Android 5.1 comes to Xiaomi Mi3 and Mi4 via third party ROM

by Joel 0

Given the immense popularity of Xiaomi’s flagship devices, most of the Android version updates are already available to download. We recently saw the new Android 5.0.2 ROM for both the Xiaomi Mi3 and the Mi4 from a well known developer back in February, and today, Ivan brings out the latest version of Android 5.1 Lollipop update to these devices.

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Android 5.1 is the most recent update from Google for Lollipop and in fact, it was just announced a week back. So, its good to see that the new version made it to Xiaomi Mi3 and Mi4 devices so fast.

Here’s the official list of changelog with the new update.


1. Updated to Android 5.1 codes
2. Removed music player
3. Removed CM file explorer
4. Newly ported, highly prone to bugs


The process of downloading and installing the ROM is pretty straight forward. Most of the Xiaomi Mi3 and Mi4 variants are compatible with the update except for the Xiaomi Mi4 CDMA 4G model. So, if you are using that particular edition, don’t try to flash, as it won’t work properly and you may even brick your device.

Here are the known models which successfully ran the new Android 5.1 ROM: Mi4W/C and Mi3W with WCDMA, CDMA and TD SIM cards

Remember to boot your device once you have installed the ROM as otherwise, you may face some network signal issues. Also, if you are using a Chinese CDMA model, there’s apparently some issues that’s still not fixed.

You can download the ROM from here. PASS: ibc7

For Recovery, check out this link. PASS: r0t7

Screenshots have been added below.