Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Alternative: How to Install CyanogenMod 13

Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Alternative: How to Install CyanogenMod 13
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Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 has been around for quite some time now, a popular smartphone that is affordable and hard to come by. Proof of that is that the device is practically ‘out of stock’ most of the time, which indicates how demanded it is.


Despite all that, there are a lot of people who have gotten hold of the Redmi Note 3. But now a new problem crops up and such has something to do with the operating system it carries.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the latest operating system available on the market but an official release for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has yet to come out in the open. Alternatively, a good recourse could be to install the CyanogenMod 13 operating system, technically considered as a custom ROM version to bump up devices to the latest Android OS.

Proceeding with caution

Being an unofficial update, applying the CyanogenMod 13 on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 carries risks and some technical know-how. With that said, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 owners are encouraged to proceed with cautions because there could be issues on the horizon.

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With all that covered, here are some of the steps that owners will need to do to apply the CyanogenMod 13 on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Owners need to make sure that their device is charged by at least 80% before proceeding. For security purposes, it may be wise to backup your phone data as well in the event that something goes wrong.

The necessary files such as the actual CyanogenMod 13 and GApps need to be downloaded. The two programs are linked to the page where you can download them.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 owners will need to find out how to reboot their devices in TWRP recovery mode. To do this, users will need to press the ‘volume up’ and ‘power buttons’ for about five seconds during boot up.

Once that comes up, tap on “Wipe” via the menu. Click install and locate the Cyanogen 13 zip file. Add more zip files and add the GApp files as well. Lastly, choose “Confirm to Flash.”

The procedure looks easy but be reminded that not all features tied up to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow may be present. It will offer some new perks for users to enjoy. Seeing that the official Android 6.0 Marshmallow is nowhere to be found, this should do for now.

Also Read: Oyxgen OS 3.2.1 for OnePlus 3 Now Available for Download, See More Details Here

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