Today we will give you guide on Mi 5 (Gemini). LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. You can install the Custom ROM without having need of Google Application Installed. Official LineageOS does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.
Xiaomi Mi 5 Specifications
The Smartphone carried out with an IPS LCD of 5.15-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. However, it has a PPI of ~428 pixels density per inch.
The Mi 5 comes along with 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor and with 3GB of RAM & packs up with 32GB of internal storage. However, the second version of the smartphone packs 3GB of RAM with 64GB internal memory. The Pro Edition of the Xiaomi Mi 5 packs 4GB with 128GB internal memory. However, you cannot upgrade via a microSD card as the company didn’t provide card slot. Xiaomi Mi 5 packs a 16–Megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 4-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 runs on Android 6.0(Marshmallow) and upgradeable to Android 7.0 (Nougat). The device comes with 3000mAh power non-removable battery. The Smartphone covers 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm dimensions (height x width x thickness) and weight 129.00 grams.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a dual SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, OTG, Bluetooth, 3G and 4G (LTE networks) these all are a lot of Connectivity options. The Mi5 sensors include Compass, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprint, Gyrometer & Barometer. The Smartphone packs up with the non-breakable Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with the black panel. However, fast charging makes the difference with other smartphones in the same range.
DISCLAIMER: THIS IS AN INITIAL BUILD WHICH MAY NOT BOOT AT ALL. YOU MUST FIRST BACKUP YOUR FULL DATA BEFORE FLASHING YOUR ANDROID DEVICE. TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THEREFORE, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOUR DEVICE GET DAMAGED OR BRICK.
Installing a custom ROM on a Mi 5 (Gemini) requires to Unlock Bootloader
on the Mi 5 (Gemini) phone, which may VOID your warranty. However, it may delete all your data also. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone. You are the only person doing changes to your phone. Hence, we cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.
Status:- LineageOS 14.1 Xiaomi Mi 5 (Gemini) Nougat 7.1 Custom ROM:
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Before getting started you must take care of the following task. Thus, it will help you flash your device without any interruption.
Step 1: Install USB drivers for your device on your PC.
Step 2: Be sure to backup your data including Contacts, SMS / MMS, APN & MMS Settings as well as photos and videos stored on your device’s internal or external storage.
Step 3: Make sure that your device must well charge. Ideally, the battery level should be around 60-80%. The more the better.
Important: Most of the custom ROM will not have Google APPS in them. So, you will have to download and install GAPPS manually. Also, you must take the backup of nandroid before installing custom ROM. Done with preliminary precautionary steps? So, here’s the guide:
So, here’s the guide:
TWRP Recovery allows you to do a plenty of cool stuff. But the point of having any custom recovery is to be capable of flashing unsigned .zip files. These .zip files could be anything from a custom kernel, boot, recovery, MODs or full custom ROMs.
Let’s see how to flash a LineageOS ROM on Mi 5 (Gemini) using TWRP recovery.
How to install LineageOS 14.1 Xiaomi Mi 5 (Gemini) Custom ROM?
1. Download and transfer the official LineageOS ROM and GAPPS for Lineage os you wish to flash to your device’s storage.
2.Now boot your Android device into TWRP recovery.
3. Select “Wipe” from the TWRP main menu and do a “Swipe to Factory Reset” on the bottom of the screen.
└ Note: This will factory resets your device. Simply Skip the step if your ROM does not need a factory reset.
4. Now, go back to TWRP main menu, tap on “Install” and select the official Lineage os ROM .zip file and gapps for lineage os that you transferred to your device in Step 1.
- After selecting the .zip file, do “Swipe to Confirm Flash” on the bottom of the screen to begin the custom ROM installation process. This may take some time.
- So, finally, when your ROM successfully flashed, you’ll see “Wipe cache/dalvik” option. Thus, select it and then do “Swipe to wipe” on the bottom of the screen.
- Hit the “Back” button once cache & dalvik wipe completes. Also, hit the “Back” button on-screen and then select “Reboot System” button.
Feedback from our Team & Users
So, many of you guys are waiting for the Official Lineage OS for Xiaomi Redmi 1S. As, we are looking for constantly searching for “Armani” (basically a codename for Xiaomi Redmi 1S. So, after hearing from the users the first official build is however, as good as the MIUI 8.2 developer. The users also confirms that the MIUI 8.2 almost no lag or boot loops. As, we are happy to tell you that now you can download and install MIUI 9 on your devices.
Feedback from our team is that some of us are not happy with the images clicked with there respective smartphone main cameras. Since, users are quite happy with performance of Lineage OS. Also, our team expect that LineageOS soon give update of LineageOS 15.0 oreo for Xiaomi Redmi 1S.