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How to Update Redmi Note 3 to Android 8.1 Oreo [Nitrogen OS 8.1]  

Redmi Note 3 Android 8.0 Oreo download

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 can be upgraded to Android 8.1 Oreo via Nitrogen OS 8.1 custom ROM. As we all know, Android 8.1 Oreo is the latest update from Google with several new features & performance improvements over its previous Android 8.0 version. Most of the Redmi Note 3 users struck on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and wanted to experience the new Android version. For all those users, here we have Nitrogen OS 8.1 custom ROM which gives experience of Android 8.1 Oreo firmware.

All credits goes to XDA Senior Member xyyx for his efforts on making the ROM stable enough to use as daily driver. You need to be rooted, and TWRP installed on your device to use this ROM. Without much ado, do check the following to download & install Android 8.0 Oreo ROM on Redmi Note 3. Also How to Factory Hard Reset Xiaomi Redmi Note 3


  • This ROM is compatible only with Redmi Note 3. Don’t try to flash on any other Xiaomi/Android phone.
  • The ROM is an initial Oreo build and contains bugs.
  • The process undergoes factory reset, so it is advisable to perform a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
  • Make sure the battery level on your mobile is 70%, if not charge it first to prevent accidental shutdown in-between the process.
  • Ensure TWRP recovery is installed on your device (Complete Guide).

Disclaimer: Flashing custom ROMs voids company warranty. Xiaomi Advices should not held responsible for any mishap occurs to your device during flashing process. Always proceed at your own risk.

How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo ROM on Redmi Note 3

1. Firstly, download Redmi Note 3 Nitrogen OS 8.1 Oreo ROM (Development Page) and compatible GApps from the following links to your PC.

2. Connect your device with PC using a standard USB cable and transfer the downloaded files.

3. Disconnect your device & boot into Recovery mode.

4. Now in TWRP, perform Nandroid backup of your device for safer side. This backup will let you restore device data if any data loss occurs.

5. Next, you need to do a Factory Reset by Goto Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Select Wipe cache, Dalvik cache, System, and data and swipe to confirm it.

6. Finally, you’re all set to perform flashing process. To begin, go to TWRP main menu > Select Install & choose the ROM .zip file. Swipe to start the installation process. Once done, you need to perform the same step to install GApps on your Redmi Note 3.

7. Now wipe cache & Dalvik cache again and Reboot your device.

8. Enjoy!

That’s the simple guide on how to install Android 8.1 Oreo AOSP ROM on Redmi Note 3. Do share your experience with the Oreo 8.1 custom ROM in the below comment section. Also share the post with your friends on Facebook & Twitter via below social networking buttons.

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