A few weeks ago we explained how to update the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X to Android 7 . Although it is true that Google recently made available to us the characteristics of its Android 8 Oreo , as well as its source code so that the different developers get to work to port the latest version of Android to their devices . Because of this, the guys at XDA Developers have not “rested on their laurels” and have managed to update Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X to Android 8 with Lineage OS .
Lineage OS What IS
Although it was previously known as CyanogenMod , Lineage OS , is an open source operating system for Smartphones and Tablets . Basically it uses the Android source code including additional code to be able to port the latest versions of the Google operating system to phones and tablets that do not receive official support from it .
How To Update Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X To Android 8 With Lineage OS 15.0
Now we will see the following steps to update our Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X to Android 8.0 .
Instructions To Install Android 8 Oreo On Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
The first requirement that you must have to install Android 8.0 Oreo on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X is to have the Bootloader unlocked . In this video we can see how to unlock the bootloader of any Xiaomi .
The next step is to install a custom recovery , for example TWRP . You can install this recovery by following this HTCmania tutorial .
Download LineageOS 15.0 Android 8 and Gapps
To update Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X to Android 8 Oreo with Lineage OS 15.0 you will need the following files.
ROM: – LineageOS 15.0
Gapps : – https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=961840155545592807
Once we have TWRP installed, Rom and Gapps downloaded, we follow the next steps.
- Reboot into recovery mode .
- Flash Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15.0 rom .
- Reboot and enjoy.
What Works On Android 8.0 On Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
At the moment to be the first version all these characteristics are functional.
- RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
- Camera ( Videos And Photos )
- Video Playback
- Audio ( Record and Playback )
- Fingerprint (FPC Only)
- FM Radio
Problems And Bugs With Android 8 Oreo Lineage OS 15.0
This rom is very very new and it will be debugged in later versions . At the moment it is on the right track although it has the following bugs :
- VOLTE (battery optimization).
- Fingerprintf (Goodix) (Failures with fingerprint reader).
- Selinux Permissive.
Without a doubt, it is very good news that work is already beginning on a stable version of Android 8 Oreo for our Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X . And to you… what do you think of this news? You can leave me a comment below. I would also really appreciate it if you share this news with your social networks.