Xiaomi Mi 4i is one of the best devices launched by the Chinese manufacturer last year. It has already received an update of the latest version of MIUI which is Xiaomi’s proprietary. However, if you own a Xiaomi Mi 4i and need a taste of the purest android with the CyanogenMod 13 flavor, here is the superb guide. If looking for an upgrade then this is the right place where you can get easy instruction. This firmware comes with bug-free auto-updates but is advised that this is not an official release by Xiaomi. Xiaomi Mi 4i already received the root method as well as custom recovery. So if you really interested to upgrade please follow the instruction given below.

Important Note: This Firmware is taken from a very reliable developer from MIUI Forum and is completely safe to install on your device.Yet we would advice you to go for this upgrade at your own risk as neither this site nor the author can be held responsible for any problem in upgradation such as bricking of Device. However, this happens only in rare cases.Also you would lose warranty of the hardware(if any) after upgrade.

To make it easier for Xiaomi Mi 4i users, the entire up-gradation process has been divided into two easy to understand parts:

  • Pre-Upgradation Steps.
  • Final Upgradation Steps.

Please follow all the steps with extra care and do not miss even a single step.

Pre-Upgradation Steps for Xiaomi Mi 4i

  • First of all make sure that your device is Xiaomi Mi 4i.(Check at Settings> About Phone). Don’t try to run this upgrade on any other version.
  • Also, this upgrade can only be executed on unlocked boot loader devices.
  • We would advice the users to first take a complete backup of the existing ROM by using Nandroid Backup and Restore App.
  • Important data such as SMSContacts etc.can also be backed-up on PC or any other device.
  • Also, make sure that your Xiaomi Mi 4i is at-least 55% charge as the upgrade will be done on the battery power.
  • Next, we would recommend disabling all the anti-virus(if any) which are running on your device. Also, uninstall the Kies package from the computer which will be used to upgrade.
  • Now the important step,enable USB Debugging on your cellphone (The option available at Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging ).
  • With this, your Xiaomi Mi 4i is now ready for upgradation to Ubuntu Custom Firmware.

Final Upgradation for Xiaomi Mi 4i

  • First of all, download the ROM on your Laptop/PC.
  • After the download is done, transfer the Zipped folder to Xiaomi Mi 4i using a USB cable.
  • Now disconnect your Xiaomi Mi 4i from PC/Laptop and turn it off (so that it can be started into recovery mode).
  • Now Press Volume & power button to enter update mode. Keeping holding them and switch on your Mobile using Power Key.
  • Your device will now boot in recovery mode. If it is not, try repeating the above steps.
  • Now in the recovery mode, Select “Wipe data/factory reset” >> “Wipe Cache partition”.
  • Then select “install zip from SD card” >> “choose zip from internal SD card”.
  • Then select the zipped folder you’ve downloaded and your Phone will start upgrading.
  • Repeat same steps for Google Apps.
  • After the upgrade is completed, just restart your cellphone.

With this, you’ve successfully upgraded to CyanogenMod 13. Enjoy your Xiaomi Mi 4i with more efficiency. If you face any issues during upgradation, feel free to ask us in the form of comments below.

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