Bahar Laskar is the owner of fixingexpert.com and writer on various technology solution like mobile and computer etc. He is a B.Tech in Computer Science and engineering student.

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