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Android 7.1 Nougat Xiaomi Mi 4: Here’s 5 Easy-Steps to Install Nougat CM 14.1 Update [VIDEO]

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Android 7.1 Nougat update for Xiaomi Mi 4 has been released and testers can install the CM 14.1 on their device with these five easy steps.

Install Android 7.1 Nougat CM 14.1 in Xiaomi Mi 4

For Xiaomi users who cannot wait for Nougat official release, CyanogenMod has developed the CM 14.1 specifically for Mi 4. 

There are three files that user needs to prepare before installing cyanogenMod verison of Android Nougat: Google Apps Package, TWRP custom recovery and the CyanogenMod 14.1.

There are things to note before installing the software. The handset's bootloader has to be unlocked.

OS update process requires a lot of energy, thus, it is recommended to charge your Mi 4 up to 80 percent. Users have to remember that this software is designed for Xiaomi Mi 4 and not other variant, PC-Tablet reported.

5 Steps to install Android 7.1 Nougat CyanogenMod on Xiaomi Mi 4:

1. Place the zip files to Mi 4 internal storage

2. Turn off the device and reboot by pressing together the volume buttons and the power button.

3. Choose recovery mode and Wipe, and then install CM 14.1

4. Repeat Step 1-3 to install Google Apps file on Mi 4

5. Reboot the device

Android 7.1 Nougat features

CyanogenMod's Nougat beta version will enable your Mi 4 handset to taste the features of Android latest OS. From battery-saving mode to split-screen, the Nougat update will also have CyanogenMod theme but it is currently under development.

According to Steve Kondik, the nightly is currently unstable and there is a huge possibility that the device may experience bugs and even some missing features. However, the ROM developer promises to deliver the update in the coming weeks to fix the issue.

CyanogenMod is one of the speedy developers to roll out the latest Android OS beta version. Previously, the developer rolled out the experimental CM14 for the second generation of Moto E, Mobipicker has learned.

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