Xiaomi Redmi 1s can be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with the help of CM13 custom ROM. The ROM is not much stable and you may encounter bugs while operating the device.
Xiaomi has always disappointed its fans for not rolling out the latest Android updates. Xiaomi Mi4, the company flagship smartphone still runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS with MIUI 7 on top. Being a flagship smartphone, the company didn’t announce any latest Android updates then how we can expect the Marshmallow for a budget device like Redmi 1s. So, here we shared custom ROM which gives the same experience of Android Marshmallow OS for Redmi 1s smartphone. The following simple steps guide you to install Marshmallow CM13 on Redmi 1s.
Before starting the update process, make sure to perform backup of important stuff like contacts, media, Apps data, SMS, etc. The below procedure is only for Xiaomi Redmi 1s, don’t try to flash the ROM on any other Xiaomi or Android device. Do maintain a battery life of 60%.
Disclaimer: Installation of custom ROMs voids your company warranty. If it doesn’t follow the installation process correctly, you may damage or brick your device. proceed at your own risk.
How to install Marshmallow custom ROM on Xiaomi Redmi 1s:
Step 1: Download TWRP recovery and flash the same from the Mi Updater application (launch updater app > tap on three dots at the top right > choose update package > confirm).
Step 2: Now you need to download the Marshmallow ROM and Gapps from the above link and transfer the same to the device SD card.
Step 3: Boot the device into TWRP recovery mode. To do so, go to updater app and select ‘Reboot to Recovery mode’.
Step 4: Now you need to select ‘backup’ to perform backup of the previous stable.
Step 5: Next from recovery main menu, select ‘Wipe’ > Advanced > select Wipe data and cache and confirm.
Step 6: Once done, from recovery main menu select “Install” and browse the ROM file which earlier you have copied to device external storage. Confirm to start the flashing process.
Step 7: You need to follow the same Step 6 to install GApps on your device.
Step 8: Go back and choose ‘reboot system now’ to boot the device into normal mode.
Step 9: Yip! Your device is now running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. Go to Settings > About phone and confirm the OS.
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