How To Install CyanogenMod 12 (CM12) Android Lollipop on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G [Unofficial]

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Redmi Note 4G

CyanogendMod 12 is based on the stock Lollipop interface with layer of customization added as a cherry on top of a cake. CM12 for Note 4G is now available for the device. But this version of CM12 for Note 4G is likely yo have bugs because its in development phase. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G was launched in August 2014 and the smartphone is packed with decent specifications for the price point its being offered. The is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor MSM8928 with 4G capabilities and 5.5-inches HD display. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G also has 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory expandable up to 64GB via microSD card.

Note:- This post is not for Redmi Note 3G. If you are having Note 3G don’t proceed further. This is CM12 for Note 4G.

Xiaomi devices are budget friendly certainly but not update friendly even flagship smartphones Mi4 and Mi3 are struggling for Official Lollipop update with MIUI. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G  users can now enjoy Lollipop on their smartphone by installing CyanognenMod 12 on it. CyanogenMod 12 is based on AOSP roms thus it will provide you stock like experience with added benefits.

If you are upgrading your smartphone to newer version of Android then you have to clear cache, dalvik cache and system with user data to avoid boot loops.

Backup all your essential stuff, any mishap won’t be entertained later. CM12 for Note 4 is not personally tested by me so I cannot assure you about the bugs in this ROM.

Update – CM13 for Note 4G is now available Click here to download.

If you are proceeding further then I will pre-assume that you have already installed a custom recovery on your smartphone and you also know the consequences and mishap of flashing custom ROMs.

Install CyanogenMod 12 (CM12) on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

  • Download the ROM and Google Applications package from the link below.
  • Now transfer all the downloaded file to the root directory of your SD card.
  • After copying all the stuff reboot into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Power Key simultaneously.
  • Inside recovery Wipe Cache, Dalvik Cache, User Data and System.
  • Then select install and browse the zip file of CyanogenMod 12 you just copied to the root directory of your smartphone.
  • Flash CM12 and then Flash GApps
  • Reboot to system.

Initial boot can take up some time but be patient and enjoy lollipop. Now you have Successfully instlled CM12 for Note 4G. Trouble having Lollipop ping me in comments. Love CM12 for Note 4G.


    • Best way to do this is first backup all the contacts on your google and then backup them on your Note 4G. Camera issue will not be fixed until next update rolls out. I know there are lots of bugs but Note 4G is having very less development.

      • Got it, do you have any idea why my XiaoMi Note 4G, gets stuck on the Boot Mode page? VOLUME UP to select. VOLUME DOWN to confirm. But when I press VOLUME DOWN, nothing happens. I can’t go into any of the modes.

  1. Hi Himanshu, I have successfully installed Cyanogen mod 12 and Ga apps on Redmi Note 4g.. but when I rebooted, it is taking long to get loaded.. How much time it would take to get booted initially on Redmi Note 4g? Will it take several hours ?. Pls help

  2. “Install and browse zip file”
    There is no such option as install and browse zip file… it only has reboot, wipe, install for system and power off and Nothing Else… Now what should be done!!

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