Update Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G to Android Marshmallow with CyanogenMOD13 ROM

Guide on how to update Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G to Android Marshmallow with CyanogenMod 13 Custom ROM.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G has now got the CM13 Custom ROM to update the device to Android Marshmallow. This custom ROM has all the features of the original Android Marshmallow update. Xiaomi is yet to release its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update plans, so you can expect some delay on Marshmallow update to this device.Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G


If you are anxious of Updating your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G to Android Marshmallow, then here is an unofficial way of doing that. The CM13 ROM is unofficial but it has all the features of Android Marshmallow official update. This CM13 ROM is in its initial stage of development so there might be some functions that might not work properly.

If you are aware of this and still want to update your device by using this custom ROM then you can follow the steps mentioned below carefully. But before you begin make sure that your device is rooted and it has custom recovery installed.

Preparing your phone

  • This instructions are strictly for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G phone, we do not want you try it on any other device or you may brick your device.
  • Back up all the required data to some safe storage.
  • Make a nandroid back up of the current ROM.
  • Make sure that the device is fully charged up to 100%.
  • Install device USB drivers on your computer.
  • Device should be rooted and it’s bootloders must be unlocked.
  • Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP should be installed on you device.
  • Enable USB debugging mode of your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging mode.USB Debugging

Install CM13 Android Marshmallow based ROM on Moto G

  1. Download the CyanogenMod CM13 ROM for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G from here.
  2. Download the Google App’s for Android Marshmallow from here.
  3. Connect the device to computer and transfer the ROM file and Google App’s file to your device internal or external storage where you can locate it easily.
  4. Disconnect the device and turn it off.
  5. Reboot the device into recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down + Power key for few seconds).
  6. In recovery mode tap on Wipe tab and select all the options under it.
  7. Now, swipe the confirm button.
  8. Return to main menu and tap on Install tab, then locate the ROM file that you stored in your device in step 3.
  9. Select the file and flash it by using Swipe to flash option.
  10. Similarly flash Google App’s.
  11. Finally reboot the device to normal mode by tapping on Reboot tab.

That’s all you can now check the device Android version in Settings > About device > Android version.

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