How to install Cynogenmod firmware on Xiaomi Mi4

Updated on June 16, 2020

These are the instructions to install Cynogenmod 12.1 (lollipop) on Xiaomi Mi4 using the TWRP recovery.

Note: The following method and files can also be used to install Cynogenmod 12.1 (lollipop) on Xiaomi Mi3 smartphone.

Install Cynogenmod 12.1 (lollipop) on Xiaomi Mi4

  1. Download and install Xiaomi Mi4 usb driver on your computer. USB Logo
  2. Connect your Xiaomi Mi4 smartphone to the computer. Connect Android Device with Computer
  3. Download and install Minimal ADB and Fastboot tools on your computer. Minimal ADB Fastboot Setup Finish
  4. Download TWRP recovery (v2.8.7.0 tested working) on your computer.
  5. Now, move the TWRP recovery file to the minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (i.e c:program filesminimal adb and fastboot). xiaomi mi4 recovery moved
  6. Now, open py_cmd.exe or MAF32.exe from the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder. xiaomi mi4 launch minimal adb
  7. Now give the following command: adb reboot bootloader xiaomi mi4 bootloader command

    The above command will boot your Xiaomi Mi4 smartphone into the flastboot mode (where you will be able to see the xiaomi fastboot logo).

  8. Once you have successfully booted into fastboot mode, give another command: fastboot flash recovery twrp- xiaomi mi4 flash recovery

    The above command will flash the twrp recovery on your smartphone.

  9. Congratulations, you have successfully installed the TWRP recovery on your Xiaomi Mi4. Now, Lets boot into TWRP recovery mode: Being in the fastboot mode, Hold Volume Up and Power button until the “MI” logo appear on screen, then release all the buttons.
  10. Now, You have successfully booted into TWRP recovery mode. Tap on the Wipe > Swipe to Factory Reset. xiaomi mi4 wipe factory
  11. Now, download (link removed) latest cynogenmod firmware on your computer (latest firmware is always on the top of the list). xiaomi mi4 download cynogen
  12. Now, move the Cynogenmod firmware to your Device (TWRP allows you to copy-paste files to the device in recovery mode). xiaomi mi4 move cynogen
  13. Once you have successfully moved the Cynogenmod firmware on your device, Tap on the Install > Select the firmware file > Swipe to confirm flash. xiaomi mi4 flash cynogen
  14. Now, it will hardly take 2-5 minutes to complete the flashing process. Once, flashing process is completed, Tap on Restart > System.

    Congratulations, your Xiaomi Mi4 is now running on the latest Android firmware.

    xiaomi mi4 lollipop installed

    Readme Once:

    [*] Always download the latest Cynogenmod firmware (you can find the latest built on the top of the list).

    [*] How to root: Move the flashable SuperSU to the phone SD memory > boot into twrp recovery > install > select the supersu file > swipe to install.

    [*] Xiaomi Stock ROM: If you are looking for the Original Stock Firmware, then head over to the Xiaomi Stock ROM page.

    [*] Xiaomi USB Driver: If you are looking for the Original USB Driver, then head over to the Xiaomi USB Driver page.

    [*] Xiaomi Flash Tool: If you are looking for the Official Xiaomi Flash Tool then head over to the Download Xiaomi Flash Tool page.

    [*] Credits: The Cynogenmod firmware shared on this page is created by Cynogenmod Inc. So, full credit goes to them for the firmware.

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