How to get ported Android Pie 9.0 for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Google’s latest version of Android Pie 9.0 is now officially out and has been only available on a handful of devices. The new OS brings a completely revamped navigation system which now gestured based similar to what’s seen on the iOS. And also digital well being is implemented to provide stats on the usage of your device and a small restriction to use your phone a little less. Apart from that, all the other devices have also been running on a beta version of Android, and these devices include the likes of OnePlus 6, Vivo x21 and Sony’s Xperia XZ2. All this was made possible by Google’s project treble, and now we can see updates being rolled out to devices at a much faster pace.

The devs at XDA has taken the matter into their own hands by developing Android Pie 9.0 ROMs for device which have treble support and luckily Xiaomi’s popular budget phone Redmi Note 4 does have it in a treble enabled ROM, and due to that you can now enjoy the latest flavor of Android without being eligible for the latest update.

However, to install this Android P 9.0 ROM on your Redmi Note 4 you need to make sure you fulfill the requirements mentioned below in order to proceed further.

Before you start with the installation procedure here’s what’s working on this ROM and whether it is suitable as a daily driver or not:

  • Boots
  • RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • IR Blaster
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth connection
  • Camera pictures and videos
  • Camcorder
  • Video Playback
  • Áudio playback
  • Sensors
  • Flash
  • LED
  • GPS
  • Volte

Requirements

  • Your Redmi Note 4 should be rooted
  • Your device should have an unlocked Bootloader
  • A custom recovery such as TWRP recovery needed
  • Next, take a complete backup of your important data
  • You at least need 50% or more battery on your device
Download all the necessary files given below and place them in the root of your internal storage, that means do not place it within any folder or sub-directory

Download the necessary Files

The Rom file comes with inbuilt camera 2 api so no need to enable it.

How to install Android Pie 9.0 ported ROM on Redmi Note 4

Image Courtesy: Dhananjay Bhosale

Step 1: Transfer all the downloaded files on your phone’s internal storage 

Step 2: Firstly, shut-down your Redmi note 4 as we need to get into the TWRP recovery

Step 3: Now to get into the TWRP recovery hold the Volume up button and power button simultaneously, until you see the Mi logo

Step 4: After that, we come to the most important step which requires us to Flash the Treble Enabled TWRP recovery which is needed for the Android Pie ROM to install successfully

Step 5: So, tap on Install button > Install img and browse the Treble enabled TWRP recovery img file which you downloaded and placed into your internal storage

Step 6: Once, found Select it and Flash that new treble enabled TWRP recovery, swipe to confirm the flash

Step 7: After that go back to the main menu screen and tap on Reboot and you have to tap on recovery one more time, and then you will be booted into the newly flashed TWRP recovery

Step 8: Once again in the TWRP recovery, Tap on Wipe > Advance Wipe and start select Davilk/ART cache, system, Vendor, Data, and Cache and then Swipe to confirm the Wipe

Step 9: Now we will flash the new Ported Android Pie 9.0 LineageOS 16 rom, so to do so go back to the main menu and Tap on install

Step 10: Now Select the LineageOS 16 Android Pie 9.0 ROM and Swipe to flash it will start installing the ROM

Step 11: Now Reboot the system and again once done again reboot into the TWRP recovery

Step 12: And start similarly installing BitsGapps package and G-cam, like we did before

Step 13: Again go back and now install the Magisk file to get root access and Reboot your device and that’s it.

That’s how you can get the latest Android Pie 9.0 on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 even though it’s not eligible for the update. The device didn’t even get Android Oreo 8.1, but due to the courtesy of talented XDA developers and in this case, the Indian developer abhishek987 made it possible to get this upgrade on your Redmi note 4.

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