Mi A1 is the Xiaomi’s first smartphone ever that is based on Google’s Android One project. This Phone from Xiaomi has the ideal mix of Hardware by Xiaomi and Software by Google. In terms of specification, Mi A1 is still the killer smartphone that goes head to head with current midrange smartphones. The major reason behind the popularity of Mi A1 is its powerful rear dual camera setup that can shoot amazing shots. Currently, Mi A1 is running on Google’ latest Android 8.1 (Oreo). If you are an advanced user then, you will definitely love to install custom ROM on this device.
There is no doubt that Custom ROMs are the great way to experience new features, customization, and increase your device performance. Normally, you will find loads of Android Open Source Projects for Mi A1 but, LineageOS is outstanding. When it comes to Custom ROMs, LineageOS is the first word that comes to any Android fan’s Mind. LineageOS is also based on Android open source project with extra contribution from expert Android developers throughout the World.
If you are eagerly waiting for the LineageOS then, your wait is finally over. Earlier this week, LineageOS has finally released LineageOS 15.1 for Mi A1. This build from LineageOS is based on Android 8.1 Oreo that boosts your Mi A1 performance and adds plenty of customization options. Up until now, the users of Mi A1 were using the unofficial build that had lots of bugs. Want to know how to download and install the LineageOS on Mi A1? You have come to the right place. In this article, we will talk about how to download and install the LineageOS 15.1 on Xiaomi Mi A1.
Working functions of LineageOS 15.1 on Xiaomi Mi A1
After testing the LineageOS 15.1 on our Mi A1 device we didn’t find any major bugs in this build. Almost every basic function is working properly such as:
- Fingerprint scanner
- Wi-Fi and Hotspot
- Camera & Video recorder
- Video calling & conference calling
- All sensors are working
- LED notification light
- VoLTE over Wi-Fi and Mobile data
- GPS working properly
- Infrared Blaster
- Bluetooth, RIL, and much more.
Requirements to install LineageOS 15.1 n Mi A1 (Android Oreo)
- Charge your Mi A1 device at least 50 percent before proceeding to follow the given steps.
- A desktop or Laptop and a USB type C cable.
- Take a complete backup of your Mi A1 device in order to avoid data loss.
- Download and install Mi A1 drivers and ADB & Fastboot driver to your computer.
- Unlock the Bootloader is must to install the custom ROM like LineageOS. Keep in mind, unlocking the bootloader will void your device warranty.
- In order to install the LineageOS 15.1 on your Xiaomi Mi A1, install the custom recovery like TWRP.
Download necessary files:
- You can download the LineageOS 15.1 on your Mi A1 from the official download link.
- Download the Gapps from OpenGapps.
- Download SU root package (Optional files):
After that, it’s time to install LineageOS 15.1 on your Xiaomi Mi A1 device. Follow the below step by step guide to install LineageOS 155.1 on Mi A1.
How To install LineageOS 15.1 for Xiaomi Mi A1 [Steps]
Step 1: Make sure TWRP custom recovery is installed on your device. If you don’t know how to install TWRP on Mi A1 then, follow this post How To Install TWRP Custom Recovery on Android Devices [Complete Guide].
Step 2: Place the downloaded LineageOS 15.1 zip file on your Mi A1 internal storage if not done.
Step 3: Power off your Mi A1 and open the TWRP custom recovery by pressing the volume up and power button simultaneously.
Step 4: Now, go to the Wipe section and remove everything except internal storage and swipe to wipe the data.
Step 5: Go back to the TWRP home screen and tap on the “Install” button.
Step 6: Choose the LineageOS 15.1 and Swipe to confirm flash the selected ROM.
Step 7: After the LineageOS 15.1 successfully flashed, flash the Gapps zip file.
Step 8: Once the above process completed, tap on the “Reboot System”.
Congratulation, you have successfully flashed the latest LineageOS 15.1 on your Mi A1.
Conclusion: Install Lineage OS 15.1 on Redmi A1
LineageOS 15.1 is finally available for Mi A1. This build is running on Android version 8.1 Oreo that is based on the Android Open Source Project. The main purpose of this post is to tell you about LineageOS 15.1 and how to download and install it on Mi A1. Hope, you have found the best solution to your question in this guide. For more information, you can comment down below and share your suggestions and queries with us. Moreover, one can also share the bug report with us if you encounter any bug.
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