Android 7.0 Nougat based CyanogenMod 14 BeanStalk ROM is now available for Xiaomi Mi 3. This is the best opportunity for Xiaomi Mi 3 to avail as a latest firmware, where Xiaomi has no Plan to released Nougat firmware for it’s Mi 3. Thanks to an XDA Dev for developing a CyanogenMod 14 based BeanStalk Nougat ROM for Xiaomi Mi 3. The BeanStalk CM14 ROM for Xiaomi Mi 3 is not much stable but you most of the main features are working fine. In the previous posts we have mentioned the similar procedure for other devices including Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 and others, now in this guide following the same process we will install Android 7.0 Nougat on Xiaomi Mi 3 via CyanogenMod 14 BeanStalk ROM.
Note: The Android 7.0 Nougat CyanogenMod 14 BeanStalk ROM for Xiaomi Mi 3 is currently in the newer build and you may notice some minor lags but if you are feeling eager to install then just carry on along with the guide. Remember Android 7.0 Nougat ROM is a third party custom ROM but not an official/stock firmware by the manufacturer so after installing Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on Xiaomi Mi 3 if you wish to revert back to stock firmware you can do it any time you want
How to install Android 7.0 Nougat on Xiaomi Mi 3 via CyanogenMod 14 BeanStalk ROM
Disclaimer: This guide includes flashing custom ROM on your device, it is not an official firmware but will flash the custom firmware. The writer is not responsible for any damage happens to your device during the whole operation neither we are forcing you to perform such operation.
Before you begin:
Installing custom ROM on your device needs some early preparations to be made and these preparations include;
A custom recovery is the most necessary element while installing custom ROMs or any .zip file in your device so a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or TWRP must be installed on your device or simply
Android USB drivers for your device should be installed on your PC, or you can download the latest USB drivers for your device from the below provided link.
Create a Backup of your complete Android device
Backup is the most necessary part for your device you need to create a Nandroid backup of your device through custom recovery. We prefer Nandroid backup over other many apps because you don’t need to download multiple backup apps for specific purpose, the Nandroid backup will let you create backup of your device including; Messages, call log, settings and calendar including whole Android OS. Click the below link to create a Nandroid backup.
You can easily restore your backup when ever you wish to do so, this is good in aspect if your device accidentally met some issue during the flashing process.
Keep your battery charged or at least your device should contain at least 80% charge before the flashing operation.
If the PC is unable to unable to detect your device after even after installing Android USB drivers for your device, then you need to perform one more step, Enable USB debugging.
To enable USB debugging in your device go to Setting >> Developer options >> USB debugging.
Sometimes “Developer options” are not visible in device settings menu, so what you need to do is, go to Settings >> About device >> Software information and there you will see an option build number. Tap it 7 times until a pop up arises with a message that you are now a developer, that’s it now go back and the Developers option is visible in the settings menu.
Once you done with the above preparations now it’s time to flash Android 7.0 Nougat CyanogenMod 14 on your Xiaomi Mi 3. Just go ahead and follow the steps in sequence to avoid any issue while flashing Android 7.0 Nougat CyanogenMod 14 ROM on Xiaomi Mi 3.
Process to install Android 7.0 Nougat on Xiaomi Mi 3 via CyanogenMod 14 BeanStalk ROM
Download the Android 7.0 Nougat CyanogenMod 14 for Xiaomi Mi 3 from below along Google apps.
Once you successfully downloaded the Android 7.0 Nougat ROM along Google Apps on PC, Now connect your device to PC and move the downloaded files on the internal storage of your device. [If you downloaded it via phone then skip this step]
Its time to reboot your device into recovery Mode, to do so you can search for it or use hardware buttons combination. (If your device is rooted then its super easy, just visit Google Play and download any third party reboot app for this purpose)
Once your device successfully boots into recovery mode, select the downloaded Android 7.0 Nougat ROM .zip file and confirm it by swiping the slider for (TWRP) or yes for (CWM).
Wait for the process to complete, now perform the same step to flash Google apps zip file on your device.
Once successfully done with the installation procedure simply reboot your device, please note the first boot up may take 5 to 7 minutes so be patient as things needs to be settled up for boot.
Download Google Apps [Gapps]
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