Xiaomi Redmi 7A Android 10 update arrives as LineageOS 17.1; Mi Mix 3 also gets LineageOS 17.1 support
The unofficial LineageOS 17.1 support seems to be continuously expanding because as per new reports, the LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10 is now available for the Xiaomi Redmi 7A and Mi Mix 3.
And if you are interested in installing the LineageOS custom ROM on your devices, then you should have an unlocked bootloader, as well as a custom recovery like TWRP, installed on your phone.
With that being said, let us take a look at the installation procedures and other details of the LineageOS 17.1 unofficial ROM for the Redmi 7A and Mi MiX 3S, one by one:
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
The official LineageOS 17.1 is already available for a few Xiaomi devices like Poco F1/Pocophone F1, Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX 2S, but it is yet to arrive on all the devices.
In the meantime, you can install the unofficial version to enjoy the Android 10 features. Now talking about the LineageOS 17.1 for the Redmi 7A, here is the list of features that are working and some know bugs:
•And rest things
•Expanded desktop doesn’t work. LineageOS team planning to remove this feature entirely.
•APN Settings is not accessible (However, that won’t cause any issues as I’ve included all probable APNs in my build)
If you are ok with the bugs associated with this ROM, you can follow the guide below for fresh installation:
1. Reboot to Recovery
2. Take a full backup
3. Wipe Dalvik-Cache, Cache, System, Data
4. Flash the ROM
5. Flash GApps (optional)
6. Format Data by typing “yes”
7. Flash Magisk (optional)
8. Reboot to System
Mi Mix 3
The Mi Mix 3, which has recently got the Android 10 stable update is also getting the support of LineageOS 17.1 unofficial ROM. As of yet, there are no known bugs associated with this ROM.
To install this LineageOS 17.1 on your Mi Mix 3, follow the steps below:
1. Reboot to recovery (TWRP recovery for Mi MIX 3)
2. Wipe /system, /data and /cache
3. Install LineageOS zip package
4. Install [optional] a Google Apps package of your choice (Open GApps is advisable, but stock and super variants are not recommended!!!)
Readers should note that before flashing the unofficial LineageOS 17.1 on either of the phones, make sure that you have taken a complete backup of your data and you have an unlocked bootloader and TWRP recovery installed on your phone.
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